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 the Christmas Fairs presented by the Rural Crafts Association. An opportunity to purchase inspirational craftwork and specialist foods in comfortable surroundings on two of the most important shopping weekends in October and November.

If you wish to exhibit with us in 2021 please go to our contact page and fill in the form, we will add you to our 2021 mailing list and send you all our show information and booking form as soon as they are ready.  If you would like to see the present information on events please click the Events Tab.

2020 Events

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our programme of events has been reduced. We are following all safety policies and guidance issued by the Government to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment at these two events.

We look forward to seeing our exhibitors and visitors and wish everyone and their families health and well-being.

2020 Exhibitor Lists

To aid our exhibitors during these uncertain times we will be adding exhibitor lists for each cancelled event.

Please contact exhibitors direct, they will be delighted to hear from you, many are still making stock even if it is behind closed doors!

Upcoming events

5 - 9 May 2021

Badminton Horse Trials

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

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14 - 16 May 2021

Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth Int’ Horse Trials

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

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3 - 5 June 2021

Royal Bath & West Show

During the event there are action packed events for all the

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10 - 12 June 2021

Royal Cornwall Show

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

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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.

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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.