REMINDING YOU
TO LOVE LOCAL

About Us

Set up in 2012, inOdiham is a not-for-profit organisation run by a friendly group of local residents, who believe in the benefits of a close-knit community and work together to enrich the village experience for everyone.

As a registered Community Interest Company, our team consists entirely of unpaid volunteers – meaning no shareholders and no members of the Committee receive payment for their services.

inOdiham is closely supported by various local authorities and companies – all of whom share the joint aim of delighting visitors and helping bring the admirable Odiham community closer together.

Odiham Parish Council
Odiham Parish Council

What we do

As well as the 3 annual events below (and the occasional one-off event) we also arrange the Friday Grocery Market, the Christmas Lights along the length of the High Street, the street-level planters in the High Street as well as the mass bulb-planting in the grass verges approaching Odiham … we’re a very busy bunch!

A family-friendly day with food, drink, live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks and live music.

The festive evening is back!

A fantastic family-friendly day with food, drink, stalls … and of course plenty of live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks from the expert local producers and exciting live music.

The festive, fun-filled evening is back with over 80 stalls,
Live Music and Fairground Rides!

 

A fantastic family-friendly day with food, drink, stalls … and of course plenty of live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks from the expert local producers and exciting live music.

The festive, fun-filled evening is back with over 80 stalls, Live Music & Fair Rides!

Reasons to Visit

Other than the fabulous events, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Saxon village of Odiham, including the wide Georgian High Street with it’s eclectic mix of independent shops and eateries, as well as one of the last surviving Pest Houses in Britain … and the Village Stocks!

Odiham and the surrounding area also boasts some of the best rural and canal walks in Hampshire and the local stretch of the Basingstoke Canal is home to the start of the Magna Carta Trail at King John’s Castle and runs along the site of a royal Deer Park.

So come and take a stroll through the village, across open countryside, along either the Basingstoke Canal or the River Whitewater or over expanses of common – all of which give the opportunity for great views and to see nature at its best.

For more information on the heritage that Odiham has to offer check out either visitodiham.org.uk or odiham-society.org, but in the meantime, here is a gallery to give you an idea of what to expect when you visit our lovely village, including various events throughout the year, plus the bi-annual Armed Forces Day celebrations organised by RAF Odiham and the Parish Council. 

You can also get a fascinating bird’s eye view of the village via the interactive aerial map by local photographer Luke Meldon.

Latest News

Coronavirus Update – Freedom Day and Onwards 

Sadly, due to ongoing Covid concerns and problems in securing a date, inOdiham has been unable to host the popular Bands in the Bury event this summer. We know what a great disappointment it was for everyone to miss out this year on this wonderful afternoon of music and fun. All we can do is promise to try and deliver the event to you next year even bigger and even better. Please watch this space for news on Flavourfest. We are trying hard to get this organised for this year.

Our Friday Market has been there for you throughout the pandemic with thanks to all the market stall holders. Our priority has always been, and will continue to be to keep everyone safe – so we ask you to please continue to be respectful of social distancing whilst in the market. Masks are now your choice, however we would encourage their use.

Coronavirus Update – Freedom Day and Onwards 

Sadly, due to ongoing Covid concerns and problems in securing a date, inOdiham has been unable to host the popular Bands in the Bury event this summer. We know what a great disappointment it was for everyone to miss out this year on this wonderful afternoon of music and fun. All we can do is promise to try and deliver the event to you next year even bigger and even better. Please watch this space for news on Flavourfest. We are trying hard to get this organised for this year.

Our Friday Market has been there for you throughout the pandemic with thanks to all the market stall holders. Our priority has always been, and will continue to be to keep everyone safe – so we ask you to please continue to be respectful of social distancing whilst in the market. Masks are now your choice, however we would encourage their use.

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It might be a bit chilly this morning but the sun is out! ☀️
Why not come along to Odiham Market this morning. We are in the High St until midday.
Fruit and Veg 🍏 🥕
Cheese 🧀
Bread 🥖
Pies 🥧
See you there!
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Jan 14th, 2022

Now we’ve said goodbye to our Christmas decorations for another year, it’s time to announce our ChristmasCrow winners.

Thanks to everyone who voted and most importantly all the brilliant Crow entries.

Our Best in show was no 36 ‘Crash Landing’. Most imaginative was no 3 the ‘Crook and Cruck Cottage’ (we suspect the mince pie safe swung that one). And one voted funniest is no 13 ‘The names Crow, Chris Crow’.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to everyone who made such a great effort with all the brilliant entires.
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Jan 7th, 2022
Now we’ve said goodbye to our Christmas decorations for another year, it’s time to announce our ChristmasCrow winners.  Thanks to everyone who voted and most importantly all the brilliant Crow entries.  Our Best in show was no 36 ‘Crash Landing’.  Most imaginative was no 3 the ‘Crook and Cruck Cottage’ (we suspect the mince pie safe swung that one).  And one voted funniest is no 13 ‘The names Crow, Chris Crow’.  Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to everyone who made such a great effort with all the brilliant entires.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Simon Bleathman

Odiham Weekly Market 2022
We’re Back!
Today in Odiham High St
8am until 1pm
Fruit and Vegetables 🍎 🥕
The Cheese Stall 🧀 🫕
The Bread Stall 🍞 🥖
Ethel’s Pies 🥧
See you there!
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Jan 7th, 2022

Odiham Weekly Market
Just a reminder that we are taking a break this week. The market will be back next week on Friday January 7, 2022!
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Dec 30th, 2021
Odiham Weekly Market
Just a reminder that we are taking a break this week. The market will be back next week on Friday January 7, 2022!

Odiham Market - More Forward Planning.
Our market team will be taking a break next week so the next Odiham Market will be Friday January 7. More details of the stalls closer to the time. We thank you all for your support this year and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022!
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Dec 23rd, 2021
Odiham Market - More Forward Planning. 
Our market team will be taking a break next week so the next Odiham Market will be Friday January 7. More details of the stalls closer to the time. We thank you all for your support this year and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022!

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🎄🎄🎄Happy Christmas one & all...🎄🎄🎄

Don’t forget the last market of the year is tomorrow- Thursday - in Odiham High St. We will have the usual high quality fruit and veg, lovely fresh bread and Butler Country Estates will be there with their delicious smoked fish. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Dec 22nd, 2021
Don’t forget the last market of the year is tomorrow- Thursday - in Odiham High St. We will have the usual high quality fruit and veg, lovely fresh bread and Butler Country Estates will be there with their delicious smoked fish. See you there!Image attachmentImage attachment

Don’t forget everyone that Odiham Market this week is Thursday December 23. Fruit and Veg, Bread and Smoked Fish. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Dec 21st, 2021
Don’t forget everyone that Odiham Market this week is Thursday December 23. Fruit and Veg, Bread and Smoked Fish. See you there!

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Will it be Thursday next week?

Odiham Market - Forward Planning
This is just to let you know that the market will be operating as normal this Friday December 17. The following week our lovely stallholders will be coming on THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 so you get your Christmas items fresh and ready for the big day. On the 23rd there will not be a cheese stall but Ed has taken orders for Christmas cheese. Details to follow after this post. Butler Country Estates will also be here on the 23rd.
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Dec 15th, 2021
Odiham Market - Forward Planning
This is just to let you know that the market will be operating as normal this Friday December 17. The following week our lovely stallholders will be coming on THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 so you get your Christmas items fresh and ready for the big day. On the 23rd there will not be a cheese stall but Ed has taken orders for Christmas cheese. Details to follow after this post. Butler Country Estates will also be here on the 23rd.

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Cheese Stall - Preparations for Christmas in Odiham We will be trading on Friday the 17th as normal. Those who have pre-ordered for the Christmas week can collected on the 17th or on Wednesday 22nd outside the Fountains Coffee shop. Please note I will be only giving out orders on the 22nd, there will be no cheese for sale! Thanks so much Ed Goodman @thecheesestall 01962 807220 www.thecheesestall.com

ChristmasCrow competition……….
Here is where you will find them all, as well as the online form to vote for your favourite.
A huge thank you to all this years entrants - what amazing efforts! While we hope everyone will take a seasonal stroll to pick their choices for ‘best in show’, ‘most creative’ and ‘funniest’ please do post a picture of your entrants with, your cows name, into the comments section of this post for those that can’t visit them all in person!

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Dec 14th, 2021
ChristmasCrow competition……….
Here is where you will find them all, as well as the online form to vote for your favourite.
A huge thank you to all this years entrants - what amazing efforts!  While we hope everyone will take a seasonal stroll to pick their choices for ‘best in show’, ‘most creative’ and ‘funniest’ please do post a picture of your entrants with, your cows name, into the comments section of this post for those that can’t visit them all in person!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EGjvzJI3NClv1jUrPJvwSsV0oe2ri0dnlC4US6QTjsc/edit?usp=sharing_eip_m&ts=61b86209Image attachment

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Number 26 GNorman back on his step again this year. Why not stop and say hello!

Can’t wait to see them all now we have a map. The ones we’ve seen so far have made us smile. Well done everyone !! X

Number 17 Elf on a shelf at night

Eggwina looking forward to Christmas but sadly it looks like she’s all dressed up with nowhere to go!

Buddy No 15 at night

Number 31 Christmas Woolly Jumper!

Buddy No 15 by day

The name’s Crow, Chris Crow Chris Crow, spy and action hero, makes an appearance this Christmas in his home village at 007 West Street. He has been joined by his creator Ian Flemingo and his friend Santa Mini-Me. Odiham has featured in many of his blockbusters. There have been car chases along Farnham Road at speeds in excess of 30 mph (The Man with the Golden Speed Gun), stunning aerial combats (From RAFA with Love), visual spectacle (Fireworks are Forever), night-time thrills, spills and excess in Odiham High Street (Chunderball) and sun-drenched exotic locations (A View to Dunleys Hill) as he battles evil villains like Dr No Face-to-Face and his sadistic sidekick Coldfinger.

Simon Bleathman

Angela Grimshaw Jenny Taylor

Anita Mary Roderick

Number 17 Elf on a shelf day time

The Crook at Cruck Cottage. Guess how old the oldest cottage in our villages is and claim your SWAG bag reward! (vote: number 2!)

Number 33 The Crow Copse 😃

Chris Knapp where's Jiminy?

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It might be a bit chilly this morning but the sun is out! ☀️
Why not come along to Odiham Market this morning. We are in the High St until midday.
Fruit and Veg 🍏 🥕
Cheese 🧀
Bread 🥖
Pies 🥧
See you there!
... See MoreSee Less

Jan 14th, 2022

Now we’ve said goodbye to our Christmas decorations for another year, it’s time to announce our ChristmasCrow winners.

Thanks to everyone who voted and most importantly all the brilliant Crow entries.

Our Best in show was no 36 ‘Crash Landing’. Most imaginative was no 3 the ‘Crook and Cruck Cottage’ (we suspect the mince pie safe swung that one). And one voted funniest is no 13 ‘The names Crow, Chris Crow’.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to everyone who made such a great effort with all the brilliant entires.
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Jan 7th, 2022
Now we’ve said goodbye to our Christmas decorations for another year, it’s time to announce our ChristmasCrow winners.  Thanks to everyone who voted and most importantly all the brilliant Crow entries.  Our Best in show was no 36 ‘Crash Landing’.  Most imaginative was no 3 the ‘Crook and Cruck Cottage’ (we suspect the mince pie safe swung that one).  And one voted funniest is no 13 ‘The names Crow, Chris Crow’.  Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to everyone who made such a great effort with all the brilliant entires.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Simon Bleathman

Odiham Weekly Market 2022
We’re Back!
Today in Odiham High St
8am until 1pm
Fruit and Vegetables 🍎 🥕
The Cheese Stall 🧀 🫕
The Bread Stall 🍞 🥖
Ethel’s Pies 🥧
See you there!
... See MoreSee Less

Jan 7th, 2022
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Join Us

We have a wonderful group of volunteers, but could always do with an extra pair of hands and we’d love to have you on the team, even if it is only to occasionally help distribute leaflets and/or marshal events!

Our current chair-person is Jon Hale and the other active committee members are Becci Friend, Sue Williams, Rachel Watt, Callum Campbell, Jim Coomber, Ralph Cook, John Lodder, Shane Avery, Anna Macready, Julia Freeman, Mandy White and Sue Hockey.

A big thank you also goes to all previous committee members including Delly & Francis Howard, Jan Baker, Jo Kelsey, Min Broughton, Amanda Coomber, Emma Jones, Melanie Harper, Netty Warnakulasuriya, Sarah Golley, Richard Harris, Mark Kellie, Jenny Atherton & Therese Lawlor.

We realise that time is precious and we would only ask you to offer a few hours every now and then, as the need arises, entirely at your convenience. If you’d like to be involved, just drop us an email and we’ll add you to our team of volunteers and let you know what help is needed and when.

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you, so just drop us a line – to ask about volunteering and general enquiries please either use the form below or email us directly – info@inodiham.co.uk or if you’d prefer, our postal address is inOdiham, c/o The Cross Barn, Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1JX.  For applications or details about having a stall, please see the relevant event above.