The Plough, Kingham
The Wild Rabbit, Kingham
The White Hart, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Sheep, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold
Number 4 at Stow, Stow-on-the-Wold
The King’s Head, Bledington
The Horse & Groom, Oddington
We need a copy of your pubic liability insurance documents. Please also remember to bring a copy with you to the fair in case there is an inspection on site.
Spread the word on Instagram and tag @CotswoldFair.
We have leaflets and flyers for you to distribute – let us know if you run out and need more sent.
Don’t forget to send us all vehicle registration(s) before Monday 7th November
All stallholders need to meet mass events H&S requirements in place at time of the event.
Any health & safety concern, however minor, must be reported immediately.
First Aiders will be on duty during the event and can be contacted at the entrance.
There are ramps at the loading bays and entrance – take extra care on these and beware they might be slippy.
The safety of your stall is your responsibility. It must be set up and run in a way that eliminates any risk to visitors. If you have large mirrors or furniture please secure these items and minimise all risk hazards.
All electrical equipment used on your stall must be PAT certified.
There will be a set of Fire extinguishers by each set of fire exit doors. Instructions for use are printed on each extinguisher. Water extinguishers must not be used on electrical fires.
The Fire Assembly Points are on the outside of your nearest fire exit door – please note the location.
Familiarise yourself with the fire exits which are clearly marked. Ensure these fire exits are kept clear. The signs are illuminated and will stay lit in the event of a power cut. If the tent needs to be evacuated for any reason please guide visitors to those exits.
Catering tent – you are not allowed access to the catering tent unless accompanied by a committee member.
Manual handling – Do not lift any heavy items without assistance. In particular tables should only be handled by two people. If in doubt ask for help.
Car Park – please take care when loading and unloading in the car park as there is always traffic.
Rubbish – Cardboard which should be broken down or flattened and put in the cardboard bin. All other rubbish to be put in the Smiths bins provided.
Food – Any stallholder serving food even as samples must have a valid food safety certification.
All spills to be cleared immediately and area isolated until floor is dried to prevent falls.
No smoking will be permitted in the temporary structures or the back stage areas.
Challenge 25 will be used across the site for all alcohol sales and giveaways.
If you have any questions about your space please refer to your booking form – sadly we can’t answer everyone to confirm what they have requested in terms of space.
Each stand will be allocated a fixed 6ft x6ft space (one, two or three spaces as per your booking). One chair is allocated per stand. Please do not exceed the space allocated or move positions.
We provide 6ft trestle tables but only if you have requested on your booking form. We don’t have spares so please check in advance. If you have requested tables they are set up on your stand space prior to your arrival. They are cumbersome to move so please let us know in advance of the fair if you no longer require them to save the set up team additional work.
The trestle tables we provide are standard size 183 x 76cm / 72” x 30”.
WALL SPACE –
If you have booked ‘wall space’ you can utilise this – be aware it is purely a marquee wall and you will need to bring your own fixtures and fittings to maximise the potential of the space and hang banners etc.
WHAT TO BRING –
Please bring your own stand furniture, rails, props and dressing as well as something which displays your brand name so customers know who you are. We encourage you to think creatively with your stand and make an effort with the presentation. Think of your stand as your own mini pop-up shop. If you haven’t been to the fair before and need some inspiration please check out our gallery page or our Instagram @cotswoldfair.
Bring some covering for your stock over night – we suggest waterproof in case of some condensation.
Each stall has access to power points, this will be provided for the sole use of table lamps, card machines and phone chargers. Please use a PAT tested circuit breaker for all your electrics.
If you have ordered WIFI we will send the log in details the day before the Fair. If you would like to add WIFI to your booking please let us know. It is £20.
The fair will be held in three marquees adjacent to the Daylesford Farm Shop and will be well signposted.
Set up on Monday 7th November starts from 9am – please check your booking form for your arrival slot.
Gates shut on Monday 7th at 4pm in preparation for show open at 6pm
Make sure you have printed your Loading Bay Sign (this will be sent to you in advance). It should be displayed on your dashboard.
You will have 30 minutes for unloading – after that 30 minutes you will be asked to move your vehicle offsite to the stallholder car park. Any stallholder vehicle parked anywhere else other than the stallholder carpark will be fined – please see your booking form for more details. We realise you might want to park close, of course we all do, but as they say- customers come first! Please let the organisers know if you believe a stallholder has misunderstood this.
Once your car is parked in the stallholders car park– that is the time to style your stand.
Please collect your badge at the entrance. You will need to keep your badge on you at all times during the four days – you will be denied entry if you don’t have your badge. We provide 1 badge per stallholder- any extras are £10 a badge
Monday 7th November | 6pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 8th November | 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9th November | 9am – 5pm
Thursday 10th November | 9am – 4pm
It’s a Christmas Fair after all – let’s enjoy it! The customers will enjoy it more if there is a happy, fun vibe so make sure you look like you’re enjoying yourself! Issues will arise: with other people, with how the fair is run, or with things that happen — please come to one of the organisers so we can fix it! Please don’t moan and groan and frown about whatever it is — We are confident that everything can be sorted out if we address it face on and deal with it.
Speak to everyone! Make sure you put yourself out there and interact with the customers. Make sure you talk to the customers and not each other.
Can I help you? – This is not the best opening question because the answer will almost always be NO. It is much more productive to ask open questions that require more than a one word answer.
Keep Busy – Although you should be friendly and greet customers, look occupied so they don’t think you’re going to pounce and throw products at them.
Your stand looks less approachable if you are using your mobile, eating on the stand, sitting down, have your back to the aisle or have a messy stand. All of these factors will deter customers from approaching you and your stand and from buying!
Keep spreading the word on Instagram @CotswoldFair!
We live in England. England has unreliable weather. We are based in marquees in a field. Make sure you have the right footwear!
There will be several coffee traders at the Fair in the entrance and the main tent to help get you through the week!
At the end of the fair on Thursday 10th November please visit WellChild in the yurt and donate 10% of your takings (with no deductions other than VAT, if registered). If we have reason to suspect you have not donated your full 10% of takings to the charity we will not invite you to future fairs. Please only hand this to WellChild at the entrance.
If you prefer to pay by BACS the details are:
Account number – 60472409
Sort code – 20-20-15
Please add your company name as the reference.
Address – Barclays, 128 High Street, Cheltenham.
Late payment fines come into action on Wednesday 25th November.
Please note we will be monitoring these points below. The feedback will be used for deciding the stallholders at the next fair.
A security officer will be on duty for the duration of the fair.
We will have security during the night on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, however items left overnight are at the stallholders risk.
Stallholders are responsible for their own stock. WellChild, Bazaar Events, the event committee or any employees of, or contractors engaged by any of the above, cannot be held responsible for any damage to or loss of any stock (however caused) or any other item belonging to any stallholder. Please report any damage to the facilities immediately.
If you have booked with us you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:
We will be unable to refund any amount should the exhibitor withdraw prior to or during the event.
In the event of the charity cancelling the reservation fee (less £50 for admin) will be refunded if the event is cancelled prior to commencing.
I consent to having Cotswold Fair collect my name and email