This Saturday marks the return of the Rainbow Craft Events Craft & Vintage Fairs after a brief break over the New Year. I’m really looking forward to catching up with regular stall holders and customers and meeting lots of new ones! If you haven’t been down for a while, please do join us on Saturday 9am-1pm – free entry as always.
This month we have a great line up of stalls including:
- handmade jewellery
- carved wooden gifts
- greeting cards, bags and boxes
- acrylic paintings on pressed boards
- vintage inspired crochet
- personalised items and gifts for the home
- weight loss coffee
- yarn and needles
- elephants, gifts and toys
- cross stitch
- handmade knitted toys
- plus lots more to see!
If you like being up and about nice and early, pop in for a cuppa as hot drinks are half price 9-10am. Hope to see lots of you at the weekend!
Well I hope you all had a lovely rest over Christmas and the New Year. We haven’t held a Craft & Vintage Fair since November so it will be great to get back into the swing of things this year. As before, we’ll be holding these fairs for handmade and vintage items on the last Saturday of every month 9am-1pm – the same time as the Higham Ferrers Farmers Markets. We have around 20 stalls and it’s free entry for customers. We sell refreshments and they’re half price 9-10am for those early birds who enjoy visiting first thing. I’m still taking bookings for February 24th (we’re not holding a fair in January) and for throughout the year so please do get in touch if you’re interested in making some bookings. We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love to meet even more stallholders this year. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll look forward to hearing from you! Louise
So Christmas appears to be creeping up on us..! Not long now until the first of two festive Craft & Vintage Fairs at the Working Men’s Club, Westfields Terrace, Higham Ferrers on Saturday 25th November 9am-1pm. The December one will be on the 23rd. These events are held monthly at the same time as the popular Farmers’ Markets so why not pop over to Higham Ferrers and visit both!
This month we have a great selection of stalls as always including:
- indoor and outdoor Christmas wreaths
- handmade and vintage decorations inc stockings, beaded decorations, felt and crochet baubles
- memory jars and boards
- cakes and treats
- vintage inspired crochet
- carved wooden gifts raising money for the NSPCC
- charity tombola
- handmade cards
- plants and other garden items
- yarn, needles and a variety of knitted and crochet items
Plus lots more!
It’s free entry as always and half price hot drinks 9-10am. Please spread the word and tell local friends and family about these fantastic Craft & Vintage Fairs in Higham Ferrers!
I am now starting to take bookings from stallholders for dates in 2018. Please get in touch by email to secure your place! Stallholders are welcome to book up to 6 dates per year but can go on the waiting list for as many other dates as they wish. Thank you for your continued support!
For application forms and more information: email@example.com
Thank you to all the stallholders and customers who came to today’s Craft & Vintage Fair at the Working Men’s Club, Higham Ferrers. We had some lovely handmade and vintage stalls including crochet and knitted, garden ornaments, handmade jewellery, vintage clothes and accessories, upcycled painted furniture, cakes, sweet cones, cards, t shirts and bags, fabric gifts, yarn and needles etc, book art, personalised frames, door plaques, prints made from hand, finger and footprints, pyrography plus lots more! As always, it was free entry and early birds could make the most of a half price hot drink 9-10am. Due to popular demand, we are also now having a nearly new toy stall to keep the little ones busy.
The next Craft & vintage Fair will be on Saturday 28th October 9am-1pm so I hope to see you there!
Well what a lovely morning Saturday was! 22 fantastic stalls with a stunning range of high quality handmade and vintage items. As always, I had many customers comment to me about how impressed they were with the stalls there – always lovely to hear! I’ve attached lots of photos to show a selection of items that were for sale.
A couple of notes from the feedback (and things I’ve thought of too). Firstly, some stallholders commented on how nice it is to see other stallholders interacting with customers as they walked round – it really builds a lovely friendly atmosphere which is great and actually these stallholders certainly seemed to be making lots of sales! Definitely a good tip – having a chat with customers and having a big smile on your face is always a winner!
Secondly, stallholders commented on how effective they thought it was for me to spend time at the market handing out flyers and sending customers over. My lovely hubby also helped on Saturday so I could spend a bit more time in the hall with everyone. It was suggested that we have more people handing out flyers and I totally agree. I always ask for volunteers to help but only a couple of people have ever offered. Maybe it’s the cold weather..! If you are ever (as a customer or stallholder) able to spare half an hour or so to help stand at the market handing out flyers it would be massively appreciated! There’ll be a cuppa and cake waiting for you on your return! 😉
There were an extra 5 signs out on the roads this month (10 lamppost signs plus 3 A boards) as well as the banner. When I get the next batch of flyers printed, I’ll also add a map to the back. Unfortunately lots of the signs were damaged by the storm a few days beforehand so I’ll do my best to replace as many as I can this month. 1000s more flyers to give out to schools too. If anyone knows of any clubs etc that I could deliver some flyers to as well that would be really helpful, thank you!
Well I’ll see you next month – Sat 25th March at the Working Men’s Club 9am-1pm
Well it was certainly feeling very festive in Higham Ferrers on Saturday morning! It was freezing cold but Santa certainly put a smile on people’s faces at the Market! He was raising money for the NSPCC, a great cause. There were also some lovely carols played by the Rushden Mission Band which really added to the festive spirit. This month, the Craft & Vintage Fair was held upstairs at the Band Club. We had a lovely range of vintage and handcrafted stalls selling vintage clothes and accessories from the 1940s-1960s, crochet, beaded and silver jewellery, lamps made from pipes, coasters and pan stands, fabric gifts, bath bombs, novelty soaps, cards and a whole range of lovely gifts. As always, these events are free entry and there are refreshments and snacks on offer.
There was a lovely atmosphere and although it was a quiet start, things soon picked up as customers made their way over from the market. Obviously it’s not ideal being upstairs and this will be the last time we’ll be using this room. From now on, if we use the Band Club (already booked for Feb 25th) we will be using the whole of downstairs. This also means more people are likely to see the banner outside and there’s more room for stalls, including a room for a Gift Room (not vintage or handmade!!). Most months, we’ll be at the Working Men’s Club which is much easier for customers to access.
Some stallholders have commented that they are happy to be contacted in case of a cancellation, even if it is last minute. I have decided to start a Cancellation list of people I can contact if a space becomes available at short notice. Please let me know if you would like to be added to this list.
After holding 6 Craft & Vintage Fairs in Higham Ferrers, I am keen to get more feedback from local people. If you have been to one, what did you think? What did you like or what can be improved? If you haven’t come along to one yet, what would tempt you to pop along? I’d love to hear any suggestions.
Finally, I would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the fabulous stallholders and customers who have supported Rainbow Craft Events this year and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I look forward to seeing you at next year’s Craft & Vintage Fairs! #SupportHighamFerrers