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New opportunities offered at Our Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre...

A special Entrepreneur Zone for newly launched businesses who are looking to start trading at outdoor events and festivals will be in place at this year’s Our Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May. The zone will give newer businesses the chance to trade alongside like-minded individuals with the potential to swap advice and tips about how they’ve developed and grown their businesses.


The annual event, which traditionally focusses on gardening, plants and flowers, will this year also welcome hand-made crafts and ‘farmers market’-style stalls. Last year’s Whitsun Fayre was cancelled due to the pandemic and Our Bury St Edmunds has decided not to include some of the usual elements on this occasion to ensure it is as Covid-safe as possible, giving more opportunities this year for stall-holders.


Events Manager at Our Bury St Edmunds Jackie Regan said: “This year gives us a perfect opportunity to create a specific area for growing businesses who want to take that next step into selling at larger markets and outdoor events. We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who has started their business since the pandemic began, but the Entrepreneur Zone will be for anyone who hasn’t traded at an event of this size before.


“We also still have some pitches available across the whole event and garden and plant-focussed businesses will be especially welcome, whether it’s upcycled planters and garden furniture, artificial flowers, or even floral-themed arts and crafts.”


There are a few remaining opportunities for larger garden or plant retailers however all on-site catering pitches have already been allocated. Shops and businesses in the town who are members of the Business Improvement District organisation Our Bury St Edmunds are also able to book a stall to complement their usual offering.


The Our Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre is a free-admission two-day event which takes place on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 May between 10am and 4pm. For more information about booking a stall contact Jackie Regan on 01284 766258 or email


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