ALSTON’S craft fair is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year.

The annual three-day event, which is held at Alston Town Hall, first opened its doors in 1992, and is still going strong to this day.

A variety of stalls are on offer to suit all tastes, with products such as ceramics, pottery and glassworks available, along with a selection of local food produce – including Alston’s own Cumberland honey mustard.

A spokeswoman for the fair’s organisers said: “The weekend is a perfect opportunity to make a dent in that Christmas shopping list, but without the usual shopping stress.

“This year, as well as some of our regular stallholders, we have some new faces. As always, it will be laid back, with a lively and vibrant atmosphere, full of colour, excellent design and style.

“Our cafe will be serving delicious savouries and sweet delights to tempt the taste buds, whilst being entertained by some of our very talented local musicians, who will provide live music throughout the weekend.

“Where better to buy Christmas gifts with a difference or even commission something directly from some of the best designers and makers in the North Pennines?”

The craft fair is open from 10am until 4pm tomorrow and Sunday, while on Saturday the fair is open to shoppers for an extra hour, from 10am until 5pm.