We are an artisan market that wants to help serve local communities with the best artisan stalls, whilst giving traders the best opportunities to showcase and sell their handmade goods.
Here at Little Bird, we feel passionate about showcasing local talents, artisans, and small creative pop-ups whilst building a sense of community through our quality artisan markets. Bringing people together in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, creating a fun space to hang out with family & friends, where you can eat, drink, shop and be merry, is our mission!
The Little Bird Artisan Market offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and the community; meeting the artisan makers, conversation with friends, and getting the social back into shopping.
LITTLE BIRD HQ
Little Bird was set up in the Summer of 2018 by seasoned event manager Jackie Crozier. Jackie has worked on large scale events for over 20 years including as Festival Director of Manchester Pride, a 45,000 ticketed event in Manchester City Centre; the London 2012 Olympics; British Transplant Games, organising events at Manchester United, Manchester City and working on numerous events such as Creamfields, Kendal Calling, Download Festival to V festival.
Jackie is passionate about shopping local and supporting small businesses and so whilst staying in her hometown of Ripon in North Yorkshire, she saw a gap in the market for a traditional artisan market. Fast forward to the middle of 2021 and Jackie has markets in Boroughbridge, Easingwold, Harrogate, Ripon, Tadcaster, Pateley Bridge, and Wetherby. Jackie puts her traders, customers, and the communities at the heart of everything she does. It’s about getting good quality artisans and giving them the best footfall she can while encouraging people to come out and shop local.
And the clues in the name . . . Little Birds who are starting out in their artisan journey will one day fly the nest and take on the world.
Jackie has a dedicated team who make up #TeamLittleBird
Covid - 19
Covid -19 safety procedures are in place across our markets
Don't forget to bring your pooch. We ask your owners to pick up any waste and not let you ‘wee’ against stalls. Accidents do happen in which case, please talk to the stall holder and pay for any damage.
Food & Drink
Enjoy our delicious street food, from Yorkshire Brats to awesome cake and coffees
Make it a day out
Meet up with friends and family for a drink and browse our stalls
Shop for artisan treasures
Forget shopping online, meet our makers and check out their handmade products
The most sustainable option is always a reusable one. Nothing is more eco-friendly than zero waste! So we urge our lovely market-goers to bring your own reusable shopper bags, coffee cups, reusable straws etc. whenever you can.
Maintaining an eco-friendly approach to everything we do is vitally important to the longevity of our artisan markets.
We aim to keep our markets a plastic free zone wherever possible and we urge our traders to take their rubbish home and recycle as much as possible.