Trader and Exhibitor Information

In line with government guidelines the museum has assessed the ability to hold major events at the Weald & Downland Living Museum during 2020. Although some restrictions have now been lifted the museum will not be in a position to hold these events for the remainder of 2020. A decision for 2021’s events will be made later in the year. 


Hello! Thank you for considering being a trader and/or exhibitor at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s major events.

From 2020 onwards we are taking a seasonal approach to our events and will stage Four Big Weekender events, one for each season. Each will transform the museum into a thriving bustle of rural crafts, traditional countryside demonstrations, expert talks, family fun and artisan makers not to mention show ground parades and competitions.

Our Big Weekenders for 2020 are:

CANCELLED: 2 & 3 May – Spring Weekender – Spring Food Festival 

CANCELLED: 15 & 16 Aug – Summer Weekender –  Summer Steam Show

CANCELLED: 3 & 4 Oct – Autumn Weekender – Autumn & Countryside Show

CANCELLED: 20 & 22 Nov – Winter Weekender – Christmas Market

Each will have its own distinct feel and flair offering something different for visitors and traders alike. For more information about each show, follow the links above.

Alongside our Big Weekenders, for 2020 we will also stage The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show on Sunday 19 July, a one-day event celebrating the modern day farming community and their livestock.

 How to apply

Applications are currently closed. 


Before you apply we recommend that you read our Traders & Exhibitor Pack 2020. This gives you details of the events and the necessary documentation required to apply.

Once you are ready to apply, application forms are also below. There is a separate application form for 1 day events, 2 day events and 3 day events as the cost of pitches varies accordingly. Please refer to the dates above to check which application form you need.

Exhibitor Application Form 2020 -1 day event

Exhibitor Application Form 2020 – 2 day event

Exhibitor Application Form 2020 – 3 day event

Traders & Exhibitors are required to complete and submit a risk assessment form with their application – Risk Assessment Form 2020

Traders & Exhibitors who wish to attend our Summer Steam Show are required to submit a vehicle entry form with their application – Vehicle Entry form 2020

Please note the closing application dates are:

Spring Food Festival — 1 March 2020

Rare and Traditional Breeds Show— 22 March 2020

All remaining events– 19 April 2020

Please allow up to 1 month after the closing date for your application to be processed.

Please note that making an application does not guarantee you a pitch. We endeavour to make each event unique and offer our visitors the chance to discover something new alongside their favourites. We will balance this against the applications we receive.

By submitting an application, you are confirming you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions.