Winter Fair returns with festive fun!

The South of England Agricultural Society’s annual Winter Fair returned to the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex, on 20th and 21st November 2021 and offered attendees the chance to kick off their Christmas shopping and a taste of festive fun.

The sell-out show saw the return of the workshops which included Christmas wreath making, kids’ festive crafts and the ever-popular chocolate decorating sessions.

There was an array of shopping opportunities with Christmas decorations, wooden toys, locally produced artwork, jewellery, country clothing, hand crafted soaps, grooming gift sets, and stunning home accessories on offer. For those looking for festive foods and tipples, there was an opportunity to support local and independent businesses and purchase the likes of Christmas puddings, artisan spirits and liqueurs, chocolates, cheeses, homemade jams and chutneys.

For children (big and small) Santa’s grotto and a giant snow globe proved very popular and brought friends and families together as well as providing some fantastic photo opportunities.

Corrie Ince, Show Director at The South of England Agricultural Society, commented:

“The Winter Fair always proves a popular and well attended event and we were not surprised that we sold out of tickets a week in advance of the show. It really is a remarkable Christmas shopping experience due to the vast selection of artisan products that you just can’t find online or on the high street.

“When people visit us, they support local businesses and help us with our work in highlighting the countryside to the public. The South of England Agricultural Society is a charity, and profits from our shows support people across the South with an interest or involvement in agriculture, horticulture and other related land-based industries and help inspire schoolchildren to learn about the land and where their food comes from. We also offer travel bursaries for people working in the farming sector and provide grants to students and colleges in the land-based sector.

“I’d like to thank everyone that played a part in the Winter Fair and hope that we were able to kick-start the festive period in a positive way.”

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