The UK craft fairs community

Oakleigh Craft Fairs

Poole Country Fair

Upton Country Park, Poole Road, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7BJ

Saturday, 6 August 2016 (2 day event)

Haddenham Village Hall Indoor Craft Market

Haddenham Village Hall, Church Way, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8EE

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Craft Fair

West Barns Village Hall, Edinburgh Road, West Barns, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1UP

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Oakleigh Craft Fairs
Retro and Vintage Sale

Tuftydawn Designs, Lower Street, Stansted, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8LN

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Little Birds Celebrate Scotland Market

Sloans Bar and Restaurant, 62 Argyll Arcade 108 Argyle Street, City Centre, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G2 8BG

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Oakleigh Craft Fairs
Wanborough Summer Show and Carnival

Church Meadow, Off The Lynchfield, Upper Wanborough, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 0DA

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Vintage Fair

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8PD

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Hassocks Fair

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

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Kumihimo Bangle

Studio 12 Smallmead House, Smallmead, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9LW

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Shopping Evening

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

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Craft Fair

Bedford Methodist Church, Breaston Avenue, Leigh, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 3DJ

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Oakleigh Craft Fairs
The Creative Collective Wedding Event

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3RP

Monday, 11 September 2017

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.

July is flower 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 - EssexBits of Wood - Wood - BristolThe Finishing Touch - Home and Garden - Greater ManchesterROSE GALLERY - Painting - CornwallSassy Lass Creations - General Crafts - DurhamMaurice Coombe Engraved And Framed - Glass - SomersetHomemade With Love - Cardmaking - LancashireKW Originals - Metal Clay - Perth and KinrossLouie Hill Shabby Chic - Home and Garden - SurreyArt 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 - HertfordshireFour Seasons Crafts - Sewing - BerkshireRainbow Connections - Fashion Accessories - Bedfordshirebeadsupermarket - Beads - PowysMini Masterpieces - Art - StaffordshireOctober Glass Jane Bingham - Glass - GloucestershireBubbalicious Bowtique - General Crafts - EssexAWBS International Womens Club - General Crafts - SurreyitsAlchemy - Jewellery - DenbighshireKES CRAFTS - General Crafts - BedfordshireGillis flowers - Origami - LondonSue Bateman Creative Sewing and Tailoring - Sewing - GloucestershireNorthamptonshire 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 - CambridgeshireArtisAnn - Textiles - West MidlandsMartin Illing Sculpture - Pottery and ceramics - London

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.