Boutique shopping at Claydon Estate update: More than 70 stalls now confirmed
Amble among open-sided white marquees, browse handpicked brands and find that special gift for Father's Day
The beautiful grounds of the Claydon Estate will be the setting for the Humble Country Fayre next month.
More than 70 small businesses will be selling colourful soft furnishings, jewellery, luxury clothing, food and drink, tableware and other decorative pieces not typically found on the high street at the event on June 18 and 19.
Local exhibitors include Bucks Brothers Gin; Sosouk, Scent and Seed; Nephele Bags; Forever Wild Interiors; LivlikeBusby; Mette Hoj; Twisted Root Jewellery; Quiet Blue Company, Fleur Botanical and Willow and Hen.
The event will also include free demonstrations from local experts sponsored by Oxfordshire lifestyle magazine Wildflower, including expert sour dough baker Guy Stafford, Julia Cossins and Caroline Oden from Where Inspiration Blooms who will be demonstrating willow weaving and arm knitting, perfumery by Ruth Mastenbroek of Perfumer London and the team from House on the Green making botanical wreaths.
Founded by Thame-based entrepreneur Vicki Usher in 2017, Humble Country Events normally runs fayres throughout the year, showcasing boutique homeware, gift and accessory brands.
Vicki said: “I am so excited to be launching Buckinghamshire’s first destination shopping event at the beautiful Claydon Estate.
"After a tough 12 months for us all, this Covid-safe outdoor event will provide visitors with the chance to get together with family and friends for a relaxing and fun day in the fresh air and to purchase some unusual and beautiful gifts and homewares.
“My team have carefully curated over 70 independent boutique-style businesses – many of whom are based locally, are experts in their field and who are also passionate about making sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
"We are also keen to encourage people to ‘shop small, support small’ – particularly important after this last year.”
The Claydon Estate, in rural Middle Claydon,with over 170 acres of scenic parkland, lakes and gardens, has been the ancestral home of the Verney family for 400 years. At the heart of the estate is Claydon Courtyard, a hub for retail, wellbeing and art.
Spokesman Alexandra Verney said: “We are delighted to welcome visitors back to Claydon Estate this summer.
"We look forward to relaunching our programme of events here, starting with Humble Country Fayre in June, and once again seeing the estate abuzz with people enjoying a great day out.”
Tickets cost £5 from www.humblecountry.co.uk/claydon