The Fairy Tale Fair 2014

Published On November 6, 2014 | By Scarlett Pares Landells | Free & Cheap, Things to do features

The Fairy Tale Fair is a well-established and well-loved craft fair in Brighton. Launched in 2012, it has continued to grow and build a loyal following of stall holders and customers. Winter 2014 will see The Fairy Tale Fair’s biggest year yet, with three fairs and a venue in central Brighton for the first time.

The fairs are a perfect opportunity to get gifts handmade and one off this year, and to avoid the stress of the high street. You’ll also be supporting talented designers and makers, many of whom are local.

FTFpatchamPatcham Fair, Saturday November 15th

At the Patcham Fair there will be over 35 craft and vintage stalls selling handmade or hand designed festive gifts. Jewellery, prints, cards, knitted items, felted items, chocolates, decorations, children’s items, baby clothes, art, vintage accessories – your Christmas presents covered! You can also take part in a festive-themed workshop suitable for all ages, from felted festivities, jewellery and much more. The kids can also bring the fairy tales to life by having their faces painted! Be sure to stop off in the wonderful vintage tearoom, with an array of festive cakes, treat, savouries, teas and coffees served on vintage china.

Patcham Methodist Church – Sat 15th Nov – 10am – 4pm | FREE

FTFopenmarketOpen Market Fair, Sunday 23rd November

On Sunday 23rd November the Fairy Tale Fair will take over the whole Open Market concourse with 40 carefully chosen, high quality, handmade and hand designed goods stalls. The fair is a real community event, welcoming families and all ages to come along and enjoy the crafty creations and treats! There will also be good quality vintage sellers and stalls with a selection of yummy of cake or festive treat too, as well as the markets permanent cafes to stop and relax in between all that shopping and browsing! All stall holders are locally based.

The Open Market – Sun 23rd Nov – 10.30am – 4.30pm | FREE

FTFracecourseBrighton Racecourse Fair, Saturday 6th December

The Fairy Tale Fair is coming to Brighton Racecourse on the 6th December. Over 100 whimsically festive stalls will fill the venue, and it will be a magical day out for all the family. The stalls will all feature handmade or hand designed creations, made by independent designers and makers, many based locally. You’ll find festive gifts, jewellery, prints, cards, children’s clothes, accessories, bags, skincare, crochet, knitted items, vintage finds and much more! There will also be magical festive extras including Santa’s photo booth, face painting, vintage singers and entertainment and lots more to look forward to! You might even spot a fairy or two! You can also stop off in the newly revamped cafe, with a large selection of savouries, cakes, festive treats and drinks.

Brighton Racecourse – Sat 6th Dec – 10am – 4pm | £2

About The Writer

Scarlett is a trainee journalist and Archaeology graduate. Having recently moved from Manchester she is exploring all that Brighton has to offer and writing about it! Arts' music,food, archaeology, reviews and musings coming soon, watch this space. (Blog coming soon!)