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UKCraftFairs started connecting people in the UK arts and crafts community 10 years ago in 2004. The site is now at or very near the top of search engine results for key arts and crafts terms and attracts over ten thousand targeted visitors each week. All looking for crafty things to do.
The membership of the site, has continued to grow each and every day. To join thousands of active contributing members and become a part of the community, sign up as a member today.
“We believe in the UK arts and crafts community and our original aim was to build a site that helped that community to connect and grow. We felt that the individuals in the community could make a real difference.
Working for yourself in arts and crafts is a rewarding, challenging and exciting pursuit. If you are able to achieve success by doing what you love, then you may be rewarded with two of the most important things in life; time and the ability to say no.
We trust the site will serve you well. ” Michael Riley, founder UKCraftFairs
Attending arts and crafts events, both as customers and exhibitors, a question was often asked by ourselves and other people we met. Where can I find more craft fairs? Based upon such experiences, we decided in 2004 to create this Website. The site has since grown and we work hard to understand and meet the needs of people using the site.
We continue to find inspiration from others who share our passion to support the growth of handmade arts and crafts in the UK.
We designed this site for the UK arts and crafts community. Members can create pages promoting themselves and their work and communicate with each other through the site. Shared resources are designed to help people grow their business and find customers for their craft work or services they provide.
Find arts and crafts events and exhibitors selling their work, helping to support work handmade in the UK.
Receive Craft Weekly which is sent each Thursday and lists craft events that you might like to visit during the week ahead.
You can use craft fair search to find a range of arts and crafts events. Organisers can list any craft related event they are running where there will be a significant number of handcrafted items on sale. For example craft fairs, craft fayres, craft shows, agricultural shows, county shows or country fairs where there is a craft hall or craft marquee. If you are a craft event organiser, find out how we can help you by reading our event listings user guide.
Use craft exhibitor search to find a variety of artists and crafts people. If you create handmade arts and crafts, read our exhibitor listing user guide to learn how we can help you to promote your work to potential customers and search for events at which to sell your work.
Many suppliers of materials, tools or services to people working in the UK arts and crafts community have already created a supplier page on the site. Use the craft supplier search page, to help you items you are looking for. If you are a craft supplier yourself, you can read more about advertising your business on the site, before becoming a member.
Use craft venue search if you are an organiser looking for venues suitable for hosting arts and crafts events, such as fairs, shows, courses and exhibitions. If you have a venue suitable for hosting such events, find out how we can help you by reading our venue listing user guide.
Use craft group search to find UK arts and crafts groups. If you run a group you can promote your group and the work of your members on the site.
The publications section contains links to a range of arts and crafts articles and user guides. Arts and crafts magazines, papers or journals can be listed and promoted on the site.
“Joining UKCraftFairs, has enhanced my Business, I have had more commissions and made many new friends through adding the Events I am doing and I love how the site is set out, really user friendly.“
Linda Harty - Linni Lou Designs
“By advertising my jewellery business on this website, it has helped me receive several offers to attend craft fairs that are local to me. It is also a great source to search for local events myself and has made it very easy for me to contact potential organisers. I think its a fantastic website and I would be lost without it! Thank you UKCraftFairs!“
Nicola Bradbury - Nikkis Jewellery Box
“I have benefited from becoming a member of UKCraftFairs.com by having access to Craft Fair Dates and making new friends“
Lynda Marshall - Shore Things
“Weve made some great contacts through the UKCraftsFairs site and will continue to use it. Its easy to use, practical and informative.“
Emma Gray - event organiser
“Being part of UKCraftFairs is excellent. We advertise all our events on here. We receive many requests for information“
Neil and Team - event organiser - PhotoArt Designs - The Last Drop Village - Bolton Crafts Association
“As a Craft Fair organiser, I have always had an excellent response from crafters advertising on UKCraftFairs and advertising my events on the site has been very positive.“
Dee Markham - event organiser
“I have been pleased to be contacted by organisers of craft fairs, asking me if I would like to have a stall. It is very useful to have a list of local craft fairs for me to choose from.“
Jane Wallbank - Rosydale
“This is a brilliant group to be part of! I have been contacted and invited to attend events, by organisers and by being in this group, is like having a recommendation of the quality service I can provide. Sx“
Sharon Carter-Wray - Pretty Little Things... and all things girlie
“I have always found this site to be a frequent and reliable source of high quality exhibitors who will be booked if dates are still available.“
Janet Aldgate - event organiser
“Dursley Craft Market has greatly benefited from UKCraftFairs.com as many of our regular stallholders have come through this website. Their crafts are of high quality and have gone a long way to making our Markets a very popular item in the Dursley calendar. Thank you UKCraftFairs.“
Pauline McGuinness - event organiser
“It has been great as a trader, with many invites from craft organisers. Its also been great for my market, as many people have come across it and enquired about getting a pitch.“
Leslie Wilson-Rutterford - event organiser - leslieworks - The Boogaloo
“This is an excellent site that allows me to plan for a 12 month period by advertising the different events that are available. It also reminds me on a weekly basis which events are on in my chosen area allowing me to make decisions if i want to visit different fairs.“
Beverley Ormerod - Rekindled Designs
“I have had a couple of bookings through exhibitors finding me and I has worked so far!“
Beatrice Biggadyke - little hut jewellery
“I would definitely recommend UKCraftFairs.com I have had a number of invites to various events through the website as well as finding craft fairs for Eagle House Preserves to attend. The events page is what I use most and consequently am out and about every month. I have also found it useful when looking for exhibitors when running my own craft fair.“
Louise Moore - Eagle House Preserves
“I would definitely recommend UKCraftFairs.com I have had a number of invites to various events through the website as well as finding craft fairs for us to attend. The events page is what I use most and consequently am out and about every month. I have also found it useful when looking for exhibitors when running my own craft fair.“
Louise Moore - Eagle House Preserves
“I have had a couple of bookings through exhibitors finding me and it has worked so far!“
Beatrice Biggadyke - little hut jewellery
“I believe being a member of UKcraftfairs.com has helped to drive more traffic to my website as I have received more direct enquiries via my website than I did before joining. The weekly emails bring so much to my attention that I would otherwise have missed. Membership is great value especially for being on such a smart, professional looking website“
Rachael Barman - Blue Shed Crafts
“We have had a lot of enquiries as a result of being on the site - many thanks. We are now looking for people from all over the UK to take part in our Make Something Beautiful Driftwood and Paper Craft Workshops in Swansea and we are sure a lot of people will come, now the UKCraftFairs site is helping us spreading the word.“
Patricia Hodge - Gower Hen Parties Craft Workshops
“I love being in partnership with UKCraftFairs, and the Arc has a long-established relationship with the organisers. UKCraftFairs is an excellent resource with great integrity and true and genuine belief in supporting local crafters who strive for excellent standards of hand-made beautiful craft art. The UKCraftFairs website is user-friendly, a quality resource for crafters, venues and customers alike, with excellent sign-posting to events. The real gem is the crafting community UKCraftFairs strive to create, with a far-reaching demographic.“
The Arc - Sarah Parker - The Arc Caterham
“I find the site is a very good source of publicity for our fair and am very happy to be able to continue using it.“
Joseph Trickey - event organiser