Applications for our Makers Market at this years Christmas Festival and Light Switch On are now closed. A huge huge thank you to everyone who took the time to make an application. We have been in touch with everyone who applied to let everyone know our decision.


We are rather delighted to be given the opportunity to be lead partner working in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council to organise this years Christmas Festival & Light Switch On which takes place in Dumfries town centre. Working in partnership with lots of other organisations during the day, there will be lots of events, activities, performances and things to do for the whole family. Our Makers Market will be back again this year, but even bigger and will play host to a creative community of over 35 different makers, food & beverage producers and home-grown brands from our region and beyond.


Kicking off on Sunday 1st December from noon and running through ‘til 6pm, visitors will be able to enjoy a whole host of marvellous makers & producers. Enjoy shopping from over 35 differnt business, perfect if your looking for something a little bit different, unique and handmade. Get the chance to meet the makers and chat with them personally about their designs and inspiration. Absorb the festive festival atmosphere as the high street transforms into a bustling market, meet with friends and enjoy a fabulous day out at our Christmas Festival for all the community.

Lots more information coming soon, but why not let us know your coming over on our official event, invite friends and family to come along too.


So if you'd love to see our marvellous traders then Save the Date!


Are you a modern makers, designer, indie biz owner, artisan food & drinks producer or street food vendor?

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Dumfries Makers Market is a curated event,

and we will review each and every application thoughtfully.