The Winter Craft Fair celebrates its 7th year, with a better than ever selection of quality crafts and foods, featuring many well–known familiar producers alongside a selection of exciting newcomers. Running over the weekend you will have all the opportunity you need to browse and shop for the perfect Christmas presents for your family and friends, or just treat yourself to something special.
Christmas in Cookstown first gets underway at the Burnavon on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November when the Winter Craft Fair returns for its 7th year! Now a much anticipated annual shopping opportunity the fair again presents a fantastic array of quality hand produced crafts and home baked goods. Again with over fifty different exhibitors over the course of the two day event, there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone and to suit all purses.
Local artists Denis and Rosemary Ferguson and Andrea Hayes will be joined this year by Karen Logan with her unique range of vibrant and quirky original artwork, prints and cards.
We are delighted to welcome back Lynda B , Mount Ida Pottery and Alison Hanvey with their extended ranges of functional and sculptural ceramics and jewellery. On that note, jewellery lovers will be spoilt for choice with Thompson Jewellery Design, Reskatirriff, Ruby Bijou and newcomer Empathy Creations among the exhibitors.
When it comes to textiles there are no fewer than eight brand new exhibitors putting in an appearance. Look out for Alana Doherty Designs with her lovely range of cushions, purses and hanging hearts , each one with a different message. Then there is Magael McLaughlin with her gorgeous range of luxury hand–woven scarves and throws as well as Nosy Rosie Crafts whose beautiful handmade kids clothes and doorstops are among their products. And remember if you don’t see exactly what you want many of these producers will take an order from you and send it to you when it is ready.
Add to the mix a selection of greetings cards, glass and festive decorations not to mention a vast range of home–made foods including delicious jams, chutneys, salad drizzles, seasonal cordials, Christmas puddings and bakes and you will find there is nothing missing, as you work your way through your festive shopping list.
Upstairs at the Burnavon is also home for the duration of the fair, to Bon Appetit whose proprietor, is Joanne Loughrin. Joanne will be using her culinary magic to put together an extensive menu for you to sample when you take time out from shopping to relax and refresh.
As in previous years you can also look forward to great musical entertainment while you shop. Don’t miss Cookstown Youth Choir and the Traditional Music in Schools group on Saturday 23rd and very special performances from Sperrin Choir and Cookstown Folk Club on Sunday 24th.
And if you need any more reasons to visit the Winter Craft Fair this year don’t forget there is loads of free parking nearby and admission is free!
The Winter Craft Fair at the Burnavon – put the dates in your diary now –
Saturday 23rd November 10am – 5 pm
Sunday 24th November 1pm – 5pm
This annual event is organised by Arts and Cultural Development Cookstown District Council. For more information contact 028 867 69949 (option 4). This year we are also delighted to announce that we are supporting CHARIS Integrated Cancer Care Cookstown through our craft fair.
With prizes kindly donated by the stallholders tickets for a prize draw will be on sale on Saturday 23rd with all proceeds being donated to Charis who provide a unique service to people diagnosed with cancer, their family and supporters. Charis promotes a caring and holistic approach to all those affected by cancer by providing psychological, physical and practical support. Cookstown Council is extremely proud and supportive of the work of this local charity, and the invaluable service it delivers in the community.
Andrea Hayes Textile Art
Art by Klog Sunday Only
Briege Conway Sunday Only
Denis & Rosemary Ferguson
Alison Hanvey Ceramics
Lynda B Jewellery & Ceramics
Mount Ida Pottery
Bath Fizz & Melt
Corner House Crafts
En Place Foods
Erin Grove Preserves Saturday only
Joan Boyd Home Bakes Saturday only
Joy’s Artisan Foods new for 2013
Linda’s Bakery Saturday only
Antonia Sherpina Candles new for 2013 Sunday only
Crafts Etc new for 2013
Handmade by Heidi new for 2013 Sunday only
Kellie’s Crafts Saturday only
Oakland Crafts new for 2013
Atlantic Glass Art
The China Cup new for 2013 Sunday only
The Vintage Cupboard
By Sam Mercer
Empathy Creations new for 2013
Tesoro Mi new for 2013
Thompson Jewellery Design Saturday only
Alana Doherty Designs new for 2013
Bruins Bears Saturday only
Funky Fleeces new for 2013 Sunday only
Hugablebears new for 2013
Jacki Sleator new for 2013
Lanas del Rio new for 2013
Nosy Rosie Crafts new for 2013
The Scented Thread new for 2013
Trina Crafts new for 2013 Sunday only Una & Molly
Atlantic Craft NI