days left until the 2022 Holiday HandMade Market! Tickets on sale this November 1

FAQ

You've got questions about the HandMade Market? We've got the answers!

On March 9, 2022, The Government of Ontario outlined its plan for “Living with and managing COVID‑19” which included the lifting of proof of vaccine and most mask mandates.

This means that proof of vaccination and mask wearing is not required at our events.  We have switched to timed entry to help control the volume of attendees, reduce line-ups and over-crowding and ensure ample on-site parking is available. You are encouraged to take additional precautions based on your own individual risk assessment and comfort level.

Please be advised that while the HandMade Market continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to help keep everyone safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in a public space, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure and agree that you will assume all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm, disease, or loss of property sustained while attending this event and waives all right to lay claim for a refund or damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event.

By entering the event, you also acknowledge, understand, and confirm that you and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian will abide by all health-and-safety requirements as required by law at the time of the event.

*Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change at any time in accordance with government guidelines and we will adapt as necessary. If any visitor, exhibitor, partner, sponsor, or staff do not comply with any laws, mandates, health orders/directives, etc., show management reserves the right to refuse admission to the event or require individual to leave the venue and with no refunds of entrance fees, booth fees, membership fees, parking fees, rental fees, or any other expenses/payments.

You MUST pre-purchase tickets online PRIOR to attending an event. No tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets will be provided digitally. Display the barcode/QR code on your mobile device or print your ticket to be scanned at the event entrance. Tickets are for a one time use and there will be no re-entry.

Tickets for each time slot are quantity limited and are only valid for the date and time slot they have been purchased. Tickets are not transferrable. Please arrive within 30 minutes of selected ticket time.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or transfers of any ticket orders. If events are cancelled / postponed due to Covid, your ticket can be re-used at our next annual event of the same type.

SPRING MARKETS > Please note that there is no parking at the winery. Free field parking (unpaved grass field) is available close to the Artisan Village – please follow signage and the directions of the attendants. There are a number of reserved accessible parking spots available.

Check this handy parking map!

Please carpool to help reduce single-occupancy vehicles and improve traffic flow, ease and availability of parking for all. We're grateful for the volunteers of the Rotary Club of Lincoln who will be operating our on-site field parking this year.

For your safety, we don’t recommend parking on the side of the road.

HOLIDAY MARKET > the venue has a very large private paid parking lot. Other off-site paid public parking is available within a few blocks walking distance at nearby hotels and the casino.

Birthed in a serendipitous series of events, the first HandMade Market market took place in the living room of our 150 year old Niagara farmhouse way back around the Christmas of 2009.

While the market has grown significantly since it’s inception, we have carefully maintained it as a boutique artisan market experience featuring hand-crafted products created by local artisans and small businesses from across Ontario, Québec and Canada's east coast! It is our mandate to promote and support the handmade movement while offering our guests a local shopping alternative in an upscale atmosphere.

Our mantra is ... Shop. Sip. Savour.

The market is produced by life-long Niagara residents Jennifer Elliotson and Mark Elliotson. With our many years of hospitality, production and marketing experience, we combined our skillset with our passion for supporting the arts and small business to create the HandMade Market.

Jennifer & Mark Elliotson, HandMade Market Producers

We've curated and collected hundreds of one-of-a-kind artisans and thousands of hand-crafted products all in one place! The HandMade Market features the work of 100% Canadian Makers including Jewellery, Pottery, Glass, Hand-Sewn Bags, Fashion Accessories, Preserves, Bath + Body Products, Original Fine Art, Designer Clothing, Kids Clothes, Knits, Home Decor, Luxury Hand-Spun Fibres, Artisan Wood Products, Leather, Handbound Books and so much more! Plus, there's always yummy food and wine as well as live local music to enjoy!

If you're curious which artisans will be at our next market, please have a look here!

We know you work hard for your money and we know you also have to shop. In a world where every dollar you spend is a vote of support, the HandMade Market offers you an important opportunity to choose to support local Canadian small businesses and the arts at the same time! We work hard to create an uplifting social experience that brings the humanity back into our daily transactions!

SPRING MARKETS > we recommend casual attire suitable for outdoors. Keep in mind that in the event of rain or mildly inclement weather, the market will proceed. Keep an eye on the local weather (St. Catharines / Jordan) and dress according to temperature / moisture levels.

Wearing proper footwear to an outdoor event can help prevent or reduce the risk of a slip, trip and fall incident. Do not wear shoes with leather or smooth-surfaced soles, flip-flops or spiked/high heels.

Be prepared for a variety of ground conditions and plenty of walking.

Rain or shine, the market will go on - just wear your wellies and bring an umbrella!

SPRING MARKETS > are held OUTSIDE on the grounds of a working farm / winery property. For maximum enjoyment of your day we advise checking local weather (St Catharines/Town of Lincoln) and planning ahead for the conditions!! Appropriate clothing and footwear will increase your enjoyment of the event.

As Mark Twain once said, “Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody”. Whether it looks like rain (or not), we recommend you come prepared for any eventuality.

Should extreme weather (tornado, lightning, blizzard) force the cancellation or closure of the market, we’ll announce any change of plans on our social media feeds.

HOLIDAY MARKET > is held INDOORS and, as such, is not affected by weather conditions.

SPRING MARKETS > Although the winery and bakery buildings are both fully accessible, the primary artisan village and food truck areas of this large event are OUTDOOR and are not easily accessible by wheelchair. This large outdoor event encompasses an extremely wide geographic area composed of various uneven terrains (grassy field, loose gravel, etc.).

HOLIDAY MARKET > The convention centre is a fairly new fully accessible building.

SPRING MARKETS > there are approximately 30 reserved accessible parking spots within 50 metres of the artisan village admission tent that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

HOLIDAY MARKET > the convention centre has approximately 20 reserved accessible parking spots nearest the west main entrance. Additionally, you can have someone drop you off right outside the entrance to Hall C and return to the general parking lot.

We welcome guests of any age and love to see young supporters of the arts! That being said, this is most definitely an ‘adult’ event featuring artisans, food, wine, art and live music.

Admission is always free for children 15 and under.

We are a smoke-free event. This also means you should leave your vape and marijuana products at home.

For the enjoyment and comfort of other guests and our artisans, we kindly ask you to leave your pets at home for these events. Exceptions are made for registered service animals only. 

We are always on the hunt for new and exciting artisans!

Please be sure to get on our Artisan Email Notification List to receive an email in January when we release the next year’s application.

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