Humble Country Summer Fayre 2021 at Claydon Estate

Well, no great thanks to the good old British weather (if you haven’t heard we saw a months worth of rainfall in one day!) but we are so thrilled to have welcomed so many fabulous exhibitors and visitors to our inaugural Summer Fayre at Claydon Estate 18-19 June. Thank you all. Thank you to Claydon Estate for hosting us in the lovely grounds and we were so pleased that Day 2 saw better weather than Day 1.

It was magic to walk into the walled gardens on the Claydon Estate and see row upon row of matching white mini marquees housing our gorgeous Humble Country exhibitors with the beautiful garden wall adorned with roses as the backdrop. With the shopping in full swing and The Demo Tent sponsored by Wildflower magazine a buzz with activity, the Fayre was truly up and running! Feeling comfortably busy but not too crowded meant we achieved our aim of a Covid-safe event and so many people commented on the great atmosphere!

Seeing over 2600 visitors over the 2 days (even with our early Friday closure) gives us a feeling of a great new event for the future and means we truly have something exciting to work on and develop for 2022…watch this space!

Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre 2020

Quite unbelievably in hindsight, and squeezed in between Lockdown 2 and Tier 4 restrictions, 2020 ended on a triumphant high for us with a number of our exhibitors taking part at Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre! and the venue didn’t disappoint as usual providing the most festive backdrop to Festive Fayre even in these unprecedented times.

There was an air of complete gratefulness amongst everyone there – exhibitors, visitors and organisers alike – all thrilled just to be out!!

Running a Covid safe event isn’t easy and it really did feel safe in the vast setting that this magical venue provides. Humble Country was thrilled to be part of it as usual and looks forward hugely to returning to an “all singing, all dancing” Festive Fayre later this year…places are filling up fast in Clock Court so please apply now @humblecountryevents to take part.

Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre 2019

What an end to the year for our wonderful collection of Humble Country exhibitors! The stunning courtyard at Festive Fayre looked incredible and the Christmas shopping was certainly in full swing! We enjoyed 3 fabulous days amongst the twinkly lights, in mini marquees surrounding the giant Christmas tree on the cobblestones of Hampton Court Palace – it really is a magical place to be!

With Festive Fayre 2020 (4-6 December) already in our sights, those wanting to apply to take part should contact Vicki on 07730 680868 as space is incredibly limited & our applications are now open! We shall be creating a festive treasure trove of gifts, homewares and accessories – please get in touch!

Thame Food Festival 2019

The weather threw an autumnal feel to the weekend but our fabulous exhibitors certainly brightened things up. 30 beautiful stands adorned our marquee over the weekend at this well established and ever growing event in the Oxfordshire countryside. As always, we were excited to welcome new exhibitors to our line up and also delighted visitors by bringing back some of our favourites from last year. Stunning autumnal flowers and props styled the marquee to create a shopping haven and inspiring venue which was enjoyed by all. Thank you for having us back Thame Food Festival!

watch the 2019 Thame Food Festival video

Bradford on Avon Food & Drink Festival

Summer certainly kicked off in style at our first event of the season. The early June sunshine shone on the stunning location chosen for this inaugural event in the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon, set within the Wiltshire countryside. 20 of our finest exhibitors, some old and some new to Humble Country, created a haven of homeware shopping for the 3,500 visitors that day. We would especially like to thank them all for supporting this new event and we look forward to seeing it flourish in years to come.

watch the 2019 Bradford on Avon Food & Drink Festival video

Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

December 2018 saw Humble Country return to the iconic Hampton Court Palace for a fabulous festive treat. The cosy courtyards and stunning grounds were bustling with a fine selection of food and drink purveyors amid the twinkling lights and trees. Locals and visitors from around the country flocked to enjoy this tradition and were delighted to also be able to shop for homewares and gifts from the unique collections provided by the Humble Country exhibitors this year.

End of Summer foody & homeware heaven at Thame Food Festival

A stunning late Summer weekend in September 2018 in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside was the perfect setting for Humble Country’s haven of homewares. The crowds flocked through the gates to enjoy this exciting festival that is gathering momentum year upon year. Exhibitors within our stylish autumnal themed marquee “wowed” visitors with a new and exciting shopping opportunity to complete the perfect day out.

watch the 2018 Thame Food Festival video

A Bank Holiday weekend to remember

Hampton Court Palace provided a stunning background for the Humble Country Avenue’s debut at Hampton Court Palace Food Festival in August 2018. An exclusive selection of carefully chosen exhibitors lined up to create an idyllic shopping experience for the food and home loving crowds within the grounds of the Palace.

What better place to launch

BBC Countryfile Live 2017 at Blenheim Palace saw the launch of the Humble Country marquee which provided visitors with a unique experience to browse and shop from our carefully curated collection of vintage and eclectic homewares.

What our exhibitors said…

“Following our best show of the summer in the Humble Country marquee at Thame Food Festival, we’re keen to work with Humble Country whenever possible. The fayres are always so well organised and the lovely Humble Country ladies couldn’t be more helpful – we also find the higher quality of exhibitors and goods on offer lead to more sales all round! Really looking forward to joining Humble Country at their 2019 shows – keep up the great work!”

Hannah & Oli, Home County Candle Co

“I hadn’t exhibited at a fayre before so I had no idea what to expect & therefore it was great to be under the Humble Country banner. I met so many lovely new customers some even sent photos of their new purchases in their homes!”

Miranda, Owner HARTA

“Our experience exhibiting with Humble Country at Countryfile Live was first rate. The team were well organised, on the ball and always there to help – top notch!Will be booking with them again for sure.”

Justin Espezel, Owner, Fletcher & Mils

“The Cooper & Cooper team had a fantastic show with Humble Country. It was lovely to be involved with an assortment of unique, stylish businesses. We loved the support from the Humble Country girls and felt for four days we were a family. We loved promoting our business to new customers and the benefits of doing a show like this are priceless. Looking forward to the next one!”

Louise Cooper, Owner, Cooper and Cooper

“…it’s always nice to work with a team who go out of their way to create a great experience for both the customers and the stallholders.”

Donna Grand Brown, ENCORE Home & Gift

“I was blown away with the experience of meeting customers face to face and by the fantastic response I received. All in all, exhibiting with Humble Country was an amazing experience and a fruitful business move working with this lovely team!”

Lindsay, Owner, The Simple Interior Company

What BBC Countryfile Live said…

“The lovely Humble Country marquee was a brand new addition to this years BBC Countryfile Live and proved very popular with our audience. The marquee, was completely different to anything else in the show and was packed with visitors enjoying the shopping every day. Large items for the home as well as a huge variety of decorative accessories sold really well from a variety of quality homeware exhibitors. Humble Country certainly provided a valuable new part of our event.”

Olivia Rostron, Deputy Event Director, SME London Ltd.

What the Hampton Court Palace Food Festival organisers said…

“New to this year’s event, Humble Country brought together a fabulous selection of gorgeous homeware stands which complemented the food and drink beautifully adding a new dimension to the shopping at this years  Hampton Court Palace Food Festival.”

Sophie Walker, Editorial Director, River Street Events

What our visitors said…

“We stumbled across the delights of The Humble Country marquee at BBC Countryfile Live this year and were wowed by so many beautiful things all under one roof.”

“The selection of homewares were different to what you usually see at shows and we found some really unique pieces for our new home – we will definitely be back for more!”

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