Organisers of an annual art and craft fair invite people to make a day of it.

The fair will be in Western Tynedale where the 33rd Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle, in the heart of Roman Wall country, will e held

The event is set to return after Covid enforced it’s cancellation in 2020.

It will take place in the Masonic Hall on Banks Terrace on Saturday November 6, between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

The fair is fully subscribed with stall holders and will be a Covid safe event.

The Masonic Hall in Haltwhistle is not far from the Main Street in Haltwhistle.

It is a comfortable, modernised hall with good disabled access and will be well sign posted on the day.

Many of the popular artisans from around the region and southern Scotland are returning but there is a strong emphasis this year on young local producers who have developed new skills over the last 18 months of Covid who will be bringing some exciting products with them.

There will be jewellery, candles, wax melts and wood products.

There will also be soap and bath time treats as well as coats for your pet dogs, as well as embroidered bags, Christmas wreaths, textile pictures and products in wool and fabric.

In keeping with the fairs ethos there will also be a stall from The Hallbankgate Hub, it is a community run facility and they will be both promoting the Hub but also looking for people who may be interested in being volunteers there in the future.

As well as art and crafts the RSPB will be promoting their work and demonstrating how to make apple bird feeders and bat head bands.

Also, event organiser and musician, Ian Brown will have his CD's available for sale and four different series of Ukulele teaching videos that he produced during the Covid lockdowns.

There will be homemade refreshments available all day and a raffle in aid of Local Girl Guiding.

The fair is the longest running and probably the one of the largest art and craft fairs to be found within Tynedale and is arranged at a time when people are beginning to think about Christmas presents.

The variety and quality is such that there is likely to be something special for almost everyone and it particularly gives local people a chance to see the creative talent that they have on their doorstep

Haltwhistle is situated in the heart of the Roman Wall country and visitors may wish to make a day of it by visiting the craft fair and some of the many natural and historic attractions in the area.