The annual Balsham Food, Craft and Gift Fair returns on 8 and 9 October, promising its biggest and best event yet with more than 50 stalls to explore. Hosted by Meadow Primary School, the fair is entering its 27th year, and offers a feel-good community event with a variety of high-quality handmade creations and tasty locally made foods.
This year, explore infused glass decorations, original art work, beautiful jewellery, ceramics, textiles, crochet and felt work, natural beauty products and handmade cards. If you’re after a foodie treat, there’ll be cheeses, Greek oils, olives, preserves, cupcakes, artisan ice creams and plenty more to tuck into. The café will also be selling home-made cakes, biscuits, filled rolls, bacon butties and hot dogs as well as serving up cream teas.
For the kids, there’s plenty of fun in store, with a lucky dip, sweetie stall, face-painting, craft tables and activities run by Cambridge United Football Club.
“We are really excited about this year’s event,” says organiser Debbie Paton. “We have a fantastic range of high-quality, luxurious, unique and bespoke crafts and gifts available to buy at very affordable prices. I believe there is always something special about a gift which has been lovingly designed and created by hand.”
Visitors of all ages are welcome to come along and support local craftspeople, artists and food producers, picking up delightful gifts and treasured pieces. In case you need another reason to visit, all proceeds made at the fair will benefit the students at Meadow Primary School, helping to enrich their learning through new technologies and funding of extracurricular activities. The event takes place from 10.30am to 4pm. Entrance £2 per adult (includes a tea/coffee per ticket), 50p for under 16s.