Events

Blackwood Spring Fair 2024

April 13, 2024 9:00am - April 13 2024, 5:00pm

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For trade space and general event enquiries, please email events@caerphilly.gov.uk or call 01443 866390.

Come along to Blackwood Town Centre and put a SPRING in your step on Saturday 13th April!

A petting farm, funfair rides, children’s workshops, street theatre, birds of prey… These are just some of the things you’ll find at the Blackwood Spring Fair! With a whole host of food and craft stalls, there’s something for everyone! So come along for a fun-filled family day out and a chance to support local businesses!

The event will be located on High Street, NP12 1AH, where there will be a road closure in place.

This event supports #ChooseLocal to encourage support of and boosts to local businesses.

This event is organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council.


Parking and Transport

Click or tap on the image below to see a full-screen version of the Blackwood Spring Fair public parking map.

Parking

Public parking, including disabled bays, is available at the following locations:

  • High Street Car Park, NP12 1AH (pay-and-display)
  • Thorncombe Road 2, NP12 1AW (pay-and-display)
  • Thorncome Road 3, NP12 1AL (pay-and-display)
  • Blackwood Shopping Centre, NP12 1DG (pay-and-display)
  • Woodbine Road, NP12 1AE (pay-and-display)
  • Wesley Road, NP12 1PP (pay-and-display)

❗️ Free parking is available at Blackwood Retail Park, however this car park is designated for customers of the retail park and has a maximum stay of 2 hours.

❗️ All of the above car parks contain disabled parking bays. Check signage at each car park for full terms and conditions.

Bike Racks

Bike racks can be found at the following locations:

  • 3 opposite Maxime Cinema on High Street (NP12 1AH)
  • 3 at Blackwood Bus Station (NP12 1DG)
  • 1 in High Street Car Park (NP12 1AH)
  • 5 on Hall Street (NP12 1AD)

Public Transport

Blackwood Bus Station is serviced by buses travelling towards and from: Abertillery, Bargoed, Cardiff, Cwmbran, Newport, Pontypridd, Tredegar, Ystrad Mynach and others.

For more information on public transport to and from Blackwood, go to the Traveline Cymru website.


Stall List

Concession Stalls

Company Name Products/services to be sold/displayed
Cad’s Coffee Limited – Really Awesome Coffee – Newbridge Hot drinks – coffee, milkshake, chocolate bars, crisps, muffins, and flapjacks
Chock Shop Hot snacks – Chocolate brownies and blondies with warm chocolate sauce and fresh cream
Dinky Donuts Hot snacks & drinks – fresh Dinky Donuts, hot and cold drinks, snow cones
Signore Twister Hot snacks & drinks – Potato twisters, hot and cold drinks
Fablas Ice Cream Ltd Ice Cream – Award-winning handcrafted dairy ice cream
The Lemoneers Soft drinks – Fresh traditional lemonade
The Snowcone Co. Soft drinks – Snow cones, candy floss

Food, Drink, Craft & Information Stalls

Company Name Products/services to be sold/displayed
Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm A wide variety of chilli products, from sauces and jams to spiced rubs
Left Bank Brewery Alcohol – Beer brewed in Left Bank Brewery
Afal y Graig Cider & Perry (1) Alcohol – Cider, applesecco, rosecco and pearsecco
Zoo Brew Alcohol – Real ales, vodka, gin, rum, coffee liqueur and cocktails
Cwm Deri Vineyard Alcohol – Welsh wines, liqueurs, non-alcoholic drinks and mead from Cwm Deri’s Pembrokeshire vineyard
Ackermando Soft toys, wooden toys, wall art, hoodies, T-shirts, Christmas tree ornaments
House of Wax Bath bombs, shower melts, bath salts, foot soaks, soya wax melts, soya wax candles, natural toilet cleaner, gift set, an range of decorated glasses
Falconry UK Birds of prey static display
Wildflower Clay Bright and colourful polymer clay jewellery, as well as gorgeous dangly styles and studs, clip-ons for adults and kids as well as necklaces and bracelets. Also some specialist items including Welsh ladies, daffodils and Frida Kahlo
Gwent Wildlife Trust Charity information stand promoting the Wildlife Trusts, nearby nature reserves, our local projects, volunteer opportunities and also offering membership sign-ups to those interested.
Bath Soft Cheese Company Ltd Cheese – Award-winning artisan cheeses handmade on our farm using milk from our own cows
My Little Pests Children’s hair accessories and jewellery – bracelets, necklaces rings, etc
West Country Fayre Cornish and Somerset cheeses
Costco Wholesale Ltd Costco membership
RNLI Cups, lunchboxes and frisbees as giveaways for membership signups. Water Safety Information.
Truth in a Trailer Distribute free Christian literature and other media; free tote bags with Bible verse
The House of Bark Dog and cat products. These include feeding bowls, toys, gifts, treats and chews, clothing, bedding, travel items, accessories, grooming products
Utility Warehouse – Christina Davies Energy information
Tracey’s Funky Faces Face painting
TCG Experience & Gwenllian Katie Beauty Glitter tattoos, festival glitter, mini pamper session (for children only), photobooth
Paul Hindmarsh Photography Family and pet portrait experiences
Gower Doughnut Co. Fresh handmade gourmet doughnuts
Charity Link – OBO (2024 – Caerphilly Food, Bargoed May, Caerphilly Cheese, Ystrad Xmas, Blackwood Xmas, Bargoed Xmas – Dogs Trust / Caerphilly Xmas – Guide Dogs / Ystrad Spring, Blackwood Spring, Pride Caerfilli – Breast Cancer Now Fundraisers will invite people to become direct debit donors for our ‘Sponsor a Dog / Puppy / Nurse’ campaigns. Organisation various form event top event
Gem Trading Furry bucket hats, bags, novelty ball and keychains, crazelines and novelties (Pride merchandise)
Gelicious Melts Gel wax melts – Up to 50 scents, scent selection tubes, ceramic / electric wax melt burners
Rae’s Grace Cakes Cupcakes, cake slices, tray bakes, cookies, brownies
Baker Bears Cupcakes, brownies, blondies, millionaire’s shortbread, rocky road, cookie pie, cake jars, cakesicles
Plenty Pies Gourmet cooked meat and meat-free savoury pies
Charly’s Braids Hair braids
Bow Addict Hair clips, bands, bows & bobbles
The Jewellery Stall Hand made inexpensive keyrings, dream catchers, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other accessories
Caerynys Shed Jewellery Handmade sterling silver jewellery: bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings
Eleri’s Welshcakes Homemade Welsh cakes in a variety of traditional and contemporary flavours.
Llangattock Apiaries Honey and beeswax related products
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service (Aberbargoed Fire Station) Information & Fire Engine
CCBC Mobile Hub Information and advice on Council services. Will vary from event to event but includes cost of living, employment, training and education (Multiply), Blackwood Miners Institute shows, Supported Lodgings, 16+ Team, Recycling, Citizens advice
Little Grandma’s Kitchen Multi award winning chutneys, curds, preserves, marmalade, spreads mustards and gift boxes
Fine Food Lands Ltd Olives, Turkish Delight, Baklava, Nuts
Dunraven Windows Orangeries, conservatories, porches, windows and doors
Wendy Laverick Ltd Originally crafted and created artwork in mounted prints and limited-edition canvases, frames and greeting cards.
Forever Fudge Over 37 flavours of handmade fudge, peanut brittle, nougat and cinder toffee & liquorice cables
Pasithea Pebble pictures, slate hearts, acrylic art, essential oils & oil burners, incense cones / sticks, incense burners, bath bombs, scented candles.
Hancox’s Pies Pies, pasties, savouries, pastel de nata
H & K Catering Pre packed sweets, candy floss and popcorn
Caerphilly Station Chiropractic Centre & Blackwood Chiropractic Centre Promoting chiropractic care
Riverford Organic Farmers Promotion of organic fruit & veg box home delivery service and online farm shop. All fresh produce is display only and not for sale or consumption
Crystal Crysalis Real Crystals in all forms, such as towers, tumbles, carvings, spheres, keyrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc, along with incense sticks and gift packs.
The Bakers Pig Salami, hams and cured meats, fermented black garlic, hampers to include cheese, crackers, olives, chutneys, sauces
Samosaco (Sim’s Food’s Limited) Samosas, Bhajees, Onion Bhaji Scotch Eggs, Kebab Roll, Pickles, Chutneys, Sauces
The Slime Factory Slime Making Kits and accessories, slime making workshops
Mallows Bottling Limited Soft drinks – Tonics, fruit juice drinks all botted
Ally’s Confectionary Traditional sweets, Novelty Sweets, candy floss and soft drinks
Sian’s Emporium A small family-run business that sells a wide range of products ranging from crystals, fossils, wooden automata, soaps, bath bombs, incense, furniture
Crystals, fossils, wooden automata, soaps, bath bombs, incense, furniture
The Professional Fundraiser / Royal British Legion We operate on behalf of a charity. We do not collect cash – instead we aim to raise awareness and gain support through the collection of direct debit information as we offer regular gift giving; all of which is completed on secure tablets.
The Pattyman Welsh/Jamaican Sauces, Marinade, Jelly, and Relish, Jamaican Patties, Pattycakes

Entertainment Programme

A full entertainment programme will be published closer to the event date.


Important Notice for Residents & Retailers – Caerphilly Council Spring Events 2024

Please see the notices below for important information regarding road closures, traffic systems and resident/retailer access during our 2024 Spring Events.

Click or tap on the images for a full-screen version of the Residents and Retailers’ Notice.


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus.

#VisitCaerphilly #ChooseLocal #UKSPF

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Essential information

Address
Address
High Street, Blackwood Town Centre
NP12 1AH
Contact Name
Contact
CCBC Events Team
Email
Email Address
events@caerphilly.gov.uk
Phone
Phone
01443 866390

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