Christmas Fair Diary – My first craft market!

fairytale fair brighton open market christmas fair


The Fairy Tale Fair recently held a 2 day Christmas fair at the Brighton Open Market. Filled with 50 stalls, Christmas choirs, Princess’ and even Olaf (I know right?!) it was definitely filled with everything you could want from a Christmas Market.

fairytale fair brighton open market christmas fair

Even though I’m known for visiting every Christmas fair in the area, it was the first I had a stall at! I’m still in my first year of launching my shop at JustTheBeginning-x so it was a little scary! Any spare time running up to the fair was spent making the displays for my cards and calendars. With the last couple of days reserved for organising stock and squishing it into my suitcases.

fairytale fair brighton open market christmas fair

When we arrived it took over an hour to set up. (Although trying to set it out on my living room floor definitely helped!) We were lucky enough to have a stall right near one of the entrances, so we used that end to display my tote bags.

The best part of the day was definitely watching people interact with my products, giggling and pointing at the puns on the cards. It’s something you don’t get to experience with an online shop, as it’s all in numbers and charts.

fairytale fair brighton open market christmas fair

fairytale fair brighton open market christmas fair


I still have two more Christmas Fairs this year that you should definitely visit if you’re in the area!

2nd December – So This Is Christmas – The Charmandean, Worthing. 

8th December – Christmas Street Food & Makers Market – The Brighthelm Centre, Brighton.


and if you’re not around Brighton you can always find my greeting cards and gifts here. I ship worldwide and you still have plenty of time to get your orders in before Christmas!





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11 thoughts on “Christmas Fair Diary – My first craft market!

  1. I love craft markets! I wish there were more of them where I lived. Your stall would definitely be one that I’d stand at for ages looking at. I love illustrated items and products. And your little drawings are so cute!

  2. I’d love to visit a craft market, I haven’t been to one recently – I can imagine it’s so much fun having a look around at all the different stalls. Your products look so pretty and SO cuteee, I love the cards and mugs!


    1. I always love walking round them and usually end up spending way too much on gifts and stocking fillers. Thank you so much! 💕

  3. Wow such beautiful items! What lovely Christmas gifts they will make! Good luck in the upcoming markets 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Ashley! I feel a little more prepared now that I’ve already done one, plus the next ones are inside so it should be more comfortable 😊

  4. Your stall looks awesome! I’m so happy to hear to had a good time at your first Christmas craft fair. I hope it was successful and that you can go to many more in the future 🙂

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