Our countryside is full of talented and creative local individuals, often under-represented and running small businesses offering quirky and beautifully made inspirational gifts.
Take the challenge of finding unique gifts away this Christmas and find inspiration at the "The Marlborough Alternative Christmas Fair."
You’ll have an opportunity to meet the makers, designers & small business owners. Enjoy delicious food & drink tastings & various demonstrations throughout the day
10am - 5pm - Marlborough Town Hall
Based just outside of Marlborough, this relatively young company has the simple ethos to make the best knives they could combining finest materials with revolutionary design and handcrafting.
Knives to last a lifetime & beyond.
Digger & Mojo
A family run business dealing in vintage antiques & interiors. They restore, reupholster & upcycle to order. At the fair, they'll be demonstrating the skill of caning furniture.
A small team with a vision for handcrafting ales from plough to pint . Give the gift of a brewery tour or one of their exquisite gins & vodkas this Christmas.
Importing antiques from India, China & East Asia since the 70's and offering a fantastic selection of unique gifts both great and small, there's something for everyone.
Combining a classic English look with experience from extensive travels across India & Africa, Hilly & Carrie have created a vibrant & eclectic collection of textiles & lamps inspired with a passion for design & artisanal craftsmanship.
A Marlborough based Children's store devoted to beautiful clothing and gifts for babies & children run by mum of three, Amy.
Amy offers a natural and luxurious product stocking beautiful handmade brands from all over the world.
Binging the freshest fish, simply cooked to Marlborough. Give the gift of a cookery course or a meal out at Marlborough's Rick Stein's situated in Lloran House on the high street.
Should you dare to venture so very slightly off the beaten track up Kingsbury street you'll find Tea Inc, the new kids on the block rediscovering loose leaf tea. We strongly recommend a visit!
They also sell their tea which makes a lovely Christmas present!
Affordable, high quality fairtrade jewellery, hand made by artisans in Mexico from sterling silver. Founded by Rossana who grew up surrounded by mafia run enterprises, Fairsilver works closely with their silversmiths ensuring they directly seen the rewards of their work.
Our collection of exclusive luxury leather handbags, leather belts and accessories are all made in Italy. Combining top quality leathers with Italian craftsmanship, Fioriblu's mantra; Bring you luxury at affordable prices & live life in colour!"
The Oil Hut
A Devon based family business offering handmade & hand poured natural products. The Oil Hut offers affordable products for everyday living, luxurious and styling items at realistic and fair prices.
Charlotte's pedigree as a tailor and dressmaker has taken her on a journey from Savile Row to The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and has allowed her to form her own bespoke clothing business allowing clients to personalise their choices.
Sonia Wright Gardens
Chelsea Flower Show medal winner Sonia Wright has over 35 years experience, and now offers wide-ranging gardening courses from her nursery in Ogbourne St George near Marlborough.
Founder Archie, honed his taste buds in the Kitchens of London’s restaurants, but rum has always been his passion, so he hung up his apron and flew to Jamaica with a mission to develop the world’s best rum.
A national charity creating & nurturing beautiful gardens in NHYS spiral injury centers helping rehabilitate patients. Their gardens have become integral parts of patient rehabilitation.
The Seated Queen
Exhibitor to be confirmed - watch this space!
Little Piggery Pottery
Exhibitor to be confirmed - watch this space!
Linda Rees' Willow & Wire
Making freeform animal sculptures and one-offs on commissions, Linda also teaches small groups to make garden structures, basic sculptures, fencing, basket making and willow & hazel chairs.
Beertj Vonk Art
Dutch artist Beertje takes inspiration from nature & the beautiful Wiltshire countryside surrounding her. She has done many private commissions in both Europe & the UK for companies, galleries, interior designers & private clients.
Cherie has a huge love of food and cooking & specialises in drinks parties, buffets, dinners & lunches. She'll be demonstrating a variety of recipes throughout the day teaching achievable yet impressive recipes for your next dinner party, all whilst using seasonal ingredients.