New Forest Eats ‘n’ Treats Christmas shopping and entertainment event at Brockenhurst College in association with Go New Forest and New Forest Marque – Sunday 19 Nov, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Christmas shoppers can browse and purchase an array of unique, locally-produced, artisan products, as well as enjoy a mix of lively entertainment, by attending New Forest Eats ‘n’ Treats at Brockenhurst College on Sunday 19 November.

Now in its fifth year, the annual event is a joint venture between Brockenhurst College, Go New Forest and New Forest Marque.

Between 11:00am and 4:00pm, more than 70 stall holders will show and sell goods including food & drink and arts & crafts items, making this year’s event the biggest ever.

Stalls will set up in the College’s Main Hall, while mobile catering outlets, serving a wide variety of hot food, will set up on the nearby Staff Lawn and in the College’s cafeteria.

Meanwhile, a licensed bar run by Pig Beer will be on-hand to bring added Christmas cheer by meeting the needs of thirsty shoppers.

Live music will come courtesy of student performers and Southampton Ukulele Jam, who return for a second year.

Face-painting, Christmas decoration-making and writing-to-Santa activities will also be available to keep children amused.

Plus, there will be food preparation demonstrations from well-known local producers, including top chefs.

All food demonstrations will take place in the College’s fine-dining restaurant, known as MJ’s.

One will be led by Balmer Lawn Hotel Senior Sous Chef Callum Jellicoe, with Joshua Palmer from Rhinefield House Hotel and New Forest Collection Head Chef, Darren Lunn, taking charge for others.

Head of Marketing and Communications at Brockenhurst College, Rebekah Donawa, said: “Eats ‘n’ Treats has grown bigger and better every year, with both traders and public thrilled that Brockenhurst College wants to serve its wider community by staging this event.

 “It’s an ideal opportunity to sample outstanding local produce, enjoy live music, watch expert demonstrations, and also pick up unique Christmas gifts that you won’t see in the shops.”

Onsite parking will be provided without charge, while entry will cost £2.00 for adults and children under 16 will be welcomed FREE.

There is no need to book in advance – visitors can just turn up on the day. Please note that Brockenhurst College is a smoke-free, vape-free, dog-free zone.

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