Our popularity and reputation are down to carefully selecting each exhibitor.
Our criteria are 'originality, quality and affordability'.
We showcase talented independent designer-makers and vintage/retro traders whose bargain treasures are trend-leading, and we provide them with the unique opportunity to exhibit in a venue normally way out of budget - next to John Lewis inside one of the busiest, most prestigious shopping centres in the country.
We are strictly handmade and vintage items only - we don't allow bought-in retail goods.
We run this special event over 4 weekends each year - in early March, June, September and November.
Customer entrance is always free of charge, and the fairs have exceptional support, with visitor numbers of around 100,000, and outstanding feedback and reputation. Please see our Feedback page.
We provide each seller with an unusually large space - an attractive 10 feet wide and 7 feet deep, indoor market stall, fully kitted complete with lighting and counter or table, at a uniquely affordable all-in price.
Our opening hours are long, always coinciding with neighbouring John Lewis opening hours.
The event has extensive advertising and publicity, on a regional and nationwide scale, and individual exhibitors are promoted at every opportunity.
Our events have an exceptionally friendly, fun and exciting atmosphere, loved as much by our large community of exhibitors as our customers. New exhibitors are always made very welcome. Come along and visit one of the events and see for yourself - the stalls and buzz are second to none.
Do you stand out from the crowd and offer the originality, quality and value that our visitors love? If you have a passion for what you do, albeit a little hobby or part-time venture, and you have a fun, enthusiastic approach, and would love the unique opportunity to join our fabulous community of crafters and vintage/retro sellers and be showcased in one of Europe's largest shopping centres, then please apply and tell us all about it by email - we would love to hear from you!