We are delighted to invite you and your friends to enjoy a day out at the Early, Early Christmas Fair (EEC Fair) 2017, in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

In times of uncertainty, it has never been more important for us support small businesses that come to the EEC Fair and with every purchase you make, each stall holder will give 10% to the charity.

Come and enjoy this unique shopping experience. You’ll find a wonderful array of inspiring gifts and treats for everyone, including: delicious food items; fashion, personalised stationery, books, beauty products, pictures, Christmas decorations, stocking fillers; beautiful things for your home and garden; gifts for men, women, children and babies; and much more. With over 100 stalls, there really is something for every passion and every interest.

Thank you to all those who have supported and advertised in this years 2017 EEC Fair Programme.

The 2017 Fair Dates and Times:

Tues 26 September 2pm – 6pm

  • Entry ticket: £5

Evening Reception

6.30pm–9.30pm (By ticket only)

  • £10.00 a head  – Glass of champagne & shop
  • £20.00 a head  – Glass of champagne supper & shop

Wed 27 September 9.30am – 4pm

  • Entry ticket: £5
  • Just £3.50 after 2pm

New This Year

Antiques Roadshow experts Marc Allum and Lisa Lloyd giving free valuations and live cookery demonstration with Anjula Devi

Book Tickets

All tickets available to book online & be entered into our holiday prize draw

Evening Reception

Come and join us for a special champagne reception and  shop at your leisure


London shopping on your doorstep! Over 100 original and stunning stalls and a third new this year


We would like to thank all our sponsors for their incredibly generous support


Prizes kindly donated by General Dynamics, Aspire Defence, Knight Frank & Sodexo


View some videos and images of events from previous years


Latest news and updates for this year’s fair. Find us on social media and keep up to date

We asked a few of our customers for some comments about last year’s 2016 fair…

Wow what a fantastic fair – loved it – did all my shopping and had the most delicious lunch with my mother – brilliant fair – thank you.

Jojo Brooks – Berks

I have been to this fair every year but this year the food was exceptional – the best scones and coffee cake ever! Did load of shopping too.

H Sterling – Wilts

This is definitely among the top five Christmas Fairs in the South West

Sarah Lloyd – Dorset

Best show for Christmas ideas and shopping

Christine – Wilts

An excellent place to buy your Xmas presents

Poppy Wild – Somerset

Have visited the fair every year. A day to look forward to and enjoy and in aid of a very deserving cause.

Mary – Wilts

It is a lovely experience and great to meet old friends. This is excellent as a Pre-Christmas Event.

Mary-Anne – Devon.

An excellent selection of stalls offering a wide choice of gifts for all

Fran – Wilts
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