It’s ‘almost’ the most wonderful time of the year….
With the chilly autumn air taking a semi-permanent position in our skies, it is turning our minds to Christmas, and the best way to start the festive season – The Christmas Cotswold Fair.
But what can you expect in 2023?
First things first – a new venue, that’s what! You may have seen from our social media, that we very excitingly have a new home. The 2023 Fair has put down new roots at Evenlode Grounds, nestled in the Evenlode valley between Moreton-in-the-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold. This is the perfect location in the heart of the Cotswolds and will enable the Fair to expand and welcome over 220 stallholders, during four jam-packed days.
But there is so, so much more, so we’ve highlighted some of the best elements of our Fair, fit to bursting with all your Christmas shopping needs.
Want a VIP experience?
This year, Cotswold Grey will be once again kindly sponsoring our VIP area, the perfect place to sit with a drink and mull over your thrilling purchases. What’s more, for the full VIP experience, why not join us for our preview Monday evening, with each and every ticket holder offered a delicious cocktail courtesy of Gin in a Tin on arrival, plus a special gift from Woodchester Valley Vineyard for our VIP ticket holders. Monday VIP guests can also enjoy live music from DJ Henry Crudge and Pianist Ben Waddilove and a magic tricks from magician Max Magic! Sounds perfect!
Looking to learn something new? Why not join us for one of our exclusive tutorials with fabulous chefs, interior designers, design specialists and many more. All workshops are complimentary with your tickets. The Christmas Cotswold Fair isn’t just a place for shopping – learn a new skill or take home a new Christmas recipe.
Who’s new in 2023?
Each year we ensure we’re bringing the best on offer for your yuletide shopping, and with 40% new stallholders for 2023, if we do say so ourselves, this year is going to be better than ever before. Be sure not to miss some of our new brands.
BEULAH – Beulah’s story began in 2009 with a trip to Delhi, where founders Natasha and Lavinia embarked on a volunteer trip to India, spending two months working in a rehabilitation centre teaching sewing skills to women rescued from the sex trade.
Compelled to fight modern slavery and inspired by the fine fabrics and beautiful designs of the east, the ethical luxury womenswear brand was born. Incorporating crafts such as hand-weaving and embroidery, the design team creates timeless pieces with distinctive feminine silhouettes.
ONE OIL – organic, wild harvested and cruelty free, One Oil is 100% natural skincare. It contains eight botanical oils, creating a universal product with vitamins and antioxidants. It can moisture, cleanse and heal, and has a natural scent which promotes wellbeing and soothes the soul.
STONED & WAISTED (kindly sponsoring) – everyday luxury meets the creation of treasured items to last a lifetime. Can’t really ask for more can we!
And don’t forget to say hello to your favourite author
Over the four days, a bevy of famous and illustrious authors will be gracing our tents, courtesy of the wonderful Borzoi Books, ready to say hello and sign copies of their masterpiece manuscripts. Look out for Prue Leith, Clare Balding, Adam Henson… and many, many more.
Early bird tickets are on sale NOW! If you haven’t already got tickets to join us this year – BOOK NOW and don’t forget to reserve a spot in one of our workshops at the same time.
To get a real feel for the fair, take a look at our video clip from 2022…