NT Voice Christmas Winter Craft Fayre 2023 - This Weekend

Newquay Tretherras invites you to there wonderful annual Christmas Winter Craft Fayre.

"Start your Christmas shopping at one of the biggest and oldest craft fayres in Cornwall or grab a few stocking fillers while shopping local. With four halls to explore over the two day event, there's something for everyone from our 120 local artisan traders."

Claire and I are looking forward to this. There are so many makers and crafters, it's always a treat to see what everyone is up to. I often spend some of my profit on food.

Prep

It takes a lot of prep to get ready for any craft fair or exhibition, even when you've got experience under your belt. I like to have a little plan written down for the setup - it's easy on the day to forget all your carefully laid plans in the rush of the moment. Below is my slightly cryptic plan - but it makes sense to me!

Prep for NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths Prep for NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths

 

It's also important to ensure you are displaying your products in the best way possible, and this is something which feels like a constant challenge. This year I discovered this little wooden structure in a charity shop and with a little bit of minor DIY (which is about all I can manage) - I've got a nice display for my small hand painted baubles.

NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths
NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths
NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths
NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths

Location

Come and say hello this weekend, Claire and I will be there Saturday and Sunday! It's the only craft fair we're doing this year, so a rare chance to meet and purchase directly from us.

NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths
NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths
NT Voice Christmas Craft Fair Newquay Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths

Food

Food is an important element for me - need to keep my energy levels up!
This year the team have invited some incredible local vendors to serve up their delicious festive treats across the whole weekend.
  • Kabyn Café - Previously the Hungry Horsebox Co. from Hayle is joining us for the whole weekend to keep you topped up with Caffeine, hot street food, and some sweet treats.
  • Xanders Diner from Newquay is also pitching up alongside Kabyn to provide a festive spin on burgers and hot dogs (how did we never think about pigs in blanket hot dogs?)
  • Load-A Waffle is returning for 2023, only on Sunday, to provide you with those super scrummy waffles and coffees.
There will be a dedicated food area and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. On top of this there are several brownie and cake traders throughout the event halls. This is where I'm worried about my profits!

This year the school canteens will only be providing a grab-and-go style offering in the event hall - offering mince pies, chocolate biscuits, and teas/coffees, with a 50p saving if you bring your own reusable cup - I must remember to do that!
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