If you are submitting your application between the 8th January and the 25th January then we will be in touch after the 25th January. Confirmation of receipt of your application is shown on the screen once you have pressed submit and you will receive an automated email confirmation showing a copy of your submitted application. If you do not receive a confirmation email then either you have entered your email address incorrectly or you have not pressed submit at the end of completing this form.
Our ethos is to run friendly, professional events where we only accept stallholders who make what they sell and live in the South East, hence “Keep it Local”. Sorry no traders allowed. We do not charge visitors an entrance fee to our craft events (although some have an entrance fee if we are part of a larger event) and we pride ourselves on our marketing activities which have proven during the previous six years to attract visitors to our shows. We advertise in the venues’ newsletters, many local publications, put flyers into supermarkets, post offices, council noticeboards, libraries, alongside online and social media advertising. We also send out flyers to each of our stallholders so that they can distribute them at other events and locally to friends and family. We only allow a certain proportion of each type of craft into each craft show, so reducing cross over of product which is boring for the customers and disappointing for the stallholder.
When completing your application, you must ensure that you agree to the Terms and Conditions within the form which explains table layouts, pitch size and event etiquette in detail. We require all stallholders to have Public Liability Insurance and we request a copy of your insurance with your payment. In the event of a claim, our insurers will pursue the individual responsible for compensation. Although the Terms and Conditions may seem a little heavy they are necessary to protect us and you in the running of our friendly events, we want to create a great atmosphere across all of our venues.
We will then contact you to advise which dates you have been successful in obtaining and requesting post-dated cheques for the year ahead. Cheques will need to be dated two months prior to each event you are offered. Your places in these events are only confirmed once your post-dated cheques are received by us, we send out a paper receipt and some flyers to confirm the safe receipt of your cheques. To keep things fresh for our customers at the craft shows we will try to rotate stallholders across the 25 craft show dates.
So, in summary (thank you for making it this far!) if you want to join us please complete and submit online the form below and apply for your dates now, ensure you keep the dates you’ve asked for free until we confirm what you’ve been successful for! We will not be responding to applications submitted after 8th January until after 25th January 2019 and expect to have replied to all applications by the end of January 2019.
Kind Regards, Sally and Anne