Fringe Shop to host craft fair on 25 and 26 November
17 October 2023
This winter we are excited to launch the Fringe Shop craft fair, which will take place from 10:00 till 17:00 on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2023 at the iconic Fringe shop on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, with accessible entrance to all.
The fair will showcase the talents of local crafters, creators and artisans, as part of our plans to broaden our retail offering and allocate more space to support artists throughout the year. We welcome makers of all backgrounds, from well-established to emerging artists, with an emphasis on promoting Scottish-made products.
Want to take part?
Our application process operates on an open-call basis, with no pre-selection outside of the application procedure. Submissions must showcase original designs, and we do not accept factory-produced or pre-purchased items for resale. All goods presented must embody originality in design, and duplicates or goods under existing licenses will not be considered. We welcome a diverse range of works, from students to hobbyists, provided the work meets our criteria of originality and high quality.
When reviewing applications, we carefully consider table size based on stock levels and the dimensions of the goods. Our shop space allows for additional elements such as graphics, shelves, hangers and a limited selection of mannequin busts behind the tables. Booking forms for these additional items will be provided upon successful application. We reserve the right to decline specific items that do not align with our vision.
To apply, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Fringe Shop craft fair application", and include the following information:
- A minimum of five images showcasing the work you intend to sell.
- A brief introduction to your work and its concept.
- Price ranges for your showcased work.
- Links to your business's social media profiles (Instagram, Facebook, etc). If your business does not operate online, please let us know.
- Your preferred exhibition days: Saturday, Sunday or the entire weekend.
- Your preference for a full or half table to display your work.
We will accept group applications for tables – please follow the same process as above and include sections for each maker’s work, price range, etc.
Table sizes and prices
Our preassembled tables are 185cm x 75cm and have a tablecloth for consistency throughout the shop. We charge based on table usage, from a full to a half table per day or a reduced rate for the entire weekend. Our opening hours for the craft fair are 10:00 to 17:00 with access available from 8:30, and we expect stalls to be set up by 10:00.
- Full table per day: £80.00 including VAT.
- Full table all weekend: £150.00 including VAT.
- Half table per day: £50.00 including VAT.
- Half table all weekend: £90.00 including VAT.
We aim to respond to all applications within a week of receiving them; we'll send out the booking form for preferences of space, table size, special requirements, etc to successful applicants. The booking form and fee must be received in advance to secure your space.
Power points and wifi
The shop has free wifi access that will be available to all exhibitors. Electrical sockets and extension cables will be available on a limited basis. If any electrical goods are being used, they should have a visible PAT testing mark and will be subject to a visual inspection. Please provide your own payment acceptance method.
We plan to promote the craft fair across our various social media outlets over the weekend. We have a strong following across all major platforms:
X (formerly Twitter): 191k+
Additionally, we will be happy to share your own posts with appropriate tags and promotions.
If you have any questions about the application or the space, please email [email protected].