The Winter Gift Fayre
2017 dates to be confirmed. The centrepiece and highlight of the Christmas activities in Truro, there are traders, producers and exhibitors at this six day market on Lemon Quay Piazza in the centre of the City. Housed in a huge, heated marquee the event attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year to see the stall-holders in their costumes, sample their wares and buy unique gifts.
The marquee is split into two distinct zones; the Food Hall with meat, cheese, chocolates, preserves, liqueurs, ales etc witha large cafe and seating area, and the Arts, Crafts and Gifts Hall which has clothing, jewellery, artwork, pottery, books and much more for your present buying delight. Most of the traders make their products themselves and will be happy to talk to you about production processes and, in the case of food, food miles, origin and traceability.
Each year, the Mayor of Truro judges the best dressed trader and best decorated stall.
Truro late night shopping is on Wednesdays in the run up to Christmas and the marquee will be staying open untill 9.00pm. This is a great time for families as there is always some form of street theatre entertainment in the marquee.
If however, you prefer to take your time when shopping and not be crowded, the best times to visit are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Special arrangements are made for coach parties to visit during these quieter times and coach companies and trip organisers should contact the organisers for further details by clicking here.
Finally, for your convenience, you can order your Christmas meat supplies from our butcher (The Kernow Sausage Co.) and pick it up the weekend before Christmas at our Last Chance Market
Check the website for regular updates on events, activities and opening times
This market is suitable for young and old alike, individuals and groups.