Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre, Restolake, Oroklini

Arts & Crafts by the Lake, Oroklini

Monthly Craft Fayre
It’s always lovely to meet people who have a passion for their work or hobbies.  Sharon, Liz & Anne arrange a monthly Arts & Crafts Fayre for themselves and many other creative people, to exhibit their own handmade or handcrafted gifts, and like me, everyone is so excited about these events!! … Please note the Christmas Fayre will be the last fayre for 2020 … but don’t worry they will be back in 2021 …

Like Minded People
The idea is that they wanted to create a unique fayre allowing them to present their handmade or handcrafted items in an environment of like-minded people and the location is perfect, Restolake Restaurant in Oroklini, Larnaca, aka the hub of Cyprus.  It’s next to the lake, home to the winter’s migrating Flamingos, in lush green surroundings, partly indoors, partly undercover and adjacent to the bar and restaurant, that sells really good food!

A large number of Crafters attend the fayre with products that include Wood Crafts, Candles, Mosaics, Cotton Bags, Patchwork, Glass Artists,  Knitwear, Bijoux Jewellery, Pebble Art, Greeting Cards, Quilts, Beeswax products, gorgeous Crochet items, along with a variety of Christmas Gifts and a really popular Charity Book Stall.  This year also sees the first visit to the fayre by the new Gin Distillers, Soligincyprus who will be promoting their gin, offering samples, selling bottles of gin and gift sets, and much, much more.

The fayre is normally held on the second Sunday of every month, but is subject to change occasionally if it clashes with religious or annual events … so follow us to keep in touch!

Location, Location
Restolake has been the home of Oroklini Craft Group for the past four years.  There’s also a children’s play area, with Bouncy Castles and things to keep the kids occupied while you do a little bartering.  You can also try a little bird watching from the lookout tower, a dream in the winter months as it’s the home of the hundreds of Pink Flamingos who hibernate here for the winter catch of Salt Lake Shrimps …

Team Work
This really is a lovely initiative by local, ex-pat and international artists and crafters from all over the world … It’s a lovely way to spend a family day out doing a little shopping and bartering and I hope you’ll go along to give them some support!

The Christmas Fayre at Restolake is the last fayre this year but naturally they’ll all be back in 2021, so don’t miss the chance to start your Christmas shopping on Sunday 15 November from 10 am ’til 4 pm.  This year includes live entertainment, and a live snowman.  A full menu will be available from the restaurant and bar … There’s something here for all the family!

Open All Year
Usually Second Sunday Every Month
10 am ’til 2.00 pm
Christmas Fayre: 10 am ‘til 4 pm
Free Entrance

You’ll find them next to the lake, just off Junction 58 of the A3, or off the Larnaca to Dhekelia Road, by the Fire Station towards Oroklini …  There’s a huge car park and toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities, oh and its dog-friendly too … btw, ‘there is now extra parking for 60 cars at the rear of the restaurant with direct access into the fayre’
GPS: 34.972070, 33.654490

An affair with original fayre, in bazaar style!

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