Photo Special – Kick off your Cornish Christmas at the Annual Made in Cornwall Fair

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Toys, trails and real ales to cakes, crafts and photographs – just some of the Cornish goods which will be available at this year’s spectacular Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair.

Thousands of locally made crafts and food items will be on display to entice Christmas shoppers when the Piazza in Truro plays host to the annual Christmas ‘Made in Cornwall’ Christmas Fair.

“If want to give family and friends something a little bit different this Christmas then a visit to the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair is a must, especially as you’ll be supporting Cornish businesses at the same time”, explains Jane Tomlinson from the Cornwall Council Made in Cornwall Scheme.

The popular Christmas Fair offers the chance to browse and buy genuine Cornish gifts and food for Christmas.  Dozens of quality local businesses, from as far afield as Bude and Liskeard to The Lizard, will be there.

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The ‘Made in Cornwall’ scheme, or Approved Origin scheme as it is officially known, was founded in 1991 to protect the identity of genuine Cornish products.  It introduced the distinctive Engine House logo that members of the scheme can use on their products so that the public can buy goods safe in the knowledge that what they are purchasing is indeed Made in Cornwall.

By choosing Made in Cornwall products you are not only buying fabulous gifts, you are also directly supporting Cornwall’s creative heritage, and purchasing genuine Cornish products and you’ll know it’s Cornish.

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“There is inspiration at the fair to suit all pockets and all tastes, the only trouble you might have is choosing from the wonderful selection of goodies on offer!” says Jane.

“Once again we will be showcasing many of Cornwall’s talented artists, crafts people and food businesses providing Christmas shoppers with the chance to buy local products at great value prices. We are delighted that along with the established favourites there will be several new faces including young artists and artisans.”

The Fair will be open from 10.00am to 9.00pm on Wednesday, 29 November to coincide with the late night shopping evening; from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday through to Saturday, and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 03 December.  Admission is free.

Shoppers coming to Truro on Saturday 2 December can use the two Park and Ride sites for free as well as eight Cornwall Council run car parks around the City.

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