Travel & Outdoors

Fair with flair

Fair with flair

The countdown to the North Coast’s most fabulous fair has officially begun. With more than 100 vendors from around SA, the annual Christmas Country Fair has become a not-to-be-missed event on everyone’s calendar.

Every year the team behind the Christmas Fair ups the ante just a little bit more . . . and this year is no different. Now in its 66th year, this year’s fair will take place on Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November at Collisheen Estate. 

And it’s going to be a floral fantasy. In keeping with worldwide trends, the fair will focus on all-things-green and sustainable, including marvellous floral fashion creations that will be on display in the main marquee.

In the 66 years since its inception, the Christmas Fair has grown beyond all recognition to become one of KZN’s most successful fundraising events, organised and curated by the Christmas Fair Fund. Members of the organisation give of their time and expertise free of charge, and all the money raised is distributed to various sustainable projects and causes on the North Coast.

Last year more than 3000 shoppers visited the event, contributing to a record amount raised for North Coast charities.

The magical mix of superb and uniquely creative vendors and merchandise that has become the trademark of the fair, has earned the event the well-deserved sobriquet of the ‘Fair with Flair’.

As always, the fair promises to have something for everyone, from the famous Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies baked by the members to interesting teachers’ gifts, décor items, clothes, jewellery and handcrafted Christmas decorations.

And there is even something for the men this year, with a dedicated ‘Man Cave’ in marquee number three! The perfect excuse to bring the boys along this time!

Also new this year will be a dedicated foodie area with great new offerings including plant-based meals, pressed juices and some exciting pink drinks . . .

Tickets are R60 per person per day and available online through Quicket or at the entrance on the day. The price includes tea or coffee and a surprise Christmas treat. The fair is open from 9am to 5.30pm each day. Details: Michelle Blake: 083 284 9059.

Photograph: Barry Bowditch / | Makeup: Morgan Nalson | Models: | Outfits: Dresses by Muze | Shoot Location: Collisheen Estate



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