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Cardenden Village Fair 2017

Cardenden Village Fair

Sunday 27 August 2017 – Wallsgreen Park,  Cardenden, Lochgelly, Fife – 11am – 4pm

It’s time again for our wonderful Cardenden Village Fair!  Cardenden has a close knit community with many groups and local businesses offering so much to choose from.

Here I am sharing a video featuring some of the performers who put on shows in our Centre Ring and around the park from the year before (2016) – audio in places is muted so do not turn your volume up.

The weather behaved again and we had a wonderful day!

Come and explore this year:

Crime Prevention,  Scouts, Local History Group, McMillan Cancer Support, Kinglassie Parish Church, Environment Group, Kirkcaldy Blind Bowlers, Swimming Club, Maggies Charity and Fife Society for the Blind, Cruse, SSPCA, Cardenden Community Development, representations from Cardenden Play Park & Cardenden After School Club, Cadets.

We will have:

Green Watch, Glenrothes Aeromodelling, Remus Equestrian, Falconry,  Cardenden Santa Train, Bikes & Trikes, and Clydesdale Horses.

In the Centre Ring:

There will be a programme from 11.00 till 2.00 featuring: Cadets, Rosyth Sharks Rugby (to be confirmed) Suzette Twirlers, Bowhill Karate Club, Sarah Hendry School of Dance,  Kirkcaldy Pipe Band and Remus Equestrian.

There will be Children’s Races in between the performers many thanks to John Gilfillan.

Beautiful Gifts from our Local Businesses and Crafters:

Exquisitely Beauty’ful:

Princess Helena Designs:

Bead Dazzled Jewellery:

Grandma Knits:

Tinkability Crafts:

Caroline – Sand Art:

Glittered Wee Gifts:

Crafty Lil Monkey Designs:

Cruzing Scents – Scentsy:

Personalized by Claire:

Dressed to a T:

Janie McNeil – Aloe & Forget-Me-Nots:

Marina’s Creative Crafts:


Elizabeth – Toy Stall:

Candle Parties by Wendy:

All Things Crafty:

Sock Creations by Mardie:

The Wee Tailor Maid:

Lexibell Gifts:


What have I missed?

Why not try Bowhill Community Centre Flexible Learning Unit & Fife College to update your learning skills?  I can personally guarantee how good the classes are from taking ECDL Group Certificates here in 2015 and jumping straight into 3rd year of a BA Business Management at St Brycedale/Abertay University, 2016. I’m going back to start Honours next week! Bowhill Community Centre will be hosting a stall and can give you information on all they run.

We will have refreshments provided by: Pams Ices &  Peter Scott’s food vans

And fun & rides by Andrew Masterton Fun Fair.

There will be face-painting and balloons – might even be tug-a-war if time permits!

Peter Grant MP and Cllr Linda Erskine will kindly open our event with the releasing of St Serf’s Race Pigeons. Also in attendance will be Cllr Rosemary Liewald.

Surely this is enough to whet your appetite?  Certainly more than I can fit in a 140 Character Tweet. If you cannot make it – Sunday 27th August (11am – 4pm) then why not take some time following the links above to ponder on gifts for Birthdays and Christmas?

Most of all, a big thank you to everyone for making this day so special. Look forward to seeing you there!

Cardenden Village Fair Event Page:

Cardenden Twitter Feed:

Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline – 3rd – 9th December, 2012

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Daft for Crafts – Christmas Craft Market – Kingsgate Shopping Centre 3-9.12.12

Are you in Dunfermline Town this weekend? Looking for something special as a gift? Why not come and explore the wonderful Christmas Craft Market taking place from 3rd – 9th December in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre? (Op. Debenhams next to escalators downstairs.)

Take a few minutes now to browse the beautiful items on display!

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Daft for Crafts – Display Sign at Christmas Craft Market 3rd – 9th December, 2012

Daft for Crafts are a local company in Dalgety Bay who have started up a small craft centre easy to reach in the Fife area.

They offer a wide variety of courses, e.g. Stained Glass, Bead Making / Lampwork, Decopatch, Origami, Card Making, Felting, Silver Clay / PMC and Silver Jewellery.

With a New Year around the corner, how about learning a new skill? Or maybe the gift of a course would make an unique present for Christmas?

They also offer Children’s Craft Parties; craft evenings for Hen Days, Craft Demonstrations and organize Craft Events and Craft Fayres.

Why not visit their website here to find out more about what’s on offer?: Daft for Crafts

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Daft for Crafts – Display at Christmas Craft Market
3rd – 9th December, 2012
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Daft for Crafts – Display at Christmas Craft Market 3rd – 9th December, 2012
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Earthen Images Handmade Ceramics at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012

Love cats?

You will these!


Hand Crafted Pottery CATS, DOGS AND HIGHLAND COWS. Comissioned HOUSE SIGNS.

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From cats to Cosy; with these chilly days and icy winds, how about something snuggly?

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Knitted For You at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012
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c/o Knitted For You at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012

After a chilly, long day, what’s nicer than soaking in a warm bath with your favourite smells and soaps?

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Lather Good Soap at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012

Lather Good Soaps are a newly established company based in Glenrothes, Fife, whose aim is to supply high quality handmade soaps and bath products at affordable prices, the focus being on offering multi buy deals and gifts enabling them to give better prices on products and postage. They will be extending their range regularly as they want to offer a wide selection of lovely and quirky products not usually available on the high street.

They also provide wedding favours tailored to your individual needs and can offer a large and varied selection of styles to compliment your wedding theme.

There are lots of very pretty items on Joyce’s Jewellery stall:

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Beautiful pearls and beads bracelet
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Joyce’s Jewellery display 2







Maybe it’s time for something to eat? And how about a relish to accompany. I was delighted to find this stall:

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Chillilicious at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012
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Chillilicious at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012


“…Chillilicious is Scotland’s first and only chilli farm, making us the most Northerly chilli farm in the UK! Run by Patricia and Stacey Galfskiy, a Mother/Daughter team, we produce delicious chilli food products and handmade chilli inspired glass art that blends our combined love of food and art….”




Have you bought all your Christmas cards?

How about this for an unique way of greeting folks, along with a growable tree? The wee tree is made from paper mache and has chilli seeds embedded. Full instructions how to plant are on the back of the card! Guaranteed to put the heat into your heart!

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Plant a tree for Christmas

Talking about plants:

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Varrie Wardrope Creative Design at
Christmas Craft Market,
Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012
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Varrie Wardrope Creative Design at Christmas Craft Market,
Dunfermline 3-9 December, 2012

CREATIVE DESIGN with Flowers is a bespoke floral design company based in Dunfermline, which prides itself in creating unique flower arrangements to meet our customer’s individual needs and budgets.
We supply only made to order designs – whatever the occasion, using top grade flowers. We guarantee freshness and quality, as well as a very personal service tailored to your requirements.





How about some ambient candles to warm your evenings?

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Sue’s Candle Creations at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012

Sue specialises in Fun and Novelty candles which are designed to make you smile as well as featuring a few of the classics.

Her range changes seasonally as she is always on the look out to add new and exciting things, so if you like what you see, please become a regular visitor and return back to see what’s new.

Let me also introduce you to Monica Wiggins and Mi Jewellery:

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Mi Jewellery at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012
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Mi Jewellery at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012
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Mi Jewellery at Christmas Craft Market, Dunfermline 3rd – 9th, 2012

I first saw Monica’s wonderful jewellery in Create-a-cloud exhibition room up near Costa’s in Town. Then, I found her being recommended via a page I had liked on Facebook. Today, I got to meet her, ‘Hello Monica!’

There a few more stalls and I apologize for not managing to catch you all, you may have been talking to a customer and I didn’t want to disturb you!

I hope people viewing this post will enjoy browsing, come visit the Christmas Craft Market Event and if you can’t manage this weekend, please check out their websites where given and support our local very talented arts and crafts folk.

Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE:  You can zoom in closer to view these images by just clicking on the photos.