The first Christmas Shopping Fayre was staged at Westpoint back in 1996, the brainchild of Barnstaple based event organiser Grahame Davidson. It luckily proved to be an instant success with 1000s of visitors attending. Since then the Fayre has become a very prominent fixture on the West Country events calendar. Local shoppers know they can depend on it to solve their Christmas shopping problems in a single ‘all under one roof’ visit! It is one of the UK’s biggest festive shopping shows and attracts a constant flow of shoppers with money in their pockets each year. Little wonder too, with the show featuring over 250 very diverse stallholders offering their Christmas lines each year, low admission prices, a free Santa’s Grotto and plenty of free parking.Exhibitors are a tough bunch to please, but the show has earned the support of many of the country’s top traders who all rate the Shopping Fayre as one of the very best organised events they attend. Exhibitors flock from all parts of the UK to be part of it, and such is the appeal of the Fayre that most of the traders automatically re-book their stalls a whole year in advance. A good number of them have attended for 20+ years!
Everybody looks forward to it… visitors, traders and so too the skilled teams of stand-builders, electricians and stewards who all enjoy their annual stint at the Shopping Fayre – long may it continue!!
In 2018 the show changed hands, when Grahame retired and ownership passed to Hale Events, who have been organising shows in the South West for 25 years. However for exhibitors and shoppers alike there were absolutely no noticeable changes to the way the event had been run for so many years and Grahame continued to help with every aspect of the Fayre behind the scenes, ensuring that it was as successful as ever!
…AND NOW IN 2020…
Time for the 25th Christmas Shopping Fayre!
in 2020 we’ll be celebrating the 25th Christmas Shopping Fayre. We’re going to make sure that “this year’s show will be the best one ever!”
If you’re interested in exhibiting or coming as a visitor and you have any queries do get in touch, it would be great to hear from you.
Call us on 01934 733433 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to know more about Hale Events – take a look at www.hale-events.com.