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“Thankyou for such a well organised & fun show with a bit of a festival feel. Our customers loved it. So did we. We’ll be back next year without a doubt.”

If you work in wool in any way, we want to hear from you.  We know you all work hard and are dedicated to what you do and we want to give you a vehicle for showing your products to a dedicated and enthusiastic audience who will be travelling from all over the UK to [email protected]

The [email protected] Team includes over 8 years of exhibitor experience on the UK show circuit from Ingrid Wagner, Creative Director at [email protected], a little black book of Events Management contacts from Val James who runs a successful farm attraction in Staffordshire.

We’re giving you some useful statistics, followed by reasons why, from an exhibitor’s point of view, we reckon [email protected] works so well

WHEN IS THE NEXT SHOW

May 13th & 14th 2023.  Set up day is Friday 12th May

WHERE IS IT

2023 sees a new location for [email protected] We are moving to the beautiful grounds of Bishton Hall at Wolseley Bridge in Staffordshire, just 25 minutes from Junction 13 of the M6 and very close to the main A51. A grade II listed Georgian mansion, Bishton Hall has a history of philanthropy, happiness & education since 1776 when the daughter of the resident Sparrow family financed and organised a school for poorer children, which still exists today as a primary school, in nearby Colwich village. The Hall itself became St Bede’s School in 1954 until it was brought by Charles Hanson of Hanson’s Antiques in 2018. A man passionate about history, Charles fell in love with Bishton’s period grandeur, made it a place to showcase antiques to a global as well as a national UK TV audience and started to develop the Hall as an events venue with an arts & crafts courtyard & coffee shop to match. The grounds are no less exceptional with an atmospheric Orangerie and a Temple garden featuring one of the finest Doric screens in the country. A superb location in which to park your picnic blanket and enjoy the Midlands’ No 1 wool show.

ATTENDANCE FIGURES on average 1.5 thousand visitors over the two days, taken from shows at Lower Drayton Farm, our former location

MADE UP OF .. & SATISFIED WITH

80% of visitors were female of mixed ages from early twenties right through to 60 year olds. Some of these came with families, due to the attractions afforded by the venue. Male visitors specifically attending for wool interest made up the extra 20%.

Average spend: £40.00      Average time spent at show: 6 hours 99% visitor satisfaction

WHY THE SHOW WORKS SO WELL FROM AN EXHIBITOR’S POINT OF VIEW

  • Easy location to reach, approx 20 mins from Junction 13 of the M6 and on the nearby A51
  • Affordable stand space in 3 sizes @ £40.00 per metre with reductions for new & returning businesses
  • Dedicated volunteer team to help unload at set up, load at breakdown & look after you through the show weekend, especially if you are a lone trader
  • Exhibitors can load & unload directly outside their gazebo or main marquee & park nearby
  • Exhibitor Tea Room with free Tea & Coffee open from Friday set up to end of break down Sunday night
  • Exhibitor loos
  • Exhibitor parking spaces reserved in the main parking field adjacent to Bishton Hall grounds
  • Camping space is available over the show weekend, near to the showground. Visitors’ camping is located a small distance away from the Hall, so there is no disturbance.
  • If you are leading a workshop, you will be paid @ £10.00 per attendee, per hour including materials. Workshops take place in a dedicated sturdy gazebo.
  • A qualified first aider is available throughout the weekend.
  • B & Bs available in nearby Great Haywood, Tixall or at Bishton itself.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE OFFER A 50% DISCOUNT FOR NEW EXHIBITORS WHO HAVE BEEN TRADING FOR LESS THAN 1 YEAR. For more information & to apply to our Saw Them Here First zone, please contact us on [email protected]

APPLICATIONS FOR our 2023 show on 13th & 14th May are now open.  WE INVITE YOU TO APPLY & LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION

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