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 the past couple of years we have had to reduce the number we host to 3 due to the main craft supplies part of our business becoming busier. These are the summer craft and gift fair held in the middle of July, the autumn craft and gift fair held at the end of September or beginning of October depending when the dates fall and the Christmas craft and gift fair held on the first or second Sunday in December, again depending when the dates fall and what else is on locally.  All 3 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 check out the event pages listed below:-

Summer Craft and Gift Fair

Autumn Craft and Gift Fair

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Booking Application Form

Terms and Conditions

Event Mailing List

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