Little Bird is on the road again this weekend around Yorkshire. They are traveling up north to Leyburn on Saturday and back down to their hometown of Ripon on Sunday with their outdoor artisan markets.

Ripon has been Little Bird's longest-running market, with Leyburn being added to the ever-expanding list earlier this year. Both markets are well supported and have a wide range of stalls catering to all your needs. So, whether you are starting your Christmas shopping and are looking for a unique gift, are a regular visitor to the markets and wanting to stock up on your favourite goods, or looking for something local to do this weekend, then both markets will not disappoint. There will be everything from cakes to candles, kid’s toys to pieces of art, crafts to homeware, and even treats for your pets. Not forgetting the hot food and drink stalls that will tempt you with delicious menus for brunch or lunch.

The artisan markets are a great opportunity to purchase goods made in the local area and support small businesses. Most of the stalls have handmade goods and produce that they have lovingly designed, created, grown, or baked. There is no better time to support local businesses and allow someone to continue to develop their dreams and passions. A lot of the traders are sole traders and do all aspects of running the business themselves, from accounts to marketing on top of hand-making their stock.

Little Bird is also a local business and the dream of managing director Jackie Crozier, who started out with a small market in Ripon 4 years ago this month. Now she has a whole list of monthly markets and pop-up venues across the area with up to 60 traders at events. A highlight for this year is the forthcoming 4-day Artisan Winter Market at Harewood House, just south of Harrogate. There will be over 100 stalls each day on the North Park Walk, from Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th of November, 10am – 4pm. Entry is £5 and includes access to the grounds, or free to Harewood Members. Tickets are available from the Harewood House website

The markets will take place in the following locations this weekend:

Saturday 22nd October, 9am – 3pm, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5EW

Sunday 23rd October, 10am – 3pm, Market Place, Ripon HG4 1BW

All our markets are a great day out for all the family even your pets. They are outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. We also encourage everyone to attend safely, to protect both traders and members of the public. For further information on any of the events or to sign up to the mailing list for updates on 2022 market dates and locations visit or email Alternately follow @LittleBirdMade on Facebook and Instagram.

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