Artisan market is latest addition to Carsington Water’s calendar

24 April 2024

Carsington Water is showcasing the very best of locally-sourced Derbyshire goods at a new Artisan Market.

Bringing together the best of local craftspeople – with lots of produce on offer from jewellery and candles to cheeses, cakes and much more – the Artisan Market will be held at the site on the third Sunday of every month.

The first market took place this Sunday (21st April), with local craftspeople and producers including Staffordshire Cheese, Derbyshire Hand Painted Art, Amber Valley Ironwork and lots more! There were over 45 stalls showcasing the best of artisan products in the region.

Donna Marshall, Visitor Experience Manager at Severn Trent said: “Carsington Water already has so much to offer visitors and we’ve been really keen for a while now to see if we can showcase some of the absolutely amazing foods and crafts from the local area.

“We’re so lucky to have this amazing site in the heart of Derbyshire, surrounded by beautiful countryside and all of these fantastic, talented artisanal businesses and we want to provide a platform for them to showcase their products.”

The Artisan Market is held on the third Sunday of every month and is open from 10am – 4pm. the next will be on May 19th and is  free to enter, but on-site parking charges apply.

The Severn Trent Visitor Experience Team is encouraging any business owners who might like to get involved at a future event to get in touch.

Donna added: “This is hopefully just the first of many successful Artisan Markets, and we would encourage any local small businesses who would like to take a stall at a future market to contact us by emailing”

Located in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, Carsington Water provides visitors with a great value day out and a range of on-site activities, from bird watching to watersports and fishing.

The routes around the reservoir and grounds offer a great opportunity to walk, run, or cycle and the on-site visitor centre includes a café. On site here is also a children’s play area and free interactive exhibition all about our wonderful water to keep the kids entertained while the grown-ups catch their breath! 

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