February Craft & Vintage Fair – Higham Ferrers

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
  • fudge
  • 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!

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First Craft & vintage Fair of 2018

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 rainbowcraftevents@yahoo.co.uk I’ll look forward to hearing from you! Louise

 

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Christmas Craft & Vintage Fair

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!

Bookings 2018

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: rainbowcraftevents@yahoo.co.uk

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September Craft & Vintage Fair

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!

Craft & Vintage Fair Sat 25th February

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

BBC Radio Northampton visiting Craft & Vintage Fair!

So only a few days to go until the 1st Craft & Vintage Fair of 2017 and I’m really looking forward to it! We have a very special visitor too – Jules from BBC Radio Northampton and Three Counties will be visiting so listen to your radio around 11am!

We’ve got a great event lined up for Saturday (Higham Ferrers Working Men’s Club 9am-1pm) with several new stalls. I like to maintain a good mix of stalls to keep an interesting mix of handmade and vintage items for customers. This month I’ve been busy making vintage cake stands, felt ball garlands, felt brooches and magnetic pegs for holding photos etc on the fridge. We’ve also got Scrabble pictures, vintage and upcycled clothes and accessories, furniture and homeware. Phillip will be there with his wood carvings raising money for the NSPCC, there’s fabric gifts such as memo boards and bunting, knitted and crocheted items, cross stitch kits, make your own kits, jewellery, yarn and needles, toys, bags, cushions, fudge and items made from vintage and antique forks! Such a fantastic range and definitely something to suit all tastes!

From 9-10am it will be HAPPY HOUR and all customers who come nice and early can have a FREE HOT DRINK! We’ll be selling drinks and refreshments throughout the morning as always and entry is free so please do come and join us and support your local community! Plus the Farmers’ Market has some new stalls this month too so come and check them out! With Valentines Day only a few weeks away this is an ideal opportunity to come and buy something unique for your other half! See you Saturday!