Things To Do In Oxford: The Indie Oxford Spring Market 2024

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Support local businesses this spring, at the Indie Oxford Spring Market at Tap Social taproom in Botley.

The Indie Oxford Spring Market will be popping up at Tap Social‘s taproom in Botley on Saturday 9th March from 10.30 am – 3 pm, for a day celebrating brilliant local indie businesses, just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March. So if you’re looking for things to do in Oxford this March, this one’s for you! >>

Indie Oxford spring market

Independent Oxford exists to support and promote independent businesses in Oxfordshire, and the Indie Oxford Spring Market is a great way to showcase some of the brilliant businesses in the community. This is a market like no other, it’s fun, quirky and there’s always a special community atmosphere which makes it a joy to be part of.”

– Rosie at Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford has been championing Oxfordshire indies for nine years and the Spring Market 2024 aims to once again show off the best Oxfordshire has to offer. Stall holders include: LORDS Fragrance House, Jam Puppy Designs, Custom Made Jewellery,  Charlotte Berry Jewellery, Sitaarah Skincare, Charlotte Spencer Candles, Rainbow & Spoon Boutique, Etta Rain Ceramics, Leafology, A Heart Shaped Cherry, Sally-Anne Stewart Linocut Prints, Little Letterbox Learning, Abingdon Distillery, Proof Social Bakehouse and more.

The range of stalls will offer gorgeous jewellery, artwork and prints, ceramics, natural skincare, candles, food, accessories and unique gifts for Mothering Sunday.

As well as loads of indie stalls, Little Letterbox Learning, who make flashcards that offer a playful approach to learning, will be hosting the kids crafting corner this year, with some awesome things for kids to make while you shop. Proceeds from the kids crafting corner will go to Yellow Submarine to support children with learning difficulties.

Hosts Tap Social Movement will be keeping the beer and Proof Social Bakehouse pastries and pizzas flowing for a day full of indie fun. 

 “Tap Social has been a proud member of Independent Oxford from the beginning, and we always love collaborating with other like-minded local businesses at our venues. The Indie Oxford Market is one of my favourite events that we host at the taproom.”

– Tess Taylor, co-founder and director at Tap Social Movement

Indie Oxford Spring Market stallholders include >>

LORDS Fragrance House

Sasha will be bringing her gorgeous collection of candles and home fragrance inspired by wonderful places across the planet, and memories made there. All made in Oxfordshire, UK using natural oils, sustainable natural waxes, and eco friendly packaging.

“I’ve got lots of new products so I am excited to share the newness at what are always my favourite events! Shopping and a beer? AND pizza, yes please.”

– Sasha, owner at LORDS Fragrance

lords fragrance house
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Rainbow & Spoon

Amanda will be selling a hand picked selection of gifts, accessories and homewares, with a focus on sustainable and fairtrade pieces.

“I’m taking part in the Spring Market, firstly because it is organised by Independent Oxford and Tap Social and together they make the perfect combination for a day of excitement and good vibes. Secondly it is a great opportunity to get myself in front of indie loving shoppers, always good! Thirdly it’s a chance to catch up with other Independent Oxford members to see how they are and what they’ve been up to. The feel good factor is always palpable at these events. Love it!”

– Amanda, owner at Rainbow & Spoon

Rainbow & Spoon

Charlotte Berry Jewellery

Charlotte will be bringing a gorgeous selection of silver and gold jewellery to the Spring Market, all handmade in Oxfordshire. Charlotte is a Fair Trade Foundation registered goldsmith.

“This will be my first Indie Oxford Market and I can’t wait! I’ve heard that the taproom has a brilliant vibe, so it will be the perfect place to meet other indies and amazing customers!”

– Charlotte, Owner at Charlotte Berry Jewellery

Charlotte Berry Jewellery Oxfordshire pendants

Sitaarah Skincare

Gorgeous skincare products, made here in Oxford, using only ethically-sourced organic and natural ingredients.

“This is our third market with Independent Oxford – we love coming back because there is always such a fab atmosphere at Tap Social. We find it is a great way to showcase our products to indie loving customers!”

– Justin and Atiqa, co-founders at Sitaarah Skincare

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Charlotte Spencer

Drawing from her knowledge of science, herbalism and aromatherapy, Charlotte Spencer will be bringing quality botanical wax candles, melts and reed diffusers made from fine ingredients, beautifully scented and hand poured in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

“Indie markets are my absolute favourite to attend. The passion behind all the makers is evident and gives customers great insight into their products, which are unique and always a bit different. I also love to bounce ideas off other makers!”

– Charlotte, Owner at Charlotte Spencer

Charlotte Spencer Candles Oxfordshire

Etta Rain Ceramics

Rachel makes beautiful and practical ceramics here in Oxford. She specialises in wheel-thrown ceramics, but also uses the traditional Kurinuki technique to craft tea bowls. Her work includes a range of ceramics, from tea bowls and mugs to vases and serving bowls.

“I can’t wait for the Spring Market! It’s a great opportunity to network with fellow artists and independent businesses, showcase my ceramics to Oxford locals – there’s nothing like seeing and touching ceramics! It’s great to interact with people, and enjoy the lively ambiance of Tap Social, along with great craft beer and delicious pizza.”

– Rachel, Owner at Etta Rain Ceramics

Etta Rain Ceramics Oxford
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A Heart Shaped Cherry

Nicky will be bringing a range of hand made contemporary crochet pieces, made using recycled and sustainable yarns. Her range includes joyful hand crocheted gifts, accessories, home wares, crochet kits and patterns.

“I visited last year’s Spring Market – a lovely bustling, positive and supportive vibe! Now I’m an Independent Oxford member taking part!”

– Nicky, Owner at A Heart Shaped Cherry

A Heart Shaped Cherry Oxfordshire

Abingdon Distillery

Abingdon Distillery is a small batch spirits producer with an award-winning portfolio. All of it’s products are hand-crafted right in the heart of Abingdon and the distillery prides itself on using traditional copper pot stills coupled with modern distilling methods. Jordan will be bringing some of the distillery’s newly launched rum as well as a selection of gins.

“Always great to meet other indies and also to taste the most recent beers from the Taproom.”

– Jordan, Owner at Abingdon Distillery

Abingdon Distillery gin

Jam Puppy Design Studio

Quirky, bright and fun tea towels, prints and cards by Independent Oxford magazine designer, Rianna Low.

I love the Indie Oxford markets! The atmosphere is great and there’s always such a brilliant mix of other indies too! Plus with delicious beer and food from Tap Social it’s just a great day all round!

– Rianna, owner at Jam Puppy Design Studio

Jam Puppy

Custom Made

Anna designs and makes functional, minimal and modern jewellery including earrings, necklaces, brooches and hair accessories, here in Oxford.

“I’m really looking forward to the Indie Oxford Spring Market at Tap Social as its a lovely way to connect with local customers. Its also great to chat with other Indie Oxford members and Tap Social is always a wonderful venue.”

– Anna, owner at Custom Made

Custom Made jewellery

Sally-Anne Stewart Printmaker

Sally will be bringing a selection of hand made linocut prints inspired by nature and Oxford.

“There is always such a lovely buzz at the Independent Oxford markets at Tap Social. The atmosphere is really friendly and relaxed, and it’s clear to see that people really enjoy the chance to shop from small, independent businesses and pick up something unique that you wouldn’t find on the high street!”

– Sally, Sally-Anne Stewart Printmaker

Sally-Anne Stewart Oxford

Little Letterbox Learning

Sarah, the creative force behind Little Letterbox Learning, draws inspiration from her son’s hands-on learning experiences. With a background in hospitality and HR, she transitioned to crafting action-based flashcards, putting her passion into a product initially for her own children. Each design reflects her heartfelt commitment to meeting diverse learning needs, ensuring inclusivity and stress-free learning. Sarah will also be running the kids craft corner at the market too.

Little Letter Box Learning Oxfordshire


Yvonne at Leafology will be selling a range of products for hair, skin & home, handcrafted in small, fresh batches in Oxfordshire.

leafology oxford
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The Indie Oxford Spring Market will be popping up at Tap Socials taproom in Botley on Saturday 9th March from 10.30 am – 3 pm.

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