The 27th annual Craft, Gift and Food Fair

I LOVE doing this craft weekend with my woolly partner in crime Nat’s Fairy Knits. We’re both mums at the school and it’s our way of taking part in a community event that raises money for a great cause. This year, I’ll be working on a YarnBomb Challenge on the Saturday and Sunday, and selling the final piece online with a proportion of proceeds going to the school.

You can find out more about it, and adding your yarn bomb suggestions by clicking the link here! 

Craft, Gift & Food Fair, Balsham

8th and 9th October  10.30am to 4pm

Adults – £1, Children under 16- 50p

The Meadow Primary School, based in Balsham, 10 miles South East of Cambridge, decided to run a Craft Fair run by a small group of PTA members in 1989.  They found around 20 stall holders selling various types of crafts such as wooden toys, patchwork and other textiles. In their first year, they made £800 for the Meadow School allowing them to enrich the children’s learning buying them much needed equipment. The Craft Fair has grown year upon year and it is become even more successful over the years, it is now known as the Balsham Craft, Gift and Food Fair and brings in revenue of £5k and nearly 1,000 visitors through our doors over the course of the weekend.  Our Craft, Gift and Food Fair is widely anticipated and very well supported by the local…

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