The Exeter Green Fair is an opportunity to for local charities, organisations and companies to get together and hopefully build enthusiasm in the people of Exeter, to make a difference in the way they live and treat our local community and planet as a whole.
By using the four principles of Local, Sustainable, Ethical and Environmental, stall holders are invited to apply to be a part of the annual event. The committee review applications based on the Green Fair principles and if an application is approved the applicant is awarded a stall.
The event is run by a small committee of volunteers. The aim of the event is to allow the event to happen. Any profit made is fed back into the Green Fair fund for the following year’s event, with any surpless donated to charities and organsiations chosen by the committee.
The Exeter Green Fair has been running for over twenty-five years and is proud to be the South West’s longest running annual
environmental event. From humble beginnings in 1989 where the event took place in St Georges Hall we have reached where we are today.
After one year in St Georges hall the Green Fair moved moved to the quaint surroundings of the Bishop’s Palace private gardens. The event continued for nearly twenty years and served as a lovely end of summer get together, but, relied on word of mouth and by the end of the last decade had reached as far as it could grow.
In 2009 it was decided that we wanted to bring the Green Fair to the wider population of Exeter so negotiated to stage the event on the Cathedral green. The annual Exeter Green Fair hs been on the Cathedral green ever since.