A fair serving of crafts, food and music in Blackmore Gardens
PUBLISHED: 12:28 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 August 2017
Sidmouth FolkWeek Craft Fair offers a marvelous range of craft and gift ideas in a beautiful setting right in the middle of town, on Peacock Lawn, right next door to Blackmore Gardens. Open daily from 9am – 6pm, the high quality fair features crafts people from the South West and beyond, with a diverse selection of goods and many new additions this year to keep things fresh.
Expect handmade jewellery, silk batik paintings and scarves, gemstones, sculptural leaded-glass insects, spiders and webs, antique jewellery, leatherwork, prints, paintings, miniatures, woodwork, stained glass mirrors, light catchers, hand-felted accessories, henna tattoos, clothing and fashions for the folk scene for all your morris dancing needs!
The fantastic Café Dish return once again to provide delicious food and drink whilst you browse the stalls. Or simply grab a seat in the garden, or undercover, and enjoy the atmosphere.
Grab a Bite at Blackmore Gardens & Peacock Lawn
In Blackmore Gardens, Exeter-based 2 Coast County serve up delicious SW soul food with low miles on wooden platters, including chicken and veggie dishes, wraps and Kid’s Boxes. Lemon Jelli from Newton Abbot will be in residence in their bijou French van, with delicious coffees/teas, drinks, pies and pastries, cakes and cream teas to make your afternoon. Salcombe Dairy’s Ice Cream Parlour dish out the delicious ices for small and big children in the Gardens. Henry’s solar powered The Electric Lemon serves up fresh traditional drink recipes from a fun, child-friendly, colourful cart.
The Sound Of Music
The Music Fair at Blackmore Gardens offers the chance to come and meet the makers, try their instruments and enjoy the relaxed and creative atmosphere. With seating immediately outside the music fair, to try out your instruments, in the shade of the trees in the gardens, it is possibly the most unique setting for this kind of fair in the UK.
This year also sees a small courtyard in the centre of the Music Fair for you to try out your new purchases or discuss your needs with the traders.
Artists’ latest CDs will be on sale at the Ham Merchandise stall, as well as at venues where artists appear.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.