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Return to Compton Marbling

This September sees The Fabulous Fleece Company returning to Compton Marbling, first to the Autumn Fair from the 22nd & 23rd September and then to the Christmas Fair from the 24th & 25th November.

It was November 2011 when I first drove through the impressive Fonthill Estate arches deep in the Wiltshire countryside, the first house stood on this estate in 1533, it can only be described as a magical drive through rolling parkland and cemented my good mood to arrive at my then new and unknown destination.

Compton Marbling sits beside that estate, a 19th-century quadrangle of stone barns set with a magnificent walnut tree in the centre, it was dusk, all of the barn lights were twinkling and I was struck by such a beautiful setting for a Christmas fair.

Open from 10am to 5pm over two days the fairs at Lower Lawn Barns have now been running for over 35 years, over 50 small businesses creatively dress their stands to showcase their artisan wares. Set to the backdrop of the barns and cart sheds dressed for the festive occasion, it is truly a magical sight and some shoppers browse for hours supported by home-made delicacies from the courtyard cafe.

If you haven't come across Compton Marbling fairs before then I would willingly recommend. I would love to see you there and will be set up for sales in the open cart shed. If your not native to the area there are many warm and welcoming places to stay if you fancy a really special shopping experience.

For more information visit the website

Free entry to both fairs.

Lower Lawn Barns, Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6SG.

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