|| LIFESTYLE || FarGo Village's Autumn Makers Market | AD

FarGo village is probably one of my favourite places in Coventry. The mixture of its urban setting, the stunning street art and unique local businesses…it's the perfect place if you want something different from the normal high street shops and cafes.

Fargo also have fun and unique events on a regular basis, such as food festivals, vintage fairs and Makers Markets.

Recently I went to the Autumn Maker's Market on behalf of Coventry Bloggers, which is a seasonal market that gives local creatives and small businesses an opportunity to showcase what they do and sell their products. This was my first time visiting the market and I will definitely be going back to the next one! 

When I arrived, I met up with Lucy who is FarGo’s event manager who was really lovely and welcoming and made me feel at ease which was so nice considering this was the first time I'd ever done something like this without other Bloggers around! She told me about the makers market and their passion for supporting local businesses and creatives and about their upcoming markets, like the Christmas ones which I am super excited about. 

The atmosphere at the market was amazing, everyone was so friendly and ready to answer any questions I had about their creations etc. 

There really was something for everyone, from handmade jewellery, beautiful cakes, plants to custom artwork, handmade baby clothes and candles … there was just so much and its definitely a great place to go buy a unique present for someone or just for yourself!

Of course, the first place I headed to was the stalls selling cake. There was a beautiful selection from Backhaus & Co, I've tried their cakes before and they are delicious! Then I tried some gluten free and dairy free brownies from Baked by Neelu and they were incredible. I don't usually like gluten free cakes, but these were heavenly! Honestly couldn't tell they were gluten free or dairy free they were that good! They also sold bags of the mixes so you could make them at home, which would be a fantastic gift for someone in your life that has a gluten or dairy intolerance.

And I have to give a special mention to BakeEven cakery, they had a wide selection of cupcakes and brownies and are the home of Boozy bakes! I honestly wanted them all, me and my mum ended up buying two processo cupcakes, a salted caramel cupcake which had a waffle on top and a cookie dough brownie that was just amazing and I seriously need more! They’re a cakery based in Birmingham and they are definitely worth checking out! 

Another stall that caught my eye was Drawn by Hannah. She makes stunning custom portraits and commemorative artwork that is just beautiful… She makes them using the paper and stitch method and the results are just beautiful. I particularly loved the Sherlock and David Bowie ones. Her work would make a great gift, especially for the fan girl/boy who has everything! 

There was so many stalls that had the most beautiful handmade jewellery that I've ever seen! One of my favourites were by Zo Studios, who made earrings, necklaces and other items such as letters, pot planters and candle holders from a concrete like substance called Jesmonite and the results are just stunning. I bought one of the letters and I love it, will make a great decoration on the bookshelves or as a photo prop.

And I fell head over heels in love with the dinosaur and space themed necklaces, earrings and pins by Bekbeks Makes. They were just the cutest designs, and it was so hard to try and pick one that I wanted to buy! But then I saw the cutest cat themed pin set and of course I snapped it up! 

There were two food vans outside, The YellowGrub Machine and The Flavour Trailer. The Yellow Grub Machine served Thai food that smelt bloody beautiful but I'm not a fan of Thai food personally. The Flavour Trailer was a burger van with a twist, they had pulled pork, brisket and a bean burger and I decided to try the brisket burger with the Cajun fries and omg I was in food heaven…it was mouth-watering delicious! Definitely recommend them! 

Overall, I had a fab time at the Maker's Market and will definitely be checking out the Halloween and Christmas ones! It's definitely worth a visit if you're after something unique and handmade for yourself or as a gift. 

The next one is FarGo's Halloween market and is on Friday 26th October in the evening from 5pm-10pm and on Saturday 27th 11am-6pm, so definitely go and check it out!

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  1. I've never been to Fargo Village but I REALLY want to go! :D Those cakes didn't even look real, they looked like models! :O Definitely would have eyed up the brownies. :P

    Those dinosaur jewellery pieces look adorable. I'm so going to check them out to buy myself something or someone as a gift. :)

    I'm so glad you had a lovely time. :D


  2. OMG the cakes looks LUUSSSHHHH!!!

    Isobel x


  3. I absolutely love the markets they have going at Fargo! I've had a stall there a couple of times for my etsy shop and I had so much fun doing it. One of my designs is actually in one of your pictures with Bekbekmakes (it's the purple potion necklace!)

    Lizzie Bee // Hello Lizzie Bee

  4. This looked like such an amazing market, gutted I couldn't go! I can't wait to go to the halloween one xx


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