Just to update you on the news...
Clare and I met up today and have drawn up a floor plan for the fair, checked out the catering arrangements (there is a great little cafe at one end of the hall) and drawn up a booking form. Please leave a comment and I will send out booking forms via email. Before you send it, please look at the floor plan so you can see which type of stalls are available. This should be posted on the blog in the next 24 hours.
The fair will open at 9 am, this is to maximise the Saturday morning trade in the town. The hall will be open from 7.30 for setting up, and we will assist with carrying in as much as we can as we do appreciate that 1.5 hours is a relatively short time.
There are power points throughout the hall, so you will be able to bring lighting, but PLEASE ensure all equipment is safe & would pass muster with an electrician!
Parking is outside the venue and at present costs £3.20 for the full day.
Due to the fact that the venue is often used for evening functions we will close the fair at 3pm. This will allow stall holders time to pack up and vacate the hall in good time, and also means that those who have to travel a fair distance can do some in some daylight!
We will be printing postcard style flyers for the event, and will be happy to send these out so that you can invite friends, customers and anyone you think might be interested..... the more the merrier and we all rely on "networking" to make events go well.
After much debate we have decided to make a small charge for admission. I know this a common bone of contention amongst people, but we feel that the balance of reasonable stall costs against small admission fee is a fair deal for everyone.