Our real village traditional markets and events are back. We had a lovely day at Huxley CE Primary School Fete recently.  See below for news on events in Kelsall, Tattenhall, Tarporley and Tarvin.


Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, CH3 9PX
Our next market:
9.30 – 11am 

Dab Hand at Tattenhall Village Market 
Jigsaws, games, quirky playing cards, unique handmade greetings cards, puzzle accessories and unusual gifts. Please contact us if you’d like us to bring something specific from our website for you. 

Other stalls typically offer cakes, jam, chutney, fruit & veg,  crafts, and more. Stalls inside the Institute or outside as well if the weather is kind. Social distancing measures are in place. Contactless card payment is available if you prefer.  If you can’t attend don’t forget that we offer free local delivery to your doorstep!

SAVE THE DATE: Tattenhall Together Again, Sun 5 September 2021
2-4pm at the Flacca (more details on this special village event soon)


Morris Dancer’s field
Kelsall, CW6 0RZ
1pm – 5pm

Dab Hand at Ferret Race & Family Fun Event

Join us at this event in aid of the Kelsall Wellbeing Hub, a charity very close to our heart. In each of 6 races, 4 ferrets run through individual tunnels to determine the winner. You can bet on any of the ferrets and the winning ticket holders receive a pay-out. There will also be stalls and children’s sideshows. Tickets in advance, fully refundable if the event is cancelled. Admission: Adults £4; Children £2; Family of 4 £10. Contact: Alan on 01829 751941 or Caroline on 01829 751308. See the event poster for more details.

The event organisers have been involved with ferrets for many years. They support South Cheshire Ferret Rescue and other animal sanctuaries.

Tarporley Big Weekend logo

Craft Market at Tarporley Community Centre
12 noon – 5pm

Dab Hand at Tarporley Big Weekend

Look out for our unique handmade greetings cards and crafty gifts, plus a selection of jigsaws & games. Contactless card payment is available if you prefer. If you can’t attend don’t forget that we offer free local delivery to your doorstep!

There will lots of other stalls along with live entertainment and refreshments in the field behind the Community Centre. For more about the event, which runs 10-12 September, check out the Tarporley Big Weekend on Facebook or the event website.

Tarporley Country Market – re-opening Saturday 2nd October 2021!
Tarporley Community Centre, CW6 0AY
1st Saturday of the month, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Subsequent 2021 dates: 
Saturday 6 November
Saturday 4 December


Dab Hand in Tarvin
Sadly, the organisers have been forced to cancel the 2021 Summer Fete.

SAVE THE DATE: Tarvin Christmas Market 2021 – Saturday 4 December
SAVE THE DATE: Tarvin Village Fete 2022 – Saturday 2 July 

In normal times, Dab Hand Puzzles & Pastimes attends country markets, fetes and fairs in Cheshire and beyond.  We also offer free doorstep delivery within 10 miles of our home village Kelsall.