Applications are now open for exhibitors hoping for a presence at the longest-running luxury Christmas fair in The Cotswolds, The Mary Howard Christmas Fair; an eagerly-anticipated event on the Cotswold calendar, now in its 41st year.
A family-run event with a rich heritage and much-loved reputation amongst its loyal visitor-base, the four-day fair attracts around 10,000 keen shoppers over the course of the event, with space for up to 160 hand-picked traders.
Priding itself on offering visitors the chance to discover unique, luxury and inspirational gifts to suit all tastes and interests, exhibitor categories range in everything from artisan food and drink to handmade crafts, antiques, plush clothing, unique homewares and bespoke jewellery.
Very much a supporter of small and independent business, the Fair considers each exhibitor application on an individual basis, with focus placed on those who can help to create the boutique shopping experience that visitors travel from all across the UK to enjoy. Every exhibitor is carefully considered to ensure that each stand offers a unique product and experience to shoppers, ensuring variety and maximising revenue for traders.
The Fair will this year be held from 17th-20th November at Cotswold Airport within a large, professional heated marquee structure. Emphasis is very much placed on the comfort of the exhibitor as well as the shopper, with spacious, flexible pitches, storage space, lighting provided and exhibitor parking/storage located right outside the marquee.
Keen to support each and every exhibitor as much as possible, all exhibitors are given exposure to Mary Howard Christmas Fair’s database of over 10,000 loyal customers for marketing purposes, promoted in the lead-up to the event and able to share special offers to boost year-round trade. Attending businesses are also promoted via the Fair’s social channels in the lead-up, during and post-event, with over 4,000 followers across all platforms.
“Plans for this year’s Fair are already taking shape in an incredibly exciting way,” explains Suki Howard, Co-Director of Mary Howard Christmas Fairs, “and we can’t wait to welcome our exhibitors both old and new.
“We pride ourselves not only on the special experience we offer our visitors, but in the way in which we support each and every one of our traders, ensuring they have as fruitful an event as possible. We’re looking for traders across a wide range of specialities so invite all to apply, no matter what their product or speciality. Spaces are limited and application numbers always very high, so we urge companies to apply now before our shortlisting begins.”