Saskatchewan’s Local Summer Markets

July 25, 2022

Saskatchewan summers have a lot to offer and one of my favourites is local, handmade markets. Some WILDLY talented people live and create in Saskatchewan and while there are ways to get your hands on their products all year long, it doesn’t get better than summer marketplaces. Seeing and feeling products in person (not just on your computer or phone screen) and meeting the hardworking makers behind the brands you love or just discovered is second to none. Not to mention the perks of getting to enjoy food trucks, outdoor activities, and entertainment in the [hopefully] beautiful weather!

Thanks to our friend at Halliegator Handmade, we’ve got the inside scoop on some of the most unique handmade markets and tradeshows coming up for the rest of the summer!

July 30 – The 26th Annual Mid Summer’s Art Festival in The Fort in Fort Qu’Appelle. Running from 10:00am – 4:00pm, all proceeds of the festival go towards performing and visual arts in local schools and communities!

August 6 – Christopher Lake’s Annual Western Day. Not only does the day highlight amazing local vendors, it also includes a pancake breakfast, parade, and a petting zoo!

August 13 & 14Summer Market presented by Summer Bash in Regina. Organized by the Albert Park Community Association, Summer Market is scheduled to run both days from 10:00 – 4:00pm at the South Leisure Centre and will host local handmade vendors, food trucks and entertainment!

August 14 – The 2nd Annual Weekend Drive Summer Handmade Market at The Garden Shop at Lincoln Gardens Farm. Lincoln Gardens Farm is located on highway 20 between Lumsden and Craven, just a short drive from Regina. If you haven’t been to the valley this summer, this market is calling!

August 28The Wren Modern Handmade Summer Market at Cathedral Art School in Regina. With makers from across the province, The Wren provides an exclusive shopping experience showcasing Saskatchewan’s most unique, sought-after products.

looking at handmade wood items

September 3 – Makers Market in Regina sponsored by With These Hands and the Victoria Square Shopping Centre. 10:00am – 4:00pm this will be the largest outdoor Makers Market event to date! Located in the Victoria Square Shopping Centre parking lot and still accepting vendor applications for local makers!

September 5Global Marketplace at the Women’s Business Hub Centre in Saskatoon. 10:00am – 5:00pm, this family-friendly tradeshow will play host to crafters, artisans, restaurants and more!

September 24SK Small Business Showcase in Warman. 10:00am – 4:00pm all attendees are entered to win a door prize. Bring a donation for the food bank and get a second chance to win! Shopping, food and fun for the whole family, $5 admission for ages 13+.

Recurring Marketplaces:

Rowan’s Ridge – Every Sunday throughout the summer from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sunnyside Stands – Every Saturday and Sunday until September. 11:00am – 3:00pm at the SunnySide Bar at Emma Lake.

Regina Farmer’s Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm until October 8. Located downtown at City Square Plaza.

Moose Jaw Homegrown Market – Everything handmade, homegrown, and home-baked every Saturday until Thanksgiving from 8:00am – 1:00pm!

Moose Jaw’s Wakamow Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday until the first week of October from 9:00am – 1:00pm in the beautiful Wakamow Valley. Never been to the Wakamow? Come for the farmer’s market and stay for the trails. The Wakamow Valley is home to over 20km of walking and biking trails, an ecological zone, public pavilions, and parks!

Saskatoon Farmer’s Market – Make It, Bake It, Gather It, Grow It. The Saskatoon Farmer’s Market runs Saturdays 8:00am – 2:00pm and Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm at 2600 Koyl Avenue all year round and Wednesdays 10:00am – 3:00pm during the Spring/Summer at 600 Melville Street in Stonebridge!

Can’t make it to a summer market this year? Support your favourite local brands online by following and sharing their social media pages, joining their communities, and shopping where and when it works for you!

If we missed a marketplace or tradeshow you’d like shared, comment the details on our Facebook or Twitter posts to spread the word!

Paige Sandvold is the Content Manager with the Brand & Digital Platforms team at Directwest.