7 August 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Cork’s up-and-coming contemporary crafts and artisan food producers are being offered the chance to showcase their skills at the 25th City Hall Crafts and Design Fair.
And they have a chance to win a free stand at the Fair if they manage to impress the organisers with a brief description of their services.
Festival organisers are on the hunt throughout Munster for talented new crafts and food and beverage producers for the event, which takes place in Cork’s City Hall from November 24-27.
The competition is open to craft, food and beverage producers who are in business for less than two years.
And the winner will get to exhibit in the run-up to the Christmas season at the country’s biggest crafts fair outside Dublin.
This year’s 25th Anniversary Fair promises to be a bumper celebration of an event that has heralded the start of the Christmas season in Cork for the last quarter of a century.
“The City Hall Crafts and Design Fair gives a vital economic stimulus to the crafts and design industry in the Munster region with an estimated spend in excess of €150,000 per day,” said Festival organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.
“Shoppers will find a wide range of crafts, artisan-made goods, food and drink, designer handcrafted outfits and accessories at the Fair.
“This year we have a lot of new content with many first-time exhibitors showcasing the best of new crafts and food from around the country.”
Crafts and artisan food producers in Cork who would like to win a free stand at the 25th City Hall Crafts and Design Fair in Cork are asked to write a brief 150-word description of their practice and why they deserve to be chosen.
Entries, including full name and contact details and the name of this publication can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for the competition is Friday August 26.
Enquiries from potential exhibitors can also be sent to the same address.
The 25th City Hall Crafts and Design Fair takes place at the City Hall, Cork from November 24-27. Full details and booking can be found at www.cityhallcraftsfair.ie.