Tuesday, 4 December 2012
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The New Forest and Hampshire County Show opens its gates to its first free Christmas Fair, with New Forest Marque members Rosie Lea tearooms and Setley Ridge Farm Shop selling hot local food and soup, as well as tasty hot chocolate and mulled wine.
There is also a lot on offer for children, including making reindeer with National Park Authority Rangers, face painting, Santa’s post box, a pony driven sleigh from 2pm each day, Christmas carols, a brass band and even Santa will be making a brief appearance over the weekend.
Sarah Hunt, New Forest Marque Manager and Fair Co-ordinator, said: ‘The New Forest is full of artisan food producers and craft makers and what better way to promote what they do than at a Christmas Fair. Here you can do all your Christmas shopping in one place.’
Gary North, Recreation Manager at the Forestry Commission, said: ‘The Forestry Commission will be selling a large range of home grown spruce and fir trees, including the non-drop variety.
‘There is nothing quite like the smell of a real Christmas tree in your home. Our trees are sustainably grown in the UK, with at least one tree being planted to replace each one that is harvested. We have Christmas trees of every shape and size and our expert staff are available to help you pick, wrap and carry the perfect Christmas tree to your car.’
Dennis Dooley, Show Secretary at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show, said: ‘We are pleased to be involved in an event that brings local businesses together in one place.
‘We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Fair. New Park is a great location and people have been buying their Christmas trees here from the Forestry Commission for many years.
New Forest Christmas Fair at New Park Brockenhurst SO42 7QH - Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December - 10am-4pm.