Shop, Sip and Savour in days! Tickets on sale May 1st

FAQ

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

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.

In order to create a more enjoyable event for all, we use tickets with staggered entry times to spread out attendance across each day. This means long line-ups and congestion are significantly reduced and there is more on-site parking available.

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. Market events run in all weather.

The venue has a private City of Niagara Falls paid parking lot behind it. Please note that your ticket does not include or guarantee availability of parking in this lot. If lot is full, additional paid parking can be found at nearby hotels, casino, etc.

Please carpool (2-3 persons per vehicle is recommended) to help reduce single-occupancy vehicles and improve traffic flow and increase availability of parking for all.

OVERFLOW PARKING (SATURDAY ONLY): Additional paid parking will be available at 5881 Dunn Street on Saturday only. Park and ride the shuttle to and from the Convention Centre. Shuttle runs until 5pm. Service provided by Elite Tours / Fallsview Group Valet. Cash only.

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 Canadian makers and 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 trucks and wine as well as live local music to enjoy!

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!

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

HOLIDAY MARKET > the parking lot nearest the convention centre has approximately 20 reserved accessible parking spots close to the west main entrance.

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. Tickets are not required for children 15 and under.

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!

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