The Raising of the Glove

The Raising of the Glove is an annual ceremony held on the Minster Green to mark the granting of the town's charter to hold eight days of fairs every year. The event was the inspiration for The Cherry Fayre and this year opens the eight-day festival. Come down to Trinity Square, the Market and the Church Green on Thursday 21st June for the official ceremony at 11am, along with some surprises from Axminster Heritage Centre and Punch and Judy shows at 1.15pm and 4pm.

Axminster's Big Dinner

Food produce and street food market, food demonstrations and workshops, live music and a children's fun fair, the evening of Friday 29th June (4pm - 9pm) is set to be a wonderful time for grub and fun. Lock the kitchen door behind you and head down to town instead of cooking at home. 

Grand Charity Auction of Gifts and Promises

Light Up Axminster's very own Graham Barton (BBC's Homes Under The Hammer auctioneer) will be leading the biggest charity auction Axminster has seen. The evening takes place on Saturday 23rd June. Doors open at 7pm, with the auction getting under way at 8pm. Lots and lots of wonderful LOTS are coming in, don't miss out on an item money can't normally buy!

Pizza and Quiz Night at Le Pisani

We are pleased to be running another Cherry Fayre special Pizza and Quiz night at Le Pisani on Sunday 24th June. Tickets cost £10pp (including pizza), and teams should be of either 2 (one pizza to share), 4 (two pizzas to share) or 6 (three pizzas to share). Tickets will go on sale in September (watch this space for details) from Archway Bookshop. Please get your tickets ahead of the night, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to take part if you turn up on the night without having a ticket!


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

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