CREATIVE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION CRAFT, GIFT & FOOD FAIRS
THIS WEEKEND, FRIDAY 27th to SUNDAY 29th MARCH WE ARE SETTING UP OUR MARQUEE AT THE GROSVENOR GARDEN CENTRE, BELGRAVE, CHESTER. IT’S AN INTERESTING VENUE WITH LOTS OF THINGS TO BUY SO WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE THIS WEEKEND.
Welcome to our website where we try to give our visitors some information about our organisation.
If you thinking of becoming an exhibitor with us please follow this link for extra information which you may find helpful and interesting.
The Creative Crafts Association have been organising fairs for over 26 years and are the most successful organisers of Craft, Gift and Food Fairs in the North West. Our events are organised by Andrew Tate and Christopher Carolan who are also experts in supplying event furniture, both indoor and out, and can provide tables, chairs, bars, table linen or parquet floors and will also arrange for any size and type of marquee. For more details regarding Weddings, Anniversaries, Garden Parties or Corporate Events please use this link
Tate Craft and Gift Fairs mainly operate in North Wales and if you are interested in visiting or exhibiting at these fairs click here for further details.
Recently we have had more exhibitors selling speciality foods and had more enquiries asking about vegan or vegetarian produce. We have a number of quality venues where we could develop vegan and vegetarian sections within our speciality food marquees and increase our advertising accordingly. If you are a food producer or are interested in buying vegan or vegetarian foods then this link will take you to our new FOOD PAGE. Some of our most popular venues are Gawsworth Hall near Macclesfield where we always incorporate a dedicated Food and Drinks Marquee within our Craft and Gift Fair and the massive events at Macron Stadium Exhibition Centre at Horwich in October and December. There is also a major Craft, Gift and Food Fair at Capesthorne Hall in May which is a marquee event.
Each year we try to bring variety to our craft fairs with new ideas and some new venues. This year we will be exhibiting at the Aintree Irish Bar, Old Trafford Premier suite, Grosvenor Garden Centre, Bolton Garden Centre, an event at the Anderton Boat Lift and the unique Urmston Pop Live.
Most weekends we are responsible for the whole event but at some, and these are all clearly noted on the EVENTS PAGE, the Creative Crafts Association only provide the Crafts and Gifts section, everything else including visitor prices are the responsibility of the main organisers.
Some weekends we exhibit in built up areas and others in glorious countryside and sometimes as part of a large festival, a carnival or a County Show. At some events we include demonstrations or workshops. We try to make our craft fairs interesting for all our customers which is why we use lots of different venues in lots of different areas. We add unexpected extras wherever possible and try our best to encourage top quality exhibitors to every fair.
Our experience has taught us the value of researching all of our craft venues very carefully and also the massive importance of top rate advertising to make a successful event. Each and every craft fair is preceded by massive advertising and we pride ourselves in putting out more road signs, often backed up with ‘AA’ type signs, than any other organisers in our area. We advertise on a large scale in all local newspapers and this always includes the Manchester Evening News and the Metro papers when appropriate.
The Creative Crafts Association are once again keeping stall fees and customer admission charges lower than those of any other major organiser throughout 2015 and this is despite continuing increases in venue hire charges, advertising, sign posting and printing costs for all our posters, leaflets and brochures.
Whether you are one of our many visitors or exhibitors please feel free to look round our web site and we look forward to meeting you at one of our events in the near future.