I'd never been to Gressenhall before but was so glad I went. What an absolutely gorgeous venue for a craft fair! The grounds of this old workhouse and farm were immaculately gravelled and lawn trimmed. Surrounded by cherry tree blossom it was absolutely ideal for a spring fair.
Me and Shiny Cat went in the car together and we also got stalls next to each other too so I had a friend who I could chat to. I always find myself being a little bit nervous at new fairs, so it was lovely to have her support. Charis from the Norwich Gift Emporium showed up too, so I was in good hands.
We were in a great big beer tent- which was serving up chunky pork pies and Panther Brewery's finest ales. There were live bands and lots of stalls indoors and outdoors too- the Proper Pizza Co. had their kilns on and there was also a little stall serving creamy lattes and cakes.
Outside were upcycle artists, a cheese maker, and a man who made wonderful scuptures using basket weaving techniques. I was glad to be indoors though with all the music, I'd packed myself some of the dragon bread I brought of a bakery at the Easter Extravaganza, along with some cheese and chutney to keep myself full.
The guests who came along were just so wonderfully friendly, people were very interested in my work as it was nature based. We had some really cute dogs come in too, and children were just as inquisitive as the adults.
I did really well at this fair, and looking forward to their Apple Day event in October!