Craft Fairs · Out & About in Kent

A Visit to The Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

A fortnight ago, I paid a visit to the Wealden Times Midsummer Fair. This annual summer fair showcases lots of lovely businesses, many of them local.  All exhibitors are hand-picked for their high quality, craftmanship and design.

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair Visit redhenjewellery

The Midsummer fair was held at the beautiful Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent. This rural Kent village is just a stone’s throw from where I live, so it’s an ideal trip out for me while The Little Chick is at playgroup.

Hole Park wealden times midsummer fair

I arrived fairly early and before it got busy, enjoyed a stroll around the beautiful gardens, which were open during the fair to ticket holders.

Rolls Royce Wealden Times Fair

Hole Park Gardens WT Fair

Hole park gardens sundial midsummer fair

Then it was time for tea…

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Of course I couldn’t resist a cake from Cocolicious‘ beautiful cake stall. Luckily, they always have a range of delicious gluten-free cakes on offer!

cocolicious cakes wt fair kent
Cocolicious – always a beautiful stall!
Cocolicious cakes and afternoon tea Wealden Times Midsummer fair
Cream teas and pink fizz…what more could you want!

Then it was time for a look around the marquees.

Here’s a selection of my favourite stalls.

Tatty Tess  unique, handmade, lovely clothes for little girls. It’s always lovely to see Tessa and her gorgeous vintage inspired creations. As usual, her stall looked lovely! I’m particularly fond of her miniature sewing machine and till (which she always explains are definitely not for sale!)

I really love the colourful, original jewellery of  Victorious Bee   Their stall looked really striking to compliment their bold jewellery. (I’m a big fan of the bee logo too!)

Champions of British made goodies Happy and Glorious  had some lovely new products for sale. Ceramic button earrings and brooches in shades of blue were one of my favourite items.

Other stalls which caught my eye were The Indoor Botanist with their original mini-terrariums and bottle gardens.

The Indoor botanist wealden times fair

Salt and Pamper’s stall looked good too, with modern styling and simple packaging.

Salt and Pamper stand midsummer fair

The Wealden Times Midsummer Fair is truly a feast for the eyes! I can definitely recommend visiting next year; I’m looking forward to it already.

Wealden Times Fair June Kent

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