It’s that time of year again to look back all we did and achieved through 2019.
Firstly THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who visited or took part in any of our fairs or events this year. Without lovely customers and talented stall holders our fairs wouldn’t exist, so it really means the world.
Our year started back in the Spring with our Easter fair Worthing Charmandean. As previous years this fair was well attended and full of lovely Spring time creations and treats.We’re very pleased to announce this fair in conjunction with Northbrook Friends of St Barnabas raised £2088.50 for the hospice, which goes to a wonderful cause. 70+ talented stall holders joined us plus live entertainment including a mad hatter on stilts (Nick Cook Circus), The Sussex Ghostbusters, Magic Martin, St Barnabas Bee and face painting too.
After a bit of a break over the summer we returned this Christmas with 3 craft fairs AND a week long pop up shop!
First stop was Patcham on Saturday 16th November. The venue was filled with talented makers, craft workshops, face painting and the yummiest festive tearoom run by Bunston Bakes. We also had performances from Patcham Silver Band Youth and visits from the fairy unicorn and Piano Princess.
Just a couple of days later we headed to Worthing for our Christmas pop up shop from 19th – 24th November. The shop was filled with everything from original art to pocket money buys from almost 20 of our regular local makers. We had a busy week and the people of Worthing were so lovely, thanks to Colonnade House for having us!
Our biggest fair of the year was held on Sunday 1st December at Worthing Charmandean. Our ‘So This is Christmas’ fair is held in aid of St Barnabas and we’re very proud that this fair raised – £3,205.50 for St Barnabas!! This takes our total raised for St Barnabas since Dec 2015 to £22,425.50 which we are incredibly proud of – it is already helping make a difference in the hospice.
The fair is our biggest craft fair of the year and featured 70 stalls, cafe, face painting, Magic Martin and live performances from West Sussex Rock Choir, Patcham Silver Band Youth and The Singing Chef. The fair was opened at attended by Worthing Mayor, Worthing Town Crier, The Sussex Ghostbusters, St Barnabee Bee, Santa and his elves!
We ended 2019 with in central Brighton at Brighton Open Market. Almost 60 of our talented makers filled the market on Sunday 8th December selling their festive creations and gifts. We also welcomed a host of live entertainment and special guests including Elsa, Anna, Belle, Olaf the Snowman, The Theatre Workshop Children’s Choir, India Blue Fairy and many more.
We hope you enjoyed our fairs through 2019. Did you have a favourite venue, stall holder or performance? Let us know!
Wishing you all a magical Christmas and Happy New Year! We’ll be returning from Spring, more details will follow early 2020.