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The Guild Dumfries can't wait until we host our next Dumfries Market Festival and return safely to the high street on the 14th August 2021. We've had a wonderful response to previous events, visitors telling us how much they enjoyed the array of interesting and desirable items for sale, the fabulous entertainment by talented local performers and the laid back, relaxed vibe around the whole town centre. 

More details about August coming soon! 

 The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C  will transform the town centre into a community festival for the day! Our launch event last year in March was a resounding success but further dates were curtailed until we relaunched again in September due to Covid-19.  We're over the moon to be back again this year hopefully through to November. 


At each event you can visit our Makers Market at Queensberry Square, opposite the Midsteeple and at Fountain Square to meet the makers and creatives and find covetable products that you might not find elsewhere. Enjoy buying directly from the makers and supporting independent businesses, many who live and work right here in the region. Feast on delicious food and take delight in a marvellous selection of beautifully crafted & unusual designs. It's the perfect opportunity to head into the town centre and shop local.

Are you a maker, designer. artist, producer or indie business owner and keen to find new ways to get your products in front of new customers in a prime location. Why not get in involved, applications are now open for October! We are keen to collaborate and hope that we can work together to offer support and opportunities to grow and nuture your business.


On the 14th August 2021, we'll be taking over Dumfries High Street with the Dumfries Market Festival. Come and explore our market and discover beautiful products and delicious food and drink from independent makers, artists and small businesses. We have over 25 stalls on market day from 10-4pm right in the heart of Dumfries. There really is something for everyone including homewares, craft kits, cake, jewellery, artisan beers, original art, illustrations, candles, cards, prints, soaps, savoury and sweet treats and so much more! Many of the businesses will be taking part in our market for the very first time so we hope you'll support them. You're sure to find something you'll love. We'll be sharing our marvellous traders in the coming weeks so don't forget to pop back and visit the website for more information.


So why not shop small, head to the high street & make a big difference! Meet them all on market day and place your advance orders to beat the queues. We'll be sharing our incredible line up very soon. Lets us know you're coming by visiting our official event over on facebook and invite family & friends if you think they would love to know about this community event in Dumfries.

We are working hard behind the scenes to produce and organise the next Dumfries Market Festival on the 10th July2021. 

We are really excited about making plans for each month. We'll be announcing lots more details and information in the coming weeks with news and updates about what's on, our makers market line up, activities and performers. We will transform the town into a community market festival on the second Saturday of each month through to November .

Be sure to sign up to our mailing list to be first to hear the news!

Volunteers are needed on Market Festival days as well as in the weeks in between, so whether you can only spare a few hours once a month or a few hours once a week, we’d love to hear from you! Being a volunteer is a great way to meet new people who live in your area, put names to faces you see in the street and generally have a lot of fun. Everyone has a skill to share so we’d love to hear from you no matter what you do.