1. How many stalls are available?
We have capacity for about 20 indoor stalls with up to another 8 stalls available outside in the summer months between May and September. Stalls are allocated on a first come, first served basis, following receipt of booking form and payment.
Any requests for stalls above this number will be placed on a waiting list and be informed no less than ONE week of the fair date if any cancellations have been received.
2. Why do I have to fill out an 'Expression of Interest' form before I
We want to ensure we have a good selection and quality of arts and crafts on sale which is why we 'vet' potential new stallholders. You only need to fill this out once and if you're accepted we just need to receive your booking form for future events.
3. How large is the stall area?
Indoor stallholders will be provided with a table measuring at least 5' x 2' and you can use any available space around the stall, provided it doesn't interfere with other stallholders or block the circulation of visitors.
Stallholders in the garden will need to bring their own table(s) and are permitted space of up to 9m2 (3m length x 3m width) on which they can also erect a gazebo.
4. Can I share a table?
If you've got a friend who does crafts you'd like to share your stall with then that's fine, though both of you will need to fill out a separate 'Expression of Interest' and be accepted before we can grant you a table.
5. Can I bring lights to use on my stall?
You can bring electric lights, although we recommend these are PAT-tested in advance. If you are using extension cables ensure these don't become a trip hazard. We charge £2.50 / day for the use of electricity.
6. Why are certain times of year more expensive?
Certain fairs coincide with seasonal events, such as Christmas, so we expect you will sell more and there will be a greater demand for stalls. In addition we will be making an even greater effort than normal to promote these particular fairs to the general public.
7. What are you doing to promote the fair?
We will do everything we can within our capacity to ensure that the fair is well publicised, including making sure it is included within the listings of local newspapers, newsletters, magazines, websites, as well as those of national craft fairs. We also have a postcard that will be widely distributed around local venues, such as shops, cafes and anywhere else we can think of! We also have our own Facebook page.
We also need your help in promoting the fair, so please spread the word with our publicity postcard as much as you can!
If you have any ideas for how we could better promote Brighton Craft Fair then do get in contact.
8. When can the garden be used?
Stalls will be available to book in the Friends Meeting House garden during the summer months between May and September and this option will be given to you on the booking form. Stallholders may bring their own small gazebo to protect themselves from adverse weather. Total stall area must not exceed 9m2 (3m length x 3m wide).