Westonbirt Shopping Fair

The Westonbirt Shopping Fair is one of the largest charity fairs in the West Country. It is a not-for-profit annual event organised by the Westonbirt Fair Committee supporting Home-Start and other local charities.

Highlights

Once again we are having our reindeer Hunt – with hidden Elves too! All these little creatures were kindly knitted by the Tetbury WI. They are all named and will be semi hidden throughout the Fair.

2019 Exhibitors

See, touch and feel what you are buying and talk to the very passionate entrepreneurs that have dedicated their time and energies to sourcing or manufacturing goods that are new, fashionable and unique.

Buy Tickets Online

A ticket costs £8.00 each on the door, £7.50 if booked online. Your ticket includes entrance to the Fair, free access to the garden (which is at its most spectacular in the autumn) and free onsite parking. There is no charge for children under 16.

About the Fair

Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 2020 

10am – 4.30pm

 

 

You’ll find the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family all in glorious surroundings.

The Westonbirt Shopping Fair is a great annual event. There will be 135 stalls (40% new this year) exhibiting gifts, clothing and homewares in the wonderful historic setting of the school and in a magnificent marquee.

We have brought together a collection of stall holders that will sell a fabulous range of eclectic and classic products to tempt every taste – you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your Christmas list.

This year our Café and Restaurant are larger and will serve delicious snacks and hot meals throughout the day.

The Westonbirt Shopping Fair is one of the largest charity fairs in the West Country. It is a not-for-profit annual event organised by the Westonbirt Fair committee supporting both Home-Start and other local charities. 2019 raised £37,000 – all this money went to these charities.

Westonbirt Shopping Fair is one of the largest charity fairs in the West Country.

Stall holders

The Fair organisers have sifted through hundreds of applications from stallholders. They have only chosen the very best. They have tried to find things that you cannot find on the high street or on-line.

Gardens

Wander around the wonderful specimens of trees, looking their best at this time of year, and see the more formal Italian Garden with its many architectural features including the unique double-pond.

Restaurant

As well as our cafe situated in the Marquee we also have a spacious Restaurant in the school building. Here you can relax and enjoy delicious snacks and hot meals throughout the day.

Charities

2019 Fair raised £37,000

100% of money raised goes to Charity! Feel good about spending at the only charity fair where all the profits go to charity – not just the entry money, not a contribution to a charity, not a percentage of the stallholders takings but all the profits.

Sponsors

Colburn is an established residential development company based in Cirencester, which for the past 30 years has specialised in numerous challenging and highly original developments located throughout the south west including the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Avon, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

We are grateful to Alpha Hire of Frampton-on-Severn who are kindly supplying the Marquees for the Westonbirt Shopping Fair at a special rate.

Property in this part of the Cotswolds is all about quality. From bijou cottages to exquisite manor houses, property here is defined by charm and character, with the local golden stone adding warmth and lustre to towns and villages alike.

Westonbirt Shopping Fair

Westonbirt School,

Tetbury Road,

Gloucestershire,

GL8 8QG

Getting Here

The Westonbirt Fair is held at Westonbirt School. The school is situated on the A433, just three miles outside of Tetbury.

The school is opposite the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, which is signposted as Westonbirt Arboretum on brown tourist information signs from all directions!

The full address of the school is Westonbirt School, Tetbury Road, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QG.

There is ample free parking available within the school grounds.

Charities

Please click on the charity logos above for more information.

Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity supports Westonbirt, the National Arboretum with its 18,000 trees and 600 acres of woodland. Our vision is of a long and sustainable future of the site, for the good of the environment and people, with the mission to raise funds to support the arboretum, working alongside the Forestry Commission. Our membership scheme and fundraising projects fund ongoing maintenance and new developments, helping the arboretum to thrive.

Westonbirt Arboretum not only benefits local residents environmentally and as an educational resource, but also performs both national and international benefits such as training expert arborists and dendrologists who will help care for forests and woodlands across the UK, as we embark in climate change research for a broader environmental understanding.

To find out more visit: www.fowa.org.uk

Home-Start Stroud District

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. The benefits of our support include improved health and well being and better family relationships.

Our volunteers visit the family’s home for a couple of hours every week. They tailor-make their support to the needs of the parents and children. Volunteers are very committed and will keep visiting until the youngest child turns five or starts school, or until the parents feel they can stand on their own two feet. Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family.

To find out more visit: www.homestartsd.org

To donate to Home-Start Stroud District (Charity no. 1107019) please click here

Samaritans

Samaritans is a 24/7 listening service, manned by fully trained volunteers, who provide emotional support to those in need. If you have had a bad day, you are feeling distressed, in despair or even contemplating suicide we are here to listen and explore your feelings, in confidence and in the hope that we can make a difference to peoples lives. We are here to support you, not judge you, by listening over the phone or communicating by email, SMS or face to face. Talk to us - It may help.


To find out more visit: www.samaritans.org

Marah

Marah runs regular Drop-ins at lunch times on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in Stroud. We serve about 40 to 50 two course meals on Mondays and Wednesdays and give out hot toasties on Saturdays. All this is much appreciated by the clients who often ask for take-aways to cover the rest of the week.

The clients are vulnerable men and women (mostly men) who often have alcohol or drug addictions and some have mental health issues.We provide a welcome to anyone who comes to our door and offer a smile, a welcome ,a hot meal and support where necessary.

We are very grateful to Tescos and Waitrose for the surplus food they donate for the clients. We are also very grateful to Stroud Food Bank for the food parcels they provide. The need never diminishes. We work in conjunction with agencies such as P3, CAB and others. There is always an underlying need for emotional and spiritual support.


Finance wise we run at a deficit around £2,500 per month which we manage to cover with grants and support from Stroud District Council and from street collections. Recently we reached a milestone of 100 regular donors for whom we are extremely grateful.


To find out more visit: www.marah.org.uk

The Churn Project

The Churn Project works across the community in Cirencester and nearby villages. Our aims are to reduce isolation, create opportunities and offer practical solutions to the issues people face. We believe every person should enjoy a sense of purpose, belonging and hope. Over 1900 local people used our services in the last year.


People turn to us at all the major times of transition: becoming a parent, being made redundant, becoming a carer, taking retirement, bereavement, moving to the area, onset of mental and physical health problems. So we concentrate on supporting young families, people looking to improve skills and job prospects, and older people.


We offer around 25 different activities and groups every week, including antenatal & parenting support, friendship groups, English, Maths, craft groups and a work club. We also run two volunteer visiting services, an allotment and a Men’s Shed off-site.


To find out more visit: www.churnproject.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. We'll be there for everyone, either through one of our services, or by pointing them in the right direction. So whatever cancer throws their way, we'll be right there with them.