Cornwall Christmas fair dates announced

By The Cornwall Community Foundation - 03rd August 2022

People are being invited to attend The Cornwall Christmas Fair - described by organisers as 'the most vibrant fundraising event in the county’s festive calendar'.

It is due to take place at the Eden Project on Thursday 24 November, 2022, with a Preview & Shopping Evening on Wednesday 23 November. All funds raised will go to supporting the Cornwall Community Foundation.

A spokesperson for the fair said: "This  is a date not to be missed in Cornwall’s festive line-up. The Cornwall Christmas Fair transforms the Eden Link Building, nestled between the two Biomes, into a glittering Christmas market. There are up to 70 independent stalls from within Cornwall and beyond.

"An enticing selection of Christmas gifts and decorations will be joined by home accessories, ethical fashion, jewellery and skincare, as well as a diverse range of artisan food and drink produce in the Ginsters Food Hall."

Organised by a team of volunteers, the fair is the ultimate Cornish Christmas shopping experience, with all proceeds (including a percentage of profits from stallholders) going to support Cornwall’s struggling communities through the Cornwall Community Foundation.

Last year the Fair raised £73,000 – the most in its 30-year history - and as the county feels the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, it is hoped the 2022 edition will be another record-breaker.

Generous sponsors are crucial to the level of funds the team is able to deliver to Cornwall’s communities.  A new sponsor partner for 2022 is the much-loved Cornish icon, Rodda’s, sponsoring The Great Rodda’s Cream Tea Hunt. Organised by the Cornwall Community Foundation, fair-goers will be given the chance to win a cream tea for two from different venues across the county.

Jane Hartley, Co-Chair of the committee of volunteers, said: “Over the last thirty years the Cornwall Christmas Fair has raised in excess of £853,500 for Cornwall’s charities. This year’s event is shaping up to be one of the best yet with some fantastic local businesses on board – without their support it just wouldn’t be possible. Huge thanks to all of them for their generosity.”

The 2022 Cornwall Christmas Fair is sponsored by Ginsters, Rodda’s, South West Water, Lillicrap Chilcott, Dales, Walker Crips, Coodes, Healey’s, Impress51, St Austell Printing Company, Jarrang, Trevornick, PKF Francis Clark, St Austell Brewery, The Old Ship Hotel, and Wild Card.

Tickets go on sale 1 September 2022 and can only be booked in advance and can be purchased from www.cornwallchristmasfair.com

Cornwall Christmas Fair opening times and ticket prices:

  • Thursday 24 November 2022 - Day Fair, 10am – 4pm.  Tickets £18 including lunch, wine and free admission to Eden
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 – Preview & Shopping Evening, 5pm – 9pm.  Healey’s Cocktail Hour from 5pm-6pm.  Tickets £30 including supper and two glasses of wine

Dales VIP Parking; £10 per car.

This year’s event is shaping up to be one of the best yet with some fantastic local businesses on board .

Jane Hartley, Co-Chair of the committee of volunteers
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