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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Makers' Market and Craft Fair returns to Stockton town centre

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A popular specialist market selling a unique range of handmade products will be back in Stockton’s Parish Gardens this Saturday (10 August).

Following its success in May, the Makers’ Market and Craft Fair returns to showcase stalls of hand-crafted goods from tasty homemade cakes to unique jewellery and handmade textiles.

It will take place on 10 August between 10am and 4pm. Admission to the market is free and visitors will be able to enjoy live performances from local musicians supplied by Tees Music Alliance while they shop.

The Makers’ Market and Craft Fair is part of Stockton Council’s on-going programme of specialist markets designed to complement Stockton’s weekly market and encourage visitors and shoppers to come to the town.

Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “We want to further boost the appeal of Stockton as a shopping, leisure and events destination to attract more visitors and shoppers to the town centre.

“As part of this we are supporting the development of independent businesses which help to make our town centre unique and markets like this are giving traders the opportunity to showcase and sell their wares.

“Markets have played an important role in Stockton Town Centre for hundreds of years. Its 700 year old traditional market continues to be held every Wednesday and Saturday and specialist markets further enhance and complement the town’s on-going markets and events programme.

“For the second time this year, the Makers’ Market and Craft Fair celebrates all the creative talent we have in the Borough and gives crafters and small businesses the opportunity to sell their wares. Make sure you come to browse among the stalls and support our local traders.”

For more information about the diverse programme of specialist markets coming to Stockton this year visit

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