Hong Kong's best artisanal markets
The LCSD organises Arts Fun Fairs every Sunday and public holiday (Loggia, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, 1pm-7pm). After you fill your shopping bags with art and handicrafts, you can get your worst features accentuated by a caricature artist (yay!) or have a Chinese saying drawn by a master calligrapher.
There are traditional farmers’ markets in Tuen Mun on Saturdays (Crossroads, 2 Castle Peak Rd, 10am-4pm) and Tai Po on Sundays (Fire Station, Tai Wo Rd, 9am-5pm). The AFCD is stepping up to the plate as well by promoting local, accredited farms through a kid-friendly Sunday market in Lam Tei (Lam Tei Vegetable Depot, Castle Peak Rd, Tuen Mun, 9am-3pm).
Also on Sunday, there’s the large YMCA-run Mei Foo Farm Fest that takes place in an unusual venue – under a flyover (Kwai Chung Rd, Mei Foo, 11am-5pm).
Mapopo Community Farm holds a twice-weekly market (Ma Shi Po Village, Fanling, Wed 2pm-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm), alongside their regular workshops and tours.
Po Leung Kuk, a social NGO, holds a flea market to nurture local the local arts and handicraft scene and with subsidised tables available for eligible vendors, people from all walks of life are encouraged to show off their work. (For future dates checkpoleungkok.org.hk).