The late-night shopping/Christmas Fayre will take place this year on Thursday 6th December, with road closures between the War Memorial and Oldway from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. The Christmas Fayre will run from 5.00pm to 8.30pmand will be located in the Large Upstairs Hall, Woodway Room and School Room in the Town Hall, along with the Youth Centre. The latter will also be the location of Santa’s Grotto. Set–up can be from 2.30pm onwards.
The deadline is getting information into the Christmas Fayre brochure is Thursday 18th October, so do make sure you get your booking in before then, in order to take advantage of the free publicity.
Tables will be charged at: £15 for a 6’ table in the Upstairs Hall of the Town Hall, £8 for a 4’6″ table in either the Woodway Room or School Hall in the Town Hall, or the Youth Centre. Charity tables are £4 per table.
If you wish to book a table, please print and complete the form below as soon as possible, since spaces are limited. Bookings will generally be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. However, in order to ensure the widest possible range of goods on offer, we reserve the right to refuse applications where duplicate stalls have already been confirmed.
Public Liability Insurance
Stall holders need to be covered by public liability insurance. Please supply a copy of your own PLI, if held, when sending in your completed booking form.
Any traders who don’t have their own public liability insurance (i.e. those who are not professional traders or charity organisations) can sell at the event on behalf of Chudfest and will be covered by our own insurance policy for a small donation of 10% of your evening’s takings. This can either be given direct to us at the end of the evening in cash or paid by BACS direct to the Chudfest account (Account Number: 37007760, Sort Code: 30-84-67) before 12th December including your name/trading name as your payment reference.
Bookings will only be accepted upon receipt of the fee, the booking form and supporting documents where applicable.
Send your booking form, together with a cheque made payable to ‘Chudfest’ and a copy of your Public Liability Insurance to:
Chudleigh Christmas Fayre, c/o Sharon Nickels, 1 Willake Road, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5AB.
Queries via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or via text: 07974 450495.
Come and make a Lantern for the Christmas Parade.
Wednesday 14th November at the Town Hall from 7.00pm until 9.00pm
Saturday 17th November at the Town Hall (accompanied children welcome at this session)
10.00am until 12.00 noon
All Materials and instructions provided.
£2.50 per person
and you will be able to take your completed STAR with you and then come and be part of the parade on 6th December at 6.00pm
Booking and further information from Leah Stirrat 852771 orLeah.email@example.com
Please note that the Variety Show has been cancelled for this October as many of those usually involved are also taking part in the numerous Centenary commemorations around town.
But it will be back for 2019 with a fabulous theme.
Chudfest would not be the same without the businesses all over that generously support the running of the events.
To see some of our 2018 sponsors have a look here.
Due to popular demand we have added another Gong Bath Session on Saturday 14-Jul at 13.00.
Full details and info on how to book can be found here.
This is the eighth year we’ve run this ten-day festival of fun. As always, we have tried to build on our experience and your feedback from previous events and we hope this year’s programme will be our most popular yet, with events all through the week to appeal to everyone. We are not having any “big ticket” items this year – all events are priced at £10 or less.
We have always worked very closely with Chudleigh Carnival, as shown by the joint brochure, and as last year the two weeks are being jointly marketed as Chudleigh’s Summer Spectacular.
Regular favourite events for this year include: a Family Disco on Friday 6th; the 80s/90s Throwback party on Saturday July 7th; the Church Open Day (featuring an Exhibition); the Community Church Service; Board Games Night; Quiz Night; Literary Festival; Live at the Chudleigh Apollo; 60s/70s Disco and the Grand Summer Fete, which closes the whole thing down on 15th July – just in time for the start of Carnival Week.
A new addition to the programme this year is a Barn Dance (Monday 9th), featuring the ever popular group, Spinach for Norman. On Friday 13th we are putting on a traditional tea dance. And for the nimble- fingered, there will be craft sessions for adults on Monday 9th and Friday 13th, and for Children on Saturday, July 14th.
Some events provide food as part of the ticket, but at those which do not the bar will be selling Hotdogs (Chuddogs!!) to help keep body and soul together. The bar will also be selling Chudbest, locally brewed beer from Black Tor brewery!
Once again we’ve arranged a number of free activities for the younger members of the community, including Animal Encounters for the year 5 children at Chudleigh Primary School, the ever-popular (and very noisy) Under 5s Tea Party. The Chudleigh Phoenix junior reporters will be out and about once again throughout the ten days, so make sure you are smiling when they take your picture for the paper.
And don’t forget that although the Marquee doesn’t go up until 5th July, the Open Gardens event will be running over the weekend of 23rd and 24th June: a chance to admire some of the special local gardens and learn from their owners – or just sit under a tree and take in the sights while sipping a glass of something cool.
As always, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to all our advertisers and other sponsors, without whom Chudfest would not take place.
Chudfest runs events throughout the year and we are always looking for suggestions and support. If you can help, please get in touch.
Chair, Chudfest Committee
Saturday 5 May 2018
The Rest Centre – Chudleigh Town Hall
Join us for our coffee morning!
Hot drinks, cakes, biscuits and maybe win a prize in the raffle and help raise funds for Chudfest.
Tickets will sell fast for this night of SIXTIES SWINGING TUNES from renowned Exeter band CARNABY STREET
Saturday 24 March 2018
Chudleigh School Hall
TICKETS £12.50 Box Office (Chudleigh Town Hall)
See Facebook or email for details
Tribute 60’s show from Mersey Beat to Flower Power.
You’ll be dancing all night long alriiight!
Fancy dress optional. Bar. Sore feet guaranteed!
The Summer 2017 Brochure is being delivered to every house in Chudleigh by our wonderful local scouts. You can also download a copy from the menu at the top of the page.