The Fairy Tale Fair: Christmas Family-Friendly Fun!

You are never too young to start appreciating unique hand made products! The Fairy Tale Fair which takes place in Patcham is a fantastic place to spend a day browsing cute and whimsical work of local designer makers. After the success of their first event last August, organiser Claire Montgomery has put together a larger and even more special version just in time for Christmas taking place on Saturday 24th November. Let’s hear more about her innovative take on the craft fair scene…

Hi Claire, please introduce yourself and your event!

Hello, my name is Claire Montgomery and I organise The Fairy Tale Fair– a whimsical craft fair with a difference in Brighton. I dreamt up the idea of the fair back in May this year and wanted to create a craft event that also involved children, workshops and of course cake! A few weeks later The Fairy Tale Fair was born and everyone seemed to like the idea straight away. I sent emails out to Brighton crafty people and stalls quickly filled. We had our first event in August this year which was a real success and we got such positive feedback and nice comments! We even had people travel from London, Kent and beyond which is great as we are only a local fair.

That’s fantastic! What can we expect from this forthcoming event?

After the success of a summer fair I am currently organising the next Fairy Tale Fair, which is a festive special on Saturday 24th November 2012. Fall down the rabbit hole and explore what we have to offer…We have a new bigger venue at Patcham Methodist Church in Brighton (full location details on the blog), and there will be 35 stall holders selling handmade crafts, jewellery, festive gifts, vintage items and more. There will also be a room for children’s craft workshops, face painting, beauty, and a vintage tearoom run by the lovely Mayflower Events wedding company.

We want the event to have a real community feel and want to bring people together and make it a real enjoyable family day out. Why bother with the busy shops, standing in queues and paying to park in town when you can visit The Fairy Tale Fair and get beautiful, affordable handmade gifts made by locals that you won’t find on the high street? There is also free parking and you can stop and have yummy tea and cake on vintage china whilst you are there!

If you like the sound of our fair then please take a look at our blog and social sites, and maybe even pop along and say hi on the day! We hope you have enjoyed our guest blog post and if you have any questions for us please email: or see our blog via the link below:



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