The Totally Locally Fiver Fest is a big celebration of Britain’s fantastic small businesses and shops, many run by families or individuals, but ALL contributing massively to the economy of the UK and the wellbeing of our towns.

THE LAST NATIONAL FIVER FEST (FEBRUARY 2020) SAW OVER 100 TOWNS & THOUSANDS OF INDEPENDENT SHOPS AND BUSINESSES JOINING IN. 

We had absolutely loads of media coverage, and the reports of big sales, and new customers rediscovering their High Streets was huge. 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Businesses taking part put on special £5 offers over 2 weeks, to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them.

Businesses come together to support each other, share each other’s offers, create maps, do trails, work on PR – everything to get people moving around the town, and discovering their local independent shops. 

TO APPLY FOR YOUR TOWN TO JOIN FIVER FEST 

 click here >>  to fill in the application form

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PLEASE NOTE: THE FIVER FEST IS FOR INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES ONLY –

those who contribute directly into the local economy of their town. it doesnt include big chain stores, supermarkets or multinational companies. fiver fest was designed to level the playing field – to give a hand to small independent businesses.

 

SO do you and your town want to take part in the October Fiver Fest?

Complete this form and we’ll be in touch!

We just need some information for you to create the posters for your town. The social media accounts will go on the poster footers, so if they don’t already exist, you can create them! e.g. @FiverFestYourTown

Note: the form below is for groups who wish to organise our Fiver Fest in their town with lots of businesses taking part.
If you want to take part individually (that’s OK too!): CLICK HERE for posters you can download, print and share!

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Here’s a map of which towns taking part in the October 2020 Fiver Fest.

  Feedback from February 2020 FiverFest  

IVYS EMPORIUM, BANFF

Our shop saw increased footfall and really great sales on the first day in a usually quiet month. We also saw new faces coming in during the x2 weeks which was really nice. Overall I feel the campaign and vibrant posters especially did a lot to raise local awareness of the huge potential and benefits that spending locally can bring to our high streets.

SPOTTY DOG CUSTOMS, BURNTISLAND

As you all know #fiverfest is over and I would like to thank our customers and followers for huge support during this amazing event. Coming in here this morning looking at the empty spaces on shelves and walls made me feel so proud as lots of my own original art work got sold, especially my paintings, and that’s a huge deal for me, so thank you all! ?? Also lots of our artists on board art works got recognised and some have a new fans and followers since #fiverfest.

SCAPE INTERIORS, LEIG-ON-SEA

It’s been a brilliant success. Our fully lined zip up cotton velvet cosmetic bags have been a big hit with our customers. They love that they are sustainably made exclusively for us by a family co-operative in Jaipur, India from the remnants of our chair and cushion fabrics. We’ve sold over 50 in the first week and only have 7 left so might have to think about introducing a new offer!

TOTALLY LOCALLY WYMONDHAM

In Wymondham we’ve had our first day of our Fiver Fest, and from what we hear the day was great for everyone. People were walking up and down the street with their leaflets; two businesses have already been booked up or run out of stock of their offer! One shop that I know has been struggling has sent word that she had more people in the shop in the first 45 minutes than she’d had all week.

TOTALLY LOCALLY WHITLEY BAY

Our #fiverfest in #whitleybay has been blooming marvellous so far. We’ve had such positive feedback from our fab independent businesses. It’s been such a pleasure to coordinate the event in our area.

LOVE FOR FLOWERS, BANFF

It has been amazing we have loved seeing so many new faces in the shop. Great idea and well executed I’d say, we are even continuing our £5 deal through March.

SANDWICH SAUSAGE SHOP

This promo really made a difference to the Sandwich Sausage Company business in a difficult trading climate.

SAMANTHA STROWGER

I thought it was really good! Would love to see this happen more often! Really got me out the house and spending money locally! Also I deffo spent more than £5 in each place I went to.

To find out what offers are on in your town or high street, check out your local press, or social media. Look for #fiverfest or #totallylocally or #totallylocallyyourtownname   Most towns have Facebook too.

FIVER FEST STORIES

We want your Fiver Stories – Let us know how Fiver Fest has affected your town, what great offers you’ve seen or even if you’ve just got to meet some new people.

This is a social thing – we want it to be a lot more than just selling things for £5. It’s about community and businesses supporting each other, whilst saying thank you to people who support local independent businesses.

Email your comment & stories to us at: info@totallylocally.org

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