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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.


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


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


Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March 2015
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...


Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2015
Colchester Town & Country Show
Thousands are expected to flock to Lower Castle Park right in the heart of Colchester over the weekend of 18 and 19 April 2015 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 -

Saturday 9th May 2015
Great Bardfield Village Garage Sale
Everyone is welcome to join us in Great Bardfield for our annual village garage sale.
The garage sale will be held on Saturday 9th May 2015 from 12 noon onwards. Last year there were 89 houses taking part, selling a huge variety of items. You could even buy the kitchen sink! Parking and refreshments are available. A map, showing all the sellers, is available on the day from the After School Club table on the green (outside the primary school, postcode CM7 4RN) or just stroll around the village looking for the red balloons! To find out more just visit: www.greatbardfieldgaragesale.btck.co.uk, www.facebook.com/bardfield.garagesale, https://twitter.com/BardfieldGarage or email: bardfieldgaragesale@gmail.com.
The sale is one of the key fund-raising events for the Great Bardfield After School Club (charity number 1062159) so we hope you can join us on the day. Happy bargain hunting!
Time: 12noon
Venue: Great Bardfield Village, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4RN

- 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...

Saturday 14th June 2014
New Art Fair
Do you have a love of art? Why not visit our exciting new Art Fair? 20 artists in various media displaying their unique art for you to view and buy.
Entrance cost includes donation of 50p to St. Helena Hospice, Colchester.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: £1.50
Contact: 07765 966787
Venue: The Assembly Rooms, High Street, Dedham, Essex CO7 6HJ
Website: www.arcadyinspirations.com

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 5th July 2014
Traditional Summer Fayre
A traditional summer fete. The attractions include Classic Car Display, Bale tossing, Coconut Shy, Mini-Zoo, Dog competitions (best dressed, looks like owner, tricks, etc), Children's Races (three-legged, egg and spoon etc.), Children's Tug of War, Bouncy Castle, Scarecrow Competition, Beer & Pimms tent, refreshments including a BBQ and a grand raffle.
Time: 2pm
Admission: Free
Contact: David - 01621 891164
Venue: Great Totham Village Hall and Cricket Field, Maldon Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8NH

Saturday 5th July 2014
Summer Party on the Green
A sparkling event for all the family with live music, BBQ, Pimms Bar, strawberries and cakes as well lots of thing to do for the kids such as Human Fruit machine, Hook a Duck, Face Painting, Portraits, Dog DNA, Photo Booth. All proceeds will go to the Free the Quay fighting fund.
Time: 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Contact: nancyfabricrehab@talktalk.net
Venue: Mistley Green, Mistley, Essex CO11 3EU
Website: www.freethequay.org

Sunday 6th July 2014
Haven House Children's Hospice Summer Fayre
A great day out whatever your age! There will be a bouncy castle, rodeo bull, lots of fun stalls, tasty food and drink, live music at the Haven House Bandstand, tennis themed activities to celebrate the Wimbledon final and lots, lots more!
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Suggested donation of £2 (under 3s free)
Contact: events@havenhouse.org.uk / 020 8506 3637
Venue: Haven House Children's Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9LB
Website: http://havenhouse.org.uk/news-events/events
Registered Charity No. 1044296

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 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014
The Healthy Lifestyle Show
A two day fun packed event for the family promoting living a happier and healthier lifestyle. Interactive workshops featuring fitness and nutritional advice, healthy cooking demonstrations, organic gardening, children's activity days, organic skincare, locally produced food, vintage tea room, natural products - in fact anything that makes you feel happier and healthier!
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: £4 single adult, £3 concessions, £2 child (5-16), £10 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children), under 5's free
Venue: Nine Acres, Flemings Farm Road, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 5QT
Website: www.limeeventsessex.co.uk

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July 2014
2014 Brentwood Festival
3 days of music, food and beer, featuring headliners UB40, Alexander O'Neal, Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene, The Dualers and Missing Andy.
NEW FOR 2014: Acoustic stage, VIP lounge, kids zone, street food village, and festival market. In support of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.
Time: Doors open 6pm on the 18th, and 12noon on the 19th & 20th
Admission: From £20 for day passes. Children under 10 attend for FREE
Contact: info@brentwoodfestival.co.uk
Venue: Brentwood Centre Grounds, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9NN
Website: www.brentwoodfestival.co.uk

Sunday 20th July 2014
Antiques & Collectables Roadshow
TimeLine Auctions and The Old Chapel Upminster are pleased to announce that they will be offering free evaluations for Coins, Books, Antiques, Medals, Collectables and Antiquities at an open day at The Old Chapel, Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School, St Mary's Lane, Upminster. This is a free, no-obligation service offered for the benefit of local people with heirlooms that they would like to have identified, or collections they would like to have valued. Three members of the TimeLine team, who are based in East Horndon and Upminster, will be available to examine and evaluate your treasured items on the day: Christopher Wren (Medals, books and antiques), Brett Hammond (Coins and antiquities), Damir Radic (Collectables). Just drop in with your items and discover something new about the past. There will also be a display of genuine antiquities of various historical periods, from Egyptian to Mediaeval. The day will operate on a first come first served basis and sadly we cannot guarantee to see everyone.
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Contact: Gemma Smith 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

Saturday 26th July 2014
Army Barracks Open Day
Carver Barracks in Wimbish, Saffron Walden, will hold its annual open day on Saturday 26th July.
The event is organised by 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD). All the family favourites of previous years will be there including the military diving underwater demonstration, children's assault course and climbing wall. New events this year will include an impressive aerobatic display by a Red Bull stunt plane pilot at 2pm and a Fast Rope demonstration by Commando and Para trained soldiers at 12.15pm. Music will fill the air at 12.45pm when the Band of the Royal Corps of Engineers enter the arena to play a range of modern and traditional military music. The Military Working Dogs will showcase their capabilities when they enter the arena at 2.15pm.
Time: 11am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry! Parking will be available on the airfield at a cost of £3 per car. All profits raised will be donated to SSAFA (Lifelong Support to out Soldiers and their Families)
Contact: Captain Waz Khan - 01223 203628 (during office/working hours)
Venue: Carver Barracks, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2YA

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July 2014
Hylands House Country & Craft Show
and The Hylands House Food, Drink & Music Festival
There will be a wonderful array of attractions at this year's show including the fun and fascinating Horse and Scurry Trials, Dance Africa, Dance Africa has been seen at many venue's around the UK including the Royal Albert Hall with their fun Zulu and Gumboot dancing at its best. Along with Dance Africa we have the wonderful sheep and dog herding, our fabulous Falconry, the must have Shire Horses and their display, Keith's sheep racing and so much more.
Both days will be packed with Cookery Demonstrations thanks to many wonderful Chefs such as the fabulous Claudio Bincoletto, Italian Chef and Forager who also lectures at Writtle College who will also be doing foraging walks, talks by Suffolk Forager Julie Foster as well cookery demonstrations and so many more.
We are delighted to announce that this year we have the very exciting Terrier and Lurcher racing - a first for Essex, Paddy and Chris Weaver have a long and proud tradition of offering high quality terrier and lurcher events. Fun Dog Shows run by the Charity Shamans legacy, have a go dog agility and flyball and so many other wonderful things for your three legged friends to do. We will have a Rural Crafters avenue with some extremely talented and special Rural Crafters such as sticksmakers, blacksmiths, willow weaving, potters, furniture making and so much more. An opportunity to see the time and dedication all these crafters have.
You will have the opportunity to hold a snake, bearded dragon or tortoise with Amazing Reptiles and the Foolhardy Circus, as seen at Glastonbury, will be there with Circus Shows and workshops throughout the day or why not visit Gemma at Gemma's Farm and hold one of their new born lambs.
We have some fantastic shopping; meet food producers and find out where your food comes from.
So many wonderful things to do in a day. We will once again have our very talented and amazing musicians playing throughout the day which will come courtesy of the County's most up and coming talent.
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Please see website for ticket prices and to book
Venue: Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Website: www.hylandscountryshow.co.uk

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


Saturday 2nd August 2014
Bradwell on Sea Flower Show & Companion Dog Show
Flower Show with flowers, cakes, handicraft, art and vegetable's etc. Dog show in the playing field; teas, stalls, beer tent, barbecue etc.
Time: Dog Show 12.30pm, Flower Show 2pm
Admission: £1 admission, children and parking free
Contact: David Thorpe - bradwellflowershow@btinternet.com
Venue: Bradwell Village Hall, South Street, Bradwell on Sea, Essex CM0

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 August 2014
Essex Dog Day
The fourth Essex Dog Day will be held on Bank Holiday Sunday 24th August 2014 opening to the public at 10.00am until 5.00pm in the beautiful grounds of Crix, Hatfield Peverel, a privately owned Georgian house accessed directly off the A12. It's easy to get to from all over Essex and parking is free!
Please click here for more information...

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

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th August 2014
Guild of Essex Craftsmen Flagship Craft Show
Craft Fair - The a Guild of Essex Craftsmen Flagship event CELEBRATING 30 years of crafting! Up to 100 talented craftsmen and artists, some demonstrating, displaying and selling their handmade crafts. Live music, food and entertainment. A great day out for all the family SUPPORTING ESSEX AIR AMBULANCE.
Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Admission: £4.50
Contact: Ann Cuthbert - 07827 049432
Venue: Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Nr. Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Monday 25th August 2014
Dedham Country Show
Country show and fair featuring fun fairs, bouncy castles, bungee jumps, donkey derby rides, BBQ, farmers market, craft stalls and much, much more!
Time: 10.30am
Admission: Free entry
Contact: Mr Stephen Ellis 01206 231087
Venue: Dedham Recreational Fields, Dedham Playing Fields, High Street, Dedham, Colchester, Essex CO7 3DT


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 13th September 2014
Art, Craft & Design Pop-Up Market and Cafe
Browse and buy original arts, crafts and design and meet local artists over a cuppa at our pop-up cafe. This event is part of the award-winning Rochford Art Trail, which runs from 18th to 27th September.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Rochford WI Hall, 19 West Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BE
Contact: 01702 318171 - Arts@rochford.gov.uk
Website: www.rochford.gov.uk/arttrail

Thursday 18th to Saturday 27th September 2014
Rochford Art Trail
Rochford's award-winning Art Trail returns for a fifth year this September.
Artworks will be on display in shop windows, businesses and public buildings around the beautiful town of Rochford for ten days from Thursday 18th to Saturday 27th September.
The medieval market town will once again play host to a diverse selection of art, craft and design and this year organisers have arranged extra opportunities to explore the art on show and meet the artists behind the work.
The Pavilion at the Rochford Hotel will play host to a four-day group exhibition featuring Rochford artists alongside artists from Leigh-on-Sea. The Rochford WI Hall is the venue for a pre-trail art and craft market and an end-of-trail event featuring demos, tasters and workshops. The Guided Walks which were so popular in 2013, return this year and will run every day except Sunday 21st. Plus there's a screen-print workshop from The Print Wagon, film showings and live theatre from Open Arts and a launch event that everyone is invited to on Thursday 18 September, 10am at Rochford Library. All the details and 'dates for your diary' can be found in the Art Trail map, available to download from our website. Like the Trail on Facebook (facebook.com/Rocharttrail) or follow us on Twitter (@rochford) for news, updates and special Art Trail deals offered by Rochford businesses.
Rochford Art Trail dates for your diary: Entry is FREE to the following events and activities Saturday 13 September, 10am-4pm Art, Craft & Design Pop-Up Market and Café at Rochford WI Hall. Thursday 18 September, 10am-12pm Launch Event at Rochford Library. Monday 22 to Thursday 25 September (Mon: 11.30am-4pm, Tues-Thurs: 10am-4pm) Group Exhibition in the Pavilion at The Rochford Hotel. Saturday 27 September, 10am-4pm Workshops, demonstrations and tasters & Pop-Up Café at Rochford WI Hall.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Various venues around Rochford
Contact: 01702 318171 - Arts@rochford.gov.uk
Website: www.rochford.gov.uk/arttrail

Sunday 21st September 2014
Family 'Fun' Extravaganza
This is going to be a fun packed day for all the family with inflatable fun, rides, reptiles, pony rides, face painting, characters, craft and food stalls and so much more... within 4 acres. Even if it rains it won't bring us down!! So why not get your friends and family together for a big day out. This event is to also help raise money to for special girls, Cassie and Ava, who have a rare brain development as well as other health conditions with only a handful of cases in the world. Treatment is only available in Slovakia where funding has to be made by the families themselves. To find out more, check out www.cassieswishingwell.com
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £3, Children under 14 Free. FREE PARKING!
Venue: Crouch Valley Showground, Just off the A127 on the A1245, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7FQ
Contact: Dy*verse Events (Gill & Kay) 07508 409634 / 07545 784366 - Email dyverse-events@hotmail.com
Event can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1502920479938027/?source=1
Website: www.dyverse-events-rayleigh.co.uk

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


Saturday 18th October 2014
Autumn Craft Fair
The Old Chapel will host its third Craft Fair on Saturday 18 October from 10am - 5pm. There will be 20 stalls selling cakes, gifts, jewellery, fabric craft, Christmas decorations, cards and more! Entrance is free and refreshments will be served all day.
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/autumn-craft-fair-2

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October 2014
Cressing Temple Barns Autumn Food & Home Fair
The Autumn Food & Home Fair at Cressing Temple Barns, Nr Witham, Essex CM77 8PD, takes place on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October 2014. Show opens 10am and closes each day at 4pm.
Please click here for more information...

Sunday 19th October 2014
1940s Tea & Dance
The dance group Swing Patrol will be back at the Old Chapel to get us into the 1940s spirit! They will be in 1940s costume with dancing from 2pm-4pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be available throughout the afternoon.
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Admission: £2 per person or free for Friends
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

Sunday 19th October 2014
We are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft & Design Fair
This is an 'early bird' Christmas Fair featuring over 35 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. Essex-based artist, Ken Kempley, will be exhibiting and demonstrating his artwork at this event.
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.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry
Contact: Further information can be found on our website
Venue: Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Stock, Essex CM4 9BE
Website: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October 2014
Colchester Mind Body Spirit Festival
We are all looking for something; answers, good health, relationships, insights or well-being. Colchester Mind Body Spirit Festival may help you on your path and back on track. We have some of the most gifted, ethical, talented and inspirational people help guide you. This event is raising funds for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
Over 45 stands - Many taster treatments available, Aura Photos, Oils & Incense, Mystic Art, Spiritual Gifts, Stage Acts, Healthy Food, Crystals & Gems. In addition: 16 inspiring workshops, talks and demonstrations and many stage performances. We also have a wide range of treatments on offer: Indian Head Massage, Healing, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Reiki, Past Life Regression, Alexander Technique and so much more...
From Essex and around the UK we have some of the best psychics, mediums and clairvoyants such as Maureen Flynn, Joylina, Ian Gosling, Demian Allan, Angelcloud.
For more information about the event visit our website where you can download the full weekend programme.
Time: Saturday - 10am to 7.30pm, Sunday - 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, 16 and under FREE (includes talks, workshops and stage performances)
Contact: Life Arts - Chris Cozens chris@lifearts.co.uk
Venue: Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Colchester, Essex CO6 1EJ
Website: www.lifearts.co.uk/colchester-mind-body-spirit-festival-2014

Sunday 26th October 2014
Brand New Baby & Toddler Event - Tiny Toes Show
The Tiny Toes Show is a brand new Baby & Toddler Event which is coming to Thurrock in October 2014. Taking place at Orsett Hall on Sunday 26 October 2014 between 10am - 4pm, with lots of free parking, over 50 fantastic exhibitors, special offers, competitions, entertainment, drinks and light snacks available, baby change areas, breast feeding facilities and much, much more this is an event not to be missed!
Please click here for more information...
Venue: Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Essex RM16 3HS
Website: www.orsetthall.co.uk


Thursday 6th November 2014
Spotlight Christmas Fair
Christmas stalls with crafts and unusual gifts.
Time: 10am to 2.30pm
Admission: £5 (includes coffee and biscuits)
Venue: Greenwoods Hotel Spa and Retreat, Stock Road, Stock, Essex CM4 9BE
Contact: Libby Turner 01206 548196

Saturday 8th November 2014
Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair
After the success of the previous fairs, the Colchester Craft, Vintage & Gift Fair is back in November 2014. There will be a great mix of over 30 stalls selling fantastic handmade items including vintage fashion, art, jewellery, silver items, antiques, household items, all sorts of gifts and more! This amazing modern venue in the North of Colchester is within a few minutes of the A12 Colchester North exit. If you are driving then follow the yellow signs to St.John's Close where you will find plenty of free parking next to the venue and in St.John's Close. It's just a minute from the Rover's Tye Roundabout. Great value hot & cold refreshments will be available and a seating area to enjoy them.
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Admission: Adults £1, Children under 16 are free!
Contact: Jon - 07887 480241
Venue: St Johns Church Community Centre, St John's Close, Colchester, Essex CO4 0HP
Website: www.priscusevents.co.uk

Saturday 8th November 2014
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 you'll be spoilt for choice with over 35 stalls to browse.
Stallholders include Jewellery designers Hawkwood Creations; Driftwood Designs; Honeybee soaps and scrubs; Kestrel Glass Creations and The Mad Owl Company.
There will be Encaustic Art Demonstrations running on the day.
Visitors can also sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry
Contact: Further information can be found on our website
Venue: Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG
Website: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

Saturday 8th November 2014
Hornchurch Library Craft Fayre
Kick start your Christmas shopping, there will be various stalls offering a wide range of unique handmade gifts and food. Light refreshments also available.
Time: 10am to 3pm
Admission: Free
Contact: 01708 434903 - hornchurch.library@havering.gov.uk
Venue: Hornchurch Library, 44 North Street, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1TB

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014
Crafts for Christmas - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
Come along and see the work of over 50 talented Artists and Craftsmen in the beautiful setting of Hylands House and Park. You can chat to the craftsmen and buy your Christmas Presents directly from the craftsman/artist.
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Admission: The Hylands Entrance Fee includes this Craft Show
Venue: Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Contact: Ann Cuthbert 07817 049432 - ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Thursday 13th November 2014
Christmas Shopping Extravaganza
A festive shopping event for you to discover fabulous gifts for Christmas. Some of the gifts available for you to purchase include Christmas flowers & bouquets, silver jewellery, fashion accessories, handbags, scarves, colourful shoelaces, gifts for the home, greetings cards, beautifully decorated glass products, artwork, health & beauty products, children's gifts, gifts for your dogs and not forgetting some tasty Spanish treats!!
Time: 10am to 3pm
Admission: £4 per person (includes coffee and cake)
Contact: Debbie de Boltz - 0300 123 3073 / debbie@wildernessfoundation.org.uk
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, North Hill, Little Baddow, Essex CM3 4TA
Website: www.wildernessfoundation.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 1118493

Saturday 15th November 2014
Christmas Craft Fair - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
The Guild of Essex Craftsman are holding a 'Crafts for Christmas' fair at the Village Hall in Coggeshall. Come along and buy the work of talented artists and craftsmen directly from the maker.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Admission: £3 (accompanied under 16s free)
Venue: Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1UH
Contact: Ann Cuthbert 07817 049432 - ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Sunday 23rd November 2014
Christmas Shopping & Chill Out
Come and discover a relaxed Christmas Shopping event in the heart of Broomfield while boosting your health and well being!!
We are offering over 25 stalls of Hand-crafted Delights, Well Being Products and Luxury Beauty & Complementary Health Treatments so far including a selection of the following: Hand-crafted Items, Jewellery, Aromatherapy Products, Beauty Treatments and Products, Handmade cards, Arbonne, Magnetic Jewellery & Products, Crystals, Shabby Chic, Home Accessories, Reiki, Manicures & Hand Massages, Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Natural Lift Facial Massage, Reflexology and an amazing Raffle to raise funds for Kids Inspire, our local charity.
Treatments are from £5 and can be pre-bookable as well as some availability on the day. Please come along to support us and a percentage of the proceeds are being donated to a local Charity 'Inspire Kids'.
Time: 11am to 4pm
Admission: £2 (free for children under 16)
Contact: Please call Samantha on 07958 719342 or email to book treatments and for further information info@happyholistichealing.co.uk
Venue: Broomfield Community Centre, 158 Main Road (behind The Angel Pub), Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7AH
Website: www.happyholistichealing.co.uk

Saturday 29th November 2014
Canvey Island Christmas Event
Christmas Festive Fun including entertainment hosted by Heart Essex Radio, real reindeer's, children's games, funfair, stalls, Christmas lights switch on and much more!
Time: 12noon to 5pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: Canvey Island Town Centre, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7RB
Contact: 01268 683971
Website: www.canveyisland-tc.gov.uk

Saturday 29th November 2014
Really Homemade Christmas Craft Fair
Join us for a day full of Christmas themed stalls - selling all your perfect handmade Christmas gifts and crafts. As the name suggests, the criteria to exhibit at this event is that all products have to be REALLY and TRULY HomeMade. As exhibitors ourselves, we know the disheartening sinking feeling of attending a 'craft' fair where most of the products on the surrounding stalls are bought in and sold on. That's why we are now running Really HomeMade events, to promote homemade craft and talent that we KNOW is out there. With a large footfall of Saturday spring time shoppers in the ever busy town of Leigh on Sea, this high quality event is held at the local towns community centre, a stone's throw away from the busy and bustling high street, guaranteeing a constant influx or shoppers looking for 'Really HomeMade' products. Products include homemade/handmade jewellery, home wares, candles, gifts, smellies and all things nice, so feel free to come along and have a browse of all the gorgeous homemade products on display. There is a local pay and display car park to the rear of the community centre, as well as plenty of road parking in the surrounding roads and areas. Refreshments are also available locally, as there is an abundance of boutique cafes and coffee shops in the high street, as well as a small tea room within the community centre if you fancy something a little closer to home. We really hope to see you all there for a Really Homemade Christmas!
Time: Open to the public from 10am to 3pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 1SP
Contact: Elli at really_homemade@hotmail.co.uk for any further questions or queries
Website: www.reallyhomemadeevents.co.uk

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November 2014
Christmas Craft Weekend - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
Come along and chat to the talented artists and craftsmen, and buy your handcrafted Christmas Presents directly from the craftsmen.
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Admission: £3 (accompanied under 16s free)
Venue: Cromwell Manor, Wat Tyler Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH
Contact: Ann Cuthbert 07817 049432 - ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Sunday 30th November 2014
We are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft & Design Fair
Visitors can purchase original, high quality gifts for Christmas from makers and artists selling a range of contemporary and vintage-inspired handmade items. Stallholders include Kestrel Glass Creations; Buy Design Jewellery; Really Potpourri and textile designer Lizzington. Also at the Fair will be Essex-based artists Ken Kempley and Mark Warboys.
Entrance to the Fair is free and visitors can relax and enjoy refreshments in the beautiful surroundings of The Warren Golf & Country Club.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: The Warren Golf & Country Club, Woodham Walter, Essex CM9 6RW
Contact: Further information can be found on our website
Website: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

Sunday 30th November 2014
Colchester Christmas Market
Festive Christmas Market, Indoor and Outdoor Stalls, Festive Food & Drink, Crafts and Gifts, Carol Singing.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: FREE Entry & FREE Parking
Venue: Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex CO6 1DU
Contact: Call Trisha on 07795 363398 or email trisha@champagnemoments.co.uk


Saturday 6th December 2014
Festive Fayre
The Wilderness Foundation are organising a Family Festive Fayre at our site at Chatham Green on Saturday 6th December. The day is aimed at being a fun family event, where children can follow our magical reindeer trail, visit Father Christmas in his Canvas Cabin, meet Farmer Frasier and his friends farm animals, watch bushcraft demonstrations, make a natural Christmas decoration in our Education Centre and enjoy hot and cold refreshments.
Time: 10am to 3pm
Admission: £7 per child including gift / Adults Free
Contact: info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk
Venue: Chatham Green Project, Whitbreads Business Centre, Whitbreads Farm Lane, Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3LQ
Website: www.wildernessfoundation.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 1118493

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December 2014
Hylands Christmas Fair
After the success of the previous year's the very popular Hylands Christmas Fair returns and is now extended to run over two full days. 160 stalls are sprawled across the Stables Visitor Centre, Grand Pavilion, outdoor areas and within Hylands House offering free entry to crafts, gifts, decorations, clothes, jewellery, fine foods and drink, something for everyone! As well as this they'll be entertainment for the whole family provided throughout both day's, including traditional fairground rides, carol singing by candlelight, brass bands, Queen Elza, live acoustic music, Snow Globe family photo booth, horse carriage rides, and of course the all important Santa's Grotto.
Time: 11am to 7pm
Admission: Free entry
Contact: Marc.miller@chelmsford.gov.uk
Venue: Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Website: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/christmasfair

Saturday 13th December 2014
Christmas Craft Fair - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
The Guild of Essex Craftsmen is holding a one day 'Christmas Craft Fair' at St Mary Magdalen Church in Billericay, Essex. 16 talented artists and craftsmen will be selling their art/craft, some demonstrating. Come and buy your handcrafted Christmas Gifts directly from the maker.
Time: 10am - 5pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: St Mary Magdalen Church, High Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9BQ
Contact: Ann Cuthbert 07817 049432 - ann.cuthbert@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

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