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03/09/2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This new 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! A wedding section is being added this year. With a Dog Show to be held this year.
Clonter will be joining forces 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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for photos of
last year’s Clonter Fair.
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!’
Lavender House Crafts
‘I hand-make items for you, your pet and your home using my grandmother’s Singer sewing machine. I make Fabric Bunting, Dog Bandannas, Cotton Bags and pet duvets.’
Hill Smith Art
‘I am a visual artist and illustrator based in Cheshire, UK. Having pursued more conventional forms of work since graduation, I found myself needing to leave a career in care and education due to an injury, just after turning forty. I felt confident enough to finally pursue art as a profession. Or, I became vividly aware that I could well be at least half way through life without truly engaging with what I love and, more practically, what I am best at. Either way, in 2013 I decided to go all in and it seems to be panning out.’
2 Crafty Sew n Sews
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.
Donna’s Ark of Animals
Handmade stuffed animals and decorations made from original vintage patterns. This is my hobby which I am finding very therapeutic but if you are interested, please message me for details. I am happy to make things to your requirements e.g. colour scheme, material or personalisation’s and for any special occasion e.g Birthdays, Christenings.
Beady Mouse is a new business born from passion for making quality, high end handmade jewellery. Ranging from, bracelets, necklaces, beaded rings, wire work, bag charms, bead weaving, Japanese Kumihimo, ear rings, broaches, bridal jewellery and bridesmaids gifts and much, much more.
All About Crafts by Karen
DIY crafter who loves to design and make things. Which is a part time hobby. Locally based in Macclesfield.
Rose Tinted Creations
‘Over the years I have added Ceramics, Painting, Embroidery and Sculpture to my main passions of Felt, Jewellery making, Rag Rugging and Upholstery.’
Hand made sewing items for sale at Clonter Fair
Recycle Artist Lindsey Piper is thrilled to show her latest piece Exultant for the first time at Clonter Fayre this year. When not discovering and rescuing the treasures found inside computers she can be found creating her Sketches in Tyres. She will also be bringing an unusual range of recycle jewellery and lighting for the discerning buyer who is looking for something a little different.
Pets In Art
‘I can tailor my work to your individual needs and budget. All I need is a clear photo which you really like and which shows your pet in the best likeness and demonstrates his/her character.’
Handmade in the UK – soy wax candles, melts, & home fragrance, bath melts, creamers and body products.
Fiona’s Fairy Doors
Handmade from new and preloved wood, my Fairy, Christmas Elf, Christening, Tooth Fairy, Welcome Baby, Hobbit and Wedding Doors are a unique and delightful keepsake for young and old!
Unique handmade jewellery using or including Swarovski crystals and pearls.
J & A Gifts
Handcrafted Jewellery, clothes and handbags
Mr Simms Sweet Shoppe, Congleton
Local Sweet shop from Congleton
Mix It Up Bakes
Since relocating ‘Up North’ from South Wales two years ago I quickly found that my home baked Welsh Cakes are enjoyed as much up here as in Wales.
Irene Hargreaves Knitted Characters
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.
Mike Fortune Tarot Reader
I have a sincere motivation to share my ‘gift’ with you. I have been reading Tarot since my teens and I am a natural clairvoyant. I have helped many people get back on the right track. A good Tarot reading will make you feel refreshed and motivated, you will come to understand yourself better. If life,fate,circumstance has derailed your plans, let Tarot point you in the right direction.
Face painting, balloon twisting and balloon decor for all events in the North West.
Established in 2005, we offer a professional, reliable and friendly service, whatever the size of your event.
School in the woods
‘At School in the Woods we passionately believe that a child’s deepest learning arises from a process based approach and that our role as adults is to provide and hold a space that maximises the opportunities for extended play and therefore deep learning.
By utilising natural settings rich in loose parts, such as the wonderful woodland at Clonter, children (and adults!) are immersed in a sensory environment that provides space and time to develop awe and wonder at the world around them.
The diversity of the natural world ensures a differentiation of both experience and learning; so a small beetle may fascinate a younger child, holding their attention for many minutes whilst an older children may choose to spend a whole session challenging themselves to climb their chosen tree.
As facilitators we may provide carefully selected, open ended resources, such as clay or chalk to add another layer to the experience of the woodland play and we are also present to support the children in their chosen activities. Sometimes this is a small gesture such as holding something, or modelling language e.g. around size, but often our role is to stand back and hold the space to allow the child’s natural instincts and motivation to learn to shine through.
We are really looking forward to spending time in a new woodland.
Come and be with us, whatever the weather!’
Children need to be accompanied by an adult and our process based approach is suitable for all ages.
To ensure a place, please contact Helen Baskeyfield
Activities so far:
Dong the Bell
This is a wonderfully old fashioned fairground attraction, which can be enjoyed by all members of the family, however young!
Jump Up Carriages
Susie Jump brought a much welcomed extra dimension to the Clonter Fair last year, providing horse drawn carriage rides around Swettenham Heath. Drawn by her fabulous pair of dar bay Irish Cobs, Charlie and Duke, this is an experience not to be forgotten.
Due to the tremendous number of dogs that visited the fair last year, it was felt that it was a natural progression to introduce this family favourite activity.
£2 per class
£4 for all classes
Dog Show Timetable:
2:00pm – Dog with the Waggiest Tail
2:15pm – Longest Ears
2:30pm – Best Behaved Dog
2:45pm – Best in Show
Duration – 1 hour
The Clonter Dog Show will be supported by Country Boarding Kennels.
What traditional fair would be complete without one of these.
‘The Feathery Folk is a small, family run bird of prey business based in Congleton. We work constantly to share our enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, these amazing birds using interactive, hands-on encounters. We are also ambassadors for promoting fantastic welfare and enrichment for a group of birds that are often overlooked in this respect. We pride ourselves on our varied team of happy owls and other birds of prey.
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, with the addition of a much coveted bird table by Country Rustics.
Raffle Prizes so far:
Bird Table by Country Rustics
2 Tickets to Any Clonter Event in 2017/18
2 Tickets to Promise & Promiscuity at Clonter on Wednesday 4th October with Afternoon Tea
2 Tickets to Colum Sands at Clonter on Sat 14th October
2 Tickets to the Opera Gala at Clonter on Sat 11th November
2 Tickets to Gospel@Clonter on Sat 2nd December
£20 voucher from Bostock’s Tours
4 tickets to the Extreme Robots Tour 2017/2018
A family ticket for the Bonfire & Fireworks Display at The Victoria Club, Holmes Chapel
Are you getting married, or know someone who is? Clonter offers an unusual setting in which to either get married, or hold a wedding reception. The fair will give you an opportunity to explore the range of options that Clonter has to offer.
Sky High Views
We provide aerial imagery, filmmaking & photography services for Weddings, Events, Clubs and Hobbies, Activities, Property, Advertising, Marketing, Promotional Work, Surveys plus many more. The possibilities are endless. We have a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and we are fully insured.
The team at Xclusive combines expertise with innovation and imagine, able to make dreams of your perfect event a reality. Having worked at prestigious venues and events including The British Grand Prix, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Festival, Henley Royal Regatta and The British Open Golf Championships, Xclusive produce events to remember!
Our kitchen team has over 15 years experience working with Michelin star establishments, 5 star luxury hotels, A-list celebrities, royalty also catering for luxury parties and events. Jack Day, our Culinary Director drives the creativity within his kitchen pushing the boundaries of unique catering experiences. This has led him to become one of the leading event planners catering for large, small and themed scaled events.
A local business specialising in Venue Dressing, Helium Balloons and Decorations, Chair Cover and Sash Hire and Sweet Cart and Wishing Tree Hire.
Pimms and Prosecco stall
Pimms and Prosecco will be available throughout the day.
Ice Cream parlours seem to be sprouting up all over Cheshire. Fantastic!Can you have too much ice-cream? Surely not, but Snugburys could not be more local, and ice-cream is of course ESSENTIAL for any fair.
Swettenham Church Committee
Tea, Coffee and Cakes
Hoggie Hoggie Hog Roast
Will be providing BBQ food, burgers, hot dogs & vegetarian options
Entertainment so far:
Esther Brennan & Ian Buchanan
Alexander Grainger (Tenor), accompanied by Stephen Reynolds – tbc
Alexander Grainger is a 25-year-old second year postgraduate tenor currently studying with Paul Nilon at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Lin and Nick Tyson (Northwich Folk Club)
Northwich Folk Club has been meeting (almost) every Friday since March 1977. Our usual venue is the bar of the Harlequin Theatre in Queen St., Northwich where we mix guest nights and singers’ nights in a freindly and welcoming atmosphere.
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.
Park Foster Care
Park Foster Care is a medium-sized independent fostering agency, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted under the new framework. Our sole aim is to provide warm, safe, nurturing placements for children who cannot live with their families.
We currently have 58 fostering families and 85 foster children in placement and we work with over 70 local authorities across Central England. Our foster families live in the North West, West Midlands and East Midlands areas and we support them to look after children from the ages of 0- 18yrs on a short term, long term, respite and emergency basis we also support parent & child provision. We are currently recruiting new and existing carers to meet the increasing demand for foster homes for children in care.
Grateful Greyhounds was established over 35 years ago, set up and run by Judith with support from her two daughters Briony and Tori.
One important philosophy that Grateful Greyhounds has is that every dog should have equal opportunity for a happy life.
Grateful Greyhounds works hard to rescue and find new homes for dogs that unfortunately have been abandoned or mistreated. Most of the dogs rescued are greyhounds from the race track. Judith also takes in other breeds of dogs that are in a desperate need of a new home.
Bee Keeping – Peter and Hazel Sutcliffe
Gates Open 10am
Gates Close 4pm (Last admission 3.30)
Entry Fee £3, Free for Children (Under 16)