Castlecomer Business Association is hosting a Craft and Trade Fair in the Castlecomer Community Hall next weekend, November 19 and 20.
The opening times over the weekend are from 12pm on Saturday morning to 9pm Saturday evening and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday November 20.
Over forty exhibitors will present their products and services. This is a great opportunity for the people of Kilkenny to see the wide range and diversity of businesses in their locality. The types of exhibits vary from new ways to heat your home, embroidery, lace, jewellery, photography, entertainment, nutritional advice, car accessories, car maintainance, art, pottery, ceramics, wood turning, home baking, financial advice, interior decorating and much more.
Businesses are finding it very difficult in the current economic climate. The fair aims to promote new and existing local enterprise and business. It will also encourage entrepreneurs and business ideas within the communities of North East Kilkenny. There has been great interest from the business community taking stands and it promises to be an event not to be missed.
The trade show also represents a significant opportunity for the businesses of North East Kilkenny to enhance brand and product visibility, promote new and existing products, and generate sales. With so much competition and pressure on businesses to cut costs, it is important for maintaining jobs and job creation to support our local shops and businesses. We should endeavor to shop local as much as possible. Supporting local traders is supporting local jobs. This Craft and Trade Fair is the shop window for businesses of North East Kilkenny. Castlecomer Enterprise Group encourages everyone to come to the fair, as there is something there for everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to find those early Christmas presents, as there will be over forty stands with all kinds of great gift ideas.
Over the last twelve months, North Kilkenny has been devastated by job losses. A number of longstanding businesses have closed and the subsequent job losses have affected every community in North Kilkenny. Rather than focusing on the negative impact, the communities in North East Kilkenny are concentrating their efforts on initiatives that can lift themselves out of the slow down in the economy. The previous craft and trade fairs were very successful and the organisers expect to have in excess of 3,000 visitors over the weekend.