The Christmas fair features 70 stalls showcasing the work of the Dorset Team, an ever-growing group of local small business owners who sell their wares online through Etsy, and that includes my hair accessory business, Beauxoxo! The fair is officially supported by Etsy UK and once again coincides with Small Business Saturday, a day that encourages everyone to support small businesses across the UK.
If you've seen my post from last year about the fair, you will see that there truly is something for everyone, from handmade clothing and accessories (like moi!), to ceramics, woodwork, artwork, jewellery and homewares, all of which have been made locally. It's also a lovely opportunity to meet the designer behind the shop, and Etsy designer makers will be there to chat with you and tell you more about their products. Some will also be offering crafting supplies and DIY crafting kits, which make wonderful gifts. Many sellers are also offering a "Buy & Collect" service this year, meaning that you can purchase from them online and collect on the day. If you'd like to see a list of all the stallholders participating in the fair this year head here.
The Etsy Local fairs run across the country are such a fantastic way to support local small businesses, and to find unique and unusual gifts for someone special in your life this Christmas. I can't wait to meet some of you at the Dorset event and if you're no where near Dorset but you want to see if something like this is happening near you, check out this post from Etsy.
Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016
Opening times for Public: 10am - 4pm
Location: Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/866031100155674