Great Line Up of Entertainment – Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair This Weekend


We’ve got stacks of entertainment for both Saturday & Sunday of the Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair. Read more below.


There is a great live community entertainment programme, as per below. This will be coupled with a range of kids rides and an opportunity to meet Santa!


We have got a jam packed entertainment programme. Santa will be visiting again, along with live reindeer, there will be a large selection of children’s rides and activities and a live music programme which you can find below!


Music Programme

11-11:40 LOCKS are a waits-infused, skeletal-blues, band based in North London. There is a subtle fixation on the darker, unnerving aspects of life and death whilst keeping a jaunty, roots based rhythm flowing underneath.
Check out their album skeletal blues

12:20-1300 Blurred Fire – An acoustic duo from Derby playing an eclectic mix of well known pop and rock songs, aiming to playing something everyone will sing along to!

13:40-14:20 Mitch Colcombe – Offering a chilled out acoustic sets. Repertoire of classic and modern hits from artists such as Oasis, Jack Johnson, George Ezra, Tom petty and Ed Sheeran.

15:00-15:40 Kirsty Clarke and Dave Monks currently working under the name Indie Mama. Have been together for two years. Kirsty a singer songwriter performs solo, band and currently mainly in duet with Dave. Dave has been and is involved in many bands in different genres, and adds guitar arrangements to compliment the covers and original songs. Both have performed at Warton music festival and Godiva BBC stage of the year. Songs have been professionally recorded, currently being played on local radio station and BBC introducing Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair is held on Market Street, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AF on 10.30am to 5.00pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday. For more information call  01530 411337 or email Also check out our Facebook Event.

Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair – Just Over One Week Away!

Great Food and Drink At The Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December! 

The Market Street in Ashby de la Zouch will come to life with the sights, smells and tastes of Christmas this year as the perfect setting for Food Gusto largest Food & Drink Christmas Fair yet. Event organisers, Food Gusto, will be bringing their unique festively-themed food, drink and artisan fair to the town on December 2nd and 3rd following successful events in the town.

In keeping with the Food Gusto ethos, the Christmas Fair will be made up of the finest quality food and drink producers from across the region, each bringing a taste of something truly unique to the town, alongside a range of festive entertainment for the whole family, including live music and children’s rides.

The quality food and drink on offer, as well as a range of selected handmade artisan crafts, will provide the perfect opportunity for people to pick up some special Christmas gifts, while enjoying the seasonal atmosphere.

Whether you’re aiming to buy a stand out gift for that special someone, or simply want to eat, drink and be merry, the Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Christmas Fair will have plenty to offer, from beautifully spiced mulled wine to freshly-made mince pies.

Other offerings include award-winning Melton Mowbray pies, assorted home baked cakes, flavoured liqueurs, farm produced cider, handmade chocolates and fudge, pink gin and vodka, sparkling gold bubbly, jams, chutneys and preserves, local honey, Asian street food, cheeses, vegan food, and much, much more.

Hot food is available both days, so you can dine out on anything from Organic Beef, Burgers & Sausages, Samosas to Thai , Wood Fired Pizza and freshly made Crepes. This can be washed down with a Hot Chocolate, Specialist Tea or Barista Coffee.

Food Gusto Event Manager Wesley Ewing says “We’re hoping to fill the length Market Street with some wonderful seasonal produce and Christmas entertainment for all the family, which will include performances by our festival favourites Sincerely Yours and the Strife Of Riley on Sunday, along with the Community Entertainment Programme on Saturday. Saturday’s event will close with a specialist One Direction Tribute Band and Snowflake Finale!

The event runs between 10.30am and 5.00pm Saturday, 10.30 to 4.30pm Sunday. The Event is Free to attend with free Parking in NWLDC car parks (please check as fees will apply in private car parks).

If you would like more information, visit or email Tel 01530 411337

Jazz It Up With The Strife of Riley Playing At The Ashby Food Gusto Festival

The Strife of Riley Playing Live At Ashby Food Gusto Festival 2017 Sunday May 28th

The band will play two sets starting at 12 noon.

The band play mainly Jazz with a hint of swing/ big band. The band formed in 2015 and have played together since supporting events such as Melbourne Festival, Launch of the Alumni at Grace Dieu Manor school, A concert in Beccles Church in Suffolk and an Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Christmas Dinner at Breadsall Priory Hotel.

Strife of Riley

They were simply very polished! Good jazz sound! Thank you”

There are 6 members of the band, aged between 14 and 30 years of age and are all accomplished musicians in their own right.

Josh Riley – Saxophone
Sam Riley – Vocal
Joe Riley – Drums/ percussion
Jake Bott- Bass Guitar
Henry Belncowe/ Matt Kendrick- Keyboard
Come to the Ashby Food Gusto Festival and enjoy the hot food and refreshing drink all day. Entrance is £2 for adults with Children under 12 free. Dogs are allowed on site but should be kept on a lead. Dog owners are responsible for picking up any waste.

Entertainment this Weekend at the Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair

Come down to Lower Market Street in Ashby de la Zouch this Weekend for a wide range of live entertainment. Find below the program for Saturday!

10.30am Welcome with Mayor, Councillor Mike Ball

10.45am Ivanhoe College Orchestra & Choir

11.30am Children for Ashby Day Nursery

11.45am Fairy Friends UK

12.15pm JAKS Academy

12.45pm Crackerjack

1.30pm Cantrill’s Magic

2.00pm Concordia Choir

2.45pm Donisthorpe Primary School Choir

3.30pm Best Dressed Window Competition winners announcement with the Mayor

3.45pm Carol singing with Concordia Choir

3.55pm Snowlake finale

The Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair is held on Lower Market Street, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AF on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December with stalls opening from 10:30 till 4 both days. For more information call Jaime on 01530 411337 or email her at


Entrants for Gusto Music and Dance Competition Finalised

Here is the final line up for the Appleby Gusto Music and Dance Competition.  Saturday 23rd August 11.00 to 4.30pm Sir John Moore Foundation.

Come and along and give them your vote.

11.30     Fifty Shades Of Smoke

12.15     Jas & Rob (Acoustic Duo) & Shane & Jami

12.40    Shane & Jamie – Young Rappers

1-2.30   Steel Pan Drumming workshop & performance

1.45        Star from Ivy

2.30        The Kill Joys

3.15        Snarestone Panto Choir

4.00       DownPage Liberation

Rob Lea, Joel Wildgoose & Ben Milner – a collaboration will play through the day.

Main Judge Mark McGraw

Prize: A photo shoot by the Sir John Moore Studio plus 1000 promotional flyers from Context Print.

Gusto Music Competition
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