Third year student Sylvie Devaney visited the Warrington Makers Market, a new ‘pop up’ event located at Palmyra Square in the Cultural Quarter, with over 50 unique stalls.
Handcrafted prints, specialist alcohol and bundles of delicious food were just some of the things on offer at Warrington’s Makers Market on Sunday, March 11.
The launch of the event saw thousands of people turn up to support local businesses and enjoy a day out in the sun at Queen’s Gardens in Palmyra Square.
The masses were offered a huge variety of stalls to browse and were kept entertained by the live music of the Loose Change Buskers.
For those who didn’t feel like buying anything but didn’t want to miss out on the fun, most of the food stalls were offering free samples of their products. From the Warrington brewed 3 Pugs Gin to the Hot Stuffed Bread Company, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
The event even saw an appearance from the baked goods company ‘Ridiculously Rich by Alana’, the creation of 2010 ‘The Apprentice’ winner Alana Spencer.
The artisan market, which usually hosts pop-up events in locations like the Northern Quarter in Manchester and Knutsford, offers local businesses the chance to thrive and engage with the public in a fun day out each month.
Helen Payne owns Wirral based design business Devil Design, who were just one of the local businesses with a stall at the market on Sunday.
“I think the market is a great chance for people to come out and buy unique gifts at a reasonable price,” she said.
“It also gives us small businesses the opportunity to reach some new clients.”
Many stalls sold out of products and thanks to the events’ huge success, the market will be returning to Warrington every second Sunday of the month.
Megan Tidbury, 20, visited the event and really enjoyed herself.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for Warrington, it gets people out on a weekend and really supports local businesses. I loved the variety in stalls and how much was on offer, I managed to pick up some great bits.”
The next Warrington Makers Market will be taking place on April 8. You can find more information on their website.