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Love Christmas? Love food? Then yule love the Christmas Fayre!

If you are hosting this year and want some ideas or you simply love food, The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is the place to be!

The award winning Christmas Fayre returns from Thursday 21 November to Sunday 24 November and we have something to suit all tastes.

As well as more than 300 stalls selling gift ideas, arts and crafts, tasty food and winter warming drinks, there will be a farmers and cookware market on the Thursday and Sunday.

The Cathedral Courtyard will host the ICE Cookery Theatre with renowned chefs giving live cookery demonstrations throughout the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, passing on some of their skills so you can go home and wow with some great tasting dishes.

Suffolk Young Chef of the Year Moraine Pepper from The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds who will be in the cookery theatre on the Saturday with James Carn of the All Saints Hotel and Scott Taylor of The Angel also among the chefs featuring that day.

The day before sees both Justin Newton from The Weeping Willow, Lee Cooper from The Ickworth and Julien Bisbal of The Grazing Sheep among those showcasing their talents and sharing tips for making some great food.

Sunday visitors meanwhile will get the chance to learn from one of the UK’s leading pastry chefs as Michelle Gillott makes her return with Lewis Dowling from The Northgate giving a cocktail demonstration.

There’s lots more taking place in the ICE Cookery Theatre on all three days while The Courtyard is also where you can buy everything from fudges and cakes to artisan Christmas puddings, chilli jams, fruit vinegars, traditional preserves, pork pies, sausage rolls, halloumi cheese and more.

If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite it will also feature stalls selling craft beers, spirits and liqueurs, ciders including mulled cider, taster boxes of wine and luxury chocolate wine.

For more on what’s on when visit www.burystedmundschristmasfayr...

Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council said: “Christmas is a time for bringing people together and the fayre also does this. We know lots of people will want to come along to learn from the renowned chefs and, if they have a relative, friend or neighbour who is likely to be alone this Christmas, it may inspire them to invite them over to share some great food and company.

“We also welcome guests who are visiting West Suffolk perhaps for the first time. The fayre provides a taster of beautiful Bury St Edmunds to thousands of visitors, bringing a boost to the economy not just during the four days of the fayre but throughout the rest of the year when people return to further explore and enjoy all the wonderful things West Suffolk has to offer.”

A Park and Ride service will be in operation from 11am on the Thursday through to the Sunday evening.

Park and Walk from the Council’s car park in Olding Road is only 15 minutes from the fayre and will be available on the Saturday and Sunday. Greene King and West Suffolk College’s car parks will also be available during the weekend of the fayre.

Family saver tickets are available for those coming by train. Bus services will also be in operation throughout the fayre. For more visit https://www.burystedmundschris...

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