Showground’s renowned Winter Fair returns this November

Showground’s renowned Winter Fair returns this November

The South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex will once again play host to its annual Winter Fair this November.

Running from 9am – 5pm on Saturday 19th and 9am – 4pm on Sunday 20th November, the Winter Fair provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to get the Christmas preparations started whilst enjoying some festive family fun.

With hundreds of shopping stalls from local, independent traders, the two-day event is truly a shopper’s paradise. For food and drink lovers, there’s mouth-watering gin liqueurs, homemade jams and chutneys, gourmet pies, cheeses, wines and handmade Christmas puddings and chocolates. Or, for those looking for unique gifts and stocking fillers, there’s everything from wooden toys, artwork, jewellery, lovingly produced leather and cashmere fashion, to natural soap, grooming gift sets, stunning home accessories, Christmas decorations and more.

The Winter Fair is not just about shopping opportunities though, it can be a hands-on experience for every generation with wreath making workshops from My Little Flower Boutique and chocolate decoration workshops from Chocolate Genie.

Younger visitors can enjoy the funfair with vintage carousel, a giant snow globe where they can climb in and have a photo taken, various Christmas craft activities thanks to The Creation Station, meet Mistletoe the Elf, and of course Santa’s Grotto.

Corrie Ince, Show Director at the South of England Agricultural Society, who organises the Winter Fair commented:

“Our Winter Fair is a wonderful way for us to promote local and artisan producers. It provides our visitors with an exclusive shopping experience, offering them gifts, home decorations, seasonal foods, and drinks, and treats they wouldn’t find on the high street. The saying may be “all under one roof”, but we like to say we have everything “all on one showground.”

“With the addition of our Christmas entertainment and activities running throughout the weekend, we hope that families come along and enjoy a festive day out together, all in the knowledge that they are helping the Society as a charity. Without them, we couldn’t offer the support we do to so many involved in agriculture and other related land-based industries.”

Tickets to the Winter Fair 2022 are on sale now and are available from Tickets cost £7.65 for adults and £6.30 for senior citizens/students (inclusive of 10% online discount until midnight Friday 11th November). Under 16s go free (suggested donation of £2 for children aged 5-15).

For more information about the South of England Agricultural Society events, please visit or telephone 01444 892700.