The last Farmers’ and Crafts Market of 2015 will be held in Andover High Street from 10am – 2pm on Sunday, 20 December.
The festive market will fill the High Street with food, beverages, crafts and gifts. Fresh from her success at the Christmas Lights Switch On, Jayne Deer will be performing in the Time Ring, as will the Andover Town Band, and the Andover Round Table will be bringing their sleigh to add to the Christmas atmosphere.
New to the market is The Garment Studio – a new studio teaching workshops and courses in sewing techniques. As well as the courses they will also be selling a range of related goods – if your loved one loved the Great British Sewing Bee this might be the ideal gift for them!
Returning market favourites include Kitenge with handmade African crafts and clothing, Fantastic Mr Choc with their Belgian chocolates and handmade fudge, and Betteridges Brewery – lots of present ideas and stocking fillers.
Find the ideal wreath or handmade basket from Liz Smith and pick up some tips for coping with Christmas and the festive aftermath from Love Food, Hate Waste.
All of these stalls and many more will be lining the High Street to help solve all your Christmas quandaries, and you can enjoy the experience even more with coffee and cake from Three Gingers, served from their vintage Citroen van.
Make Christmas shopping a pleasure and not a chore this year and pop down to the Andover Farmers’ and Crafts Market on Sunday, 20 December.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “The Andover Farmers’ and Crafts Markets are always very successful due to the wide range of quality local producers and artisans that the event attracts, and the generous support of shoppers who visit the market regularly and support local business. I would like to take this opportunity to wish both traders and visitors a merry Christmas and happy New Year.”
The Farmers’ and Crafts Markets will be back for 2016 on the third Sunday of each month, starting on 20 March.