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Best ever Christmas Bear Fair for 10th anniversary

Monday 27th October 2014

Sunday November 23rd will see the 2014 CORNWALL Christmas BEAR FAIR, taking place at the Lostwithiel Community Centre. This will be the 10th Christmas Bear Fair organised there by Teddies of Trenode, now joined by URCHINS Bear Shop based at Tintagel. This promises to be the best Christmas Bear Fair ever!... "The Very Best in the West!"... so put it in your diary!

The Fair will again feature up to 50 stands with hundreds of teddy bears - old and antique - new artist and designer - handcrafted by top national, international and local bear artists, with many from Cornwall & Devon. URCHINS Bears, Kingswear Bears and Apple Pie House from Gloucester, will have superb stocks of new, renowned, international trademark bears and friends to chose from.

Tricia of "Teddies of Trenode" will once again have a large selection of fabulous ‘oldies’ available, as well as giving valuations for any ‘veterans’ brought in. Dr. Cassy of “The Teddybear Hospital”, now based at Trematon, near Saltash Cornwall, will be providing restoration advice and, if necessary, ‘hospitalisation’ for any old and infirmed bears!

Bear Basics from Wincanton and BSB Bear Supplies from Plymouth will again be featuring extensive ranges of bear making kits, patterns, materials and accessories, as well as giving practical advice.

Once again the Fair will have Champagne Competitions - for "The Best Christmas Bear" (this is for an own bear creation, of any size) and for "The Best Christmas Stand". The Competitions will be ‘Open to All’ but voting will be by visitors only! The winners will each receive a bottle of real champagne plus an engraved silver cup. There will also be a ‘Free Teddy Prize Draw’. The Draw and The Champagne Award will take place at approximately 3.45pm.

In addition the Fair will feature and endorse two very worthwhile Charity Stands - Cornwall Hospice Care and Animal Asia’s campaign to rescue bears from captivity and in distress all over Asia.

The Fair will take place between 10.00 and 4.00pm and will have a friendly Christmas atmosphere. The Entrance Fee will be £2.50 for adults, accompanied children under 14 will be admitted for FREE!

Christmas bear fair