Maidstone market & local producers & craft market

Maidstone Market is to get a boost once a month with a new Local Producers and Craft Market which launched on June 12th.

The new market will be run in the market hall and will specialise in featuring local producers and crafts people to sell and share their products to existing market goers and aims to attract new audiences to shop at the market.

The next Local Producers & Craft Market dates (which run alongside the normal Saturday market) are:

  • Saturday July 10th (9am – 2pm)
  • Saturday August 14th (9am – 2pm)
  • Saturday September 11th (9am – 2pm)

Market manager, Jeff Robinson said;

“We are looking forward to this new element to the existing market. It will have its own home in the market hall and we are offering free stalls to new producers and crafters from June – September to get it established.

“If anyone has rekindled their crafts/hobbies during lockdown and are looking to try selling them in person, please get in touch, this new market could be the perfect platform.

“Markets have changed through the years and audiences are looking for more authentic shopping experiences from local makers, which we are aiming to provide.

“We still have a very loyal following at the existing market, but as with markets across the UK, footfall has declined and we want to bolster the existing market, whilst bringing something fresh and exciting to attract new audiences.”

For anyone who would like to enquire about taking an introductory free pitch at the market, please contact Jeff Robinson on jeffrobinson@maidstone.gov.uk