Monday, 12 November 2012

The Christmas Fair @ Hexham 2012

Not to be missed....

The Christmas Fair @ Hexham 2012 is this weekend, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November

At Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3PD

Open 10am to 4pm daily

Admission FREE   (voluntary donations to Rival Arts chosen charity....The Great North Air Ambulance would, as always, be most welcome)

Lots to see, taste and buy with over 130 stands in the indoor marquee and ancillary rooms

A great place to do your Christmas shopping....all under one roof, warm and dry, with the huge Wentworth car park right outside. 

Finally, we are not sure who will be "meeting and greeting" at the entrance this could be Caspar the spectacled owl....

Or Sneugal the Snowy Owl.....

So why not come along and see...... tooo wit tooo whoo it will be?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Christmas Fair @ Durham 2012

The Christmas Fair @ Durham returns for its third year at New College, Durham, DH1 5ES (located just north of the City centre) on,

 Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. 

Open 10am to 4pm daily

Admission FREE and huge FREE car park on site.

With a diverse mix of Gifts, Crafts, Art and Food....120 stands will meander their way through the main College building...and the Costa Coffee Shop will be open all weekend serving good coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

Further details and list of exhibitors can be found on our

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Autumn Fair @ Rheged....

The Autumn Fair @ Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ returns for the 5th year to this ever popular North Lakes, visitor centre on  
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012

Situated just off the M6 motorway close to the busy market town of Penrith.

 Two exhibition halls will once again play host to a diverse mix of Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Food....

And the creative, Cool crafting workshops will be available for young and old alike throughout the weekend.

For further information about Sarah's bite size workshops at the Fair...see here.

 Admission to The Autumn Fair is FREE.... however, voluntary donations as always to the Great North Air Ambulance ( Rival Arts chosen charity ) would be most welcome.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Summer Season Part 2...

Rival Arts return to Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland this weekend for the Summer Fair in the indoor marquee..... now in its 4th year.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2012.

Open 10am to 4pm daily.

FREE entry to the Fair..... however a donation to the Rival Arts charity.... The Great North Air Ambulance for their invaluable work in our region would be most welcome.

Ample car parking in the Wentworth car park and good public transport links with the train and bus stations just a few minutes walk away.

And a short walk to the town centre, should you wish to combine a visit to this historic market town

For further information and exhibitor listing please visit

Friday, 20 July 2012

Summer season Part 1....

Rival Arts Summer season starts with an exciting new venue at Richmond School, Richmond, North Yorkshire. DL10 7BQ

The Arts, Craft, Gift and Food Fair will be held on Saturday 11th August and Sunday 12th August 2012 in the main dining hall and the glass walkway linking the two buildings.

 Open 10am to 4pm daily...FREE admission to the Fair, but voluntary contributions to The Great North Air Ambulance for the invaluable work they do across the North of England would be most welcome.

With ample FREE car parking....

And  flat, easy unloading for exhibitors.

With 400 years of history, Richmond School has embraced modern technology within their new, futuristic building.
Recycling rainwater, a bio mass heating system, wildlife habitat encouragement, yet still retaining their links with the past.

The imposing Headmaster's Chair, known as the "Tate Testimonial"....after the headmaster James Tate of the old Grammar School ( 1796 to 1833 )

From here he would teach the boys Latin and Classics....but now it greets the modern day pupils in the glass entrance as a reminder of times gone by.

Further details about the Fair and exhibitor information can be found at

Monday, 16 April 2012

New venue for Summer 2012...

 Following a £32 million upgrade......Richmond School, North Yorkshire will host the first Rival Arts Summer Fair of 2012.

Situated on the main road from Scotch Corner as you approach the historic market town of Richmond.

The gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

With ample free car parking,  Richmond School will host the two day Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Food Fair on Saturday 11th August and Sunday 12th August 2012.
Open 10am to 4pm daily
Admission FREE

Further details at