Information for Exhibitors from Woodland Crafts Events Management
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Information for Exhibitors

Visit England - We're Good To Go

We’re good to go!

 

We’re pleased to say that Visit England have recognised Woodland Crafts Events Management as “Good To Go”.

 

This confirms that we have prepared for Covid-19 mitigation measures. It shows we have taken the required action to welcome our visitors in line with any Government and Public Health England guidelines which may be in place if necessary.

General information about exhibiting at our events and details of how to be involved in our Exhibitors Spotlight…

Thank you for your interest. We really appreciate your support. Below you’ll find details of our confirmed events. We’re currently considering more venues so please check back and keep an eye out for our newsletters for news of more upcoming events.

 

We’re always pleased to welcome new faces to our events, as well as “regulars”. If you need any advice or have any questions, just let us know.

Our events do vary in style and in content, so we try hard to describe them accurately for you. Please read the details and let us know if you want more information.

In recent years we’ve staged Craft and Design Shows, Contemporary Craft Shows, Christmas Markets and Craft Marquees within other shows. We aim to produce well-organised, professional events with realistic stand fees for exhibitors. Although Woodland Crafts Events Management have organised hundreds of events over the past thirty years, we never forget that we were exhibitors ourselves first!

We very much hope you’ll be able to join us at our 2022 events!

Paul & Lynn Bishopp

Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can refer to our Exhibitor’s information easily and also see any additional shows that are added throughout the coming year.

Have any questions? Get in touch.

Do you need more information or have any additional questions?

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions section which should answer most queries you have.

 

However, if you require any other information or have any additional questions, please get in touch. You can call us on 01243 641306 or email us by clicking on the button below:

 

Here’s all the information you need about our events and our exhibitors spotlight

 

To open each section, simply click on the headings below. To close, just click the heading again.

 

In section 9 below, you’ll find our Online Initial Application form. Please complete this to let us know which events you’re considering applying for. We can then send you the application pack for each event you’re interested in.

 

Please READ ALL SECTIONS before you complete the Initial Application Form.

Section 1: Exhibitors Spotlight

A great opportunity, at very low cost, for exhibitors to take advantage of a presence on our own busy website, supported by our publicity, social media profiles and targeted commercial advertising to drive additional sales for exhibitors.

 

As a Spotlight exhibitor, you’ll have your own section on our website and we’ll create it for you. We’ll include up to 9 product images for you. We’ll also include all your contact details, website address, social media profiles, email address, phone number etc. In fact, everything a customer needs to be able to get in touch and buy from you. You’ll have plenty of space for your products to be seen on our own well-established and respected website. In the same way that customers have confidence in exhibitors at a Woodland Crafts event, they also have confidence in what they see on our website, and we’ll be recommending you!

 

As we all know, there are a lot of online platforms which offer space to crafts people. Some of them are effective but most are too big and too impersonal. In our world, the individuality of exhibitors’ products is often the biggest selling point. We aimed for something more exclusive and, we think, much more effective for craft show exhibitors.

Spotlight Details and Fees

 

The ‘Spotlight Package’ includes a large ‘headline’ image and 6 smaller images as well as up to 250 words in which we introduce customers to you and your products, with our recommendation.

 

We can include your logo, links to your website and social media pages, email addresses, phone number and address, as you choose. Whichever ways you want customers to engage with you, we’ll make it possible for them to see what you offer and to contact you to make a purchase.

 

Fees for inclusion in our Spotlight section are currently as follows: 

 

£50 One-off set up fee at outset.

 

Thereafter:
Currently £7.50 per month.

 

So, for a very low cost, you can benefit from constant exposure on our popular website and all the publicity we arrange. The monthly fee equates to just under 25p per day!

 

Because of the costs we incur for the creation and set-up of your ‘Spotlight’ content, we take bookings for a minimum initial period of six months. So the up-front cost is £50 set up fee plus six months at £7.50 per month, making a total of £95. This covers the first six months hosting. Thereafter, fees can be paid quarterly in advance. There are no other fixed fees. After that, occasional minor changes to wording will be free of charge and if you choose to make changes to images or contact link details at any stage, this can be arranged at very reasonable costs.

 

For any exhibitors who would like to take advantage of professional graphic design, website design, development and hosting or improvements to your existing site, we’ve negotiated a 20% discount with our own web developers, 3Bs Studio. Many exhibitors have complimented us on the work they have done for us over many years. This is a great chance to get friendly professional design at an affordable price.

 

To find out more or to discuss details, just email us at info@woodlandcrafts.co.uk and we’ll send you an application form and let you know more about how Spotlight can help your business.

Section 2: How to apply for space at our events

Before applying, please make sure you have read all the event details on this page and in particular, the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. This information is intended to make sure you are aware of the things you need to know in order to make the most of your participation in our events.

 

After you’ve read all the details, please complete and submit the “Exhibitor’s Initial Application Form” found in the last section at the bottom of this page. Please do not send any payment at this stage. We never take payments until we are ready to accept a booking.

 

If we are able to offer you space, we will send you specific application forms for each show you tick on the Initial Application form. We’ll also send any extra event details and a copy of our “Terms and Conditions”. Please check that you are prepared and able to comply with the details and terms before completing and signing your specific application forms.

 

Please note that product categories and restrictions vary. It’s important to read the details in the sections relating to each venue. Some products will suit one venue but not another. All types of products to be sold must be mentioned on application forms. Applications will be assessed separately for each show so please make sure we know exactly what you want to exhibit. If your product description is vague, misleading or ambiguous, you may have to remove items from display.

 

“Maker-only” events: When an event is described in the exhibitors’ information as “Maker-only”, this means you should only display items which you have created yourself or, sometimes, as the designer, you have sole rights to the sale of the products. If you have bought items to sell as a retailer, or you have items made by other craftspeople, or your products are readily available in shops or online, you will not be able to display them at these events and you may have to leave the show.

 

Non “Maker-only” events: Where an event is not described as “Maker-only”, some bought-in goods may be included. These events still predominantly showcase makers and designers but we also welcome some exhibitors who sell bought-in goods and a selection of suitable products from around the world.

 

Please complete forms fully and describe your products and your stand, briefly but accurately, even if you are a regular exhibitor with us. (Phrases like “as before” etc. are not sufficient and unfortunately will result in your application being delayed). The overall presentation of your stand will be considered as well as your products, so photographs are useful. Please call or e-mail us if you’re unsure of anything.

 

All fees should be paid by BACS but cheque payments may be acceptable if necessary (cheques are not accepted less than 28 days before an event). BACS details will be sent to you once your application is accepted. Please remember that deposits should be paid as soon as requested in order to finalise bookings and balances must be received by the due dates to avoid cancellation. Late payments will be treated as cancellation of bookings. Details of payments to be made are shown on each specific application form.

 

N.B. Space cannot be reserved until we have received and acknowledged your specific application forms for individual events. (We are always happy to discuss applications but we NEVER finally reserve space over the telephone or without a specific application form and deposit payment).

Section 3: Requirements

General:

We like to make sure our events are enjoyable, friendly and problem-free for all exhibitors. We try to avoid unnecessary “rules” but we do expect certain standards of presentation and conduct. Exhibitors are expected to present their stands smartly and comply with trading standards legislation as well as general health and safety requirements. We like to ensure that customers visiting our events are treated fairly, politely and honestly. We have a very good reputation and we expect all exhibitors to behave in a professional manner. For exhibitors new to the business, this doesn’t mean you need expensive stands and equipment. It simply means that you need to behave professionally, your products need to be of good quality and your stand, display, tables etc. need to be tidy, safe and smart. We treat customers the way they should expect to be treated by a reputable and honest business. We also ensure that all exhibitors are protected from unreasonable behaviour from other exhibitors. We are always pleased to help with advice so do call us or email if you have any questions.

 

Insurance:

You must have insurance for “Public and Products Liability”. Insurance cover levels vary at each venue (see event details). Currently, a minimum of £2 million cover is generally required but at some venues the minimum is £5 million. We strongly recommend a minimum of £5 million everywhere. Cover can be arranged easily and cheaply (from around £50 per year for £5m). We must have a copy of your policy at least 2 weeks before the event. N.B. If you would like more information about obtaining cover, please let us know.

 

Electrical equipment:

In accordance with health and safety legislation, any electrical equipment you use at events must be maintained in safe condition. In order to be confident of this, we require that your lights, extension leads, electrical tools etc. must be P.A.T. tested, certificated and carrying a current sticker, less than a year old. We have test equipment and we can usually test and certificate items for you at the events if you arrange this with us in advance. Call or email us if you need to know more.

Section 4: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are stand fees shown “per day” or for the whole event?

A. Fees shown are for the whole of each event. We don’t accept bookings for single days.

 

Q. I’ve submitted my “Initial Application” form. Am I booked in?

A. No. Your Initial Application is just the first stage and is your request for specific application forms for all the events you’re interested in. You still need to complete and return a specific application form for each event. We will send these to you as soon as we can after we receive your “Initial Application” form. Please bear with us if there is a short delay with forms. We do receive a lot of applications, so it sometimes takes more time to assess and process them all.

 

Q. Do I need insurance?

A. Yes. You cannot take part in our events without it. You need a specific policy to cover Public and Products liability. This will cover your liabilities for any injuries or damages etc. caused by your involvement in an event or by any products you sell. Your household or shop insurance will not cover you. Currently, a minimum of £2 million cover is generally required but at some venues the minimum is £5 million.

 

Q. How much does insurance cost?

A. Premiums vary but most exhibitors pay around £50-£90 per year for £5m cover. We can’t make specific recommendations but if you email us info@woodlandcrafts.co.uk we can give you details of insurance companies used by most exhibitors.

 

Q. My electrical equipment is new. Should it be “PAT tested”?

A. Yes. The “PAT test” is a requirement of some local authorities and we have to insist on it. Any item you plug in at an event must be tested and have a current certificate, less than a year old. It must also carry a test sticker. Surprisingly, it is not at all unusual for a new item to fail the test!

 

Q. How can I get my electrical equipment “PAT tested”?

A. Many electricians and small electrical shops will arrange this for you. Alternatively, you can usually have it done at our events for a small charge. We have specialist testing equipment and we can issue a valid certificate. N.B. We cannot guarantee to be able to carry out testing so please check with us.

 

Q. Will there be an access gap beside my stand?

A. At our indoor shows, we give a shared access gap to one side of each stand. In marquees and for open-ground stands, we don’t provide a gap, so you must book enough space to get in and out.

 

Q. I need to leave before the end of the event. Is this alright?

A. No! It is a strict requirement that you are there throughout the opening times of each event. By submitting your application, you are committing to keeping your stand fully intact and manned throughout show opening hours. Please do not arrive late, leave early or start “tidying” your stand or packing things in boxes until closing time. This gives a bad impression to customers and is unfair to other exhibitors. We do not tolerate it!

 

Q. Can I have extra space to demonstrate my craft?

A. Sometimes. If your demonstration is interesting and we feel it will enhance the event, we may be able to give you free extra space. Where appropriate, you can request this on your specific application forms and complete an extra, separate form to apply for demonstration space.

 

Q. When can I set up my stand before the event?

A. Usually the afternoon before the show and/or on the morning of the first day. You will receive an exhibitor’s information sheet with your application form and a copy with your acknowledgement and vehicle pass after we accept your applications. Access times and details of your booking will be included, and it is important to keep them safe and refer to them before the event. (A file for each event you book is a good idea). It is very surprising that a number of exhibitors fail to take note of the details of the events they are booking. This often results in problems for them. Please take the trouble to be aware of the event requirements, times and details. If you need more details of setting up times before you apply, please contact us.

 

Q. Why are stand fees mostly shown “per foot”, not “per metre”?

A. Because we like to be as flexible as possible and it enables exhibitors to book the exact space they need. The alternative would be for exhibitors to book extra space by the metre which, for many, would mean unnecessary expense.

Section 5: EVENTS: Contemporary Craft Shows at Fort Purbrook
Fort Purbrook Contemporary Craft Show

Two Contemporary Craft Shows at Fort Purbrook
(Easter and November)

 

Easter show: Sat 16th – Mon 18th April (Easter Monday) 2022
Christmas show: Sat 5th & Sun 6th November 2022

 

Indoor Contemporary Craft Shows in Southern Hampshire.

 

Unlike our shows at other venues, this is NOT a “Maker-only” event. Content includes: Crafts, artwork, craft supplies and speciality foods and drinks which are also welcome but must not compete with the in-house catering. We will welcome applications from makers, designers and specialist retailers.

 

These events can usually accommodate approximately 70 stands.

 

These are well established indoor craft shows with an extensive and loyal customer base. Visitors love the atmosphere in this unique historic building. We arrange extensive publicity for these events. We are very well-known in the area and we have an impeccable reputation. Customers know that they can buy with confidence at a “Woodland Crafts” event. The Easter show is heavily promoted and usually very well-attended over this busy bank holiday weekend. The November show is well-known and widely publicised as a great opportunity for Christmas gift buying. This is a very popular venue, attracting tourists as well as “locals”.

 

At Fort Purbrook we welcome applications from a wide range of exhibitors with products of good quality and individuality. These events are open to craft makers and some retailers. They are not “Maker-Only” shows. However, we will not usually accept mass-produced products, readily available online or in shops. We don’t accept “multi-level” marketing organisations, offering “business opportunities”. Preference is given to exhibitors who make their own products and particularly those who demonstrate on the stand. These shows are publicised as “Contemporary Craft Shows” and customers expect to find different and interesting products in all price ranges. Food products are popular and welcome but must not compete with the in-house catering.

 

Fort Purbrook is situated a few minutes from the junction of the A3M and the A27 on Portsdown Hill, with views over the city of Portsmouth to the south and with the affluent areas of southern Hampshire to the north. Less than an hour from the M25, half an hour from Southampton and fifteen minutes from Chichester and from Petersfield, this is an excellent catchment area and our shows attract a wide range of visitors.

 

The fort was built in the 1860s and is now restored and in use as a youth activity centre, run by the excellent PAACT charity with support from major organisations including Historic England. It is a fascinating building. All stands are inside this amazing building with the exception of a small number of outdoor stands, demonstrations etc., outside by arrangement.

Stand fees: N.B. All stands are 6ft (1.8m) depth

 

6ft (1.8m) frontage = £155
Extra frontage = £22 per foot (0.3m)

 

Electricity socket (Max 500 watts) = £10

 

Table hire (6ft x 2ft 3in approx.) = £10

 

Chairs = F.O.C.

The current insurance requirement at this venue is: Minimum of £2million Public and Products Liability.

 

As a former military fort, the building is very secure and a caretaker is usually on site overnight. You are welcome to leave your stand set up but this is of course at your own risk.

 

Camping/Caravan space and indoor accommodation are sometimes available on site by prior arrangement. Exhibitors wishing to bring dogs will need to check with us first.

Dates and details:

 

2022 Dates:
Easter show:
Sat 16th – Mon 18th April (Easter Monday)
Christmas show:
Sat 5th – Sun 6th November

 

Times:
10.30am – 4.30pm

 

Our 30th year at this venue

 

Description:
Contemporary Craft Show for makers, designers and some retailers

 

Event type:
Indoor events (with a few additional outdoor stands)

 

Parking:
FREE

 

Venue:
Fort Purbrook,
Peter Ashley Activity Centre,
Portsdown Hill Road,
Cosham, Nr Portsmouth,
Hampshire
PO6 1BJ

 

Directions:
Just 5 minutes from the Junction of A27 and A3(M) Junction 5. Signposted from Bedhampton and Cosham.
Click this link for a map to show the location of the Fort.

Section 6: EVENTS: The Craft & Design Show at RHS Hyde Hall
RHS Hyde Hall Craft & Design Show

The Craft & Design Show at RHS Hyde Hall

 

Fri 29th April – Mon 2nd May (Bank Holiday) 2022

 

The famous Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, just south of Chelmsford in Essex.

 

A professional Craft and Design show, housed in marquees/pavilions.

 

N.B. THIS IS A MAKER-ONLY EVENT. We welcome applications from makers and designers selling their own work only. Speciality foods and drinks are also welcome but there may be restrictions to avoid conflict with the interests of the in-house catering.

 

This event can accommodate approximately 100 stands.

 

RHS Hyde Hall has been the location for many successful Craft & Design Shows for over 10 years and we were delighted to be able to bring our own show to this wonderful venue in 2021. The 2021 show was extremely popular and successful and we’re very much looking forward to this event in 2022. Our thanks go out to all our exhibitors who took part in the show in 2021. It was a privilege to work with so many talented people. Your support and cooperation made the event so successful, despite the difficulties caused by Covid-19 restrictions.

 

RHS Hyde Hall is near Chelmsford in Essex. This wonderful venue consists of established gardens and buildings belonging to the Royal Horticultural Society. It’s an extremely popular and busy venue for visitors and admission is free to all RHS members. Members receive advance publicity about our event and we will of course be arranging our own widespread publicity as well. We are looking forward to a fantastic four days at this superb venue.

 

We do not accept any “bought-in” craft products at this event. Makers and designers must be solely responsible for the original creation of their product and they must have the sole rights to the sales of it. Products must not appear to be mass-produced or be readily available online or in shops. Any stand thought to be displaying bought-in products will be removed from the event.

 

Applications will be assessed carefully. Product quality, individuality and presentation will be considered. Good quality photographs will help us to see your work and may be used to promote your products in publicity for the show.

 

In 2021, because of the Covid-19 requirements for wide aisles and large gaps between stands, we were heavily restricted as far as available space was concerned. Unfortunately this meant that we were not be able to allocate any demonstration space. In 2022, we hope to be able to accommodate some demonstration space but this may be uncertain until shortly before the show.

 

The majority of stands are housed within high quality modern pavilion marquees located near the visitors’ centre and the main entrance to the RHS gardens. There is also space for some outdoor exhibitors. If you would be interested in trading outside in open-ground space or in your own gazebo, please contact us first to discuss availability of space before completing your application form.

Marquee stand fees:
N.B. Stands in marquees are “end to end”.
Access gaps must be included in stand space booked

 

Marquee stands are 1.8m (6ft approx.) depth

 

Frontage: 2.5m = £375, 3m = £445, 4m = £585, 5m = £725

 


 

Open ground stand fees:
N.B. All open ground stands are 4m (13ft) depth

 

Frontage: 3m = £195, 4m = £260, 5m = £325, 6m = £390

 


 

Electricity socket (Max 500 watts) = £40

 

Table hire (6ft x 2ft 3in approx.) = £10

 

Chair hire = £5

 

Larger stands in marquees or open ground may be available by special arrangement. Please contact us to discuss.

The current insurance requirement at this venue is: Minimum of £2million Public and Products Liability. You will be required to provide proof of your Insurance cover valid for the dates of the event and your set-up day. We will need your insurance evidence at least 14 days prior to set up day.

 

At the moment there is no facility overnight camping or caravans but there are campsites and accommodation nearby.

 

RHS Hyde Hall has a strict “no dogs” policy (with the exception of registered support dogs).

 

Overnight security will be present in the RHS gardens and you are welcome to leave your stand set up overnight, but this is of course at your own risk.

Dates and details:

 

2022 Dates:
Fri 29th April – Mon 2nd May
(Bank Holiday)

 

Times:
10am – 5pm

 

Description:
Craft and Design Show for makers and designers selling their own work.
We do not allow any bought-in products with the exception of food, drink and craft supplies

 

Event type:
Pavilions/Marquees (with a few additional outdoor stands)

 

Parking:
FREE

 

Venue:
RHS Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane,
Rettendon
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 8ET

 

SAT NAVS:
Use postcode CM3 8RA

 

Directions:
From the M25:
leave the M25 at junction 29 for A127 (signed Southend).
From the A127 exit onto the A132 (signed Wickford/South Woodham Ferrers).

 

From the A12: leave at junction 17, then at the roundabout take the second exit for the A130 (signed Southend/Basildson).
From the A130: Rettendon Turnpike roundabout follow the tourist attraction flower symbols towards South Woodham Ferrers on the A132. At the Shaw Farm roundabout turn into Willow Grove/Creephedge Lane.

 

Click here to view a map of the location of RHS Hyde Hall.

Section 7: EVENTS: The Craft & Design Show at Brinsbury College
Brinsbury College Craft & Design Show

The Craft & Design Show at Brinsbury College

 

This famous college, part of the Chichester College group, is just north of Pulborough in West Sussex.

 

Fri 19th – Sun 21st August 2022

 

A quality Craft and Design show mainly housed in our smart modern Crafts marquee/pavilion, as well as some open ground spaces for exhibitors’ own gazebos etc.

 

N.B. THIS IS A “MAKER-ONLY” EVENT. We welcome applications from makers, artists and designers selling their own work only. Speciality foods and drinks are also welcome but must not compete closely with the event catering.

 

This event can accommodate approximately 100 stands.

 

Brinsbury College is extremely well-known and has a reputation for quality and excellence in education. We’re very pleased to be able to add this lovely venue to our calendar of Craft & Design Shows once again.

 

Please note we do not accept any “bought-in” products at this event. Designers and makers must be solely responsible for the original creation of their product and they must have the sole rights to the sales of it. Products must not appear to be mass-produced or be widely available from other suppliers online or in shops. Any stand thought to be displaying bought-in products will be removed from the event.

 

Good quality photographs will help us to see your work and may be used to promote your products in publicity for the show. We may contact you to request images.
Space permitting, additional demonstration space may be available but this may be uncertain until shortly before the show.

 

Stands are housed within our high-quality modern pavilion marquee. There is also space for outdoor exhibitors using their own gazebos etc., or open ground space for larger demonstrations.

 

Brinsbury College is in a superb location, on the main A29 between Pulborough and Billingshurst in central West Sussex. Only half an hour’s drive from Chichester to the south and from Horsham to the North, this is a very affluent area and our publicity will be wide-ranging as always.

 

This venue consists of established ornamental grassed areas and various buildings, old and new. This makes for a fascinating visitor experience. We are anticipating great support for another fantastic weekend at this superb venue.

Marquee stand fees:
N.B. Stands in marquees are “end to end”.
Access gaps must be included in stand space booked

 

Marquee stands are 1.8m (6ft approx.) depth

 

Frontage: 2.5m = £225, 3m = £265, 4m = £350, 5m = £435

 


 

Open ground stand fees:
N.B. All open ground stands are 4m (13ft) depth

 

Frontage: 3m = £125, 4m = £160, 5m = £195, 6m = £230

 


 

Electricity socket (Max 500 watts) = £40

 

Table hire (6ft x 2ft 3in approx.) = £10

 

Chair hire = £5

 

Larger stands in marquees or open ground may be available by special arrangement. Please contact us to discuss.

The current insurance requirement at this venue is: Minimum of £2million Public and Products Liability. You will be required to provide proof of your Insurance cover valid for the dates of the event and your set-up day. We will need your insurance evidence at least 14 days prior to set up day.

 

Further information will follow but facilities for overnight camping or caravans should be available onsite. There are also campsites and accommodation nearby.

 

We are awaiting confirmation from the college about their policy towards dogs on the site.

 

Overnight security will be present on site at this event and you are welcome to leave your stand set up overnight, but this is of course at your own risk.

Dates and details:

 

2022 Dates:
Fri 19th – Sun 21st August

 

Times:
10am – 5pm

 

Description:
Craft and Design Show for makers and designers selling their own work.
We do not allow any bought-in products with the exception of food, drink and craft supplies

 

Event type:
Pavilions/Marquees with additional outdoor stands

 

Parking:
FREE

 

Venue:
Brinsbury College
North Heath
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 1DL

 

SAT NAVS:
Use postcode RH20 1DL

 

Directions:
Brinsbury is prominently positioned on the A29, just north of Pulborough.
Please check back for details of public transport.

 

Click this link for a map to show the location of the college.

Section 8: EVENTS: The Craft & Design Show at Lancing College
Lancing College Craft & Design Show

The Craft & Design Show at Lancing College

 

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October 2022

 

Indoor Craft and Design Show in West Sussex. Stands are housed within the historic buildings, with the exception of a small number of outdoor stands by arrangement.

 

N.B. THIS IS A “MAKER-ONLY” EVENT. We welcome applications from makers and designers selling their own work only. Speciality foods and drinks are also welcome but must not compete with the event caterers.

 

This event can accommodate approximately 70 stands.

 

Our Craft and Design shows at Lancing College are extremely popular with customers. This late October show has become well known as a first stop for early Christmas shopping. This event has formed an important part of the shopping calendar for many regular visitors for more than 20 years. This is an impressive catchment area and visitors appreciate quality products.

 

Lancing College is a prestigious private school, situated very prominently, just off the busy A27, opposite Shoreham Airport on the south coast between Worthing and Brighton. We arrange extensive publicity in the Brighton and Worthing areas as well as in the surrounding towns and villages in this wealthy part of West Sussex. The college is a beautiful setting and since our first events here in 1997, our shows have been extremely popular with exhibitors and customers. The college grounds and chapel as well as the halls we use are very impressive and there is an atmosphere of quality that enhances the shows and encourages a positive response from visitors.

 

This superb event is a “maker and designer-only” craft and design show and is dedicated to the skills and artistry of the exhibitors. Visitors come to see and buy top quality products and to be entertained by demonstrations. Many of our regular exhibitors travel from all over the UK. Customers here always appreciate the chance to buy products they may not see elsewhere.

 

All stands are inside the building with the exception of a small number of open-air stands beside the entrance which are available by special arrangement.

 

In order to apply for space here, craft exhibitors must be involved in the design or manufacture of work for sale. These shows are not open to retailers of other people’s products or to agents with mass-produced or “multi-level marketing” products. Whilst we quite understand that component parts and materials must often be “bought in”, the main finished product must be the result of the exhibitor’s own efforts. N.B. This requirement does not apply to food products, craft supplies, kits and books, which are also welcome.

 

Applications will be assessed for product quality, individuality and presentation. Exhibitors must have a close involvement in the design and manufacture of their products. Any stand found to be displaying bought-in products will be removed from the event.

Stand fees: N.B. All stands are 6ft (1.8m) depth

 

6ft (1.8m) frontage = £175
Extra frontage = £25 per foot (0.3m)

 

Electricity socket (Max 500 watts) = £10

 

Table hire (6ft x 2ft 3in approx.) = £10

 

Chairs = F.O.C.

The current insurance requirement at this venue is: Minimum of £2million Public and Products Liability.

This is an historic private school and security patrols are on site overnight. You are welcome to leave your stand set up but this is of course at your own risk.

Camper vans may be welcome by prior arrangement, but space is very limited. There are no facilities for caravans on site. There are campsites and accommodation nearby.

The college management have requested that dogs are not brought into the college buildings.

Dates and details:

 

2022 Dates:
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October

 

Times:
10.30am – 4.30pm

 

Description:
Craft and Design Show for makers and designers selling their own work.
We do not allow any bought-in products with the exception of food, drink and craft supplies.

 

Event type:
Indoor event with a few additional outdoor stands

 

Our 25th year

 

Parking:
FREE

 

Venue:
Lancing College,
Lancing,
opposite Shoreham Airport,
West Sussex
BN15 0RW

 

Directions:
Just off the A27 opposite Shoreham Airport, West Sussex.

 

Click this link for a map to show the location of the college.

Section 9: Exhibitors Initial Online Application Form
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If you have read all the instructions on this page and you know which show(s) you would like to exhibit at, please click below to take you to the 2022 Initial Application Form.