Full of festive cheer
This month, the wonderful Christmas Fair in the Cotswolds is returning to Daylesford to provide a truly unique festive shopping experience, while raising vital funds for Wellchild
The Christmas Fair in the Cotswolds at Daylesford in support of Wellchild is now in its eighth year. Visitors from both the local area and further afield, have come to rely on this exquisite festive event to source inspired, unique Christmas gifts happy in the knowledge that the price of all tickets sales plus 10% of all purchases are donated to Wellchild, the charity to support the seriously ill children and their families.
The ongoing success of this popular festive shopping event is largely due to the determination of the director Lucy Greaves and her dedicated committee, who continually pursue new opportunities, ensuring that the experience and offering of the fair is unique each year.
“We are so lucky that the success of previous fairs has meant that we have a loyal following of enthusiastic visitors who return each year,” says Lucy. “However, we are always on the look out for new opportunities to ensure that each fair offers something new and that each event is different from the last.”
As well as a diverse range of 200 stall holders, new initiatives for 2018 range from Jericho Coffee Traders providing tea and coffee at the entrance in a festive LPM Bohemia Yurt, an art gallery exhibiting the artists Natasha Kumar and Paul Vanstone, plus a (free!) range of cooking demonstrations in the Heaven & Stubbs kitchen, which includes James Hearfield, head of the Daylesford Cookery School, and Mark Stinchcombe, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals and co-head chef at Eckington Manor with his wife Sue Stinchcombe. Tesla, one of the leading electric car brands, will also be on site with demonstration vehicles.
Art by Natasha Kumar