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FAQ

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At the time of writing, there are no particular health restrictions at this year’s event.

Exhibitors, visitors and staff members are welcome to wear masks, but are not required to do so, in accordance with local public health mandate. If you feel sick or unwell or have symptoms of illness, please do not attend. There is no proof of vaccination requirement.

Please note all health and safety restrictions and requirements are subject to change at any time in accordance with government guidelines and legal allowances and we will continue to abide by the latest guidance from local authorities, while making every effort to ensure your time is enjoyable, fun, and safe*.

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 illness 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 waive all right to lay claim for a refund or damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event.

Please pre-purchase tickets online prior to attending this event. 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. Please arrive within 30 minutes of selected ticket time.

Using tickets with staggered timed entry allows us to ease the flow of attendees and we are able to create a more enjoyable event for you! Attendance will be balanced throughout the day so that long line-ups and congestion are significantly reduced or eliminated.

Once you check-in with your ticket, you can stay and shop as long as you'd like!

Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to a friend or family member. If events are cancelled / postponed due to Covid, your ticket can be re-used at our next annual event of the same type.

We highly suggest that you carpool to help reduce single-occupancy vehicles and improve traffic flow, ease and availability of parking for all.

The convention centre (City of Niagara Falls) operates their own private paid parking lot with approx. 900 spaces. Other off-site paid public parking is also available within a few blocks walking distance at nearby hotels, casino, etc.

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!

The convention centre is a fairly new fully accessible building.

The convention centre has approximately 20 reserved accessible parking spots nearest the west main entrance to Hall C. 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.

Pets are not allowed inside the convention centre. 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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