Craft Fairs and Events

Craft Fair Review – The Clog Market

Where: The Whitaker Museum, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall BB4 6RE

Date: 11th September 2016 11am – 4pm

How Often: Monthly. Christmas Market arranged for 26th November 2016

Venue: Outside Courtyard. Stalls are provided by the organisers

Entrance Fee: Free

Type of Crafts: Vintage, Artisan food & drink, Handmade, Homemade, Clothing & Gifts

Car Parking: Free and plentiful

Other Facilities: Toilets on site, refreshments for sale including a licensed bar and entertainment provided.

General Comments: The Clog Market, aptly named after Rossendale’s footwear heritage, is a relatively newcomer in the local calendar, having only started in June this year. But it is already making an impact. They are hoping to become a monthly fixture, usually held at Town Square, Bank Street, Rawtenstall BB4 8TS – the venue was changed this month to coincide with a 60’s weekend being organised by The Whitaker.

We visited on a sunny Sunday morning just as the market was getting started, and there was a lovely, relaxed vibe to it. The stallholders were all friendly and engaged, willing to talk about their products and crafts, and the food and drink stalls were keeping everyone well fed and watered.

There was a steady flow of customers of all ages, and business appeared to be good. A lot of the stallholders have already become regulars despite the market’s infancy, with a good mix of products.

We, unfortunately, had to leave before the entertainment started.

What did we buy? (Random as ever…)

2 vintage car jacks (to be made into lamps by TOH) and some fabric remnants to add to my stash.

Fair Organiser: Jane Boys from Glory Glory Vintage, Barnoldswick

Contact Info: Email info@gloryglory vintage.co.uk or call Jane on 07891 478476