contemporary art • crafts • FASHION • BEAUTy • HOMEWARE • CONFECTIONARY• jewellery • workshops • design
Who are we?
SHOPFEST was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing independent creative professionals bespoke events to showcase their work, promote their business and network.
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 10th year of hosting bespoke craft and gift shopping events. We added The Handmade Affair to SHOPFEST in 2018 to help support Artists, Makers & Creatives by offering subsidised exhibitor costs at some of our events. In 2019 sees a few changes we added creative workshops to some events and Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens to our portfolio.
So whether you want to get creative yourself, buy a beautiful gift that you could not buy on the high street, or buy some delicious food from a specialist gourmet *food maker (*Surrey & online vents only), 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.
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Described as 'The Finest Woodland Gardens in England'. First planted in 1801, the Grade I Listed gardens on the 240 acre estate feature outstanding scenery. Visitors can explore a wide range of features including the elegant 19th-century Italianate-style Mansion House, listed Grade II for architectural merit, the unique dolls’ house exhibition - and the rare colony of wallabies, wildfowl and huge carp in the seven ponds. Enjoy popular walking trails at Leonardslee and discover the historic beauty of the restored estate.
Experience the wide selections of refreshments available from the new restaurants and tea rooms. High-end dining and afternoon teas are served in the Leonardslee House and casual fare is served in the Clock Tower Cafe, Courtyard Cafe and other food stations throughout the gardens.
How to find Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens:
We love shopping and look forward to welcoming you to one of our favourite venues - we love it so much we have been running event at this venue for 9 years! 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.
How to find Denbies Wine Estate:
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