Get in the festive spirit at the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas Gift and Food Fair

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back on Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 November, and it’s bigger and better than before. Held in the fabulous grounds of Chelmsford City Racecourse, the fair will be showcasing over 80 independent retailers, who combined, will stock a variety of items including gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much more. Amongst the exhibitors will be lots of well-known brands, including Neal’s Yard Remedies, Phoenix Trading and Le Creuset to name a few.

Outside, you’ll discover popular food trucks and stalls, including The Giggly Pig Company, Melt Truck and Cheese & Pie Man, selling a range of delicious foodie treats. Plus, there’s plenty to keep your sweet tooth satisfied with confectionary from Candy Stop, Candy Carnival Fudge and Liquorice and Allsorts.

Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy live entertainment in the Grand Stand with festive performances by the Braintree Male Voice Choir, The D’Ukes, The Sound Collective, Dunmow Wind Band and Chelmsford Guitar Orchestra.

Kate Alden, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Fundraising Manager says: “Following the huge success of last year, we’re delighted to be hosting another fantastic Christmas Gift and Food Fair. We’re bringing together a plethora of wonderful gift traders, food sellers and live entertainment, so it really will be a great day out for the whole family. Plus, we’re particularly excited to announce that Father Christmas will be joining us this year!”

For tickets, please visit You can also find out more about the great work that Helen Rollason Cancer Charity does by visiting

Opening times:10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November.

Ticket prices:

£5 Adults, £4 Concessions, FREE for 16 and under (2 for 1 tickets can be purchased in our HRCC shops).


Chelmsford City Racecourse, Moulsham Hall Lane, Great Leighs, Essex, CM3 1QP.

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