Artisan fair to showcase best of Bedford’s producers

Artisan fair
Artisan fair

A festive arts and crafts fair showcasing wares from the best of Bedford’s artisans is being held in town.

Enjoy a day of festive fun at Bedford Corn Exchange with an exclusive shopping experience on Sunday, December 2, 10am to 4pm. Members of the public are invited to browse and purchase creative and unique goods made by the best of Bedford’s crafts people.

The fair will feature over 70 stalls with a variety of quality hand crafted products, including cards, accessories, decorations and food. There will be a food hall where shoppers can relax and enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee or Made in Bedford’s own handmade mulled wine alongside other homemade treats including cakes, mince pies and vegan street food.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, including live demonstrations by local artisans and craft workshops. Carol singers and musicians will also be on hand to spread the festive cheer with live performances and music. Admission is free admission.

Bedford Corn Exchange has been working in collaboration with Made in Bedford and BedPop in order to provide a shopping experience that promotes the work of local artists, designers, makers and producers, and which encourages the growth of talent and innovation in Bedford.

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Gallagher, portfolio holder for leisure and culture said “This Artisan Fair is a great opportunity to grab some locally-crafted Christmas gifts, and get in the festive mood with carols, music and delicious treats. Entry is completely free, so come along to the Corn Exchange and browse the fantastic goods and crafts.”