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Top Craft Fairs in Yorkshire

At the Market | General

Yorkshire has some of the best craft fairs in the country – here’s why you should visit!

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Looking for Craft Fairs in Yorkshire? You’ve come to the right place!

Setting of well-known novels such as Wuthering Heights, which speaks of its famous landscapes at length, Yorkshire is a famous county for several reasons; its spectacular rolling landscapes, rich history, cultural heritage, friendly people and delicious food.

It’s also home to many of the best markets and craft fairs in the UK!

Which Craft Fairs in Yorkshire should I visit?

There are various craft fairs that take place throughout the year, which you can find on Pedddle!. Some well-known craft fair organisers include Little Bird Artisan Market, Leeds Indie Market, Cottage Industry Events and Little Hummingbird Events, each producing brilliant events which showcase local artisans and represent all of the magic of Yorkshire listed above.

Additionally, local community centres, churches, and other event venues often host smaller craft fairs – check Pedddle for the best!

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Click here for a full list of events in Yorkshire! We’ll see you at a Yorkshire market soon.

5 reasons you should visit Yorkshire

Here are some key aspects that contribute to Yorkshire’s fame:

  1. Beautiful Countryside: Yorkshire boasts picturesque landscapes, including the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, and Yorkshire Wolds, attracting visitors from far and wide who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and exploring nature. It’s landscapes are mentioned in many a novel – as you’ll see below!
  2. Literary Connections: Home of the Haworth-born Brontë sisters and many more (we mentioned Wuthering Heights above!), Yorkshire has inspired many famous writers, including JB Priestley, James Herriot and David Hockney. Their works often reflect the beauty and character of the region, heavily inspired by the beauty of the landscape especially.
  3. Historic Cities and Towns: Cities like York, Leeds, and Sheffield are well known for their historical sites and history, architecture, museums, and vibrant cultural scene – including some of the best Craft Fairs in Yorkshire! York, for instance, is famous for its ancient city walls, York Minster Cathedral, and the iconic Shambles street, with its quaint age-old shops.
  4. Cuisine: Yorkshire is renowned for its food and drink, including the classic Yorkshire pudding, scrumptious Wensleydale cheese, Yorkshire tea (the best kind of classic brew!), and local ales brewed in local breweries (of which you can find at the aforementioned Craft Fairs in Yorkshire). The county’s culinary offerings are celebrated both locally and internationally, which makes the area a must-visit!
  5. Industrial Heritage: Yorkshire played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution, with cities like Leeds and Sheffield becoming centres of industry and innovation. To this day the county pays homage to these innovations, and you can see in reflected in the work of artisans at the many Craft Fairs in Yorkshire too.

These are just a few reasons why Yorkshire is famous, but there is much more to explore and appreciate about this diverse and culturally rich region in the UK – such as the fantastic markets and craft fairs!

In fact, Yorkshire has given the world plenty of famous things over the years. If you want to read some more, check out this BBC article with a great list!

How do I find stallholders in Yorkshire?

We have stallholders from all over the UK listed with us here at Pedddle. Here are the links to find the ones based in Yorkshire below:

Click here to find stallholders in South Yorkshire.

Click here to find stallholders in North Yorkshire.

Click here to find stallholders in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Click here to find stallholders in West Yorkshire.

You can find them at the lovely Craft Fairs in Yorkshire throughout the year!