We have been supporting small independent and creative businesses since 2010.

Who are we?

SHOPFEST was founded in 2010 by Dee, 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.

We really do care about what we do!

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Our Venues:

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.

Denbies Wine Estate


Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA

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COVID-19 information.

This is our 10th year of hosting bespoke craft and gift shopping events and COVID-19 has presented the most challenging  time to date. We are ready to get back to venue events as soon as we are able in 2021, having succssfull run Covid-Complaint events in 2020.

We will be following th ecurrent Covid Compliance guidelines so our events will feel and look a bit different but please support small business and pop in for some fabulous creative shopping. To help keep you and and our exhibitors safe the following changes have been put into place:

• One way systems

• Socially distanced exhibitors

• Hand sanitiser on entry to event rooms

• Advisory signage for socail distancing and hand sanitser use

• Face coverings

• Increased ventilation

You will notice on arrival that we have had to reduce the number of exhibitors in each room to allow for social distancing. The number of vistors in each room will also be reduced due to socially distancing, this may lead to a short waiting time before you can enter the event room. All visitors and exhibitors are required to wear face coverings and hand sanitiser must be used prior to entering the event rooms. We are unable to provide Exhibitors with our normal refreshments.

Our event soffer FREE ENTRY & PARKING at at the current time visitors do not need to book to attend.



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