2019 Christmas Fairs to Visit! Four fab festive fairs!

by Claire Senior

We'll be at the following craft fair events in the run up to the Christmas holidays. If you're in the area pop by and say hello and partake in a bit of indie retail therapy! Bring joy to local businesses and ditch that Amazon trigger finger for a few days! You know it makes sense!

Crafty Fox Market - Sunday 3rd November 2019

Venue: Mercato Metropolitano, 47 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6NX

Time: 11am - 5pm

I'm very excited to be taking part in my first ever Craft Fox Market next month. Crafty Fox Market supports emerging designer makers and artists with opportunities to showcase and sell their work. Founded by Sinead Koehler, they achieve this by hosting quality markets in a variety of brilliant venues across London, and occasionally beyond. Their creative community is at the heart of everything they do, which is why I'm so thrilled to have been selected to show my wares at this event!

This is a slightly different fair for me than I've done before, because all the products I'm taking down to London are ones I've created myself. I've been working towards this since first launching my business 8 years ago. And if you're thinking "why did it take you so long to start creating your own products?"... it's mostly because I was working a full time job and trying to launch a business in my "spare" time which I had no idea how labour intensive those two things would be to do together!

If you're in London on this weekend, pop along, there's tons of other stalls to peruse, as well as some super tasty food to be consumed!

Read more about Crafty Fox Markets here: https://www.craftyfoxmarket.co.uk/story

Fabulous Places Christmas Market - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2019

Venue: The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Rd, Derby DE24 8JE

Time: Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 10am - 4pm

I really love the Fabulous Places markets. Now in it's 10th year, Deb Kendall of Fabulous Places makes sure each event runs like a fair-enthusiasts's dream! It's also pretty awesome for stallholders too, which is why I'm constantly delighted each time I get invited back!

The Christmas Market is set over two days at the beautiful, historic Roundhouse (the oldest turntable engine shed (or roundhouse!) in the world) which is but a hop, skip and a jump from Derby train station.  

People travel from all over the country to attend this bustling, lively market, and once you walk in the doors you can see why!

Find out more about the Christmas Fabulous Places here: https://derbyshirechristmasmarket.co.uk/

Nottingham Makers and Vintage Christmas Market - Sunday 8th December 2019

Venue: Nonsuch Studios, 92 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EH

Time: 11am - 4pm

This is another first-time fair for Pancake this year, and another fair where I'm showing just my own cards, stationery and prints. I'm also sharing a stall with my very good friend and super talented artist Paula Reid, whose work you can see here on our site or here on her Instagram page.

I'm really looking forward to exhibiting at Nonsuch Studios as I've not been before but it looks like a fantastic location. Makers and Vintage Markets is an exciting new market to showcase the best of Nottinghamshire's designer/makers, artists and vintage sellers taking place in the new venue Nonsuch Studios. There'll also be workshops and great refreshments.

Find out more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/889124168105691/

Craft in the City - 14th & 15th December 2019

Venue: Waterstones Book Shop (top floor) 1/5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR

Time: Saturday 9am -5pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm

A Curious Pancake favourite, we're back at Waterstones this year after missing the last couple of these fairs, and we're very excited to be here on the third weekend in December!

Escape the madness of the high street in favour of the top floor of Waterstones where you'll find Nottingham's long running independent craft fair in the heart of the city. In this glorious room you can not only see gorgeous skyline views of our city but also browse fantastic one of a kind craft from a specially curated selection of designer/makers.

Find out more about Craft in the City and the makers here: https://craftinthecity.weebly.com/

Can't make the fairs? Why not start your shopping early! 

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