Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This now well established event in the Clonter Calendar offers a great day out for all the family, from lucky finds amongst the Car Boots to Hand Made Craft and Vintage Clothes Stalls, with other attractions, from Good Old Fashioned Fair Games and a Fortune Teller, to Face Painting and Birds of Prey, with Live Music through the day, from Folk to Opera!
This year we are also repeating the Wedding Fair section and the Dog Show, which will have more categories. Dogs welcome with their owners on a lead!
Clonter will be joining forces once again with the Congleton Beartown Classic Car Club, in Aid of Cancer Research UK & Clonter Farm Music Trust. Exactly half the proceeds will go to each charity.
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STALLHOLDERS SO FAR…
From a small workshop in Nantwich, a serious hobby has evolved into the desire to share the beautiful things that can be made from glass, whether cut, crushed or powdered glass, many very different outcomes can be achieved. Giraffe Glass will be bringing a range of bowls, framed pictures, necklaces, key rings, candle holders and pieces of reclaimed wood with glass designs that make lovely wall hangings.
Linda Gardner – Hand Made Books
Clonter is delighted to be welcoming back Linda Gardner, with her beautifully hand made books, helping to develop the artisan aspect of the Clonter Fair.
Rose Tinted Creations – TBC
‘Over the years I have added Ceramics, Painting, Embroidery and Sculpture to my main passions of Felt, Jewellery making, Rag Rugging and Upholstery.’
Theresia Cadwallader – TBC
Inspired by the texture and geometry of the natural world and the rich colours of paintings, Theresia transforms metals, gemstones, glass, beads, wood and other materials into unique and eye catching necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Each piece is thoughtfully designed, beautifully crafted, strikingly original and a joy to wear.
Blueberry Hill Ink
Inspired by the landscapes and colours of the West Coast of Scotland 🍂 All pieces are for sale so DM me if you would like to take home the original
Cheshire artist Allie’s charming original watercolour paintings, greeting cards and prints depict her love of nature. Cottage garden florals, countryside scenes, seasonal produce, farm livestock, dog or house portraits, wildlife and favourite views. Watercolour artist, Allie is available to commission. She will be demonstrating various water colour techniques at the fair.
Jane Taylor – Hand Made Cabachon & Gem Stone Jewellery
ATTRACTIONS SO FAR…
Congleton Beartown Classic Car Club
Each year the Congleton Beartown Classic Car Club bring more and more of their members. We are delighted to collaborate with this delightfully nostalgic local organisation once more.
Car Boot Sale
This is where it all began. A group of ladies wishing to do some life laundry. Every year people are queuing outside as the sun has barely lifted its head, eager to find hidden treasures amongst the hive of car booters.
Happy Medium – Fortune Teller
My name is Andrea Walker and I am a psychic medium. I have recently relocated to Congleton in Cheshire, but I travel out to surrounding areas for group readings also. I have nearly thirty years’ experience of working with the Tarot, although the deck I prefer to use is an Astro Tarot pack, as I feel this gives a wider choice for my particular readings. During the mini readings I will be doing for the Fund Raiser, I will give a fifteen-minute tarot reading that will give at least a year’s tarot predictions, maybe longer, I won’t know until I start the reading. I will also try to fit in messages from your loved ones who come close by whilst I am doing the reading but please bare in mind our limited time together and I can only give you so much in this length of time lol. I look forwards to meeting you and being able to donate £5.00 from each reading to such worthy charitable causes.
ACTIVITIES SO FAR…
Due to the popularity of the dog show last year, this shall be repeated again this year, with more categories to be added. Categories to include Dog with the Waggiest Tail, Longest Ears, Best Behaved Dog, Best in Show
£2 per class
£4 for all classes
Duration – 1 hour
Dong the Bell
This is a wonderfully old fashioned fairground attraction, which can be enjoyed by all members of the family, however young!
What traditional fair would be complete without one of these.
A family favourite that is hard to get the young ones away from
This could be your lucky day. Raffle Prizes for a wide range of activities are to be won.
FOOD AND DRINK STALLS SO FAR…
Buzzy Bee Bakery – Camilla started Buzzy Bee Bakery in April, as a classically trained pastry chef. “I bake because I love it, I love creating something from scratch and making it into something so delicious, baking classic flavours with a twist. Everything is made with the the best quality ingredients and love. So make sure you come and check me out the Clonter Opera fair. There will be homemade jam donuts, classic lemon drizzle, gooey chocolate cookie sandwiches and much more!”
Cheshire Brewhouse – TBC
The Cheshire Brewhouse is a microbrewery based in Congleton, Cheshire.
Shane Swindells is the driving force behind the scenes, a multi-skilled engineer with a real passion for quality.
REFRESHMENTS SO FAR…
Poppy’s Ice Cream Bike
Singing Pineapple Catering
We live to eat, and we really love to eat in the street! The Singing Pineapple Catering company have two main offerings we can bring to your event – The Dog House – our gourmet Hot Dog hut, and new for late 2016, The Pizza Box, our wood fired pizza shack.
Swettenham Church Committee
Tea, Coffee and Cakes
Rushey Hey Farm – TBC
ENTERTAINMENT SO FAR…
Esther Brennan & Ian Buchanan
Annie’s Saints and Sinners (Jazz Band)
Annie`s Saints and Sinners are a Traditional Jazz Band, based in Macclesfield. We were formed over twenty years ago though the musicians have changed several times! We play regularly at the Egerton pub in Chelford and at Macclesfield Treacle Market and at weddings ,funerals and other functions.
Two Chords More
Sandbach Ukele Group
Magical Poetry Box – Helen Kay
Cheshire Tortoise Group
The Cheshire Tortoise Group are part of the British Chelonia Group (BCG), the charity for the care and welfare of Tortoises, Turtles and sea Turtles around the world by supporting conservation projects.
The Cheshire Tortoise Group experts will be available at the Clonter fair for help and advice on pet tortoises. There will be free care sheets and educational information, as well as some live tortoises for visitors to see. The tortoise stand will also include the sale of selected giftware and collectibles (many with a tortoise theme) to raise funds towards worldwide conservation.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Our reserves provide a refuge for rare species including natterjack toads, great crested newts, the bittern and a wide range of dragonflies and butterflies. Mammals such as otters and water voles are regularly recorded on our reserves, and our Gowy Meadows nature reserve has one of the largest varieties of aquatic invertebrates found anywhere in the UK. We’re also working hard to bring some of the region’s rarest wildlife back to Cheshire including white-faced darter dragonflies.
Gates Open 10am
Gates Close 4pm (Last admission 3.30)
Entry Fee £3, Free for Children (Under 16)