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Saturday, 18 May & Sunday, 19 May

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Faversham Artisan Crafts and Gift Markets

Faversham Artisan Crafts and Gift Markets

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Faversham Artisan Crafts and Gift Markets

Faversham Artisan Crafts and Gift Markets

The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent

Sunday, 19 May 2024

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Simply events...Spring craft market

Simply events...Spring craft market

Sudbury Arts Centre, Sudbury, Suffolk

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Ashton park garden centre craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Ashton Park Garden Centre, Ashton Under Lyne, Greater Manchester

Friday, 17 May 2024 (3 day event)

Dobbies Preston craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Clifton, Preston, Lancashire

Friday, 17 May 2024 (3 day event)

Cornish Bead Fair - Probus

Cornish Bead Fair - Probus

Probus Village Hall, Probus, Cornwall

Sunday, 19 May 2024

The Whitworth Craft Fair 19th May

The Whitworth Craft Fair 19th May

The Whitworth, Darley Dale, Darley Dale, Derbyshire

Sunday, 19 May 2024

Devon County Show

Devon County Show

Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Exeter, Devon

Thursday, 16 May 2024 (3 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 18 May 2024 (2 day event)

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Epping Catholic Church Hall, Epping, Essex

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Artisan and Producers Market

Artisan and Producers Market

Dronfield Hall Barn and The Peel Centre, Dronfield, Derbyshire

Sunday, 19 May 2024

The Hive Spring Fair

The Hive Spring Fair

The Hive, Tonbridge, Kent

Friday, 17 May 2024 (2 day event)

The Craft Calendar explained

The craft calendar is a great way of searching for content by date. When a member lists an event, it automatically appears here. The calendar pages group all event types together in one place, you can look for a specific day or use one of the saved searches like, this weekend or next weekend, these are always at the top of the page and are scrollable. When we first put together the calendar for the site it was quite a simple affair, you could just search one day at a time.

The calendar is flexible, so can be used on multiple screen sizes. In addition, the information in the calendar is SEO friendly.

The calendar has a few extras too. We have key dates throughout the year like, bank holidays, national days, religious days and other special days. You may also see information about famous British artists and crafts people born on the day you are looking at.

We like to start the working week on a Monday but in the craft community the weekends are when almost all craft fairs take place, often extended by bank holiday weekends. Courses however, tend to be at different times, so as not to impact on selling days.

Understanding the calendar

At the top and left on larger screen is the calendar itself, it shows a month at a time with weekends highlighted, along with the dates selected. Old dates (dates in the past) are greyed out. You can use the dropdown to view the key, so you understand what the colours mean.

As a UK company promoting UK events, we use the standard Gregorian calendar. 365 days in a year plus an extra day in leap years. This calendar is based around the sun, to help keep seasons the same or similar each year. It has been around since 1582, so we think it is here to stay. This was a Christian calendar that made a very small change to stop the Easter celebrations moving further away from the equinox. The changes were made by Pope Gregory VIII (the eighth), a lot of countries adopted this new calendar immediately, but none Catholic countries followed later with the Greeks only adopting it in 1923. The calendar was based on the earier calendars from the Roman empire.

Things to come

We are interested in new ways of searching and the types of search people may want to make in this structured page. We are looking to add weekly, and monthly searches.