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.

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 – Jane Tomlinson, Made in Cornwall Scheme

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.

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.

Before products are allowed to carry the Made in Cornwall logo they need to be assessed by Cornwall Council Trading Standards to ensure that they are indeed being made in Cornwall, that the business attempts to source ingredients or raw materials from within Cornwall and that the finished products comply with the relevant UK and EU regulations.

The scheme has 230 members, ranging from individual crafts people to internationally trading manufacturing companies. Covering all industry sectors from food and drink to arts and crafts, from fashion through to websites, and furniture to pharmaceuticals, it is the largest such scheme in the Country.

“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 on Wednesday, 29 November to coincide with the late night shopping evening; until Sunday 03 December.

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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