Step into a creative world and rediscover the art of enjoyable shopping

The UK's Premier Craft Organisation

Welcome to the Rural Crafts Association website we organise and present prestigious craft shows and is a major feature at the premier country shows within the United Kingdom.

The Rural Crafts Association was established in 1970 to promote the work of British craftsmen and women and has an enviable reputation for presenting a wide variety of craft products and specialist foods in a professional and enjoyable manner.

Rediscover the art of enjoyable Christmas shopping at Crafts for Christmas, presented by the Rural Crafts Association. An opportunity to purchase inspirational craftwork and specialist foods in comfortable surroundings on the four most important shopping weekends in November.

Upcoming events

1 - 5 May 2019

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Over 160,000 visitors enjoyed visiting this event, making it one

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10 - 12 May 2019

Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth Int’ Horse Trials

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport,

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29 - 30 May 2019

The Suffolk Show at Trinity Park

The show is the largest two-day visitor experience in the

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29 May - 1 June 2019

Royal Bath & West Show

Over four days there are action packed events for all the family,

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6 - 8 June 2019

Royal Cornwall Show

There's so much to see and do at the Royal Cornwall Show. You

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6 - 8 June 2019

South of England Show

Over 65,000 visitors including friends and families, Society

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6 - 9 June 2019

Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials

The 2018 Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials was one of

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14 - 22 June 2019

Guildford Festival

The Guildford Craft Festival is held on the attractive cobbled

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Become an Exhibitor

The Rural Crafts Association attends 18 county, agricultural, equestrian and horticultural events each year countrywide including two independent prestigious craft and specialist food events at Christmas.

For general information and working practices please click the exhibitor link below. For information on individual events and bookings please click the events link below.

Exhibitors   Events

Christmas Fairs

The Christmas events source talented makers and designers from all over the UK and bring together these small individual firms producing top quality products under one roof at two venues, Kent and Surrey. New products and ideas are a feature of each event. Indulge yourself, your family and friends with stunning fashions and accessories, leather bags and belts, dazzling jewellery from sparkly fashion to graceful diamonds, lustrous velvets and satins in scarves and luxurious soaps and skincare.