The long weekend of 2/3/4 November sees the much anticipated return of MK Handmade & Vintage Fairs, for the flagship Winter event! The huge Middleton Hall in front of John Lewis at centre:mk is transformed into a huge treasure trove of 130+ indoor market stalls, all hosting hand-picked exhibitors. Every item is a one-off and no retail items are permitted, making it the perfect alternative to high street shopping.
This substantial indoor pop-up bazaar has a reputation as one of the best markets in the country. Inviting some of the region's most original and affordable designer-makers, artists, artisans and specialist dealers, you'll find an eclectic mix of thousands of special high quality goodies ‘not on the high street’ - and with the late night shopping on the Friday evening in addition to the weekend, there is plenty of time (and gift options) to get your Christmas shopping sorted!
To give you a small taster for November, there will be a variety of interior design pieces fresh from the brocants of Europe, from the weird and wonderful to the timeworn and chic. We have restored jukeboxes, vinyl and record players, vintage clothing and accessories, unusual jewellery (both handmade and vintage), dressmakers, milliners, our own tailor, original art and photography, collectible handmade teddy bears, quirky upcycled lamps, natural luxury skincare, music and car memorabilia, unusual tiles and coasters, personalised gifts embroidered while you wait, vintage fabrics and antique linens, collectibles, antiques, furniture, glass, china/ceramics, and much, much more. Customers are invited to commission bespoke items for that extra special gift! And remember, it is worth taking a break from the shopping to try out the amazing handmade cakes, brownies, pickles and gins - entry is free!
To round off the weekend perfectly, just across the road at Campbell Park, is Keith Emmett and Sons 40th Annual Funfair and Firework Spectacular! Be sure to head over on Sunday for the incredible fireworks display - with a reputation for one of the best in the country, this is not to be missed!(Please check KE & Sons Facebook page/website for exact opening timings/hours/updates).