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Essex Fairs and Shows



A selection of Essex Fairs and Shows, from Arts & Craft, Country or Fashion through to Wedding Fayres and everything in between.

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Where available there are direct links and contact details for the event organisers who we recommend should be contacted directly for further information on any particular event before travelling.
Although accurate at the time of being entered, the information contained within maybe subject to change and as such Essex Tourist Guide does not accept responsibility for any omissions or errors to this content.





- JANUARY -

Friday 31st January 2014
Chinese New Year at Festival Leisure Park
Join Festival Leisure Park to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday 31st January 2014!
Between 4pm and 8pm, you can be amazed by exclusive lion dancing and many more activities including fortunes cookies with lots of prizes to be won inside them, Chinese arts as well as craft workshops. Plus, the event is completely FREE!
Join our event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/254783888020394. See you there!
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Admission: FREE for all
Contact: info@festivalleisure.co.uk - 01268 330599
Venue: Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 3WB
Website: www.festivalleisure.co.uk

- FEBRUARY -

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2014
The Brentwood Spring Craft & Gift Show
The show will display a broad variety of over 100 stands - foods, shabby chic home-ware, handmade cards, kitsch cottage gifts and much more and is a unique and welcoming shopping experience set in the warm indoor hall of the Brentwood Centre.
Please click here for more information and for your chance to win tickets to the show...

Sunday 23rd February 2014
South Hanningfield Indoor Table Top Sale
Various stalls include bric-a-brac, second hand goods and some new goods. Refreshments will be available.
Time: Doors open at 10am
Admission: Adults 20p, children free
Contact: For further information and to book a table from £5, contact Clive on 07891 653238
Venue: South Hanningfield Village Hall, South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8HL
Website: www.essexinfo.net/south-hanningfield-village/village-hall

- MARCH -

Saturday 1st March 2014
Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair
After the success of the previous fairs, the Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair is back again in the spring of 2014.
As always there will be a great mix of stalls selling fantastic handmade items, vintage fashion, household items and gifts. There will be over 30 stallholders in the amazing venue in the North of Colchester, which is within a few minutes of the A12 Colchester North exit. Hot & cold refreshments will be available all day. If you are driving then follow the many yellow signs to St.John's Close where you will find plenty of parking next to the venue and in St.John's Close.
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Admission: Adults £1, Children under 16 are free!
Contact: Jon Betts - 07887 480241
Venue: St Johns Church Community Centre, St John's Close, Colchester, Essex CO4 0HP
Website: www.priscusevents.co.uk

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd March 2014
Spring Food & Home Fair at Cressing Temple Barns
A celebration of all that is good to eat and drink from across the Region and far beyond!
Please click here for more information...

- APRIL -

Various Dates Throughout April & May 2014
The Loughton Festival
The Loughton Festival includes walks, talks, concerts and many other events throughout May. You can pick up a flyer from Loughton Library in April, or look online for the programme: www.loughtonfestival.org.uk

Saturday 5th April 2014
Spring Craft Fair
The Old Chapel will host a Spring Craft Fair from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 5t April. There will be 20 stalls from local craftspeople with a variety of unique goods for sale. Come and treat yourself, or pick up that perfect gift! Tea, coffee and cake will also be available.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Entrance is Free
Contact: Gemma Smith 01708 222660 - gsmith@mary.havering.sch.uk
Venue: The Old Chapel, St Mary's Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 2QR
Website: www.theoldchapelupminster.co.uk/spring-craft-fair

Saturday 12th April 2014
Dunmow Spring Fair
The fair will showcase a number of hand-picked pop up boutiques offering stylish and unusual fashion, food, beauty and home interiors along with accessories, vintage collectables and gifts. There will also be a pop up cafe offering great food.
Time: 11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Contact: 0844 502 0010 - hi@latticeevents.com
Venue: Foakes Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG
Website: www.latticeevents.com

Saturday 12th April 2014
A Vintage Affair
A Vintage Affair is bringing vintage to Braintree!
Come and join us at Braintree museum from 10.30am - 4pm on 12th April. We will have an array of vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery and home-ware! A trip down memory lane or a browse and soak up the atmosphere.
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Admission: £1 entry, NUS go free!
Contact: ava@avintagefair.co.uk
Venue: Baintree District museum, Manor Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 3HW
Website: www.avintagefair.co.uk

Saturday 19th April 2014
Easter Eggs-Travaganza Toy & Craft Fair
An afternoon of fun for all the family. With soft play area, confectionery corner, Easter grotto, mad hatter appearance, sand art, face painting and over 30 arts and craft stalls! All free entry.
Time: 11am to 3pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Harold Hill Community Centre, Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex RM3 9DJ
Contact: Jade 07800 563932 - facethefunparties@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.facethefunpartiesandevents.co.uk

Sunday 20th & Monday 21st April 2014
Medieval Siege & Fair
In amongst the bustle of the camp - a snapshot of life in the high medieval period - there's Archery, Birds of Prey, a Maypole, Donkey Rides, The Dragons of Wye-Ten with a Dragon's Egg Hunt and Puppet Theatre Shows, the Jester, Musicians and Coconut Shies! A Trebuchet in action! A set piece Battle! The Arming of the Knights! There'll be craft stalls and traders, and lots of food stalls! The Keep will be open to explore - come early and enjoy a full day, packed with spectacle and fun!
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £12.50, Children £9.00, Families £37.00
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th April 2014
Colchester Town & Country Show
Thousands are expected to flock to Lower Castle Park right in the heart of Colchester over the weekend of 26 and 27 April 2014 for the annual Town & Country Show and Oakleigh Fairs, who organise the event say that this year the show is offering even more family entertainment than ever, including a children's farm where your little ones can meet lots of Spring baby animals!
Please click here for more information...

- MAY -

Various Dates Throughout April & May 2014
The Loughton Festival
The Loughton Festival includes walks, talks, concerts and many other events throughout May. You can pick up a flyer from Loughton Library in April, or look online for the programme: www.loughtonfestival.org.uk

Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014
The Southend Spring Garden Show 2014
Discover a World of gardening inspiration at Garon Park this 3-5 May - a fantastic day out the whole family can enjoy. Your family is sure to love the World-class entertainment, attractions and shopping villages at the Show.
Please click here for more information and for your chance to win tickets to the show...

Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014
The Essex Craft & Design Show
In 2014 we will be returning to the stunning venue that is RHS Garden Hyde Hall but instead of the usual July show there will now be two shows at different times of the year. The first will be held over the three day May Bank Holiday weekend and the second will have more of a festive feel towards the end of November. Although these are new dates for The Essex craft and design show they are already established in the Hyde Hall event calendar as there have been craft shows on these weekends in previous years including 2013. The ethos of the shows has always been to create events that provide a showcase for both established artists/designer makers and new emerging talent. A new objective for 2014 is to focus on outdoor crafts and exhibitors that can demonstrate their work. RHS Hyde Hall provides a unique backdrop for this contemporary craft show. With not a hint of fake tan or a false eyelash in sight The Essex craft and design show continues to promote the venue and creative talent of this underestimated County.
The admission price includes both entry to our show and the gardens. The show is free for all RHS members. For more details for Hyde Hall and the admission prices visit www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Hyde-Hall
Time: 10am to 5pm
Contact: 07944 806340 - info@essexcraftanddesignshow.com
Venue: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Essex CM3 8ET
Website: www.essexcraftanddesignshow.com

Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014
Flower Festival
The floral arrangements located within the church will be depicting 'The Saints'. Refreshments and light lunches will be available. Bell Ringing and Organ Recitals will take place during the event.
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Free
Contact: Sue Lucas - 01621 891861
Venue: St Peter's Church, Church Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8NP

Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014
Jousting with Destrier!
For the very first time at Hedingham Castle, the Knights of Destrier! Clad in classic 15th century armour and mounted on feisty warhorses, the Knights are ready for the ultimate test - the tournament! Wearing real steel, they do battle as did the knights of old. At closing speeds of up to 40 mph, they shatter their lances, wood on metal! And among them, all the bustle and excitement of a medieval fair, with Archery, Jonathan de Hadleigh, Jester to the Castle, The Medieval Archer, Musicians, the Maypole and the Birds of Prey! With craft stalls, a variety of food vendors, Donkey Rides, Face Painting and the Castle Bar, it's a full day of excitement, involvement and thrilling spectacle!
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £12.50, Children £9.00, Families £37.00
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May 2014
The Weald Country Show 2014
Now in its third year and a great visitor attendance in 2013, the show is set to be even bigger and better this year. The only large public event held in the beautiful setting of Weald Country Park with it's resident deer.
Please click here for more information...

Sunday 18th May 2014
Vintage Fair
A Vintage Affair returns, bigger and better than ever before! Live music, stalls of all descriptions, dancers, hair styling, classic cars - a triumph of style and glamour!
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Normal entry pricing
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May 2014
Jousting with The Knights of Royal England!
The ever exciting and popular Knights of Royal England return to Hedingham to recreate the classic Tourney in front of the Keep, an awesome spectacle of chivalry, hand to hand combat, mounted challenges and dark deeds! Surrounding it all will be a bustling arena full of craft stalls, a range of food and a host of entertainment! The Dragons of Wye-Ten Puppet Theatre Show will be back, performing throughout the day! The Norfolk Longbowmen will be demonstrating the art of Archery - have a go! Lavenham Falconry will be displaying their Birds of Prey! Our Official Jester, Jonathan de Hadleigh, will cause his usual mayhem! Musicians, Donkey Rides, a Maypole, Coconut Shies and Face Painting provide constant entertainment throughout the day! Something for all the family in a great day out!
No dogs are allowed at this event because the birds of prey may attack them.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £12.50, Children £9.00, Families £37.00
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Saturday 31st May & Sunday 1st June 2014
Cressing Temple Barns Country Fair
Cressing Temple Barns near Witham is to host a Family Country Show in its beautiful grounds over the weekend of Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014!
Please click here for more information...

- JUNE -

Saturday 31st May & Sunday 1st June 2014
Cressing Temple Barns Country Fair
Cressing Temple Barns near Witham is to host a Family Country Show in its beautiful grounds over the weekend of Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014!
Please click here for more information...

Sunday 22nd June 2014
Gardens Open Day
The Friends of St Lawrence Church, Bradfield, will be holding a 'Gardens Open Day' to be held on Sunday 22nd June 2014 at Bradfield from 11am to 5pm. There will be 13+ gardens open to visit. Refreshments and lunches available. Cakes and plants stalls.
Admission by Programme available from the village shop in advance and also on the day at St Lawrence Church, Bradfield CO11 2US.
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £3.00 each, with accompanied children Free
Contact: 01255 870681
Venue: The Street, Bradfield, Nr Manningtree, Essex CO11 2US
Website: www.fslbradfield.org

- JULY -

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014
Dukes Polo Weekend
Set for the weekend of 12th and 13th July, the event just got that little bit bigger. Alongside two days of top grade international polo, family fun and a VIP enclosure fit for a King, The Dukes Polo are delighted to announce that legendary soul sensations Earth, Wind and Fire The Experience featuring Al McKay's will be performing live on stage on Saturday 12th July.
Please click here for more information...

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July 2014
Marks Hall Country & Garden Show
Marks Hall will be hosting a Country & Garden Show in July as a fundraising event in conjunction with ABF Soldiers' Charity, Essex Air Ambulance and Rotary Club.
It will involve: Garden & country talks, country pursuits and displays, specialist plant nurseries, gift stalls and brass bands.
A fun day out for the family, come along and support these local charities.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £8.00, under 15's free, Advance Purchase by Groups of over 20 £5.00
Venue: Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TG
For more information please visit our website: www.markshall.org.uk

- AUGUST -

Sunday 3rd August 2014
Collier Row Carnival & Family Fun Day
Collier Row Community Groups 3rd Annual Summer Carnival & Family Fun Day. Parade starts at 12noon from Clockhouse Lane & will finish up in Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane where the Family Fun Day will take place with games, bouncy castles, dog show, 5-aside football, craft fair, face painting, animal petting stations, food & drink and much more!
Time: 12noon to 5pm
Admission: £1
Contact: CollierRowCommunityGroup@yahoo.co.uk - 07958 462154
Venue: Collier Row & Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane, Collier Row, Romford, Essex RM5 2LD
Website: www.collierrowcommunitygroup.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CollierRowCommunityGroup

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th August 2014
Jousting with The Knights of Middle England!
Hedingham is pleased to welcome, for the first time, the astounding Knights of Middle England! Bold and bright costumes accompanied with stunts such as saddle falls, drags and rearing horses make this a show to remember! The evil Black Knight and his trusty fool cause havoc against the Earl of Warwick and his team of chivalrous Knights! Surrounding it all will be a bustling arena full of craft stalls, a range of food and a host of entertainment! The Norfolk Longbowmen will be demonstrating the art of Archery - have a go! Lavenham Falconry will be displaying their Birds of Prey! Our Official Jester, Jonathan de Hadleigh, will cause his usual mayhem! Musicians, Donkey Rides, a Maypole, Coconut Shies and Face Painting provide constant entertainment throughout the day! Something for all the family in a great day out!
No dogs are allowed at this event because the birds of prey may attack them.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £12.50, Children £9.00, Families £37.00
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

- SEPTEMBER -

Saturday 6th September 2014
Orsett Show 2014
Set in 30 acres of countryside, the annual Orsett, Essex County Show is always a great day out for all the family with lots to see and do. The Show is one of the oldest one-day Country Shows in England and last year attracted a very impressive 12,000 visitors.
Please click here for more information...

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September 2014
The Essex Craft & Design Show
The Essex Craft & Design Show will be hosting its annual event at Cressing Temple barns during the last weekend of September. Craftsmen and designer makers will be showcasing and selling their work which will include fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics and many other contemporary crafts. Not only is this an opportunity to view and buy work direct from the craftsman or designer maker, it is also a chance to visit these wonderful 13th century barns. The admission also includes entrance to the barns, grounds and Tudor walled gardens.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Children under 16 free
Contact: 07944 806340 - info@essexcraftanddesignshow.com
Venue: Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Nr. Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
Website: www.essexcraftanddesignshow.com

- OCTOBER -

Friday 4th October 2013
Catch Up Cafe - Highwood Village Hall
A friendly community cafe that's on the first Friday of each month, with a delicious selection of home-made cakes, cappuccinos, lattes, teas etc.; a marketplace of good quality stalls including home-made sausages, jams, chutneys, bread, sausage rolls etc... and a really warm and welcoming atmosphere!
We are also holding a flu jab clinic in the foyer of the hall. If you are registered at Writtle Surgery AND have had the flu vaccine before you can come along to the hall to see Sister Jenny between 10.30am and 12pm to have this years' vaccination. No need to book... just come along.
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Highwood Village Hall, Highwood Road, Loves Green, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3QG

Saturday 5th October 2013
Autumn Craft Fair
We will have 20 stalls with local crafts people selling some great products ranging from cakes to candles, textiles, jams, gifts, accessories, baby items, bags, handmade cards, Christmas decorations and much more. It's a great chance to pick up a unique gift or treat, as well as supporting our local creative talents! Entrance is free and refreshments will be available.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Free
Contact: 01708 222660 - gsmith@mary.havering.sch.uk
Venue: The Old Chapel, Sacred Heart of Mary Girls School, St Mary's Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 2QR
Website: www.theoldchapelupminster.co.uk/autumn-craft-fair

Saturday 5th October 2013
Vintage Comes to Witham!
Vintage fair, fashion show, live entertainment, tea room, collectables & curios!
Time: 11am to 3pm
Admission: £1 - kids are free!
Contact: laurelsevents@gmail.com
Venue: British Legion Hall, Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8
Website: www.laurelsevents.co.uk

Saturday 5th October 2013
Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair
On Saturday 5th of October the Autumn 'Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair' takes place in St Johns Church Community Centre, St. Johns Close. Colchester, Essex CO4 0HP, which is just off Ipswich Road.
There is plenty of parking in front of the Centre in the St Johns Close car park. Just follow the yellow signs from Ipswich Road (near the Rovers Tye pub) and it's just a minute away.
This fair will feature a cross-section of over 30 stallholders, covering: Vintage clothing, Homeware & Kitchenalia, Hand made and Vintage Jewellery, Antiques, Silver, Wood turned items, Ceramics, Art, Photographs, Hand made items & lots of other great gifts.
The doors open at 10am and it's just £1 entrance and children under 16 are free. There will be a good selection of hot and cold refreshments available all day.
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Admission: £1
Contact: Jon Betts - 07887 480241
Venue: St Johns Church Community Centre, St Johnís Close, Colchester, Essex CO4 0HP
Website: www.priscusevents.co.uk

Sunday 6th October 2013
Art & Craft Fair
Charity fund raising - Quality Art; up to 100 paintings, Crafts; jewellery, textiles, cards, woodcrafts, glass, organic body cream made by local people. Also plants, local honey, face painting, live music and more Light refreshments on sale. Plenty of free parking.
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Contact: 0208 500 6051 (office hours)
Venue: Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs, Grange Farm, High Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6DP
Website: www.chigride.org.uk

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2013
The Essex Craft & Design Show
Take a stunning Essex venue, an outstanding collection of exhibitors and (hopefully) some late autumnal sunshine and you have the recipe for the Essex Craft & Design Show.
Returning to Hylands House for their third year, the Shows wide range of exhibitors will include fine art, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and many other contemporary crafts. The event aims to provide a showcase for both established artists/designer makers and new emerging talent. For the public it is the ideal opportunity to buy a piece of original art or craft and meet the artist who created the work and is passionate about their craft. With artist demonstrations during the weekend, and the venue and extensive parkland to explore, this is very much a day out and more than just a craft show.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £3.80, Concessions £2.80, Children under 16 free!
Venue: Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, EssexCM2 8WQ
Contact: David Shields - 07944 806340
Website: www.essexcraftanddesignshow.com

Sunday 20th October 2013
We are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft & Design Fair
This is an 'early bird' Christmas Fair featuring over 30 makers selling the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade crafts. A relaxed environment for shoppers to find those special gifts for loved ones this Christmas. There will also be a selection of yarns and hand-knits available from Yarnsmith.co.uk.
The Fair takes place in the beautiful 17th century Greenwoods Hotel, Spa and Retreat in Stock, Essex. There will be the chance for tea and cake in the lounge room.
Admission: Free Entry!
Venue: Greenwoods Hotel, Spa and Retreat, Stock, Essex CM4 9BE
Further information at: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2013
Autumn Craft Fair - Cromwell Manor Pitsea
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen hold many craft fairs in the County during the year. Our members have to undergo a selection process where their work is examined to assure it is of a high standard. We have both traditional and contemporary craftsmen and artists. Come along and buy an original gift for Christmas (or yourself) directly from the craftsman.
Time: 10.30am to 4pm each day
Admission: £3 (accompanied under 16s free)
Venue: Cromwell Manor, Wat Tyler Lane, Pitsea, Essex SS14 4UH
Contact: Ann Cuthbert - 07817 049432
Website: www.essexcraftguild.co.uk

Sunday 27th October 2013
Halloween Fair
Come along and enjoy our Halloween stalls.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adult £7.50, Child and Concession £5.00, Family £19.00
Venue: Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DJ
Contact: Alice Barrett 01787 460261 / mail@hedinghamcastle.co.uk
Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Sunday 27th October 2013
South Hanningfield Indoor Table Top Sale
Our next South Hanningfield Indoor Table Top Sale will be on Sunday 27th October. Various stalls including bric-a-brac and mainly second hand goods. Refreshments will be available.
For further information and to book a table from £5, contact Clive on 07891 653238.
Time: Doors open at 10am
Admission: Adults 20p, free for children
Venue: South Hanningfield Village Hall, South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8HL
Website: www.essexinfo.net/south-hanningfield-village/village-hall

- NOVEMBER -

Saturday 2nd November 2013
We are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft & Design Fair
This event will showcase a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. This is the ideal place to find unique, well-designed handmade presents, and buy directly from the makers - if you are looking for something a bit different this Christmas then youíll be spoilt for choice with over 30 stalls to browse.
Demo's will be running on the day. Plus they'll also be the chance to buy some fabulous yarns and hand-knits from Yarnsmith.co.uk.
Visitors can also sit down and enjoy some delicious home-made cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.
Admission: Free Entry!
Venue: Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG
Further information at: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2013
The Essex Christmas Country Show - Marks Hall
The Essex Christmas Country Show is coming to Marks Hall this year. The show celebrates the best of what Christmas has to offer. You'll find the most fantastic array of food, drink and shopping stalls, cookery demonstrations and talks, country pursuits, wood turning, a family of Newfoundland dogs and much, much more. Meanwhile, outside, a steam train is ready to take you to a Christmas wonderland where Snow and Drift our reindeer from Lapland await. Visit our Santa's Grotto and write your very own letter to Santa, you can either post it in our special letterbox or give it to him in person and while you wait you can make your own Christmas Decorations (£3.50 per child).
Time: 10.30am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £7.00, Marks Hall Members £5.00, Children (4-16 years) £2.50
Venue: Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TG
For more information please visit our website...
Website: www.markshall.org.uk

Sunday 3rd November 2013
Rivenhall Christmas Fair
Come and buy some Christmas goodies and get in early for Christmas. A variety of gifts available including vintage, cakes, sweets, decorative art, face painting and refreshments.
Time: 11am to 3pm
Admission: Free entry
Contact: 01206 866221 - nickysaunders@hotmail.co.uk
Venue: Rivenhall Village Hall, Church Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3PH

Friday 8th November 2013
Catch Up Cafe - Highwood Village Hall
A friendly community cafe that's on the first Friday of each month, with a delicious selection of home-made cakes, cappuccinos, lattes, teas etc.; a marketplace of good quality stalls including home-made sausages, jams, chutneys, bread, sausage rolls etc... and a really warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Highwood Village Hall, Highwood Road, Loves Green, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3QG

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2013
Crafts For Christmas - Hylands House Chelmsford
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen hold crafts fairs in various venues in the County during the year. This is held in the delightful setting of Hylands House, where you can also visit the gardens. Come along and buy a Christmas gift direct from an accredited Craftsman/Artist.
Time: 10am to 4pm each day
Admission: Hylands House entrance fee includes Craft Fair
Venue: Hylands House, On the A414 3 minutes from the A12 at the Margaretting Junction 15, Essex CM2 8WQ
Contact: Ann Cuthbert - 07817 049432
Website: www.essexcraftguild.co.uk

Saturday 23rd November 2013
Panfield Craft Fair
Pre-Christmas craft fair with home-made chocolates, handmade cards, jewellery, wooden garden ornaments, cakes , jams and pickles... the list is endless... we have it all SO JOIN US TO FILL YOUR XMAS STOCKINGS WITH TREATS!
Time: 11am to 2pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: Panfield Village Hall, Kynaston Road, Panfield, Braintree, Essex CM7 5AQ
Contact: Sonal - 07717 702559
Website: www.essexinfo.net/panfield/events_diary/item/7578460

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2013
Essex Indoor Vintage Festival
The Essex Indoor Vintage Festival is taking place in the largest indoor arena in Essex and will have fabulous stalls selling a wide variety of vintage items plus live music from stars of the 60s & 70s including Alvin Stardust, Wayne Fontana and Dave Berry and the Cruisers.
Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Admission: From £5 - £12
Venue: The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9NN
Contact: 01702 410171 - info@gnbfairs.com
Website: www.gnbvintage.com

Sunday 24th November 2013
Christmas Gift Fair
A wonderful day to come in and see the Archive and purchase bespoke hand-crafted gifts, including jewellery, gifts for the home, accessories, stationery and much more, carefully sourced from highly talented local artists with an opportunity to see the world famous Warner Textile Archive collection with our 'behind the scenes' store tours. Store tours are free with an entrance ticket but places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment early arrival is strongly advised.
The Warner Textile Archive is a registered charity and all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Archive.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: £2.00
Venue: Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 3GB
Contact: 01376 557741 - info@warnertextilearchive.co.uk
Website: www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-textile-gift-fair

Saturday 30th November 2013
Canvey Island Christmas Event
Christmas Festive Fun including entertainment hosted by Heart Essex Radio, children's games, funfair, stalls, Santa, real reindeer and Christmas lights switch on.
Time: 12noon to 5pm
Admission: Free entry, everyone welcome!
Venue: Canvey Island Town Centre, Furtherwick Road/High Street, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7RB
Contact: 01268 683971 - Community & Events Officer, Canvey Island Town Council
Website: www.canveyisland-tc.gov.uk

Saturday 30th November 2013
Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre - come join us, meet Santa and have your photo taken! Enjoy craft stall, cupcakes, clothing, beauty, raffle, tombola and much more...
Time: 11am to 2pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Just Learning Nursery, Howard Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex RM16 6YJ
Contact: Fleur Jones-Mannix
Website: www.busybeeschildcare.com/nursery/grays

Saturday 30th November 2013
The Hotchpotch Handmade & Vintage Christmas Fair
Filled to the festive rafters with the best local designer makers and quality vintage sellers. Unique gifts to dazzling fifties evening wear, swinging tunes, and a rather lovely little vintage tearoom... plus live performances by the wonderful Miss Hannah Iris... you'd be mad to miss it!
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: St Laurence Hall, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2AJ
Contact: Hotchpotch@my-inbox.net

- DECEMBER -

Sunday 1st December 2013
The Brentwood Festive Gift Show 2013
The Brentwood Centre will once again hold host to another fabulous Christmas Shopping event this December 1st; the one day Festive Gift Show fills the entire International Hall at the Brentwood Centre with around 200 craft, gift and food shopping stands, simply oozing with everything you need for the coming Holidays.
WIN TICKETS to this event in our free to enter draw!
Please click here for more information and details of how to enter the competition...

Friday 6th December 2013
Catch Up Cafe - Highwood Village Hall
A friendly community cafe that's on the first Friday of each month, with a delicious selection of home-made cakes, cappuccinos, lattes, teas etc.; a marketplace of good quality stalls including home-made sausages, jams, chutneys, bread, sausage rolls etc... and a really warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Highwood Village Hall, Highwood Road, Loves Green, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3QG

Saturday 7th December 2013
Family Festive Fayre
The Family Festive Fayre is an outdoor family festive event where you can follow our magical reindeer wilderness trail to visit Father Christmas in our traditional Mongolian Yurt, take a donkey ride and make a natural Christmas decoration. There are also other nature activities to take part in and you can visit our Festive Fayre with exciting stalls to buy your Christmas gifts. Hot and cold refreshments are available and a child ticket (£5) includes a present from Father Christmas, Donkey Ride, Craft Workshop and Nature Activities. This is an outdoor family event so please bring your wellies!
Time: 10am to 3pm
Admission: £5 per child
Venue: Whitbreads Farm, Whitbreads Farm Lane, Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3LQ
Contact: 01245 443073 - info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk
Website: www.wildernessfoundation.org.uk

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