Ours to arrange, yours to enjoy…

ilkeston-food-fair-leaflet-gingerbreadIlkeston Food Fair is quietly growing into something rather special, following on from the fabulous public response to the first food fair in 2014, we felt we had to do it again and again! It felt like we had had the biggest and best party of our lives!

So how can we better that? Well we decided to hold two fairs a year, one in May and one in October. We have extended the fair to include plants and crafts as well as the brilliant local food producers. We have local breweries, a Prosecco Bar and even something to treat your dog!

This year we are also very excited to announce we will be having a Christmas Market on 11th December 2016 at Ilkeston Rugby Club, DE7 4AZ, 10am – 4pm.

The market will be opened to the rousing sound of The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band, a community based brass band organisation, which promotes and encourages live music within the borough of Erewash, encouraging people of all ages to play or learn a musical instrument, targeting young and disadvantaged groups.

There will be Christmas Carols from The Imari Ladies Choir, and a rather special man will be in attendance with his real reindeer, giving both adults and children the fantastic opportunity of meeting the reindeer and learning all about them.

An artisan food, drink and craft market showcasing food from all corners of the world, real ale, an English vodka maker, pickles and preserves together with live music from the talented Megan Kelsey, an 18 year old singer songwriter from Nottingham, and puppet shows guarantee a fun filled day out for all the family.

A great chance to get into the spirit of Christmas and stock up on last minute gifts, we are also proud to announce we are raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity in memory of a friend taken suddenly and far too soon.

Entry £1, Carpark £1 ( All proceeds go to the local scouts and guides).

We look forward to seeing you there,
Gordon and Carol.

A perfect day out for food lovers and families…

zg_img_462511th December 2016 from 10am – 4pm.
£1 entry fee.
Parking available, £1 per car.

Ilkeston Rugby Club, Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4AZ.


Don’t miss your chance to sample food produced by some of the finest artisan producers in and around our local area.

 What people say

A great event with some brilliant stalls! The Caribbean food was great! Looking forward to the next one.