Welcome to the wonderful world of SHOPFEST the home of bespoke Craft & Gifts
CRAFT & GIFT SHOPPING EVENTS
The SHOPFEST Company in 2010 . After attending many craft & gift events with a low footfall, that lacked any forward marketing I decided to launch SHOPFEST. The aim of the business was and still is to give independent traders a professional event to showcase their work and promote their businesss. And of course providing the perfect place to network! Starting in Horsham with a small team the popularity of the events grew so fast we soon realised the venue was not fulfilling the needs of either our traders or our customers. And we wanted to offer much, much more! So we hunted for a bigger and better venue and ran events in Crawley, Warnham and eventually launched at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking 2012.
In 2015 we continued to run at at Denbies and addedthe Longstock Park Nursery,Leckford Estate which is owned by the John Lewis Partnership and managed by Waitrose to our venue list.
In 2013 our events in Warnham and Dorking were attracting huge waiting lists so we thought it time to expand. It seemed logical to return to Horsham once again to investigate new locations which would support the SHOPFEST ethos. After a meeting with Hillier garden Centre in the summer of 2013 we agreed to trial some outside events at the Centre and opened a permenant SHOPFEST craft and gift shop within the grounds. offering traders and other crafty creatives an opportunity to showcase their work for sale in a professional retail environment. This was a huge success but for personal reasons the decision to close the Craft Den took effect in September 2015.
During 2016 we will continue to host the popular events at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey which will see us entering our 4th year at this venue.
One last comment?A big thank you to each and every single one of you that have helped and supported us to date (and yes that includes all our traders and customers too!)
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