Thanks all of you who managed to for turn out for this weeks Christmas Market and Craft Fare – the first since COVID.
Unfortunately, a number of stallholders cried off at the last minute because of the appalling weather conditions, but the day proved sufficiently successful for the organisers to book again, probably a quarterly Farmer’s Market in 2023.
We received the following note from Acorn Events, which we’d like to share.
‘Hope you have dried off after yesterday.
Liz and I would like to pass on our thanks to all of the trustees for coming out and supporting the event, we hope you all enjoyed the weather affected market. You all certainly experienced the worst that the British weather can throw at hardy traders. Liz and I have witnessed some adverse trading conditions, yesterday was right up there with some of the toughest, our only saving grace was that it was not windy as well.
We spoke to all of the traders as we were closing down yesterday and received unanimous positive feedback. They all loved the location and were impressed and thankful that the local community still came out and supported in such horrible weather. They all achieved sales in line with their (weather affected) targets with some having a much better than expected day.
Our metal worker was not expecting any sales as he treats these types of events more as a trade stand to showcase his work particularly as many of his items were north of £500 but he often finds an email several months on from someone he met at an event for a commission or to purchase one of his already made items. He gave out a lot of business cards and also sold several small items, so he went away very happy indeed.
See also the post from the Coddenham Community Shop who put on a cracking display – well done!