Fair expands as traders line up to sign up

North Devon Gazette

Great Torrington Town Council has reported the exciting news that the Craft, Food and Drink Fair has exceeded expectations and the fantastic response means a welcome extension to this terrific event.Â

Two additional venues have been added to the original two in order to accommodate the number of local traders wanting to attend. The event has been commissioned to South West Event Management to organise as part of a Welcome Back Fund initiative. Â

This event will see Torrington Town Hall, Pannier Market, Castle Hill Community Centre and the Plough Arts Centre filled with a huge variety and eclectic mix of local traders’ craft, food and drink offerings from around Great Torrington and surrounding area. These stalls will complement the vast selection of independent shops with their own unique and beautiful treasures.Â

As a taster, there will be offerings of watercolours, knitwear, cakes, fudge, burgers, Indian cuisine, vegan offerings, stained glass, bath bombs, handmade soap, handmade babies clothing, stamp art, bird boxes, bags, handmade jewellery, cider, real ales, spirits, and cheeses with spaces for 50 traders!Â

The Facebook event page is titled 'Welcome Back To Great Torrington', if you search for the page and give it a like, you will be able to keep up to date with what is happening with the event and which businesses will be attending.Â

There will be a bar open, serving local drinks and mulled wine at the Town Hall. Local shops and traders have been invited to offer special discounts/treats to shoppers on the day. Shops have also been invited to take part in a “display a clue/treasure” in their shop/window, which we hope will encourage shoppers to visit all shops taking part to complete their clue sheets, with prizes for winning families.Â

We hope this will be a great day with something for everyone and encourage all local people as well as visitors to pop into our lovely town on the 5th March and pick up some local goodies.Â

For more information, please contact Lucy on 07518066623 or email lucyloweevents@outlook.comÂ

Come on down and sample the very best in craft, food and drink.Â