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CREATIVE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION CRAFT, GIFT & FOOD FAIRS

BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS. SEE YOU IN 2015

Welcome to our web site. This is our Home page where we try to give our visitors some information about our organisation.

Are you interested in becoming an exhibitor with us?  Then 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 have grown to become one of 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

Recently we have had an increase in the number of exhibitors selling speciality foods and in the number of enquiries asking if this includes 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 (Formerly Reebok) 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.

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Each year we try to bring variety to our craft fairs with new ideas and some new venues. In 2015 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,  Urmston Pop Live and the prestigous Royal Lancashire Show.

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.

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