Us SHOPFEST was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing independent traders professional events to showcase their work and promote their business. Whilst providing the perfect place to network! We have now been at the forefront of Gift Fair management for over 9 years under the enthusiastic guide of Dee Ball and her trusty team, many of whom you know already Alexander, Siobhan, Kim and Tjoe - who are on hand to make sure things work, because we care about what we do.
Our events portfolio to date has included locations in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. We have hosted events in Horsham, Crawley, Warnham & Hampshire. Our biggest events to date were at Longstock Park Nursery, Leckford Estate, which is owned by the John Lewis Partnership and managed by Waitrose with 100 exhibitors. Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking has also grown in size with each event now welcoming 80+ exhibitors. In addition to the events The SHOPFEST Craft & Gift shop in Horsham offered traders and other crafty creatives an opportunity to showcase their work for sale in a professional retail environment, we had a fantastic run until the expiry of the lease in 2015.
This is our 9th year of hosting bespoke craft and gift shopping events and our 8th year at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey. The Handmade Affair was introduced in 2018 to help support Artists, Makers & Creatives by offering subsidised stalls at some of our events.
An exciting 2019 sees us adding Leonardslee Park & Gardens to our event portfolio. We are passionate about delivering shows that people will really enjoy – both exhibitors and customers alike! So whether you want to buy a beautiful gift that you could not buy on the high street, or buy some delicious food from a specialist gourmet food maker, or simply enjoy a day of wonderful day in Surrey or Sussex we really do aim to provide a great family day out for everyone.
Denbies Wine Estate
Sunday 9TH JUNE ALMOST GONE
Sunday 6th OCTOBER low availability
Sunday 3rd NOVEMBER low availability
Sunday 1st DECEMBER low availability
Leonardslee lakes & gardens
Sunday 17th November 2019 - applications open.
OUR EVENTS We love shopping and look forward to welcoming you to our favourite venue. Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest and most spectacular vineyard is located on the picturesque North Downs of Dorking, Surrey. Dorking is a long-established market and later railway town in the valley of the Pipp Brook between the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge. It is approximately 21 miles (34 km) from the centre of London, in Surrey, England. It is equidistant between two high points of the hill ranges, Box Hill and Leith Hill. The Surrey Hills is a beautiful area and while you are visiting do take advantage of the surrounding areas, including 7 miles of public footpath which trail throughout the vineyard.
Our events have a fabulous collection of 60 - 80 stall ranging from Boutique to Artisan Makers selling a wonderful array of handmade crafts, fashion, accessories, beauty products and so much more we couldn't possible list everything! So if you want to update your wardrobe, find something gorgeous for your home, be tempted by yummy treats or purchase course gifts galore to treat yourself or someone speciale then this is for you. We totally believe in 'shopping because you want it - not because you need it!'.
We are passionate in creating the perfect shopping experience for everyone -traders and customers alike. With hassle free car parking straight off a main road, free entry and the lovely onsite Conservatory Cafe enjoy a luxurious day out! Bring the family, meet your friends, relax and enjoy meeting our wonderful exhibitors who excel in customer service. Somewhere to treat yourselfy stay for a light lunch, enjoy some bubbles and get ready for the next round of shopping! Finishing with a cup of tea and slice of cake before heading home.
We really hope to see you soon!
Dee & The Team
We have so much going on in the build up to the fairs and we don't want you to miss out!
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