craftfairs-wales.co.uk

This is a FREE service for crafters and craft fair organisers.

On this site we will try to create  a comprehensive list of Craft events throughout Wales for the coming Year.

Submitting an event to this site

To submit an event or course email me, the service is free. However, please supply me the details in TEXT form as this is a free service and unfair just to supply me a poster and say pick the bones from that. The full list of shows and their contacts are listed below. Each event has  a contact and you need to contact them individually to apply for their event, NOT ME

phil@craftfairs-wales.co.uk

Word of Caution

Events listed on this  site are not recommendation, but just a list of events that crafters can join. All events are listed in good faith and common sense and caution need to be adhered to at all times. Try to visit an event before you book, talk to other crafters and get some feed back. Do not pay for more than one event with an organiser in advance, see if the event works for you first.

Site last updated

03/12/2016

 

You may find this really useful when completing risk assessment forms

Fire safety law and event traders

Whether you attend events regularly or occasionally, you have a duty to assist the event organiser ensure your actions do not affect the safety of the event. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all commercial premises in England and Wales. The Order states that the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment. The law applies for business premises a charity or a voluntary organisation The Order requires any person who exercises some level of control in premises to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure occupants can safely escape if a fire does occur. When the Order was implemented in 2006, it replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law and saw the inspection and enforcement regimes move from prescription to identifying risk. To assist event organisers achieve this. The Chief Fire Officers‘ Association has created two easy to use templates for traders attending their events. www.cfoa.org.uk/11544   The first being for food concessions the second for traders and market-stalls When completed as long as there are no significant changes, the form can used by traders for each event they attend. Where the documents questions are Non-applicable please enter N/A

     

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2016

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December

NOVEMBER  10th-23rd DECEMBER  Cardiff Christmas Market Cardiff City Centre:  Working Street/St John’s Church Area  Taster, demonstration and part period stalls available at our discretion.  In Craft*folK wooden chalets. www.cardiffchristmasmarket.com    www.craftfolk.com    jane@craftfolk.com 07974561514  max@craftfolk.com   02920 514732  To take part in Craftfolk events filling in an expression of interest form at this link take part

NOVEMBER 19th  DECEMBER  24th  The Land of Christmas in Cwmbran  8x8ft wooden chalets, free electricity, free parking  Would you like to trade in a very busy shopping centre with the second highest footfall in Wales and high spend demographic   Due to cancellation we have a limited number of taster stalls at a reduced rate available on a first come basis. Ring Nicola on 02920 890423or 07732 550121 artisantradingevents@gmail.com  website www.artisantradingevents.co.uk for details &application form. Jewellery  welcome

NOVEMBER  23rd-DECEMBER  23rd  FRIARS WALK / KINGSWAY CHRISTMAS MARKET   Unique opportunity to trade indoors at Christmas in one of Wales major shopping, leisure and entertainment complexes. Friars Walk has been developed at a cost of £110 million pounds and is directly connected to Kingsway shopping center and is a major part of the re generation of Newport. The complex is gaining rave revues and is pulling in customers from  surrounding Swansea, Cardiff, Cwmbran and Bristol.  Due to the location being inside you will avoid the days and weeks of missed trading due to the dreaded adverse weather.. EVERY DAY IS A TRADING DAY ! Rates to trade are at least 50% lower than other major Christmas Market locations and footfall is very high. Weekly bookings are available and discount is offered on additional weeks. Our monthly  markets are also proving very popular with the traders and customers alike. Book early on this one...it is filling fast. Prices start at £20 a day for monthly markets. Bookings : ritzyevents@yahoo.com  Contact tel  Cristina 07891 841571  Website : ritzyevents.co.uk

DECEMBER  3rd & 4th Penarth Contemporary Craft Market  10-6pm, 3rd & 4th December 2016   Penarth Pier Pavilion  The Esplanade, Penarth Vale of Glamorgan  CF64 3AU  Penarth Pier Pavilion is on the lookout for original, handmade and creative work, for the retail opportunity to sell wares to a dedicated and consistent audience, held in the unique location of Penarth Pier Pavilion. They are looking for a wide range of products to include, but not limited to: jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper & print, wood, metal, glass, clothing and giftware. During that exciting run up to Christmas this opportunity is for artists and makers to exhibit and sell their works to the dedicated audiences that regularly gather to the restored Community & Arts Centre, housing a Gallery, Café and Cinema. Deadline: 23rd October 2016.   Application form + more info here: http://penarthpavilion.co.uk/gift

DECEMBER  4th  Swansea University Refectory (overlooking the beach!!)  10am-4pm   £10 per 6ft  (need to supply your own table  all monies Will be donated to Discovery Charity based in Swansea University to help the Swansea Community   Caroline Williams on email c.j.williams@swansea.ac.uk. Please let us know what you are selling,

DECEMBER  4th Pencoed Christmas Farmers market - Sports hall at Pencoed College. Over 40 stalls, including local food and drink producers as well as handmade items. Check out our event page on Facebook: facebook We are looking for food and drink producers as stall holders or for crafters offering something different. If you are interested, please register your details here: Facebook

DECEMBER  6th  Christmas Faye every Tuesday from 22nd November up until Christmas at Cardiff Bay Harvester. We have a regular flow/trade of people but want to create something new; from sweet sales to jewellery making all is Welcome.We request a £5 deposit for use of a table. But will happily give you the first drink on us!  Please contact Rachel Durning on 02920396901, email cardiffbaypenarth@harvester.co.uk or pop into store. (Cardiff Bay Harvester, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff. CF11 0SF

DECEMBER  7th-9th St Fagans Makers Market,, National History Museum, St Fagans. Ony exhibitors selling crafts that  they have produced themselves. craft workshops encouraged and demonstrations,  electricity available (Pat tested). Public liability insurance . For full details sarah.warden@bezeal.co.uk   07948 432273

DECEMBER  8th  Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd are holding their annual  Ffair Nadolig - Christmas Fair.  Admission is free,  its a great opportunity to buy handmade Christmas gifts, tasty treats or just come along to browse and support us.  Stalls are £5 and the event runs from 3.30pm to 5.30pm with set up at 2 pm.   For more information or to book a table please contact Claire Jones Tel. 01656 815700 or contact me via email claire.jones@yggllangynwyd.cymru

DECEMBER  9th   Ffynnon Taf Primary School  Taff's Well   Christmas Market on Friday 9th December from 3.15pm - 6.15pm  Santa will be there along with a refreshments area, Christmas music and a prize draw. Turn out is usually very high as we hold it at the end of the school day and have a captive audience.    As this is to raise funds for the school, we are charging £10 per booking. If stall holders also wish to donate to the prize draw for a bit of free advertising, we would ask they let us know at least 48 hours in advance so we can include in prize lists.  If you need any further information regarding this event, please let me know. Contact for stall holders will be Mrs James in the school office on 029 20810452 or admin.ffynnontafpri@rctednet.net

DECEMBER  9th   Newcastle Emlyn Country Market, every Friday morning 9.30am-12.30pm at the Newcastle Emlyn Football Club  (entrance at far corner of Mart car park next to the recycling area. Look for the signs). We sell many locally made crafts from cards, quilts, rag dolls, turned wood, baskets, slate signs and much more. There are also freshly baked cakes,pastries and breads. Stay longer for a reasonably priced cup of tea, cake and a chat!   jules87@btinternet.com

DECEMBER  10th Swansea Alternative Chjristmas Bazaar, The Grand Hotel, Swansea  doors open 10.30am https://m.facebook.com/events/571912889663391

DECEMBER  10th   Funky Craft Fayre   A fabulous selection of talented local artists and crafters. Truly inspiring and creative shopping for handmade gifts! This popular and well established fayre is held in Mumbles, Swansea, on the second Saturday of every month. The Mumbles Local Produce Market is always held on the same day, so with both events on it's a great day out in Mumbles for shoppers.  Fayre Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm   Location: Ostreme Hall, Newton Rd, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4BA    Contact: Nigel.mason@ntlworld.com  or contact Aleanna Mason by private messaging the Facebook Page  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Funky-Craft-Fayre-117043308305961/    Twitter: @FunkyCraftFayre   **We welcome enquiries from new stalls. Please provide photos or a link to your website for us to see your work before we reply. Please understand we sometimes have to add successful applicants to a waiting list if we already have one or two stalls of a similar nature.**    

DECEMBER  10th   Craft fair in St. John's church hall, Cymmer, Porth CF39 9LB from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The fair will be part of the Christmas Tree Festival which will be held in the church and will include decorated trees, music etc.  Stalls £10.  Interested stallholders, please contact audmorgan19@aol.com  for further information. 

DECEMBER 10th  ABERGAVENNY CRAFT FAIR  ABERGAVENNY MARKET HALL NP7 5HD 01873 735811 FREE ADMISSION.

DECEMBER  10TH  Barry High St, Christmas Market 10am to 5pm  Homemade preserves, jams, relish, cheese, wine, ales, beers, gin, spices, cakes, wood crafts, Christmas décor, candles, flowers. we also have a choir singing carols.  lots of mulled wine and hot chestnuts too.  beautifullily@outlook.com
 

DECEMBER 10th     Roath Craft Market, every Saturday (9:30am to 1pm) at the Mackintosh Sports Club & Community Centre (38 Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JW).  Fabulous handmade (& occasional vintage stall) craft market, at most 18 vendors every week. Craft market held inside, while the Roath Food (Farmer's) Market is held outside in the car park.
Our website:  www.RoathMarket.co.uk    Organiser: Linda Ditchburn (mobile: 07806 772792),  email    craft@roathmarket.co.uk

DECEMBER 10th Crickhowell Craft Fair Clarence Hall Crickhowell  doors open 10a.m.-4.00p.m. set up from 8.30a.m.  Tables cost £10 please contact Gail on  thecatswhiskerscrafts@live.co.uk  or telephone 01495 524764 for further details. 

DECEMBER 10th  Nimble Fingers Crafts Fairs at  VICTORIA HALL, MUMBLES. SA3 4AA  ~ 10am-4pm  This is a traditional Craft Fayre for genuine crafters, it is now in it's 19th year.  If you want more information please contact Chris    chrisjgibbon@btinternet.com  07790 298913/01792 232644

DECEMBER   10th & 12th  CAERPHILLY CRAFT FAIR is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Situated around the Cenotaph Area,  Opposite the Castle. 10am-4pm

DECEMBER 10th & 11th    Venue: Tesco Extra, Spytty Road, Newport, NP19 4TX  An excellent opportunity to sell and promote your products consistently to a regular footfall of shoppers. 8,000 to 10,000 shoppers through the store every weekend! Area allocated: The ground floor foyer area into the store. This space is under cover. Each stall will have a space to accommodate a 6ft table. You must bring your own table, table covering and chair/s and you must have liability insurance. Full layout guidelines will be emailed to you.   Times: Sat set up by 9.30am to 6pm   Cost per stall space:  £20 per stall per day. Discount available for block bookings!   To book email paula@pabevents.co.uk 07830315367 

DECEMBER  11th Barry Island Handmade Market runs the second Sunday of every month @ Barry island train station 11 - 3pm. £10 per table.  can book via Facebook page Barry Island Handmade Market

DECEMBER  13th  Christmas Faye every Tuesday from 22nd November up until Christmas at Cardiff Bay Harvester. We have a regular flow/trade of people but want to create something new; from sweet sales to jewellery making all is Welcome.We request a £5 deposit for use of a table. But will happily give you the first drink on us!  Please contact Rachel Durning on 02920396901, email cardiffbaypenarth@harvester.co.uk or pop into store. (Cardiff Bay Harvester, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff. CF11 0SF

DECEMBER 16th   -CRAFT FAIR at the Community Hall NEATH. Open to the public 10.30 - 4.00, admission free. Contact Lynda at Arian Craft Fairs on ariancrafts@hotmail.co.uk. Please note only crafters making their own crafts may apply for space to sell. 

DECEMBER  16th Newcastle Emlyn Country Market, every Friday morning 9.30am-12.30pm at the Newcastle Emlyn Football Club  (entrance at far corner of Mart car park next to the recycling area. Look for the signs). We sell many locally made crafts from cards, quilts, rag dolls, turned wood, baskets, slate signs and much more. There are also freshly baked cakes,pastries and breads. Stay longer for a reasonably priced cup of tea, cake and a chat!   jules87@btinternet.com

DECEMBER  17th 'mind-body & Christmas spirit' charity event, in aid of raising money for Carmarthen breakthro. It will be held on 17th December at St Peters hall in Carmarthen town, 10 am til 5pm. We already have a selection of holistic therapists but are running short on crafters. If you would like a stall please contact hannahdisley1@gmail.com  and send a link to a website or Facebook page or pictures of your work to ensure we don't over book the same sort of thing.  Tables cost £25, £15 of which will need to be paid by end of November to Carmarthen Breakthro (non refundable -to secure your place).(details of their payment methods given on contact)   Will be open to public 10 am til 5pm and an entrance fee of £5 will be charged (which will go to the charity) and that will also include a raffle ticket and refreshments. 

DECEMBER 17th   -CRAFT FAIR at the Community Hall NEATH. Open to the public 10.30 - 3.30, admission free. Contact Lynda at Arian Craft Fairs on ariancrafts@hotmail.co.uk . Please note only crafters making their own crafts may apply for space to sell. 

DECEMBER 17th     Roath Craft Market, every Saturday (9:30am to 1pm) at the Mackintosh Sports Club & Community Centre (38 Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JW).  Fabulous handmade (& occasional vintage stall) craft market, at most 18 vendors every week. Craft market held inside, while the Roath Food (Farmer's) Market is held outside in the car park.
Our website:  www.RoathMarket.co.uk    Organiser: Linda Ditchburn (mobile: 07806 772792),  email    craft@roathmarket.co.uk

 

DECEMBER  17th Brecon Craft Fair, Market Hall,  Brecon  9am-4.30pm  Brecon craft fair has been established for over 20 years and is based in the towns historic market hall. Each month up to 60 traditional independent craft workers and artists offer a wide range of high quality art and crafts  www.breconcraftfair.co.uk      Michael Mulqueen  Tel: O1495 753782 michael.mulqueen1@sky.com

DECEMBER 17th, 18th   & 19th  Venue: Tesco Extra, Spytty Road, Newport, NP19 4TX  An excellent opportunity to sell and promote your products consistently to a regular footfall of shoppers. 8,000 to 10,000 shoppers through the store every weekend! Area allocated: The ground floor foyer area into the store. This space is under cover. Each stall will have a space to accommodate a 6ft table. You must bring your own table, table covering and chair/s and you must have liability insurance. Full layout guidelines will be emailed to you.   Times: Sat set up by 9.30am to 6pm   Cost per stall space:  £20 per stall per day. Discount available for block bookings!   To book email paula@pabevents.co.uk 07830315367 

DECEMBER  19th  Christmas Craft Fayre, Penriwllan Hall,  Monday, December 19th. 12-5pm.  Free entry. Any stall holders interested in a table (£5 each) please contact me asap on 01559 371259, or on ops4heroes@gmail.com

DECEMBER 20th-24th (Christmas week)   Venue: Tesco Extra, Spytty Road, Newport, NP19 4TX  An excellent opportunity to sell and promote your products consistently to a regular footfall of shoppers. 8,000 to 10,000 shoppers through the store every weekend! Area allocated: The ground floor foyer area into the store. This space is under cover. Each stall will have a space to accommodate a 6ft table. You must bring your own table, table covering and chair/s and you must have liability insurance. Full layout guidelines will be emailed to you.   Times: Sat set up by 9.30am to 6pm   Cost per stall space:  £20 per stall per day. Discount available for block bookings!   To book email paula@pabevents.co.uk 07830315367 

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JULY

July 22nd & 23rd Chilli Festival http://www.gowerchillis.com/

 

Country show around the UK, if you are looking for venues further a field a list of country shows can be found here

www.ukcountyshows.co.uk/

 

Craft Centres

www.welshabbey.org.uk

 

Craft Courses and Demonstrations

 

Regular Jewellery Courses are being held  by Mike Cole of Tangled Web details can be found on their website .

 www.makersworkbench.co.uk 

Tangled Web, Unit 40 Albion Ind Estate Cf37 4NXZ  07979947472

 

CRAFT COURSES

Courses in Silver Metal Clay and Wirework, taught by Certified Metal Clay instructor Sarah Warden-Smith in South Wales. Please see the website for more information www.bezeal.co.uk

 

 

If you are new to crafting and have any concerns over what you are going to sell. Always approach your local Trading Standards Department, they are there to help and advise. This will give you peace of mind over any legal issues.

 Trading Standards website  

 

If you are considering putting on an outdoor event and need to hire stalls in south wales

www.stallhirewales.com

 

Useful Welsh Websites

http://jimyoung14.blogspot.co.uk

interesting photos and blog well worth a visit

 

www.myowncurry.com

If you have ever fancied cooking a curry but been put off by recipes and ingredients, then this site is for you. Welsh based company providing  a step by step guide to creating your own authentic curry. Plenty of recipes for all tastes.

 

www.spillersrecords.co.uk/  The oldest Record shop in the world, support  your independent retailer

                                                                                                 

 

great art site

for something really different

www.valerie-chicken.co.uk

Pewter Work

www.celtic-seren.co.uk

www.mon-cards.com

Silver Fingerprint and unique handmade jewellery

www.bezeal.co.uk

www.pembrokeshirecreations.com

A selection of handmade craft & gifts from Pembrokeshire and beyond

www.charliesangel.co.uk

www.colinswalestourism.co.uk

 

 

 

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