- To provide, family friendly, traditional, community Christmas Fayre
- To bring existing and new customers to Hill Road
- To launch the seasonal Christmas shopping period for Hill Rd shops
To make a profit to be retained for future events and community projects
St Nicholas Fayre (locally known as Hill Road or St Nich’s Fayre} has been running for 5 years under the guidance of Sam Harrison from DMevents.org . Historically it was an event funded and organised by the shop owners in Hill Road as a way of saying “Happy Christmas” to their customers and kicking off the local Christmas shopping season from as far back as the 1970’s. For many years the stall holders were made up of local charities who paid for a stall to raise funds for their charity by running traditional things such as tombolas and raffles, games and entertainment. Over later years increasing insurance premiums and legislation lead to a significant reduction in those able to attend. Three or four years of poor weather also led to a decline in stall holders. Which is why the Fayre ran in its old format until 2009.
It has for many years been the biggest Christmas community event in Clevedon attended by around 3000 people.
Over the years the number of shop owners able and willing to give the time required to organise the event (at their busiest time of the year} has decreased. Increasing running costs and management needs has meant the event requires a more formal managed approach. After a meeting held by 2 of the old committee members joined by members of the town. To see if the Fayre should continue and in what format it should be. Well …. The outcome was the Fayre committee has been joined by Sam Harrison of DMevents to respond and take over the running of the event in 2015 and this is where our new story began.