Downland Crafts has been hosting Craft & Gift Fairs as an extension of our business since the spring of 2012 and our aim was to provide an affordable alternative outlet for hobby crafters and small businesses to showcase their wares to the public. We are very pleased to say that a large percentage of our exhibitors are now regulars at our events.

We have held events all around the local area but in recent years we have had to reduce the number we host to four due to the main craft supplies part of our business becoming busier. These are the spring, summer, autumn  and Christmas craft and gift fairs held on the first Sunday in March, July, October and December. On occasion these dates have changed over the years but we find these suit us well.  All four craft fairs are held in the beautiful Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.

Generally we have around 30 stands per event throughout the year with an average footfall of 200 people, which rises to around 60 stands for our regular Christmas event with footfall of around 300.

Our exhibitors offer a wide range of handcrafted items, gifts and homewares all beautifully displayed in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We ourselves participate at each event selling a selection of the items you can see here on our supplies website and on our handmade crafts website.

Many of our handcrafters and small businesses will happily take commissions for that special something, just ask.

Whether you wish to exhibit with us, visit on the day to shop or simply browse to see what we are all about you would be most welcome, so why not come for a day out and see what we have to offer.

To exhibit with us please visit our Craft and Gift Fairs page.

We also host regular month end sales on Facebook in our customer group. Join us for chat, news, product previews and bargains in Downland Crafters.

For further information contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Check out our Facebook page together with the Facebook event pages for each Craft and Gift Fair we host

And join our customer group

All COVID-19 protocols (if any exist) will be observed as they stand at the time of the event and are subject to change. These may include mandatory face coverings and/or vaccination/exemption certificates.