About BCTF

Public day

BCTF will open its doors to the public for the first time in its 45-year history for ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday 10th April from 10am to 5pm. See "Our venue" for imformation on how to get there and free parking. To book your tickets through our secure site click here. For those of you who prefer to book your tickets over the phone or for group bookings (10 tickets or more) please call us on 01444 246 446

We believe that British craft is the best in the world and deserves to be celebrated! With hundreds of designer-makers exhibiting, visitors will be able to access a large selection of products ranging from ceramics, glass, homeware, fashion, sculpture to Metalwork, woodwork, textiles, art, jewellery, greeting cards, furniture and garden-ware, all under one roof, what could be better!

About BCTF
About BCTF

BCTF is 45 years in the making and is the largest and most prestigious event showcasing British handmade work, along with its established makers it supports young fledgling companies through its mentoring programme to help them achieve their creative goals.

Our exhibitors meet a strict criterion, and all create and make their work here in the UK and with prices starting at just a few ££££s. There is plenty of choice whatever your budget.

Enjoy your day not only shopping in the hall but eating some delicious freshly prepared food and drink in our on-site restaurant and cafe.

Entry to the fair costs £10 for adults and children 12 years and over, children under 12 go free, there is plenty of FREE parking onsite just a few steps away from the venue.

Buy your tickets HERE

About BCTF
About BCTF

If you are a designer-maker and visiting on Saturday, you may be interested to know that Margeret Bunn will be holding a short informal talk for potential exhibitors.
The talk includes:

  • Help and advice BCTF offers to exhibitors.
  • BCTF Mentoring programme.
  • Stand prices.
  • Question & Answer session
If you are thinking about exhibiting join us in the seminar room, just off the entrance foyer between 2pm and 3pm. All are welcome!

If you don’t happen to live within easy commuting distance, you can spend a night (or two) in Harrogate. Harrogate is a wonderful place to visit, full of excellent restaurants and sights for the whole family, so make your visit into a mini-holiday.

To book your hotel click HERE or look on AIRBNB