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The Big Textile Show is now in its 8th year!

Saturday 24th (9:30AM-5PM) and Sunday 25th (9:30AM-4PM) OCTOBER 2020.

NB: The Show is opening at 09:30 this year.

Venue: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL

The show will cater for all textile mediums and we aim to appeal to all those interested in textile crafts.

In 2020….

  • We have lots of space available to us which allows us to add further visitor attractions.
  • We will run a MasterClass Workshop.
    • This workshop will include a discounted ticket for the second day to allow the participants to make the most of the shopping opportunities provided by you.
  • We are intending to have a “Student Pavilion”
    • This will showcase the latest work created by local undergraduate students, focusing on the traditional Leicester trades.
  • Trader MAP Competition
    • Each visitor will be provided with a map of the trader stalls and will be entered into a prize-draw if they visit every stall
      • This is a GREAT opportunity for you to engage with (and sell to) every visitor to the show.

The trading floor is at ground level and is next to the main entrance, allowing for easy access for loading/unloading.

FREE parking is available for everyone, including traders and visitors.

Last year was the best so far and the 2020 show will benefit from even more advertising and of course the wonderful “word of mouth” publicity that is generated by such a great event.

Trader feedback is excellent:

“What a great show! I have had the best sales day of any event that I have ever been to and that includes some of the big National shows”.

We are looking for quality stalls, predominantly selling textile supplies and tools rather than finished products.

We anticipate approximately 1500 visitors per day.

We are confident that we can attract plenty of visitors, and our recent visitor survey confirmed that our admission price reflects good value for money:

  • Easily accessible venue
  • Free parking
  • Lots of free activities
  • Quality food at value for money prices
  • Select but comprehensive range of traders
  • Wide ranging and interesting  programme of workshops
  • Competitions

Stall Prices

Space will be charged at £55 per square meter (all dimensions are approximate).

Tables (6 foot trestles) are available for hire at £10 each.

Stall booking includes: two attendee tickets and two “promotional” free tickets for you to offer to your customers in the lead up to the show.

  • It may be possible to provide larger spaces by special arrangement. Please contact us to arrange this.
  • You may provide your own tables etc if you wish but they must fit within your allocated space.
  • Some spaces have a back wall and a small number of screens are available for hire. There lots of power points in the new venue. If you require power, please let us know.
  • All electrical items MUST be PAT tested.
  • You must have Public Liability Insurance covering you for at least £5 million.

We have carried out extensive testing are can confirm that excellent mobile telephone signals with 3G/4G and FREE WiFi will be available again this year!

Set up will be 13:30 to 18:00 on Friday 23rd October, and from 07:00 on Saturday 24th.
The venue will need to be vacated by 6PM on Sunday 25th.
The premises team will be on hand throughout.

We want to work closely with our traders. If you have questions that are not answered in this document, please e-mail us: info@thebigtextileshow.co.uk

Please do not contact the Racecourse, they will not be in a position to assist you with queries regarding the show.

If you would prefer to speak to us in person please leave a message on 07885 473057 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Lots of new ideas, lots of new space, please join us for a fabulous 2020 Show.

We will check your application on receipt and let you know if you have been accepted as soon as we can.

With very best wishes,

Jenny Lees and the TBTS Team.

Bank Details: Lloyds Bank
Account Name: The Big Textile Company
Sort code: 30-94-97
Account No.: 52902468

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