Upcoming Events:

At Light Up Axminster, we're not just about Christmas. Here are some of our other upcoming events and fundraisers!

The Raising of the Glove Ceremony

This year's ceremony, marking the granting of the Royal Market Charter of 1210, will be taking place on the Minster Green at 11.00am on Thursday 21st June. Axminster Community Primary School will be singing a special song for Axminster. The ceremony will be followed by a performance in the Minster by St Mary's Primary School's Young Musicians as part of the Music in the Minster summer programme. 


The Axminster Heritage Centre will be roaming around the market dresses as characters from Axminster's rich history, come along and see who you can spot.


For small children there will be Punch and Judy shows at 1.15pm and 4pm. 

Grand Charity Auction of Gifts and Promises


Our very own BBC Homes Under The Hammer auctioneer Graham Barton will be leading the biggest Charity Auction the town has seen. Lots, at the time of writing are:


VIP Exeter Cheifs tickets including an exclusive dressing room tour, drinks and dinner and VIP seating.

A tour of the Houses of Parliament followed by lunch for four with Neil Parish, MP.

A private tour for two of Axminster Carpets factory.

A signed Manchester United pennant.

A set og GHD V Gold mini hairstraighteners courtesy of Reflections Hair and Beauty.

An Emma Bridgwater Platter Dish worth £60 courtesy of Acorn Gifts.

Cream tea for 15 delivered to an address of your choice, including jam and clotted cream (worth £60!) courtesy of The Old Bonded Tearoom, Lyme Regis.

A private chef for the evening with Ben Harrison formerly of River Cottage HQ and The Pig at Coombe.

Tickets for two adults and two children at the Yarty party on July 21st.

A bottle of champagne courtesy of Joy Raymond at Hedgehog Corner.

A bespoke doggy coat by Red + Ginger.

A year's subscription to the Jurassic Coast Card.

A £30 Co-Op hamper from Co-Op South Street.

A Millers Farm Shop hamper worth £30 courtesy of Scott Rowe Solicitors.

An Indian head massage by Niclaire Skye.

A trailer of manure from Roy Speed.

An hours tattooing by Simon Harris at Chris's Tat Shack.

Two hours of garndeing by Errol Thornhill.

Lee taylor will be your slave for two hours.

Two hours of cleaning by Pip Norrington.

2 hours of welding by Russell Bebb.

6 hours of expert gardening by Angie Wilson.

2 hours of carpentry by Tony Lawrence.

A room redecoration by DMS Home Improvements.

A driftwood mirror made by Si Harrison.

Entry voucher to Wildwood Escot

Entry voucher to Pecorama

Entry voucher to The BIG Sheep.


The auction takes place on Saturday 23rd June at The Axminster Guildhall, doors open at 7pm.  

Axminster's Big Dinner


Get down to the town centre (Trinity Square, Silver Street and Minster Green) on Friday 29th June from 4pm and enjoy an evening meal with a difference. The street will be full of food producers and street feed traders so you don't need to bring a picnic! We'll have something for all tastes from vegan delights to naughty treats and everything in between.


River Cottage Kitchen & Deli will be holding childrens pasta making workshops, The Castle Inn will be providing the bar alongside Dalwood Vineyard and their wonderful award-winning wines. 


Music and entertainment will take place throughout the evening. A real chance to come together as a community and enjoy our wonderful town.




Grand Charity Auction

Saturday 23rd June, Axminster Guildhall. Doors open at 7pm, auction starts at 8pm. Full bar.


We have lots and lots of LOTS! Including exlusive VIP private tour and tickets, a tour of The Houses of Parliament and lunch with Neil parish MP, signed merchandise, events tickets and more...

The Cherry Fayre 21st - 29th June 2018

Events include:

The Raising of the Glove ceremony, Thursday 21st June

Grand Charity Auction, Saturday 23rd June

Pizza and Quiz Night at Le Pisani, Sunday 24th June

Axminster's Big Dinner, Friday 29th June.

Get more information about The Cherry Fayre here

Contact us:

If you have any queries or wish to talk to us about getting involved, please contact us:


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