Coventry’s vibrant FarGo Village is a friendly hub of events and pop-up shops, hosting everything from Cheese Festivals to plant markets to Vintage Home shows. Click here to see all of their upcoming events listed on Pedddle.
FarGo Village have been nominated as the West Midlands What’s On ‘Best Market’ for three years running, and have also been nominated as ‘Best Small Tourist Attraction’ at the West Midlands Tourism Awards 2020.
Let’s find out what makes the Village so great!
The History of FarGo Village
FarGo is an artistically re-purposed industrial space in the heart of Coventry City Centre, bringing in plenty of visitors and trade to the city. Coventry was voted as the UK’s City of Culture 2021, making FarGo Village a vibrant and thriving place, and a great destination for visitors.
FarGo is now home to over 45 independent shops and businesses, ranging from vintage clothing and bookshops, an award-winning Caribbean restaurant and an independent vegan brewery.
The Village is designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses and like-minded visitors, with a fresh and modern feel making it fun to be a part of. With a focus on start-up and independent businesses, their events focus on supporting small businesses and providing a varied and interesting programme of events for visitors.
As well as hosting a variety of events throughout the year, the Village hosts an eclectic mix of over 40 independent businesses including a craft brewery, artisan food shop, vegan shop, printing, a museum dedicated to Sgt Bilko and a dedicated street food hall. You certainly won’t go hungry!
Day Events at FarGo
FarGo hosts a huge variety of events throughout the year, including…
From the Cheese Festival to the Vintage Home Show and many more quirky gatherings in between, FarGo offer an incredible variety of special events to cater for everyone.
Their Vintage in the Village event is one to look out for, and their recent plant market in conjunction with Green Rooms Markets was fantastic; a real haven for plant lovers, gardeners and novices alike.
Their dedicated vegan events offer all of the food, drink, beauty products, homewares, clothing, jewellery and crafts that you could imagine – all from vegan stallholders who are more than happy to share their experiences and ethos if you’d like to chat! The Winter Vegan Festival of 2021 was also a huge hit, so look out for it coming back in the winter time.
FarGo have one-off events for every season. Their Summer Market in 2022 is set to be a great event and will fill you full of summery vibes! Click here for event details. Other seasonal highlights include the excellent autumnal gathering for Halloween, right through to FarGo’s Christmas events.
Evening Events at FarGo
FarGo has been known to host evening events too, such as their Friday FarGo Lates! Friday Lates are a fiercely independent way to start your weekend, with late night shopping from a host of indie stallholders and live music performances or DJs. It’s the ideal way to start your weekend!
Each month brings great dining experiences from the on-site food venues, plus craft beer and other drinks available.
What the FarGo Team have to say…
Here at Pedddle, we love working with FarGo Village and seeing their events thrive. FarGo’s Events Manager Lucy said:
“Working with the team from Pedddle is always a delight – organised, friendly and always passionate about all things creative! Working with Pedddle has been a great way of increasing the reach of our events, directly introducing us to lots of great new makers who have since worked with us, and spreading word of our markets to a wider audience. They were particularly helpful over lockdown, with advice on transitioning to online events, lots of one to one assistance, hosting some fabulous events that we could get involved in, and keeping our customers engaged!”
Why not make a weekend of it and explore Coventry? Click here to find other markets and events in the area.
Want to support FarGo Village?
Want to show your support for FarGo’s markets? Sign up to Pedddle as a market visitor to favourite their markets – click here to find out more.
Article last updated February 2022 – please see the organiser’s event page for current events.