Welcome to Frock Fairs NI! We are the creators of Ireland's longest running alternative shopping events, ever since we introduced the glorious technicolour of our fabulous Frock Around The Clock Vintage & Handmade Fair (the first in Ireland) to our lovely wee country back in 2008. Never one to embrace the average, and always one step ahead, we expanded our allure to brides with the debut of our (not-so-typical) Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair in 2010 (another first for Ireland). Now in our 8th year, we are proud to have staged over 60 fantastic events, having appeared in hotels, stately homes, a music hall, listed buildings, the Titanic dock, castles and even on a barge! Early in 2014 we introduced Total Stitch Fest: The Alternative Craft Show and the event was so popular it is now a permanent fixture on our event calendar. Our Blog also means that you can keep up to date with news on our fabulous exhibitors in between events - it's Frock Around The Clock 24/7!
MEET THE FROCK CHICKS.......
Julie Warrington : Event Manager
Julie is responsible for Event Operations and Communications and she co-ordinates all our lovely exhibitors so that everything runs smoothly both in the lead up to, and on the day of all the events.
Its a mystery where she gets the time as she also creates her own range of eclectic and unique jewellery and hair accessories under her design label Emily Loves Vintage as well as upcycling furniture and lampshades.
Norma Smallwood : Event Manager
Norma is passionate about Frock Around The Clock and has been exhibiting since the very first event in 2008! She is our ambassador, looking after marketing distribution, and is also responsible for overseeing operations on the day of all our events.
Norma sells vintage clothing, homewares & jewellery and she also designs and makes a range of silver jewellery, and creates bridal haircombs, jewellery and accessories under her Norma Jean Vintage label.
Becky : Webmaster and PR
Now retired from the events side of the business, Becky was the original creator of Frock Around The Clock / Frock Fairs NI back in 2008. She still helps out with blogging, social media and web design.
When she's not doing that you can find her in her studio with her cats Lorelei and Leo, where she weaves, sews, knits and crochets fashion & decor accessories under her name Rebecca Denley - Textile Artist.