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Cowes Christmas Festival

Cowes Christmas Festival

17 - 18 December 2016

Opening hours -
11am - 6pm Sat
10.30am - 4pm Sun

After the success of the Cowes Christmas Festival last year, we are bringing it back so you can get the very best food, drink and gifts just in time for Christmas.

With a host of great quality exhibitors and festive entertainment, it’s an event
you don’t want to miss. We showcase:

  • Live cookery demonstrations from talented local chefs including MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire at our interactive Cookery Theatre, where you can sample some of our fantastic dishes
  • A great choice of Isle of Wight food, drink, arts and crafts stalls so you can get some truly unique christmas gifts (over 60 stalls)
  • A fantastic range of live music
  • Children’s entertainment including free Christmas crafts provided by Emma at The Creation Station
  • Samplings and tastings
  • Santa’s Grotto
  • and lots more...

Please note, this is a free event and you can turn up on the day. Dogs (excluding assistance dogs) are not permitted inside Cowes Yacht Haven.

Exhibitors include:

  • A Touch of Glass
  • Adgestone Vineyard
  • Amey
  • Ash Greek Olives
  • Axby and Hirst
  • Beautiful Wight Photography
  • Blue Labelle
  • Bramble and Berry
  • Bunbury Bees
  • Candy Creations
  • CFO Foods
  • Coniston Creations
  • Craft Island/Funky Rice Charms
  • Emma Webster/Neals Yard Organics
  • Fire and Passion
  • Forever Vinyl
  • Fran's Candles
  • Island Ales Ltd
  • Island Authors
  • Isle of Fudge
  • Isle of Wight Bacon Company
  • Isle of Wight Beach Treasures and Gems
  • Isle of Wight Biscuit Company
  • Isle of Wight Distillery
  • J.Winchcombe
  • Jasmines Cards/Jewellery/Fans and scarves
  • JK
  • Lolas Fashion
  • Love on the Rocks
  • Miss Dottys Cakes
  • Mrs Bucketts Kitchen
  • My Story of a Lifetime
  • Pauline Patrick
  • Rachel's Confectionery
  • Raymaud's and Scleroderma
  • Remedial Oils
  • RSPB
  • Sammies Jewels/Samantha English
  • Simply Naturals Sizzling Minerals
  • Sweet Imitations and Wight By Candlelight
  • Taste of the Wight
  • Textile Workshop
  • The Borneo Pantry
  • The Break Lever
  • The Craft Cabin Nina Mackett
  • The Garlic Farm
  • The Gift Shop
  • The Isle of Wight Calendar
  • The Mignonette Nomads Emporium
  • Thermomix
  • Tipsy Wight
  • Treclaimed
  • Tree Lemon Beeswax Candles
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden
  • Wight Fairies
  • Wightcraft
  • Wightglass

Cowes Food Show Xmas 2015

Red Jet offer

We are running a 2 for £13 Red Jet offer for this weekend. Use the button below to download your voucher. You must print and present the voucher to purchase this discounted ticket or can show the voucher on your phone.

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Cookery Theatre Line Up

Please see below the provisional line up for our live cookery theatre:

11am - Love Your Leftovers (Amey recycling and waste management)
12.30pm - MasterChef 2016 Winner (Jane Devonshire)
1.45pm - Garlic Farm
3pm - Little Gloster
4pm - MasterChef 2016 Winner (Jane Devonshire)

10.30am - Love your leftovers
11.30am - Garlic Farm
1pm to end - Taste of the Wight Cook Book

Just announced - MasterChef winner

We are delighted to announce that MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire will be appearing at our Cookery Theatre for two slots on Saturday 17th December (12.30m and 4pm).

Live music

We are excited to have some fantastic live music from:

Saturday 17th Dec

  • The Jim Thorn Christmas Jazz Trio
  • Ryde Chorus Choir

Sunday 18th Dec

  • Cat Skellington
  • Emily-Jane Charger

Official Radio Partner

A big thank you to our Official Radio Partner Wave 105 who a big supporter of the Christmas Festival. 

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