Join us at this year’s annual Christmas Fayre on 4 December from 9.30am until 4.30pm, in North Street, Market Square, Potter Street, and South Street, all of which will be pedestrianised. More information on the road closure can be found here.

Covid restrictions see the Fayre reduced in size a little*, but you can still expect over 100 stalls which complement the regular traders from our Thursday and Saturday Market as well as the monthly Farmer’s and Craft Market. You will be able to explore an exciting array of unique handmade gifts stalls, selling jewellery, candles, health and beauty products, and much more. You will be tempted by delicious locally made jams, chutney, cakes, and fudges. Make sure you visit our speciality Christmas stalls offering festive items and gifts, food, and drinks. Hungry shoppers can keep the cold at bay with many warming delights from our hot food stalls, whilst also enjoying a festive beverage between stall shopping. 

Throughout the town centre there will be a variety of entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy live music at three different stages, featuring over twenty music acts and plenty of entertainment for children. Santa will also be popping by to say Happy Christmas! We will have a Community stage and a Busking stage so please do get in touch if you would like to perform please email enquiries@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk. A full schedule of the day can be found here.

Everyone will be getting into the Christmas spirit, as there will be many festive events taking place in the town centre. Bishop’s Stortford’s eclectic range of independent and chain retailers will also be spreading yuletide joy. Don’t forget to visit your local high street shops, restaurants and bars whilst attending the Fayre.More events can be found here.

Whilst you’re visiting the Fayre, there are always other exciting events taking place in the town centre, if you are running an event.  Please email enquiries@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk so that we can add you to our listings which will get updated regularly.

Parking information for the event can be found here.

Covid 19 Response:

We are asking that the general public and traders do no attend Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre on Saturday 4 December if they are showing any symptoms of Covid-19, if they have travelled abroad and need to isolate upon their return, or they have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace. The Fayre has been reduced in size and stalls are separated, however historically there has been crowds at the Fayre. Please consider whether you would be comfortable in a crowd, should there be one. We encourage you to be mindful of others and keep your distance.

*Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is closely monitoring the implications of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) on events and will be paying attention to the Government guidelines and legislation/regulation. Currently our intention is to hold our annual Christmas Fayre in December 2021, however this will be subject to government guidelines/legislation at the time of our event which may result in the event being restricted, re-sited or altered to accommodate the guidelines.   Should the Government impose guidelines which render the event inoperable or force closure we reserve the right to cancel the event and in this case we will refund in full fees paid by stallholders. Refunds will be issued within six weeks of notification of the cancellation.

Trader Application

Applications are now closed for the Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre taking place on Saturday 4th December 2021 from 9.30am - 4.30pm on North Street, Potter Street, Market Square and South Street. The Fayre incorporates the regular weekly Saturday Market and the Farmers and Craft Market, as well as specialised festive stalls. We do not have any further pitches left for sale. We are operating a waiting list; fill in the application as normal. 

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is closely monitoring the implications of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) on events and will be paying attention to the Government guidelines and legislation/regulation. Should the Government impose guidelines which render the event inoperable or force closure we reserve the right to cancel the event and in this case we will refund in full fees paid by stallholders.

Traders who have been accepted to trade will be asked to ensure that they are aware of, and are operating in line with the most current Coronavirus guidance, good practice, legislation and regulations issued by the Government, the local authority, and specialist bodies/ specialist sector bodies. Bishop’s Stortford Town Council may implement Coronavirus measures at the Fayre. Traders are responsible for ensuring their business operates in line with these measures. This will mean that they are required to operate in a Covid safe way by implementing mitigating practical measures to reduce transmission risk and increase safety. This could include reducing touch points, creating more space within the trading area (pitch), avoiding direct contact with others, additional sanitization and cleaning schedules.

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council operates on a first come first served basis; however applications will not join the queue to be processed unless the form is correctly completed and all the requested valid documentation is submitted. Traders will be notified if their application has been either be accepted or rejected together with next steps for payment. Until you have received a notification and acknowledgement from us please do not assume that your application has been accepted. Once the form is correctly completed, all the requested valid documentation is submitted and checked, an acceptance email has been sent to you and full payment is received your booking with us will be confirmed.

Please note we are not accepting anymore applications for the following commodities:
BBQ style food - sausages, burgers, kebabs etc
Spirits - Gins, whiskeys, liquours, vodkas etc
Bars and mulled wine
Candles and Wax Melts
Wreathes 
Sweet treats - iced cakes, biscuits, cupcakes (we will accepted specifically christmas bakes)

To complete the application you will need to carry out the following steps:

GDPR: When applying for the Christmas Fayre Bishop’s Stortford Town Council will only use your data for the purposes of processing your application and if successful, in connection with the license. Your information will not be sold or shared commercially. The information on your application may be shared with East Hertfordshire District Council, who subsidise the market. Your information may also be shared with other agencies or authorities for the purposes of the prevention and detection of fraud, where an appropriate request has been made under the Data Protection Act. During the course of processing or storage, information may reside or pass through electronic systems outside the EU. Currently the Town Council may hold your e-mail address, street address and telephone number and other information you may have supplied in connection with your application.  Your details may be held for up to eight years but we reserve the right to destroy them earlier should we consider this appropriate or immediately upon specific request.  We do not process data outside the EU, but please note that this data may reside or pass outside the EU in the course of transmission (e.g. via email). You can find out more about how we use your data from our “Privacy Policy” which is available from our website or from the Town Council Office.

Christmas Fayre