Holt - Guidance and dates for Exhibitors

Holt Community Centre - Saturday April 4th - 4 more spaces available due to Venue improvements - Click to apply

Holt Community Centre - Saturday May 2nd - Deadline Friday 22nd March - Click to apply

Each of our Holt Community Centre dates can accommodate up to 35 exhibitors, 2 workshops and a hot food caterer and sweet baker. We are working closely with Love Holt, the local Chamber of Trade, to promote the events and ensure good footfall. The centre has undergone an extensive refurbishment during 2019 and consistently promotes it's events in local press and with local advertising.


I will be looking to take at least half of the exhibitors from guild member applications, some from new businesses that have not exhibited much or ever before and the rest of spaces will go to non guild members. You do not need to be a guild member to apply for these events. Each month will feature different exhibitors so while you can apply to be included for all dates you will not be chosen for all of them.


Each date has a separate application form which you can access by clicking on the date for the event you are interested in. One form will be opened as the previous one closes. February is our launch event and will have the heaviest investment in marketing to get us started with a bang.

This is a high end event. It will be carefully curated for quality products, strong branding and pricing for profit. I advise that you have a small range of 'pocket money' items alongside your main range as Holt has a diverse community that will want to purchase items at a range of prices. 


Each pitch costs a flat rate of £40. You can book a double pitch for £80 if required.

Space  information

  • Full tables are 6ft x 30 inches.

  • Half tables are 33 x 33 inches.

  • 'Full Table' spaces will include a full size table, chair and space behind for the chair.

  • 'Full Table' spaces do not include room for additional floor standing fixtures and fittings such as rails, bookshelves mannequins and small tables.

  • 'Half Table' spaces include a half size table, chair, space behind for a chair  and 39 x 33 inches of space for your own floor standing display.

  • 'No Table' spaces include a chair and 6ft x 4ft of empty space for you to bring your own floor standing display.

Parking and Unloading

The event is open to the public from 11am - 4pm and set up is from 9.45 - 10.45

To host a workshop you must be a guild member. The fee is also £40 but will include space for up to 8 people per session in a quiet, well lit studio room. Email me to discuss your workshop idea.

Upcoming applications

Holt Community Centre - Saturday April 4th - Deadline extended due to venue changes - open

Holt Community Centre - Saturday May 2nd - Deadline Friday 22nd March - open

Holt Community Centre - Saturday June 6th - Deadline Friday 24th April

Holt Community Centre - Saturday July 4th - Deadline Friday 22nd May

Holt Community Centre - Saturday August 1st - Deadline Friday 26th June

Holt Community Centre - Saturday September 5th - Deadline Friday 24th July

Holt Community Centre - Saturday October 3rd - Deadline  Friday 28th August

Holt Community Centre - Saturday November 7th - Deadline Friday 25th September

Holt Community Centre - Saturday December 5th - Deadline Friday 23rd October

This is a dog friendly venue for well behaved dogs. Exhibitors must ASK before bringing their dog, so we are not over run, and you must ensure your pet insurance covers you for third party accident and injury. The organiser and venue are not held responsible in any way for any dog related occurrence.

Your pitch fee includes the following:

  • A 6 ft x 2.5 ft table and chairs - Please note we have less tables available than spaces - the venue have lost 14 tables to theft in the past year. If you can bring your own 6ft table please note this on your form.

  • One hour of set up time and one hour of pack up time

  • Co-hosting on the Facebook event

  • Inclusion in grouped social media posts promoting the event and your business

  • One image included in the promotional video

  • Marketing of the event suitable to the particular venue

  • Access to the blog for advice on market attendance and other craft business advice

Your pitch fee does not include:

Guaranteed sales. It is up to you to promote your own individual business as attending this event, communicate with customers appropriately and dress your stall to a standard which will appeal to buyers. Read the Blog posts for helpful information.

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions and payment policy before applying.

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