Autumn Fair is your gateway to the Golden Quarter, a marketplace providing the UK’s most diverse selection of home and gift products, across 13 show sectors. Just in time for short orders ahead of the 2018/2019 shopping highlights: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother’s Day and beyond.
SO WHY AUTUMN FAIR?
Offering inspiration across 5 halls, you’ll find products and retail insight to keep your buying on trend throughout 2019.
Whatever your industry, you’ll find your niche (and things to entice you out of it!) at the show.
And if you’re new to retail or thinking of dipping your toe in, then come along, see what’s out there and make the connections to get you started.
Autumn Fair is the place to come if you want to:
Stock your shop or your website
Find new suppliers
Make new contacts
Discover product inspiration
WHO VISITS AUTUMN FAIR?
Autumn Fair is a must attend for everyone. Home to the largest range of 2019 product launches available in time for Christmas, this is the place to get ahead of the competition, restock your best sellers (and some new favourites) before the Golden Quarter rush. Autumn Fair is a great resource for:
Garden Centre Owners
LOOKING FOR NEWNESS?
Then Autumn Fair is the place for you! New products launches, a new sector, new startups and that’s just a taster of what’s available at the show in September.
#SBS comes to Autumn Fair: Entrepreneur and small business champion, Theo Paphitis is coming to Autumn Fair to host the #SBS Pavilion, a showcase featuring twelve ambitious start-ups and small businesses within the Small Business Sunday community - each handpicked by a panel of Spring & Autumn Fair experts for their uniqueness and innovation.
DesignFirst: Picked for their uniqueness, innovation and design aesthetic, meet the latest breed of UK-based exhibitors offering exciting, never-before-seen products across 3 show sectors including Contemporary Gift & Living (includes Body, Bath & Home Fragrance), Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories and Home.
Global Handicraft: Meet our brand new sector that brings international artisan makers and their products to the fore, while meeting the growing trend for quality products with an authentic story. Immerse yourself in the world of handicraft here.
AF Product Match: Introducing our new online and app-based service helping you to pinpoint the products and exhibitors that are right for you at the show. Simply tell us what you want to find at Autumn Fair and our intuitive AI-assisted product finder matches you with the products you want, the people to see and smart suggestions aimed to grow and diversify your offering. Launching soon, watch this space to find out more.
GCA and Debut: Supported by the Greetings Club Association (GCA), the Debut area in the Greetings sector is where you’ll meet exciting new publishers who are GCA members and exhibiting for the first time at Autumn Fair. Expect quirky, creative and fun designs from talented new creatives.
WHAT ELSE CAN I FIND AT THIS YEAR'S AUTUMN FAIR?
From entrepreneur and small business champion, Theo Paphitis to co-founder of notonthehighstreet.com Holly Tucker MBE on The Main Stage, see our Seminar Programme for a full overview of whose coming and start planning your visit now!
Whether you are international, or looking for international suppliers, Autumn Fair is where you can buy uniquely British products as well as discover new international sourcing opportunities. Global Handicraft and Brands of China provide dedicated areas for international suppliers but international and British exhibitors are present across all sectors of the show.
International? Make the most of your visit and buy products your customers won’t find anywhere else.
UK visitor? Find out more about what’s on offer from around the world at Autumn Fair.
WHY AUTUMN FAIR WHEN I HAVE THE INTERNET?
The internet is great (we all love a LOLcat), and as you’ve discovered, we’re on the internet too when we’re not at the NEC. But the live Autumn Fair experience is something that the internet can’t offer – a place to touch the products, feel their weight, talk to the suppliers and compare the options from over 1,300 exhibitors.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
So now that you know what the show's about, you just need to plan your visit. We’ve got tips on how to get here, where to stay and what to see while you’re in the area, so sign up for your ticket and let’s get started!