Our events give visitors a great day out!

At the heart of every event lies a trusted and professional relationship between our staff, exhibitors and the visiting public, which is why they all return year after year!

“Everyone wants to make a profit, but the real trick is to have fun while you’re doing it. Cottage Industries Association shows tick both those boxes for me.”

Richard De-Gennaro, Exhibitor

“I was a ‘very’ last minute exhibitor at the Rutland Mistletoe Fair, and totally loved it. Cottage Industries, by far is the best craft fair I have attended, the tea tent, loads of you walking around making sure everyone was happy, even had help unloading the car, all lovely gestures that a lot of other fair organisers would do well to take note.”

Emma, The Creative Giver

Where crafting means business

The British craft and gift market is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy every year and yet most people’s impression is of the talented craftsperson struggling to make a decent living from selling their wares.

That’s not how we see things!

Cottage Industries Association is one of the largest management companies in the British craft and gift fair industry. We believe that British crafts should be celebrated and understand that the buying public wants to see something that’s different and made with care, representing real added value.

We also welcome vendors of gifts, particularly if it’s something a bit different.

Our year-round package of trading opportunities is second to none

  • Bespoke branded trading marquees with air-conditioning
  • Free exhibitors e-commerce website and promotional support
  • All major UK county shows, agricultural shows and Christmas markets
  • Good range of crafts, gifts and produce at every show
  • Professionally managed events with a management team on-site and overnight security staff
  • Expert guidance for first-time and inexperienced traders
  • Competitive hire rates with many inclusive services
  • Detailed organisation, excellent safety record and happy visitors!

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