Christmas Eurofair comes to Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Nov 19, 2004 - 10:39 AM


Food, drink, arts and crafts from across Europe will be on sale in Canterbury between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 November at the city's Christmas Eurofair, the largest event of its kind in the southeast.

The event features a tented village of up to 100 stalls in the picturesque Dane John Gardens. Among the wide range of food and drink on offer are meats, wines, cheeses, cakes, beers, biscuits and speciality sweets. Traders from France, Germany, Italy and Great Britain will all be selling their wares.

As well as food to tempt every tastebud, arts and crafts including handmade wooden toys from Germany will be for sale, offering that Christmas present with a difference.

In addition, chefs from Britain and Europe will be showing off their culinary skills in a series of cookery demonstrations using the best fresh ingredients from their countries.

Entertainment over the three days includes Italian music from Certaldo in Tuscany and Breton music and dancing from Rennes.

Leader of Canterbury City Council, Cllr Alex Perkins, said: "We are delighted to once again be putting on our Christmas Eurofair. It's a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the festive flavours, smells, sights and sounds of Europe and pick up some delicious food and drink for Christmas.

"The Eurofair is an excellent example of the council meeting many of the aims of the Cittaslow movement. This is the sort of event we are being asked to lay on and we're sure it will prove very popular."

The Christmas Eurofair runs from 10am to 5pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 28 November. It is organised by Canterbury City Council and Canterbury City Management Limited.

For more details, call the Canterbury Information Centre on 01227 378100 or visit