Country Living Christmas Fair celebrates 10-year milestone

29 September 2022

Country Living Christmas Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary in Harrogate this year with its upcoming exhibition on 1-4 December. Its organiser Immediate Live, one of the UK’s leading consumer event organisers, has signed a contract with Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC) to return in 2023.

Featuring over 200 exhibitors promising interactive workshops, Christmas shopping offers and entertainment, the four-day Fair this year is expected to attract an attendance in the region of 15,000, generating an economic impact of £450,000 on the Harrogate town and district.

The 10th anniversary edition of the Fair promises to be extra special. For the first time this year, the event line-up will feature tailored tasting sessions, available via online booking only. Visitors will be able to sample this season’s best mulled gins to humour the Christmas spirit. Hands-on interactive workshops hosted by crafting experts will help participants get creative and pick up a new skill or brush up on an existing one while making truly unique gifts and decorations to take home.

Featuring hundreds of small independent businesses including over 100 newcomers, the Christmas Fair is the go-to place for visitors to tick off all the Christmas shopping under one roof. From handcrafted products, stylish decors, soft furnishings unavailable on the high street, to gourmet cheese, Christmas puddings, sweet and savoury treats, tasty tipples and fine wines, visitors can shop to their hearts’ fill while soaking in the festive vibes with live music throughout the day from the Fair’s brass band and choirs.

The Country Living Kitchen Theatre will see some of the country’s finest food and drink producers and culinary experts whip up their ultimate festive recipes and seasonal showstoppers. Visitors can experience expert cooking and baking demonstrations with the chance to ask for tips, interact with the experts and even try a taster or two, all for free.

Dan Sewell, Country Living Fairs Event Director, said:

With its idyllic charm and close knit community, the town of Harrogate exudes country style.

We are proud to bring together the local artisan producers and designer makers that make this place so unique, and it’s clear to see why thousands of visitors come to get inspired, leaving full of ideas and one-of-a-kind gifts to create the perfect festive celebration.

This year is no exception, with an extra-celebratory feel given that it’s our 10th year here!

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