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THE EARLY, EARLY CHRISTMAS FAIR

THE EARLY EARLY CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL FAIR

WE ARE GOING ONLINE FOR 2020

TO INCLUDE:

 ONLINE SHOPPING

VIRTUAL CURRY SUPPER

VIRTUAL ANTIQUE VALUATIONS

VIRTUAL GIN TASTING EVENING

VIRTUAL RAFFLE

DONATIONS WELCOME TO SUPPORT THIS YEARS EVENT

“There are still many unknowns around this virus, and although timelines for recovery are getting more concrete each week, no one knows for sure how things will play out.

As a result I  have concluded that this is the right course of action for the event and for the charity.

This year is not just about the charity from my perspective but about supporting all those that have given us so much and raised so much money for us – all the small businesses that are the key deliverables to the event – our supporters and keeping them safe – keeping the brand of the Fair alive and building on the last 28 years that this event has been running. There is no reason why we cannot continue to deliver this for many years to come and keep this event as one of our nationwide flagship events.

Virtual shopping will never replace real shopping. Many visitors come to enjoy the wonderful experience – meeting friends, enjoying a lunch out, shopping and supporting the charity. This will not change but in the meantime doing a virtual event avoids any risks to all those involved in the event and the charity which are my priorities.

To this end we have spent the last month working on going online to run The Early, Early Christmas Fair Virtual Event. It will run from Monday 21st September – Thursday 1st October 2020

This fair raises funds For ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and it’s one of the biggest charity fairs on the circuit. We have a huge following which we will bring online. Please get engaged help us to continue to raise funds for this vital charity. Share with people and let’s have some fun doing this online, ready for more live events in 2021″

Thank you for all your support and please share and let everyone know young and old that we can do this from home this year!

With very best wishes

Caroline Cary

Fair Organiser

You will find the stalls ONLINE  brimming over with fabulous, inspiring gifts and treats for everyone, including: delicious food items, fashion, personalised stationery, books, beauty products, pictures, stocking fillers; beautiful things for your home and garden; gifts for men, women, children and babies; and much more.

With over 130 stalls, there really is something for every passion and every interest and with every purchase you make, 10% will go to the charity.

Your purchases and your generosity help our soldiers and families when they need it most.

DATES FOR 2021 – TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER & WEDNESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2021. 

EARLY, EARLY CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL FAIR 

MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER –  THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020

About The Early Early Christmas Fair

Watch below.

TICKETS ONLINE

All tickets can be booked online in advance – supper tickets must be booked in advance

Book Tickets

All tickets available to book online will be updated in the spring of 2020

Evening Reception

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

Stallholders

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

Sponsors

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

Raffle

Prizes kindly donated by General Dynamics, Aspire Defence and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

In the press 2019

Blog

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 the Early Early Christmas 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

So pleased to have helped in a small way; the EEC fair is a great institution and it’s annual contribution to the ABF Soldiers Charity is raised by a selfless, hardworking group, who together muster great enthusiasm for a wonderful event. Hope to help again’. Marc Allum & Lisa Lloyd.

Marc Allum and Lisa Lloyd

We love attending the EEC Christmas Fair as we are so well looked after, it’s such a brilliant charity and we have great fun!

Funky Bunch

I was really thrilled how well I did – my best year ever.  It is so special to be part of the fun and to see so many loyal customers who come specifically to buy from me is lovely.

Sparkles & Pearls

We loved the fair (spent far too much but there were some lovely stalls) and it was a pleasure to be associated with the event.

Beth Hartley

What a fabulous fair! Huge congrats! It was fabulous!

Bernadette Hewitt

What a fantastic fair it was! I was very impressed with the excellent and seamless organisation of the whole event and the great numbers of high quality visitors

Lesley Lockett

Wow what a fantastic fair this year, the stalls were outstanding and we had the most delicious lunch.  I left with bags of amazing presents and managed to get two pieces valued at the same time… what a fantastic addition this year – just loved it!

Catherine Green
Thank you so much for including Sherwood & Bailey …..What a beautifully run event you organise.  Great atmosphere and you looked after us all so well.
Lucy Sherwood

“Thank you so much for inviting me to the Early, Early Christmas Fair last night. Lovely company, a glass of champagne,  excellent curry supper & lots of shopping opportunities too! My girlfriends had a shopping spree and I do hope the 2 days raised lots of money for The Soldiers’ Charity”

Nicky Alberry DL, High Sheriff of Wiltshire