The UK craft fairs community

Oakleigh Craft Fairs

The Northamptonshire Food Show

Delapre Park, London Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 8AJ

Saturday, 10 September 2016 (2 day event)

Bingham Craft and Gift Fair

Bingham Market Place, Market Place, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8AN

Friday, 26 August 2016 (2 day event)

CRAFT and GIFT FAIR ROXTON GARDEN CENTRE

Roxton Garden Centre, Bedford Road, Roxton, Bedfordshire, MK44 3DY

Saturday, 27 August 2016 (3 day event)

Hassocks Fair

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8QH

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Oakleigh Craft Fairs
Cary Handmade Market

Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7JJ

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Food Gift and Craft Fayre

Wickersley Community Centre, 286 Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 1JJ

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Craft and Food Fair

Halifax Catholic Club, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 5ER

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Craft and Gift Fair Castleton

The Peveril Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WP

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Shopping Evening

High Elms Golf Course, High Elms Road, Downe, Bromley, Kent, BR6 7JL

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Finchley Womens Institute Frost Fair

Stephens House, East End Road, Finchley, London, London, N12 8DT

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Oakleigh Craft Fairs
Beth Chatto Gardens Christmas Fayre

Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

Saturday, 26 November 2016 (2 day event)

Oakleigh Craft Fairs
Rugby Christmas Market

The Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2LN

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Rothwell Arts and Craft Fair

Rothwell, 14-16 Bridge Street, Rothwell, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 6JW

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The UK is without doubt one of the most creative and diverse places on Earth. The talent of makers and artists needs a vent, a channel that allows both new and experienced people the chance to market and sell their work. They also need to network with their peers and exchange ideas and experiences. The craft fair can be that channel. It challenges people, it inspires and motivates people to do better and more. Supporting your local craft fairs as a visitor, purchaser, supporter helps to grow the community and encourage further creative, social and community wealth.

August is food crafts month.

Mythicalponez - Art - Rhondda Cynon TaffAnne Pearson Designs - Macrame - LancashireSusan Pearson - Felting - West SussexCoco Eden Limited - Floral design - SurreyCrafty Heidi - General Crafts - HampshireJemima and Co - Dolls - EssexHomemade With Love - Cardmaking - LancashireBits of Wood - Wood - BristolThe Finishing Touch - Home and Garden - Greater ManchesterROSE GALLERY - Painting - CornwallSassy Lass Creations - General Crafts - DurhamMaurice Coombe Engraved And Framed - Glass - SomersetKW Originals - Metal Clay - Perth and KinrossLouie Hill Shabby Chic - Home and Garden - SurreyitsAlchemy - Jewellery - DenbighshireArt by Lynn Burton - Art - West YorkshireO Sew Pretty Pinny - Recycled - EssexCards by Marion - Cardmaking - BuckinghamshireGlassic Glass - Glass - DurhamZP Gallery - Photography - West MidlandsTropical Shores Coral Art - Assemblage - MerseysideAngrydad Art and Print - Printmaking - LancashireCool Clocks UK - Clockmaking - West MidlandsLongmorecastings Limited - Art - WorcestershireKatsock Crafts - General Crafts - EssexTom Bramwell Designs - Jewellery - West MidlandsSoapStarz - Soap - NottinghamshireDaws Paws - Knitting - South YorkshireBEAD TREE - Jewellery - HertfordshireNanny Bons handmade teddy bears and gifts - Teddy Bears - EssexFour Seasons Crafts - Sewing - BerkshireRainbow Connections - Fashion Accessories - Bedfordshirebeadsupermarket - Beads - PowysMini Masterpieces - Art - StaffordshireSue Bateman Creative Sewing and Tailoring - Sewing - GloucestershireOctober Glass Jane Bingham - Glass - GloucestershireBubbalicious Bowtique - General Crafts - EssexAWBS International Womens Club - General Crafts - SurreyPic n Mixcards and gifts - General Crafts - NottinghamshireKES CRAFTS - General Crafts - BedfordshireGillis flowers - Origami - LondonNorthamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen - General Crafts - NorthamptonshireWest Country Galleries Gift Shop - Sewing - SomersetSarah moseley scented candles - Candles - LancashireMrBead - Beads - BedfordshireThe Latin Boutique - General Crafts - Greater ManchesterOwl Studios - Pottery and ceramics - NorthamptonshireLindylou x - Sewing - Cambridgeshire

The calendar is looking nicer as it has been improved for mobile, tablet and across multiple browsers. The calendar key has been compressed and hidden but can still be revealed using the drop down. The page title and the date are smaller and have been added as part of the calendar itself.

One really nice new time saving feature is being able to search for events - this weekend - or - next weekend. These special searches group together a couple of day and display the results.

The calendar button is also available within the new mobile header, so it is really quick to get.

The mobile header

If you are using the UKCraftFairs site on a smart phone or tablet, you will want to be able to quickly jump to important pages.

The redesigned mobile header displays three symbol buttons (Home, Calendar and Interactions), in addition to the hamburger menu.

When pressed or clicked the home icon takes you to the sites home page, the calendar icon takes you to the calendar displaying todays date, the envelope will take you to the interactions page (when logged in). If you have new unanswered messages or messages that you have not marked as read, then the amount will appear in an alert next to the envelope.

When you are using a larger screen you will still see all these icons plus additional text.

Click and collect

Just imagine being able to Click and then Collect a handmade item at a craft fair or directly from the makers shop. Well now for the first time ever, you can!

We wanted to create something new, as an alternative to home delivery but what is so good about Click and Collect on UKCraftFairs? It saves the maker money because there are no commission fees, it saves the buyer money on delivery and packaging costs, the buyer gets to meet the maker and gets out of the house, also the maker gets a new customer.

Makers, add your handmade items and events attending or shop and the rest is done for you.

Blog Posts just got more social

Each post now has its own page! Members can add comments about your post and edit them easily. Longer posts look better and give you the chance add more detail to interest readers.

The new page also includes a list of related posts, either from the same category (card making, knitting etc) or from the same county. Only posts that have a picture included will be in the list of related posts.

As well as all craft bloggers, Visitors to the page can share the post on social media.

Update your own main listing (select from drop down menu once logged in) to include your Twitter username, then if someone tweets a post you have added, we can include your username in the tweet. Whilst you are there add your three keyword phrases.