So as I mentioned last week, I have booked monthly Craft & Vintage Fairs to run at the same time as the very popular Farmers’ Markets in Higham Ferrers. They are usually on the last Saturday of every month (except in December) and run 9am-1pm. The flyers and banner have been ordered and I’ve started putting up posters to advertise this event – MANY more to follow! Lots of bookings have already started coming in which is wonderful. Please remember that these events are for HANDMADE and VINTAGE items only.
Occasionally the Working Men’s Club may have another booking so we will need to move venues as I’m really keen for this event to be held every month so that people who come into Higham Ferrers for the Market will know that we are on too. There are 2 dates this year that the WMC is busy (29th October and 17th December) but I have managed to book the Band Club which is just round the corner on Wharf Road for these dates. They have a lovely big airy hall upstairs (no lift so keep this mind if mobility is an issue or you have very heavy boxes!) which we can use and I have now booked for these 2 dates. If any stallholders have booked the WMC for either of these dates and would prefer not to use the Band Club I would be happy to transfer your booking to another date.
There is a car park at the hall which will fit around 12 cars and we should be able to use the car park at the hall opposite (to be confirmed). There is also a free car park by the Doctors’ Surgery on Saffron Road which is only round the corner which stallholders can also use once they have unloaded. For the dates at the Band Club I will provisionally limit the number of stalls to 20 and take it from there! The Band Club is opposite Higham Ferrers Junior School and Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School so plenty of passing trade to see the banner!
At all of the events I will place the large pavement signs at each end of the Market to advertise where we are and also one on the corner of Wharf Road to point people in the right direction so I’m sure people will see us! I have also just written an article for the Nene Valley News which will hopefully be published on 2nd July. This introduces Rainbow Craft Events and advertises the events in Higham Ferrers and Raunds. I’ll continue to write them for this fortnightly newspaper as it reaches so many people locally.
As always, feedback is welcome. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!
PS 3 large pavement signs and 5 sets of the smaller signs have been put out for the Handmade, Vintage and Gift Shopping Event at Saxon Hall, Raunds 2nd July. Have you seen them and WHERE!?