The Market Returns!


The Emporia Craft and Vintage market is set to return to Ashford this winter and we’re on the lookout for new crafters to fill up the pop up.


It’s been a very hectic year for us this year, what with planning the move to the new shop, actually moving the shop and then settling into our much, much bigger premises, so we’ve had to the market on the back burner for a little while. But now Christmas is coming and the time for a bigger and better Emporia market is here!


On Saturday 21st November 2015 we are taking over a huge empty unit in Park Mall and filling it full of amazing goodies to eat, drink, wear and enjoy; there will be a range of different crafters selling their unique wares and we’ll be having a fabulous festive tea shop selling all kinds of delicious treats to keep you warm and get you in the mood for a little bit of Christmas shopping. And that’s not all – our lovely neighbours Revelations St Mary’s are providing some live musical entertainment on the day, and the Ashford Christmas lights will be turned on that day too. Round the corner Father Christmas will be sat in his grotto discussing the prospect of being naughty or nice with the kids, and there’s bound to be plenty of other excitements taking place in the town, making it one big celebration of the start of the festive season.


So this year, what with all our extra space, we are not only inviting our old favourites back to the pop up market (Shell’s Driftwood, Richardson & Richardson, Doggie Yum Yumz, Everyone Love’s Cupcakes, Gorjuss Jutes etc) but we also want to encourage some newbie crafters to join the Emporia gang too. Like POLLEN jewellery and their gorgeously simple necklaces and bracelets, and Book and Cover who make beautifully covered notebooks. Whether you’ve been crafting for years and selling your stuff to friends and family or at markets all over Kent, or you’ve only just started out and you’re contemplating your very first market – we want you! The more the merrier is our motto, so if you fancy joining us and kicking off the festive season in truly crafty style, get in touch and show us your wares!


The Emporia Vintage and Craft market will take place from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 21st November 2015, in Park Mall, alongside the Ashford Christmas lights switch on. For more information on having a stall, email or check out the Facebook page here

And to everyone else who wants to browse, eat, indulge and generally feel a bit Christmassy, we’ll see you there!


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