Dream Big , Shop Small and Safely at Eventissima’s Faversham Fairs

Jo Day outside The Alexander Centre

The Alexander Centre

The Alexander Centre Faversham

Hi there , I’m Nick , one of the co-owners of Eventissima Events together my wife Jo who is also our social media guru . We’re delighted to announce the re-opening of our fabulous indoor Town Centre Markets with a full weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October at the Alexander Centre in Faversham .

The Alexander Centre is a beautiful listed building , centrally located in Preston Street , right in the heart of the local shopping area , where there are also many cafes, boutique shops, regular street markets and eateries to enjoy whilst you’re in town. We’ve been organising events all over Kent for over 5 years now and they’ve gone from strength to strength . Our mission is to connect traders and their products with the public .

We’re hosting a series of 10 events in Faversham to cover the Autumn period and Christmas season in 2020 ( October – December). Our venues faced temporary closure during the initial lockdown earlier this year , but we can confirm that the markets are coming back stronger than ever with an amazing collection of local traders, artists , crafters, makers and small businesses drawn from the area and region, offering customers some unique and unusual products and gifts. Our particular areas of speciality are Artisan Crafts , Vintage items and Gifts .

Our Faversham markets will be a Covid safe environment for visitors and traders : face masks are required with hand sanitiser stations available, directional arrows and capacity control .

We’ve been really pleased at how many of our traders are literally ‘chomping at the bit’ to re-start their small businesses at our events and sell their products once again. We’ve worked really hard with the venue in following all required Covid instructions to provide a safe environment in Faversham for our markets and now we can’t wait to get started again in October !

Please come along and see how really talented our local traders and makers are and particularly if you are looking for a particular gift or something a bit different . Many of our regular traders are very experienced in this business but we’ve also recently found that there’s a growing sector of newbies (of all ages) who want to join in the fun with us and launch their small business promoting or selling their products at our one-off events without any of the heavy costs associated with shops and leases . Also as our office is based in central Faversham , we have a particular interest in making our events a great success. We are also extremely grateful for the support and assistance of Visit Faversham , the local tourism support office , who help in advertising the markets.

Also during lockdown , we developed a new weekly Online Market on Instagram  ( every Monday 7-9pm from 28th September to 14th December ) and an Online Christmas Store for stallholders to have an online presence as an important added element to their business .

Over to Jo : “ It was really important that Eventissima developed a greater online offering on social media as a business during the lockdown , so that shoppers could continue to buy products from our stallholders from the comfort of their own home. We saw an opportunity in front of us and we’ve worked hard with many of our regular traders to develop a weekly online market on Instagram which has now grown into a fantastic Christmas Online Market for this year’s selling season . We already had traders from Faversham and Kent and now from all around the UK .

Please have a look every Monday night from 7pm on our Instagram story @eventissima_events , from now until Christmas ! We also developed an Online Store via our website with permanent links set up to take customers straight to our traders’ business pages. Our Online Christmas Store opens from September to December so you can literally shop 24/7 !

We really would encourage shoppers and traders to follow Eventissima’s slogan ‘ Dream Big and Shop Small’ in these unusual times” .

Anyway , that’s Eventissima’s latest news ! We hope to see you all this Autumn and also at our Christmas Markets . Come and say ‘Hello’ . Everyone’s welcome to Fabulous Faversham !

Essential Information :
Our event dates in Faversham in 2020 are : 3rd , 4th and 31st October ; 1st, 7th and 21st November . Eventissima’s Christmas Markets will be held on 28th and 29th November and 6th and 13th December .

The hours we open to the public are 10am to 3pm and all events are FREE entry. Dogs are especially welcomed !
Venue Address : Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ

Further Market Event Details 

Potential Traders and Stallholders:
If you would to book a 6 foot stall at one of Eventissima’s events , please apply via our website  . The price for a stall is £ 40.00 for the day and includes a table and chair. Stalls will be located in the Gatefield Hall , Mayors Parlour, Jubilee or Sidney rooms at the Alexander Centre. The events are extensively advertised via local tourism and national websites , large outdoor posters and banners , advertising in town and BBC radio . Please contact Eventissima Events with your requirements today to express your interest and we’ll be delighted to guide you through the process .

Contact Details : Eventissima Events www.eventissima.co.uk Tel : 07582351364.

Owners : Nick and Jo Day .