So Rural Crafts and Shopping Hall may sound very obvious but here’s a little more information for you!

We decided to revamp the Craft Hall in 2015 by renaming it the Rural Crafts & Shopping Marquee – we are still mainly focused on craft related stands, but also like to encourage local providers of products which may be of interest to our visitors to also apply. Often these exhibitors are too small for one of our tradestand options, yet are a welcome addition to our Rural Crafts and Shopping Hall.

Every year we have many local businesses from all over the South East come along and set up their stands selling items that they’ve created, hand made and built themselves. There is a huge range of stalls in this Hall all ranging from photography stalls, to hand made trinkets, to knitted pieces of clothing, to hand made leather items, wooden items and jewellery. So if your looking for a unique present for a loved one, friend or a little treat for yourself, then pop along because the likelihood of finding the perfect give or treat is very high!

Exhibitor Descriptions
A Good Eye Quality Leather Goods, all designed in the UK
All Fired Up Jewellery, scarves, eco chic bags
Art Nouvocative Greeting Cards. Vintage prints and Jewellery
Bailey’s Photography Selling family portrait vouchers
Chelmsford Marquetry Group Demonstration and display of small wooden items
Classy Art and Craft Handcrafted wood items, toys, jigsaws, bowls, baskets
Country Stitches Embroidered fleece throws with animals and flowers on. Soft toys, bags, cushions, hair accessories, keyrings, cosmetic jewellery.
El-Belle Handbags, purses, scarves, clothing
Facepaint FX Facepainting and temporary glitter / metalic tattoos for children and adults
Fine Art Dog Portraits
Energetix Magnetic Jewellery & Wellbeing Energetix Magnetic Jewellery anbd wellbeing products.
GKD Design
H M Services Hair Accessories & clothing
I.A. Enterprises Cowhide rugs, sheepskin rugs, reindeer/springbok/goatskin hides
Just Gems Scarves, novelty scarf holders, bags, purses, keyrings, photo coasters etc
Little Bear and Friends Wooden bear design keepsake boxes, frames, signs & tags
Lovely Gifts Ladies handbags & clothes
Lynn Cable Handmade Jewellery
Neal’s Yard Remedies (Nyr Organic) Organic and natural skincare and herbal remedies
Personalised Prezzies 4u Personalised childrens gifts – brushes, bags, rucksacks, baby goods, soft toys etc
Ph2o Photography Limited Photographer –  and related craft products
Phoenix Trading Quality greeting cards, giftwrap and  stationery
Plucking Fabulous Luxury country gifts and homewares inspired bu nature and the great British countryside.
Reprose 51 Baskets, bags, jewellery
Sandlings Crafts Wood & wool andimales, shrugs, bags, scarves, egg cups, money boxes
Seres Gifts Limited Luxury gifts and accessories specialising in sterling silver & pure silk
Strix Editions Wildlife art prints & greeting cards – self published. Hoping for an artist to also be in attendance
Suffok Gifts Handmade teddys & retro bags, brooches & small gifts
Wicked Trading Handmade Wooden Toys, recycled garden ornaments
Wishlist Fashion Accessories

The Rural Crafts & Shopping area is a marquee where we can provide power, tables and chairs as required (additional cost). We offer the choice of 6 foot stand at £60, 12 foot stand at £90 with a power socket at £20. 6 foot tables at £7 each and chairs at £3.50.

We ask everyone to apply and then Sophie Bennett the Area Organiser for 2017 will select which companies to accept based on room available, minimising duplication and of course suitability. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but we understand it is not fair to the exhibitor or the public to have multiple stands seeing the same or similar products.

If you are interested in apply for a stand for next years show on Sunday 21st May 2017 please send us details of your product along with your contact details. Email us, phone us on 01245 360442 or complete the forms below.


Show 2017 Risk Assessment

Regulations 2017