Wool@J13 is set on a 600-acre farm in Penkridge, Staffordshire – just 1 mile from J13 of the M6, so access is easy if exhibitors are travelling to the show from any distance and it is also easy for visitors.
The 2019 edition will see visitors enjoy a textile exhibition, larger-than-life rope making, a new ‘have a go at’ Challenge Arena and the chance to adopt a farm animal courtesy of the regional WI – who will also be turning up the heat with their Tearoom. The popular street food fayre will be back, keeping hunger at bay in spectacularly tasty fashion, and visitors will be entertained musically throughout the weekend. They will also have the chance to get ‘hands-on’ with a programme of informative & fun workshops and a ‘shop ’til you drop’ retail area from a host of exhibitors who work in wool. With a strong contingent of 2018 traders already having booked to return next year, new exhibitors are now being invited to apply, as Ingrid explains:
‘It’s fantastic to see so many of our 2018 traders returning for the third Wool @ J13 show ‘“ we’re actually now full for Indie Dyers but there is plenty of opportunity for all other types of wool exhibitors to get involved ‘“ we’re especially keen to encourage those with a felting businesses to come along.
‘We’re committed to Wool @ J13’s sustainable growth to make it a real red-letter day in the wool & yarn calendar, and we’ve got a comprehensive PR & marketing strategy in place to help bring in even more visitors in 2019. In terms of its location, the show couldn’t be more central ‘“ it’s just off the M6 at Junction 13, so very easy for exhibitors travelling from far and wide but also well placed to draw visitors from all over the country. Exhibitors who are travelling and want to camp will be in for a great weekend ‘“ there’s always a real festival atmosphere about the show which extends after hours!’
The event is also a great platform for new businesses to launch their show careers ‘“ start-ups that are based within a 50-mile radius of the venue can qualify for a half-price stand in the show’s ‘Saw Them Here First’ zone.
Applications are invited ahead of the deadline of the end of 11th January 2019 to read more about what we offer exhibitors and complete an exhibitor form Alternatively, get in touch with the festival team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01785 330757 or 07717 036213.