Got up bright & early today and headed off to my local 'craft market' and was a little disappointed in the way the market is headed. I've noted from the last few visits that the whole feel of the market is changing with less focus being put on craft/handmade stalls and the inclusion of mass produced/commercial products. The stalls were very spread out making atmosphere almost impossible.
But having said that, some of the best local markets I've been too have been tiny with only a dozen or so stalls but they are quality, well thought out & have a wonderful atmosphere with fantastic attendance. They have remained true to the advertised purpose. And I think this is the key. If you advertise as a craft/handmade/homemade market then it needs to be, same with a farmers market and trash & treasure. Not a mish mash of everything.