Friday 2nd December*  was the annual FIG Christmas Craft Fayre – and it was the biggest and best one yet with a total of 185 tables, spilling out of the usual spot next to Address Restaurant. Stalls stretched all along the kordon against a backdrop of blue skies and snow capped mountains.

Stalls stretching all down the kordon
Stalls stretching all down the kordon

The weather was perfect and visitors spent a few happy hours wandering around the colourful stalls, greeting old friends and enjoying the relaxed and festive atmosphere, as well as picking up Christmas cards, decorations, gifts, pickles, mincemeat and a selection of edible goodies.

“The whole day was a fabulous success, we had positive feedback from stallholders and visitors, the atmosphere was astounding.” said Fig Chairman, Sheila Tongue 

“We raised a net total of 1500TL which will go towards funding projects to help the local children in the Fethiye area. FIG would like to say a very big thank you to everyone for their support”

Here are some photographs from the day…

Nil and her helpers having a Crazy Cool Christmas selling home made goodiesNil and her helpers having a Crazy Cool Christmas selling her home made goodies

Sarah’s Homemade Goodies

Sarah's Homemade Goodies

Birgit with her beautifully hand crafted jewellery


Jane from the Mulberry Tree with a delicious selection of home made goodies


FIG committee and members manning the tombola and having a bit of a singalong!img_7050

Sema with her Christmas crafts and gifts


Dilek and the Fetav ladies


Helen’s Cakes Fethiye


Zehra and her Christmas decorations


Birol and Claire with Birol’s book, Mother Syessa,  which is now available in English


Teachers and students from the Special Needs Centre in Fethiye (Fethiye Özel Eğitim İş Uygulama Merkezi) were there for the first time with crafts made by the students.


Kanal F came along to cover the event for the local news


What a great day it was!

img_7246* The Christmas Craft Fayre was rescheduled from the original date of Tuesday 29th November due to bad weather

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If you missed it…

3c’s will be holding their annual Christmas Fair on the seafront at Çalış on Sunday 11th December between 11am and 5pm.

Father Christmas will be making an appearance at 12:30pm with a parade along the promenade, his grotto will open at 1:30pm

See you there!





  1. Hi Lynn will the fayre still go ahead on Sunday, just seen weather forecast not good, it will be a shame if it rains,Debbie