The United States Peace Corps and USAID welcome you to the annual Marché Maroc artisanal craft fair in historic Fès. The four-day fair begins Monday, April 23rd, and ends Thursday, April 26th, from 11:00 – 19:00 daily.
Marché Maroc Fès will showcase the work of diverse artisan groups from the various regions of Morocco. The artisans themselves will sell their goods in a comfortable, haggle-free atmosphere. Some of the artisans will demonstrate their craft at the fair—woodcarving, couscous rolling, wool spinning, and others. This fair brings artisans directly to the customer in a market that is often dominated by middlemen. Products offered at the craft fair are guaranteed authentic and hand-made, and will be sold at fixed prices. 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 Marché Maroc Fès craft fair will take place in the open-air courtyard of the Cultural Complex, Al Hourya, Avenue de la Palestine, in Ville Nouvelle. The fair is next to the Imam Malik Mosque, within walking distance of Gare de Fès, and a short taxi ride from the old medina.
In addition to the craft fair, Café Clock has generously donated a display space to showcase the artisanal crafts that will be offered at the fair. The showroom is located downstairs from the Café Clock restaurant at 6, Derb Mansoura, Talaa Kbira. Customers can browse and purchase products in the showroom and learn more about the craft fair from Peace Corps Volunteers who will be present. As with the Marché Maroc Fès craft fair, 100% of proceeds from the Café Clock showroom will go directly to the artisans and their respective communities. Café Clock has been a long-time supporter of the Moroccan artisan and Peace Corps communities. In addition to the showroom, the restaurant will also donate daily snacks for the artisans and translators during the four days of the fair.
The United States Peace Corps is a federal organization with more than 50 years of Volunteer service in countries around the world. Volunteers commit to 27 months of service in countries like Morocco and 78 others. The Peace Corps has a long and successful history of service in the Kingdom of Morocco.