Get ready for an exciting journey of discovery as the eagerly anticipated Artisan Markets make a triumphant return to The Furlong shopping centre in Ringwood this March!
After a short hiatus, these markets are poised to redefine your local shopping experience with a delightful blend of local craftsmanship, cultural vibrancy and a true sense of community spirit. Adding to the excitement, the market is expanding its footprint to include stalls at the bustling Ringwood Gateway Square (opposite the council offices) – a strategic move aimed at fostering greater town-wide involvement and enticing an even broader array of local artisans.
Visitors to the newly extended market will be captivated by the distinctive offerings from the talented stallholders who embody the very essence of creativity. From Caits’ captivating handmade cards to the delectable treats from Sticky Sisters Honey, each stall stands as a testament to the diverse talents flourishing in Ringwood and its surrounding areas. Dive into the intricate textiles of Little Sewing Table, be mesmerised by the fused glass at The Kiln & I, and discover beach-inspired treasures at The Shore & More. Meanwhile, over at the Gateway Square, newly signed artisans such as Mighty Spice & Co, Sweet Piggy’s Kitchen, Quaypieces and Ellamura Botanics are poised to tantalise all the senses with their offerings, ensuring an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Baked by Stephanie’s delights, enjoy captured moments from View 42 Photography, and elevate your space with crystal crafts from Coxies Crystal Crafts. Immerse yourself in forest-inspired wonders at Forest Creations 2021 and experience the sparkling allure of KC Crystals, Luna’s Lockets & Jewels by Jules. Copplestone Creations brings vibrant hues, while The Arty Auntie and The Wire Man showcase their artistic flair. Jaykay Boutique India and Sally Ryan Lopez UK add an international touch, making each stall a treasure trove of creativity and inspiration.
Sue Boston, one of the co-founders of the Artisan market with her husband Phil, comments; “we feel truly lucky to be fostering such a wonderful community of local artisans and be able to offer them the opportunity to showcase their designs in such a lovely location.”
Ringwood, traditionally an historical market town, welcomes this market on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am – 4pm (with the exception of December when it is a week earlier).
Mark your calendar and join the artisans throughout The Furlong and Ringwood Gateway Square on the following dates:
• Saturday 23rd March 2024
• Saturday 20 April 2024
• Saturday 18th May 2024
• Saturday 22nd June 2024
• Saturday 20th July 2024
• Saturday 24th August 2024
• Saturday 21st September 2024
• Saturday 19th October 2024
• Saturday 23 November 2024
• Saturday 14th December 2024
Support local artisans and celebrate the rich tapestry of creativity that defines Ringwood and the New Forest. See you there!
For more information on all these markets and other upcoming events visit www.thefurlong.co.uk