Midlands festive food & gift events

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November and December is a great time in the Midlands for food and craft fairs. Perfect for discovering new producers and picking up some gifts along the way. As a few people have asked me about what happening locally in the next few months I thought I would dedicate a blog post to it. If you know of any events I’ve missed please let me know.


Thursday 18th November – Thursday 23rd DecemberBirmingham Christmas Craft Fair & Frankfurt Christmas Market 10am – 9pm. Around Victoria Square and New Street along with Chamberlain and Centenary Squares. It is now the largest outdoor Christmas Market in the UK. 

Friday 19th November – Sunday 21st November Chatsworth Christmas Market 10am – 5pm. Stalls are located on Lodge Hill, leading up to the Stables, and admission is free.

Saturday 20th November – Sunday 21st November Fabulous Places Christmas Market 10am – 4pm. Round House, Pride Park, Derby. £1 entry, free for under 16’s and fabulousplaces.co.uk Derbyshire Card holders. I went to this last year and can highly recommend it.

Saturday 20th NovemberFood Gusto Christmas Fair 9.30am – 4pm. Packington Memorial Hall. LE65 1WH

Saturday 20th November – Northfield Farm Christmas Fair 9am – 4pm. Oakham LE15 7QF

Wednesday 24th November – Sunday 28th NovemberBBC Good Food Show 9am – 6pm. NEC Birmingham. Keep and eye out for the wonderful Gower Cottage Brownies and Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies there.

Thursday 25th November Christmas House Party 9.30am – 5pm. Rudd Moncrieff, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3AZ. Festive food workshops, Inspiring floral demonstrations, Stylish Gift Wrapping,and Christmas shopping

Friday 26th November – Tutbury Festival of Christmas begins at 5.30pm

Saturday 27th November – Art Market 9am – 5pm. Market Square, Burton on Trent. Featuring local artists and foundation degree students.

Saturday 27th November – Sunday 28th NovemberChristmas Craft Fair 11am – 3pm. Kedleston Hall, nr Derby. Enterance £1. Free bus service from Derby bus station every hour leaving at 10:30,11:30,12:30 & 13:30. Return bus service from Kedleston Hall leaving at 12:00,13:00,14:00,15:00 & 16:00.

Saturday 27th November Rockafellas Christmas Fair 11am – 3pm. Rockafellas, St Nicholas Place, Leicester LE1 4LD

Saturday 27th November Artists and Makers Christmas Craft Fair 10am – 4pm Melbourne Leisure Centre, DE73 8GF

Saturday 27th November SoURCE Christmas Fair 10am – 4pm Moseley Exchange, Birmingham B13 8JP

Sunday 28th November Seasonal Sundays Entertainment from 12 noon. Ferrers Centre, nr Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1RU

Saturday 4th December Christmas Craft Fayre 11am – 4pm. Rosliston Forestry Centre. Free entrance. There is a superb garden centre opposite. It’s small, but full of the most beautiful plants and the staff are very knowledgeable.

Saturday 4th December – Saturday 5th December Christmas Market 10am – 5pm (last admittion 4.30 pm). Sudbury Hall. No additional charges. 

Saturday 4th December – Saturday 5th December Christmas Food Fair 9.30am – 4.30pm. Baslow Village Hall, DE45 12P

Friday 10th December – Saturday 11th December Festive Gift Fair 11am – 6pm. QUAD, Derby.

Saturday 11th December – Sunday 12th December Christmas Craft & Gift Show 11am – 6pm. Calke Abbey. Free event (normal admission charges for Calke Abbey apply)

Sunday12th December Seasonal Sundays Entertainment from 12 noon. Ferrers Centre, nr Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1RU

Sunday 19th DecemberChristmas Fine Food Fair 11am – 6pm. Free event (normal admission charges for Calke Abbey apply) I’m waiting to hear back from the National Trust to check this event is still going ahead because it has disappeared from the website.

Sunday 19th December Seasonal Sundays Entertainment from 12 noon. Ferrers Centre, nr Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1RU

As far as I’m aware all these events are running. Please confirm with venue before visiting.

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