Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the exclusive Mary Howard Christmas Fair sets the gold standard for the gift market! We discover from Mary’s son Tim, why it stands out from the crowd…
Over 100 so plenty of choice!
How do you source stall holders?
Mostly word of mouth and reputation.
How do you keep your range of stalls original?
With numerous applicants each year we are able to curate different products whilst retaining the unique and popular stalls.
Will I be able to find presents for my children?
Yes! We have some wonderful gift stands for all ages. We are always looking for unique presents especially for the tricky teen market.
What do you think are the most popular stalls?
The Food and Drinks stands are popular with everyone, especially those hosting Christmas. The Fashion and Jewellery stands are also busy.
What makes the shopping experience different?
We have a free mini-bus service to and from the venue so no parking tickets or walking through muddy fields. We also offer a free customer bag-drop to allow you to walk around without heavy shopping bags.
Can we eat while we are there?
Yes – we have a large restaurant with the option to pre-book your lunch or just turn up on the day. We also have a coffee bar in the entrance and another in the restaurant.
Is the venue child and pushchair friendly?
Absolutely. The venue is all on one floor with the shuttle minibus designed to handle pushchairs. We offer baby-changing facilities and our wide aisles ensure room for everyone.