Wow, the repsonse from stall holders to this event has been fantastic! We now have 39 confirmed stalls for the Handmade, Vintage and Gift Shopping Event on Saturday 16th April. Stalls include chocolate novelties, baby gift baskets, handmade jewellery, knitted and crochet, fabric gifts, craft kits, wax melts, book art, cards, vintage and upcycled gifts anf furntiure, fragrances, Body Shop, Aloe Vera products, war time food, felted animals etc etc… The list goes on! It’s going to be such a great selection for customers. There are still a handful of spaces so if you’re interested please get in touch asap
As always there will be refreshments and cakes to enjoy while you shop. Entrance is free and there is lots of free car parking at the hall.
So I’ve been busy telling people locally about this event to get as many people through the door as I can! Over 1000 flyers have been sent home with children at St Peters C of E Academy, Windmill Primary School, Stanwick Primary School, Ringstead C of E Primary School, Great Addington C of E Primary School, Woodford C of E Primary School and Alpha Preschool. I will handing out flyers at Raunds Park Infants School, Henry Chichele Primary School, Higham Ferrers Infants and Juniors and Irthlingborough Infants and Juniors over the coming weeks.
Adverts have gone out in the Raunds Roundup magazine and Kidz First so 1000s of people will have seen those. Leaflets are always handed out for upcoming events at any of my fairs too. An ad will also be appearing in the Nene Valley News soon. I have advertised the event in the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, Connect FM, Northamptonshire Guide, Wellingborough.gov.uk, thelist.co.uk and Mumsnet. The event has also been shared on numerous Facebook groups and pages. Posters and flyers have also been put up around Stanwick and Raunds so far..!
2 weeks before the day a new banner will go up on the railings of the Town Hall which is next to Saxon Hall and will mean lots of people will see it as they drive down the High Street. I have also bought 2 extra pavement signs and have had posters printed so the 3 signs will also go up at the beginning of April.
So what can you do to help?! Please share the event on Facebook and invite or tag friends who live locally. If stallholders have websites they could advertise the event on that would be fab too. Vintage Locket in Rushden who are having a stall are giving out flyers to their customers so if anyone else would like to do the same please get in touch and I’ll provide you with some flyers. Thank you very much to Vintage Locket!
What has been absolutely wonderful is when I have been giving out flyers, for example, so many people have said they’ve already heard of the event or seen an advert somewhere. So the word is getting out there and I hope that with each Rainbow Craft Event we’ll continue to grow our customer base who will return to future events. And why not as the stalls we’ve had so far have been fabulous!
See you soon