Handmade Winchester 2018 is back!

Please note the event is now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience


Hello, and welcome back to Handmade Winchester!

We’ve wanted to do this for a while, we are back in Guildhall Winchester, in the Bapsy Hall as the first year after our five year absence! Please see below for important information about the event, plus the link to the application form.

Date and location

Handmade Winchester 2018 is taking place on Sunday 25th November at the Guildhall, Winchester. The fair will take place between 11am and 5pm.

As the event is on a Sunday, parking is free in Winchester and there are many car parks close to the Guildhall, plus the two park and rides, and the bus station is opposite the Guildhall.

The event

Handmade Winchester is an event for handmade art and crafts of a high standard. The event is curated carefully to ensure a diverse range and selection of designers’ and makers’ work that is of a high quality and is appealing to customers.

Previous Handmade Winchester events have been extremely successful and we hope to replicate that success.

You, the designer and maker

We are looking for stallholders who design and create their own arts and crafts. We are passionate about handcrafted work and are looking for makers who are similarly passionate.

The event is not for anyone reselling goods or for mass-produced goods. If you are unsure of what this includes, please do get in touch with us.

Marketing and publicity

We will promote the event in local newspapers, flyers and through social media. We also aim to promote every stallholder individually via social media prior to the event.

On the day we will make extensive use of branded signage outside the Guildhall and throughout Winchester to increase the number of customers. We are also looking at other ideas, including Best Stand award at the event, and a giveaway to customers.

To apply

Before you apply please have some high quality photos of your work (in digital form which you can upload) and a short biography about you and your work.

Please apply using the online form at this link.

Closing Date for applications is 31st July, all applicants will be informed with 14 days.