Food & Crafts Markets

Socially distanced shopping in the Countryside

Whether you are after gifts, herbs, Trout or Gluten Free Goodies – Turnpike Showground is here to help you.

Join us at Turnpike Showground and enjoy fantastic local products in the great outdoors – Food & Drink, Artisan Crafts and meet local businesses.

The first Food & Crafts Market will be held on:

Sunday 26th July, 10:30am – 16:00

The only charge is Car Parking of £3 in advance or £5 on the day, advance Car Parking can be purchased below. To assist us in the maintenance of the Showground and Covid-19 precautions we have to charge this small amount. – We request cash for on the day car parking.

Meet the Traders below:

Food & Drink

Fussels Fine Foods Ltd: Somerset Award Winning Rapeseed Oil, Dressings, Sauce, Mayonnaises, Flavoured Oils.

Glastonbury Cheese: Artisan West Country Cheese and Cheese Products.

Purbeck Ice Cream: Award Winning real Dairy Ice Cream and real Fruit Sorbets.

Bridge Farm Cider: Traditional Farmhouse cider/perry & single variety apple juice.

Quantock Steamers: Traditional meat suet puddings & sweet sponge puddings jam

Jurassic Cottage Foods: Traditional Jams, Chutneys, Pickles, Cordials, Fruit Cups & Sandwiches.

The Garlic Farm: All things garlic!

Taste of the Wild: Slow cooked pulled venison haunch BBQ & sweet chilli.

Lists to be updated shortly

Crafts

Woodentops: Handcrafted items for home and garden.

Pamela Shellard Ceramics: Handmade Pottery and enamel on copper earings.

Bobz Metallic Craft: Candle sticks, wine racks, key holders, made from horse shoes.

 Marnhull Leathercraft: Handcrafted leather hats, bags & belts, sheepskins, reindeer and cow skins.

Beewrap UK: Handmade hats, bags, shawls, craft kits using sustainable handspun yarn.

Charlotte England Artist: Framed artwork and original paintings.

Huxley Sticks: Local walking sticks demo & timber products.

Monty The Magical Magpie: Children’s Book.

Claire Waters: Unique Glass Pieces set into wood and stone.

Sharan James Stained Glass: Decorative copper foiled pieces made with antique and modern glass.

StuffBoards: Naturally beautiful hand-crafted items for your home.

Gerri’s Fabric Gems: Various items made from good quality fabric, for home & leisure

Lists to be updated shortly

Purchase an advance parking pass: £3. Discount ends at 18:00 on Saturday 25th July.

If very bad weather is forecasted, we will contact those that have purchased a Car Parking Pass informing them of postponement.

FAQ

Turnpike Showground & Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show want to give back to the community and those businesses that have lost out due to COVID-19, for that reason we welcome local stands for as little as £10. To apply please e-mail: james@gillinghamandshaftesburyshow.co.uk

There will be a small offering of hot foods to take home or alternatively enjoy on the Showground. Turnpike Showground is large enough to find a nice spot away from the Market to sit and relax.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat after browsing the stands. Turnpike Showground is large enough to find a spot away from the Market. Please do take all rubbish home with you or use the onsite bins provided.

We ask if you bring a dog that they are kept on a short lead, and kept under control and away from all Food stands.

The Showground will take all precautions advised at the time of the Market. This includes providing Hand Sanitiser stations in numerous areas of the Market along with spraying markings on the grass to advise on social distancing. Trade Stands will also take the required precautions to keep Market visitor’s safe, the Showground will provide Traders with hand washing stations along with routinely cleaned toilets. The Showground is of significant size to allow viable space between stands and visitors making social distancing easier compared to inside venues.

While the Showground cannot be held responsible we will do our very best to keep visitors safe. You attend the Market at your own risk.

Yes, you can ride your bike to the Showground and lock it to fencing onsite. There is no charge for bikes. 

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