Set up is on Thursday 2nd November 2017
Trading days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3rd - 5th November 2017
We will be open to the public 10am to 6pm on the Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm on the Sunday.
Due to the ancient character of the building the stall positions and sizes are varied and therefore prices range widely, starting at £125. We aim to discuss the best place for your stall with each stallholder and will send a ground plan for you to see your position and the flow of foot traffic around the building.
There are a limited number of outdoor stall positions starting at £40 per day and gazebos can be rented by arrangement as an additional charge
One 6ft table and two chairs can be provided to all stalls and are included in any stall fee quoted. Extra tables are charged at £15 each.
Electric is available at many stall positions. Stalls most suitable for those requiring electricity have an "e" on the end of the stall code to make it easier to select an appropriate stall. PAT test certificates are required for electrical equipment.
It is our policy to aim to have no more than two of any particular craft unless styles and ranges are clearly very different and aiming at a different market. Being the first to register will count in your favour when selection is made but is not the only criteria. If a deposit invoice has been sent out, we will wait 14 days before assuming that the stall is not wanted and release the position for a new offer.
The organisers will apply discretion to the selection of product ranges that either support the ethos of genuine British craftworking or provide encouragement to people to try crafts themselves.
When you choose to exhibit at an Abingdon Craft Fair you are buying into a tradition stretching back over decades and most of our customers are regulars who have the date in their diaries from one year to the next.
But we know autumn events are many and various and all of them compete for our customers' attention so we will be supporting the 2017 event with:
social media - facebook, twitter, instagram, Linked In - please join our networks
local and regional press - PR and strong local journalistic support keeps the event in everyone's minds
advertising in local magazines, and in the weekly press reaching the vibrant City of Oxford situated just 15 miles away and hosting 9 million visitors per year.
Artweeks at Christmas - entry in the 24 000 run of the county wide art brochure distributed from Banbury to Bicester to Wallingford to Wantage.
local posters and our own Craft Fair Publication to reinforce the local message