The United States Peace Corps and USAID welcome you to the annual Marche Maroc artisanal craft fair in Fez. The cultural market begins on Friday, April 1st, from 9:00 – 18:00, Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 – 18:00, and continues on Sunday, April 3rd—the fair’s final day—from 9:00 – 14:00.
Marche Maroc will be held in the open-air courtyard of the Cultural Complex, Al Hourya, Avenue de la Palestine, in Ville Nouvelle a venue within walking distance of Gare de Fes, and a short taxi ride from the medina.
Artisans from all over Morocco will presenting their handicrafts and wears made all over Morocco, Marche Maroc is a chance to purchase craft works not typically found in Fez medina, directly from the makers and at fair trade prices. Some of the artisans will demonstrate their craft at the fair—woodcarving, couscous rolling, wool spinning, and a henna artist will be available for hand tattoos.
This fair brings artisans directly to the customer in a market that is often dominated by middlemen. This is an opportunity to support the culturally rich artisan community of Morocco and gain access to fine examples of the country’s handicrafts.
The Marche Maroc series also organizes artisanal craft fairs in Marrakech, Rabat, and Essaouira.