submitted by Margaret Armour

Fall is settling in around us.  Do you know where your favourite artisans and makers have been? They’ve been in their creative spaces – their studios, their gardens, their kitchens, their sewing rooms –creating a veritable bonanza of handmade greatness.

Mark your calendars and come out to see what Merrickville’s Makers Market group has been up to. The fairgrounds in Merrickville is the place to be on September 9, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM for the fall edition of this popular market.  More than 60 members and friends of Merrickville’s Makers Market will be on hand at the outdoor market.

People coming to the market can expect to see some familiar faces and some new ones too.  Market spots are offered to the membership of the group first, but scheduling conflicts and family responsibilities mean that not everyone is able to be at every market. Spots are then offered to other makers and artisans so there is always an element of surprise seeing the whole lineup for the first time. Even if you’ve been to a market in Merrickville in the past, you will be thrilled with the variety and abundance of new handmade goodness.

Margaret Armour, spokesperson for Merrickville’s Makers Market says that’s the beauty of this talented group. 

“Some of our makers like to focus on a theme and tailor their wares to the season. Others like to focus on new items and maybe even improve versions of some of their popular items. Regardless of which route our makers take there will be an abundance of top-notch hand produced products from hot sauce to quilts, jewellery, salad bowls, home décor and more.”

She adds that some attendees may leave the market with a newly sparked creative spirit that will have them exploring their own creativity.

The Merrickville Fairgrounds are a short walk from the historic Rideau Canada in Merrickville. Market goers are encouraged to stroll through the beautiful village, sample the restaurants, visit the fabulous shops and enjoy the hospitality, beauty and, of course, exceptional handmade wares.

Merrickville’s Makers Market runs from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Admission is free and there is lots of parking nearby.


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