Handmade gifts at craft fair

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Craft fair at Lower Smite Farm (c) Ruth BourneCraft fair at Lower Smite Farm (c) Ruth Bourne

Shoppers wanting to buy something a little more individual for their loved ones this year can stock up at a popular craft fair.

Bug houses by Blackhouse DesignsThe fair, organised by the county’s largest wildlife conservation charity Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, is taking place on Saturday 17th November at their Lower Smite Farm headquarters between Worcester and Droitwich Spa.

The fair will feature a wide range of local artists and craftworkers. The charity’s Christmas cards, calendars and new wildlife gift boxes will also be on sale.

Sadie Carr Simons, organiser of the fair, explained “Our craft fair is one of the highlights of our events programme and we can’t wait for its return.

“We’ve got another great selection of artists and craftworkers – from jewellers and carpenters to potters and textile workers, jam-makers and photographers to knitters and leather-workers.

Waxwing artwork by Gemma Waters

“We’ll have bird and bug houses, cushions and fabric gifts, printed textiles, decorations and leather accessories. We think there’s something for all tastes.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to discover locally produced and handmade gifts for friends and relatives as well as a chance to get ahead of the Christmas rush.”

Retail therapy and wildlife walks

For those shoppers who are bringing the family, there will be a winter wildlife trail to follow or visitors can just have a short stroll through the wildlife garden.

Hot drinks, cakes and mince pies will be available throughout the day. Entry is free and plenty of car parking is available on site.

Christmas decorations by Linda MasonSadie added “The fair takes place throughout our converted barn, stables and dairy so it’s a relaxing way to browse and buy something a bit special for those you love.

“This year we’ve launched a new range of wildlife gift boxes full of goodies for both wildlife and the recipient. These will be on sale alongside our Christmas cards, calendar featuring images from local photographers and much more. All the monies raised help our conservation work right across Worcestershire.

“Even though we normally attract more than 300 people, there’s plenty of free parking and we’ll have refreshements available throughout the day.”

The craft fair takes place on Saturday 17th November between 10am and 4pm.

Lower Smite Farm is signposted from the A4538 between Martin Hussingtree and the Sixways roundabout.