The Guild Dumfries can't wait until we host our next Dumfries Market Festival and return to the high street on the 9th October 2021 from 10am until 4pm. 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. We hope you will join us to shop small, shop local and support your high street in Dumfries, we've over 35 wonderful traders this month.
Safety measures will still be in place including hand sanitiser stations, social distancing and contactless payments.
We would also encourage you to pre order from our marvellous line up of traders if possible, scroll down the page to find details and links.
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 in May hopefully through to November.
At each event you can visit our Makers Market at Queensberry Square, opposite the Midsteeple and on the cobbles and in Fountain Square to meet makers and producers. Peruse the many stalls to 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.
There really is something for everyone including homewares, craft kits, cake, jewellery, artisan beers, original art, illustrations, candles, cards, prints, soaps, flowers and so much more! We hope you'll support all the businesses taking part, your sure to find something you'll love.
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 where you can. Lets us know you're coming by visiting our official event over on facebook, follow along by exploring the hashtag #DumfriesFest and find out news, updates and behind the scenes on social media.
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. Find out about our next exciting project, Flourish in Dumfries opening in November this year. We are keen to collaborate and hope that we can work together to offer support and opportunities to grow and nuture your business.
To explore our directory, scroll down the page and discover over 35 different small businesses taking part on the 9th October. Just click on the images for direct links to where you can find out more. Browse before you visit to plan your shopping, pre order to beat the queues on the day.
Damn Fine Cheese Company
Mountain Daisy Flower Farm
Barnhill Market Garden | CANCELLED
Copeland Walker Art
The Kitchen Witch
The Wee Shade Shop
Galloway Fudge Company
Annettes Baking in a Box
Brigston & Co
Melt Me Real Good
Natalie Farrell Handmade
Red Welly Food Company
We are working hard behind the scenes to produce and organise Dumfries Market Festival.
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!
Wee Messy Crafters
Ruin & Redemption
Ross of Moffat
Liz Jones Studio
Rooted Earth Alchemy
Dark Sky Spirits
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.
House of Rothach | Cancelled
The Little Bakery
Old Toll Crafts
Wagtails Wood Art
Wild Outdoor Photography
Dark Art Distillery
Sally Bijl Designs
The Little Posy Print Company