Spirit of Stow

Spirit of Stow Christmas Fair

Saturday 7th December 2013

Following the outstanding success of the inaugural Spirit of Stow event last year, Saturday 7th December 2013 promises to be another wonderful celebration of Stow-on-the-Wold and everything this atmospheric Cotswold town has to offer.

This one-day event is the perfect way to start your festive shopping while enjoying many special offers, free gifts and street entertainment – and late night shopping too. All profits go to local charities including Kate’s Home Nursing that received £5,500 last year and who the team at Tabitha JK supports on a regular basis.

We are proud to be joined by the gifted Noorin Khamisani, founder and fashion designer for Outsider Fashion, who will be in the salon from Thursday 5th December (evening preview) up to and including Saturday 7th all day.

Outsider Pop up Fashion Shop at Tabitha James Kraan Organic hairdressing

Fashion, gifts, antiques, home wares, food and drink, jewellery and toys are just some of the choice shopping in Stow can offer and there is a fantastic celebrity line up.

Adam Henson, Director of The Cotswold Farm Park and popular TV presenter, is bringing along some of his cuddliest animals and he’ll be on hand to sign his books and judge the children’s ‘Best Decorated Welly’ competition sponsored by Hunter Wellies.

Thomas Plant, auctioneer at Special Auction Services and BBC TV antiques expert well-known for appearing on programmes such as Bargain Hunt, Flog it! and Antiques Road Trip, will help Adam judge the wellies as well as host a ticketed lunch at the newly refurbished ‘The Porch House’. For just £25 a ticket you can enjoy a delicious lunch at this stylish restaurant, listen to Thomas sharing trade secrets and funny stories about the world of TV and antiques and enjoy a mini auction too.

Pam Ayres, writer, broadcaster and entertainer, will be signing copies of her eagerly-awaited new poetry collection ‘You Made me Late Again!’ between 11am and 12pm in the church. With more than 50 new poems from the nation’s favourite poet, it’s sure to be a treat! From wishing your husband was more dashing to becoming a gran for the first time, Pam’s poems are observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. Pam will also be choosing her favourite Christmas tree from the many displayed in St Edwards Church for the Tree Festival.

Join Stow-on-the-Wold’s local traders on Saturday 7th December for a true taste of Christmas in the ‘Spirit of Stow’ Free children’s entertainment, market stalls, live music and a hog roast are just some of the many other things going on.