The Fairy Tale Fair was launched in 2012 by a designer who felt there was a lack of community craft fairs, so found a solution, by setting up her own. The first fair took place in Patcham, Brighton and was a success. An Easter Spring fair, Summer Fair, and Christmas fair followed in 2013 in Brighton. The Fairy Tale Fair has held craft fairs every year since 2013, which has included regular fairs at Brighton Open Market, a large Christmas fair at Brighton Racecourse, and various fairs, including Halloween at Patcham, Brighton. The Fairy Tale Fair has also held fairs in Worthing in aid of St Barnabas House, raising over £3,000.
2017 saw the introduction of their first ever wedding fair, which was held at Brighton Racecourse, and a debut at Brighton Fringe fair. In 2018 the fair held it’s debut pop up shop in Worthing.
There are regular followers to the fairs who enjoy the local arts and crafts on offer, together with the atmosphere and familiar faces. The Fairy Tale Fairs have raised over £20,000 for charity, and have various awards and achievements.
2020 has seen us all deal with many challenges, due to the COVID crisis. The Fairy Tale Fair has had to adapt to these changes, as their usual fairs cannot take place this year, however, this does not mean that they cannot take place at all! The Fairy Tale Fair hosted a summer fair online in August. A spooky Halloween fair will take place online on Thursday 22nd October from 7pm. The evening will include products from their local artists, makers and designers. There will be prize giveaways and special guests. We will be showcasing the same quality of arts and crafts to view, but from the comfort of your home, whilst being COVID safe. The Christmas fairs will also be online, with dates to be announced soon. Click here to keep up to date and follow The Fair Tale Fair on Facebook and Twitter