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.
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.
Blueberry Hill Ink
Inspired by the landscapes and colours of the West Coast of Scotland.
‘Buttercup Soaps initially started as a hobby. We enjoy making soap, experimenting with different oils and scents and natural ingredients to make different recipes. All the soaps are independently assessed as being safe to use and follow UK and EU laws, and take 4-6 weeks to cure (moisture evaporates, leaving a harder, longer lasting bar of soap). Our soap room has all the soaps in the photograph currently curing and it smells amazing!’
Tweed Queen has been merrily making the most gorgeous handbags, scarves, hats & clothes for the last 10 years. ‘Is it really that long?’
‘We use only the finest British fabrics & vintage finds, transforming them into items of beauty which will enhance your life and wardrobe for years to come!’
Charms by Jane
Hand Made Cabachon & Gem Stone Jewellery
Christine makes handmade costume jewellery, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Beneath the cobwebs and dust hides many a treasure waiting to be waxed, not axed!
Suzette trained in decorative paint techniques and design over ten years ago and loves finding unusual or quirky items that can be transformed into unique or statement pieces for the home.
Babos Hanga Tepees
Kids Teepee Tent Handmade-Babos Hanga Childrens,Toodler,Kid,Infant,Baby,Teens Indian Tipi for Indoor and Outdoor Play-Girls and Boys can Decorate-Durable White Canvas with Lace,Wooden Poles,Cover-Foldable Kit
All About Crafts by Karen
DIY crafter who loves to design and make things. Which is a part time hobby. Locally based in Macclesfield.
Beverley Jane Crafts
hand drawn cards and notebooks which can be personalised with any message on the day . Customers can pick a card and request a personal message which makes the card unique and special .
Knitted Children’s Clothes
Jewellery and paintings by Congleton U3A Members.
WEDDING SECTION SO FAR…
With over a quarter of a century gaining experience in the industry, Nick Reed of NR Wines has been trading in its own right since June 2000. During that period of time a considerable and diverse client base has been established. In association with two long established and sizeable Wine Shippers and Distributors, my comprehensive portfolio reflects their expertise in the trade.
Clonter is available to hire for weddings and any other anniversaries or special occasions. A representative will be available to answer any questions you may have, to include a tour of the theatre.
Made with Passion
Trousseau ware – That old fashioned concept, is brought stunningly up-to-date by Sarah Farmer, who will be displaying her flamboyant range of trousseau ware, which might also make a welcomed addition to a pre or post bride’s wardrobe.
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!”
Tweetie Sweetie will be bringing a Pic ‘n’ Mix Sweet Cart and Candy Floss.
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.
It seemed an absolute MUST, with the current craze for gin, to have a gin bar this year provided by Mark Bailey from The Honey Pot Tea Room/Events and Party Planning Ltd.
Bee Keeping – Peter and Hazel Sutcliffe
Peter and Hazel keep bees at Clonter, and will be selling the Clonter honey this year at the fair. Very good for any hay fever sufferers, as well as being delicious. Peter and Hazel will also have information about bee keeping for any one who is interested in learning about this amazing tradition.
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. Please note that there will be STRICTLY NO ADMISSIONS before 10am.
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 Rescue, Glorious Golden Oldie (7 +), Dog Most Like its Owner, Best Outfit/Fancy Dress, Best Trick and Best in Show.
Entry Fee: £2 per class, £5 for 3 or 4, £8 for 5 +
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.
Splat the Rat
New addition to the Fair this year.
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.
Face Painting – TBC
Another fair essential.
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. The Pizza Box and our wood fired pizza shack.
The Sunshine Street Food Company
We are a locally based catering company, offering vibrant Caribbean and World cuisine on the street food scene. We bring exotic flavours and tropical vibes to our food using local produce and local suppliers. We offer a range of Sunshine food including classics, such as curry goat and rice and jerk chicken.
Northern Grind will be serving freshly-made Barista Style hot drinks and snacks in their cute Piaggio van.
Swettenham Church Committee
Keeping both punters and stall holders well fed and watered throughout the day, with tea and coffee, and DELICIOUS cakes, raising funds for St Peters Church, Swettenham.
ENTERTAINMENT SO FAR…
Annie’s Saints and Sinners
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.
The Beartown Buskerteers will be playing 70s and 80s music. Foot-tapping and leg-stomping fun.
Andy Anderson is a Cheshire based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, teacher and workshop leader, performing an eclectic mix of Americana, Celtic and Folk with a bit Blues, Jazz and Western Swing thrown in.
Sandbach Ukele Group
They will being doing a mostly upbeat set of pop/rock’n’roll from the 50s/60s, typical of what a lot of modern ukulele groups do, but perhaps one George Formby number!
Edward is now an ex-RNCM student, who has performed at Clonter in a number of guises. First as the gardener, in the production of the Marriage of Figaro in 2017, and then taking part in the Musical Theatre Workshop programme, which involves 2,000 children each year. His last appearance was entertaining two Tea with Songs from the Shows audiences in the Spring this year. Edward will be accompanied by Stephen Reynolds, of Clonter Fantasia fame.
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.
Magical Poetry Box
Poetry Dyslexia and Imagination is an interactive display of poetry art and films written by people on the theme of dyslexia starring the magical poetry player.
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Gates Open 10am
Gates Close 4pm (Last admission 3.30)
Entry Fee £3, Free for Children (Under 16)