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Belvoir Castle is located at the heart of an affluent rural area noted for quality food production with a historical prosperity based on fertile agricultural land and trade. Nearby Melton Mowbray is rightly celebrated for its delicious pork pies sand rich Stilton cheeses and now proudly claims to be the Rural Food Capital of England.
So we’re inviting you to join us on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th December 2019 for the Belvoir ‘Christmas Treats’ Food and Drinks Festival to sample both local produce and the best seasonal food the world’s food and drinks producers can offer.
Order prime provisions from our carefully chosen Christmas suppliers to stock your larder with traditional treats from local producers as well as sellers offering tasty rare and unusual world foods. Make a day of it by dining on your pick of dishes available from Britain, Europe and beyond available in our World Street-Food Court. And choose from an astonishing selection of fine food on offer.
The event takes place in large marquees where professional chefs will be on hand at this event to provide recipe ideas, food demonstrations and tips and techniques. Alongside the demonstrations our carefully chosen artisan stallholders offer try-before-you-buy tastings of the succulent meats, game and charcuterie. We have sellers offering the finest cheeses while our bakers and pastry chefs showcase perfect patisserie, cakes and puddings, all available to take home for the coming party season or to get delivered fresh on the day of your choice just ready for the Christmas and New Year Festivities or as hampers or a special treat for delivery to a friend or relative.
Christmas and seasonal food is for everyone so an extensive range of vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Our fully licensed drinks sections offers tutored tastings has artisan Beers, Wines and Spirits rarely available elsewhere with a special focus on small vineyards and small batch spirit producers of gins, vodkas and whiskies, plus delicious mixers and fruit drinks to accompany or serve on their own.
And we have a number of stallholders selling and exceptional range of quality cookware, kitchen equipment, napery and table decorations to enable everything to be presented at its best.
Whether you live locally or are travelling to the area for the weekend the Belvoir Castle ‘Christmas Treats’ Festive Food and Drinks Fair is the perfect escape from the High Street and an ideal pre-Christmas day out.
Day Visit or Stayover?
Surrounded by beautiful villages, within easy reach of all the region’s capitals including Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield, convenient for the A1 and Stamford and only a little over an hour by train from London, the Belvoir Castle ‘Christmas Treats’ Festive Food and Drinks Fair brings a “London-quality” event to Belvoir, a world-renowned landmark location at the tripoint of the counties of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The event is already supported by a massive network of charitable and sporting goodwill and is expected to become the highlight in the regional social calendar and also makes it a focus go-to destination for affluent weekenders to seeking to place it at the heart of a short “stayover” vacation at one the many quality inns located close to Belvoir in the beautiful English countryside.
The Castle and Hosts
Belvoir Castle is a gloriously romantic Gothic Revival style stately home sited on the 16,000 beautiful Belvoir Estate which has been the home of the Manners family for five hundred years and seat of the Dukes of Rutland for over three centuries.
The Castle stands proudly on an elevated site which makes it highly visible and a nationally renowned destination for events and filming. Belvoir is popular with visitors and contains many works of art, the highlights being the lavish staterooms, including the stunning ‘Elizabeth Saloon’ (named after the wife of the 5th Duke), the Regents Gallery and the Roman-inspired State Dining Room.
The event is hosted close to the main entrance to the castle on a specially designed event-site with excellent modern facilities, full disability access and ample adjacent customer free parking. Please note that while well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the event site and outdoor eating areas, with the exception of guide dogs they are not admitted to the marquees.
The fair site is well connected to major roads with rail links at Grantham (London 1h. 11) and Melton Mowbray (Birmingham 1h. 10). Bus services operate hourly to the Castle Gates from Grantham (journey time 21 mins). The estate-owned 10-unit Engine Yard Retail Village (est. 2018) is located adjacent to the event opened and has developed a reputation across the region as a destination for quality food and boutique shopping.
- Date:6th December 2019, 9:30 am-8th December 2019, 5:00 pmTime: 0930-1700 Friday and Saturday; 0930-1600 SundayVenue Address: Belvoir Castle
United KingdomSupported Charities: The Duchess of Rutland's 'Belvoir Golden Button' CharitiesDisability Access:
Accessible, Disability Parking and Toilets, Hearing Loop, Assistance Dogs welcome.
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Stall Pricing Information
The fair will be heavily publicised and advertised across the region. It is held inside a carpeted heated and lined marquee pavilionin a shell scheme with electricity (1 x 16A blue socket is provided per stall - additional power available at extra cost). The cost of this fair is £65 per square metre for the entire 4 day event. There is no additional charitable donation on takings.
Stalls are undertaken as part of a shell scheme. We can provide for most stall sizes. Minimum stall size 2 x 2 square metres. Any format (including walk in) is possible. Outside stalls are also available using your own equipment (we will require photographs - email firstname.lastname@example.org for information). If you have any questions regarding your requirements either add them to your stall application request or email email@example.com or call stallholder support on 07395 242964. We have some Catering Concessions but these incur different rates and rules available here.
£100 deposit is required with your application to reserve your pitch, with the remaining balance of your stall-fee invoice payable by 12th October 2019. You will be invoiced
You will be asked to complete a stall listing as a stallholder at our fairs. Stall Listings are free and attach you as a vendor to the fairs you attend. You do not need to be an online seller with us to have a stall listing. See a typical stall listing.
Site and Facilities
The fair uses highest quality professionally-erected frame marquees with internal floor and carpet, roof lining, full power provision and heating. Nearby water is available from bowsers and standpipes. Assistance from stewards is available. The internal build is a shell structure which can shaped and built to sizes and designs which meet individual stallholder requirements. The fair is well serviced with 24h maintained toilets, showers and separate stallholder and customer Wifi facilities. Please note there are no cash machines on site or nearby so stallholders should have the equipment necessary to take card payments using our online Wifi.
Adequate power (1 x 16A Blue socket) is provided for the use of most trading needs. Additional or exceptional power requirements must be specified and can be provided at additional cost. You must provide your own display lighting and any other electrical equipment required to meet your needs. All equipment must be PAT tested and may be checked as safe by our on-site electricians. Tables and chairs are available but must be ordered prior to the event as we do not carry a surplus.
Discreet stallholder parking with security patrol is located in a compound behind the event marquee from an area which is designed to permit easy loading and unloading and stall stocking and destocking.
Site security (including overnight security) is provided throughout the site for the duration of the event.
Full stallholder catering facilities are available at reasonable cost from early to late with an "order-by-text, deliver-to-stall" service available to stallholders during opening hours.
Stallholder Overnight Accommodation
A list of nearby overnight accommodation will be provided shortly. Camping facilities are available to stallholders at a small additional cost by prior agreement.
The site is fully accessible to people with a disability and we will additionally endeavour to assist any stallholder who has specific requirements related to a disability.
Fair organisers Gift Fairs Limited are a specialist event marketing company with our own software house and social media management agency.
Fair Marketing for the Belvoir Castle 'Christmas Treats' Festive Food and Drinks Fair includes:
- Media partnerships and advertising with local magazines, newspaper and online publishers and radio;
- Co-marketing partnerships with restaurants, accommodation providers and local businesses and shops;
- Affinity marketing partnerships with local Charities and Sporting Organisations;
- Active Mailing List marketing
- Dedicated Social Marketing team;
- Dedicated PR team;
- Roadside Advertising and Banners erected across the region.
Our social media, PR and e-list marketing teams are also available free-of-charge to stallholders seeking assistance to promote the Belvoir Castle 'Christmas Treats' Festive Food and Drinks Fair.
Stallholder Complimentary Tickets
We automatically issue stallholders with 50 complimentary Stallholder Guest e-tickets per event for distribution to your customers.
Refer a Stallholder Scheme
The better the stallholder group the better the event. Refer a quality new stallholder to us who is not on our e-list and if we accept a stall booking from them for this event or at a future event we will credit you £20.