Sharing dates of Fairs


If you click on one of the months above it will show a list of fairs usually held that month.PLEASE, PLEASE let me know of any fair you know about and I'll add it to the list.
I apologise for not making any attempt to keep it current this is just an attempt to have a list of as many dolls house shows that I can find. Even if you see a show with an old date you can just google the name of the show to find out the date of the next one.

It would be great if you'd let me know of any I can add to the list.

Friday, 5 January 2018

MGM Fair Schedule for 2018

Dollshouse and Miniature Fairs for 2018  
 

MGM's  2018 Fair schedule is available and listed on their website at:
www.mgmfairs.co.uk/dolls_house_fairs.html

We have four brand new Dolls House and Miniature fairs for 2018 in :

  • TATTERSHALL, Lincolnshire,
  • HENLEY IN ARDEN, Warwickshire
  • CHIPPING SODBURY, Bristol,
  • SOLIHULL, West Midlands,


We have moved two fair venues:

  • Our Tiverton Show has moved to The New Hall, Barrington Street, TIVERTON, Devon, EX16 6SH

  • Our  Llandudno Show has moved toThe Craig-y-do Community Centre, Queens Road, Llandudno, North Wales, NP30 1TE
We are also returning to BELFAST  on Bank Holiday Saturday 5th May 2018.


Whilst continuing with our other shows in:

  • ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
  • MARKET HARBOROUGH
  • SHOREHAM BY SEA
  • MATLOCK
  • HOLT
  • SHERBORNE
  • CWMBRAN
  • PORTHCAWL
  • GLOUCESTER


In 2018 we  have organised shows on both Saturday's and Sunday's and in 15 different counties. We make full use of social media and our extensive databases to let you know of our shows, plus of course we still publish the shows not only in all the national dolls house magazines but also in the local press, a week before each event. We also continue to  list all traders attending our shows on our website, with links thru to their own sites, where appropriate.

We pride ourselves on organising some of the best, smaller shows in the UK, working hard to make sure that we all benefit and enjoy the day.  We aim for good quality craftsmanship and a good range of items for the customer and I am pleased that so many established traders have supported us and continue to do so, while we attract new traders onto the fair circuit.

I do hope you will consider coming along to one of our fairs and find a fair location close to you, as we always aim to make the day enjoyable for everyone.


I look forward to seeing you in 2018.


Gail Tucker - Fair Organiser
MGM Fairs, Lyndhurst, Beckford Road, Bath, BA2 6NQ.
www.mgmfairs.co.uk   -   enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk
UPCOMING EVENTS


Porthcawl Fair
Sunday 25 February 2018
 

Royal Wootton Bassett Fair  

Sunday 18  March 2018

Tiverton Fair
Sunday 8 April 2018

Belfast Fair
Saturday 5 May 2018 
(Bank Holiday Saturday)

Gloucester Fair
Saturday 19 May 2018

Matlock Fair
Sunday 10 June 2018

*NEW*  TattershallFair
Sunday 17 June 2018

*NEW*  Henley In Arden Fair
Sunday 8 July 2018

Llandudno Fair
Sunday 22 July 2018

Holt Fair
Saturday 11 August 2018

Sherborne Fair
Saturday 1 September 2018


Cwmbran Fair
Saturday 16 September 2018



The rest of our shows are listed on our website, do check them out atwww.mgmfairs.co.uk.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Market Harborough DH & Miniature Fair, 21 October 2017

MGM Fairs Market Harborough Dolls House Fair

The
Market Harborough
Dolls House & Miniature Fair 

The Jubilee  Hall,
Congregational Church
Bowden Lane,
MARKET HARBOROUGH
Leicestershire, LE16 7JD



SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017

Fair Opens 10.30am - 3.00pm

Hi Everyone,
 

We are delighted to bring our Dolls House and Miniatures Fair  back to  Market Harborough on Saturday 21 October 2017   the fair opens 10.30am till 3.00pm.  

 We have some great  traders attending this one, including a demonstration being done by  Fredona's Miniature Dreamsthat will take place throughout the day. Do  check out  our website for the complete list  of those attending at http://www.mgmfairs.co.uk

Hopefully you will find everything you need for your dolls house projects, whether it is  furniture, wallpaper, dolls, tools, lights, wood, fabrics, shop items and Romany Caravans plus  even some dolls houses or kits. Many of the items are hand made or one-offs, see some of the traders work below.


There is a large Pay and Display car park, next to / behind, the venue, and  light refreshments will be available  throughout the day.

We are also delighted to welcome back the  Small Scale Fiddlers  Dolls House Club, who will not only be displaying their lovely projects, but will also be doing some demonstrations throughout the day.  A bit of fun for everyone attending the show.

W
e shall also have our usual Free Prize Draws, so you could win something,  just for coming along.

The Entrance fee  for Adults/Seniors remains at   £2.50 with accompanied children at 50p, children under 7 will be free.  


Unfortunately we won't be able to accommodate children's push chairs inside the fair rooms, but we will look after the chair, if you wish to take your child into the Fair with you. The fair has access for wheelchair users. 

A map, venue information and a list of traders are all available on our website at www.mgmfairs.co.uk

I look forward to seeing you on 
Saturday 21 October 2017 and hope we all have a really great day.

Gail Tucker
Fair Organiser

Monday, 2 October 2017

Miniatura Autumn Fair, NEC, Birmingham, 30 Sep/1 Oct 2017

I am sure there must be very, very few mini-mad folk who would not want to be indoors wandering around 140 dollhouse miniatures shops on a rainy day.  This is what a large show like this brings you.  That said, when I tell you I purchased items from only eleven vendors you might be wondering why I bother going.  

However, these wonderful shows are more than just a collection of 'shops', they offer a miniaturist the chance to see masses of things that they hadn't even thought of.  They are inspirational in many senses of the word.  

A lot of us can not afford to buy from the top level crafts people who are producing the most exquisite museum quality furniture and silver and glass (and other) items; but this is our chance to see them and to dream and to give ourselves a standard to work towards, if that is what interests us.

For straight-forward collectors of miniatures it must be a little slice of heaven.

We often see ideas that can spark a notion for our project and even see things that can set us off on the next build!!

It is also something of a social event.  Most vendors are hugely generous with their time and will happily help and answer any questions you have.  At this show I spent a long time speaking to the man who is Escutcheon about his wonderful finishes that he achieves on his furniture.  He carefully explained how he did it.  Graham of Barbara's Mouldings was also generous with his time and we discussed what I might want for my next build.

I spend a lot of time just saying hello to vendors I now sort of know such as Jane Harrop, Mini McGregor, Amanda Speakman, Jennifer and Andy (Jennifers of Walsall) and others - all of whom are happy to say a quick hello and have a catch-up whether you are buying or not.  It is also fun to come across visitors you might know.  I always see the indomitable Molly Cromwell (a show organiser from the USA) and like to say "Hi".  I am shy about meeting new folk but am happy to keep in touch with those I know.

For anyone who is gregarious it is a great opportunity to meet new people.  I spent a jolly hour at lunch (compelled to table share) swapping interesting real life and mini stories with a delightful Kathy from Arizona.

You will have noticed this isn't really a review of the show as I have done that so many times.  If you are curious as to how to get there and its amenities just click on last year's review over in the left column.

I didn't take photos of the show and hope to scrounge them soon from the super-helpful and charming Mr Andy Hopwood (one of the show organisers)  Meanwhile you might want to see photos of what I bought.  They do give you some idea of the breadth of stuff available to you.  You can do that over at my Dalton House blog.

Not sure if this is a bit of a no-no but if you would like to see some lovely photos of some vendors work Alison Davies has done an excellent blog piece.  I have half a dozen of her pieces and can't praise them enough - so pop over to her site and take a look at what she does if you don't know her.



Friday, 1 September 2017

Cwmbran Dolls House & Miniature Fair

MGM Fairs Cwmbran Dolls House Fair

New Venue for our Cwmbran
Dolls House & Miniature Fair 

The Parkway Hotel,
Cwmbran Drive,
CWMBRAN
South Wales, NP44 3UW



SUNDAY 17 September 2017

Fair Opens 10.30am - 3.00pm

Hi Everyone,
 

Another great dolls house show from MGM Fairs is coming  back to Cwmbran, but this year we have moved from the Stadium to the Best Western Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran Drive, Cwmbran, NP44 3UW  on Sunday 17 September 2017 .  The Fair opens 10.30am till 3.00pm. 

We have another great show this year with some really special miniature traders attending;  some of them new to the fair, so please check out  our website for the complete list at : http://www.mgmfairs.co.uk/cwmbran_traders.html

You should be able to find everything you need for your dolls house projects, whether it is  furniture, wallpaper, books, dolls, food, lights, wood, tools, fabrics, shop items and even some dolls houses.  See some of the traders work below.

There is free parking at the venue, who will also be happy to provide light refreshments, all in a  4* setting.

W
e shall also have our usual Free Prize Draws, so you could win something,  just for coming along.

The Entrance fee  for Adults/Seniors remains at   £2.50 with accompanied children at 50p, children under 7 will be free.  


Unfortunately we won't be able to accommodate children's push chairs inside the fair rooms, but we will look after the chair, if you wish to take your child into the Fair with you. The fair has access for wheelchair users. 

A map, venue information and a list of traders are all available on our website at 
http://www.mgmfairs.co.uk/cwmbran_dollshouse_fair.html

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday 17 September 2017 and hope we all have a really great day.

Gail Tucker
Fair Organiser

Tools, Wood and Electricals from Mini Lights


Tools, Wood and Electricals from Mini Lights

Tudor Houses from Kevin Jackson

Tudor Houses from Kevin Jackson

Haberdashery Unit from Yvonne's Miniatures

Haberdashery Unit from Yvonne's Miniatures

1:48th House from Magic Minis

1:48th House from Magic Minis

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Whibleys Dolls House Fair & Exhibition, Rochdale

Time for Whibleys August show near Rochdale.  Click here for full information

Whibleys Dolls House Fair & Exhibition

This is a smashing show.  If you can get to it, do try to - not only a chance to buy things for your project but a wealth of miniature things to look at and get ideas from.  You might even come home with a house!


DESCRIPTION

Whibleys Dolls house Fair is now in it's 4th Year.we have exhibits of Club models including Back o' Terrace Houses and a complete beach scene in 12th scale and a 6th scale railway camping coach along with many other exhibits to inspire your own creations in small scale modelling.
Also come along and enjoy a coffee, cake and sandwich in the 150 year old House formally owned by Thomas Watson (Silk Manufacturer)
A great day out for all the family at only £2 adults and £1 accompanied children

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

Horse Carrs
Shawclough Road
Rochdale
OL12 6LG

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

July - maybe shows?

When I compiled this list in 2014 these were the shows I could find for July.  You could google any that might be of interest to you to find their 2017 dates, or contact the organiser.



12th 2014
FogelsvillePA, USA
Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club "Small on Scale". Pre-registered, pre-paid workshops held at the show site - workshop information: Jo Roseberry, jolen1@verizon.net 570-620-
0810

13th, 2014
FogelsvillePA, USA
The 37th Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club "Small on Scale", The Holiday Inn, Exit 49A off I-78 onto Rt. 100
South. 7736 Adrienne DriveBreinigsvillePA 18031 610-391-1000. 10AM - 4 PM $5. Adults (4.50 with coupon), $1. children under 12. Exhibits, free parking, food available.
Free children's class on Sunday. Show info: Jo Roseberry 570-620-0810 jolen1@verizon.net or Mary Breidinger 610-762-8370 mbreiginger4547@gmail.com . Website:
www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com 


13th, 2014
Copdock, UK
Cameo Hotel, London Road, Copdock, nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JD
Dolly's Daydreams


17th - 20th 2014
Missouri, USA
 NAME National
St Louis


20th, 2014
Kent, UK
The inn on the Lake Hotel, DA12 3HB
D & M Fairs


20th, 2014
Kelham, UK
Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham, nr. Newark, Notts, NG23 5QX
Dolly's Daydreams


26th, 2014
MooresvilleNC
North Carolina Dollhouse Show and Sale. The Charlotte Area Dollhouse Clubs of North Carolina will be hosting the First Annual Mooresville, NC Dollhouse Exhibit and Sale
9 AM -3 PM. Admission $1. Door prizes, free classes for children. South Iredell Lions Club, 630 Brawley School Road,MooresvilleNC. Dealer tables are $10. Space is

limited, call early for a reservation. Info: Maria Cannizzaro, (704) 230-0569. Donations will be made to NAME and the Lions Club. Show your NAME card at the door for a free gift. 


26th, 2014
Dedham, UK
The Assembly Rooms, High Street, Dedham, nr Colchester, Essex CO7 6DE
Dolly's Daydreams



Monday, 3 July 2017

Dolls House Fair, Holt, Norfolk

MGM Fairs Matlock Dolls House Fair

Our Holt
Dolls House & Miniature Fair 

Holt Community Centre
Kerridge Way,
HOLT,
Norfolk, NR25 6DN


SUNDAY 9 July 2017

Fair Opens 10.30am - 3.00pm

Hi Everyone,
 

Another great dolls house show from MGM Fairs is coming  back to Holt on Sunday 9 July 2017  at the above address.  The Fair opens 10.30am till 3.00pm.  

We have some really great miniature traders attending;  some of them new to the fair, so please check out  our website for the complete list at http://www.mgmfairs.co.uk

You should be able to find everything you need for your dolls house projects, whether it is  furniture, wallpaper, books, dolls, food, lights, wood, tools, fabrics, shop items and even some dolls houses.  See some of the traders work below.

 

There is a Budgen's Pay and Display car park, across from the venue.

W
e shall also have our usual Free Prize Draws, so you could win something,  just for coming along.
 
The Entrance fee  for Adults/Seniors remains at   £2.50 with accompanied children at 50p, children under 7 will be free.  

 
Unfortunately we won't be able to accommodate children's push chairs inside the fair rooms, but we will look after the chair, if you wish to take your child into the Fair with you. The fair has access for wheelchair users.  

A map, venue information and a list of traders are all available on our website at www.mgmfairs.co.uk

I look forward to seeing you on 
Sunday 9 July  2017 and hope we all have a really great day.

Gail Tucker
Fair Organiser

Geyser by Sussex Crafts


A 1920s / 1930s Geyser from Sussex Crafts

Beautiful Items from KattyKorner MIniatures

Shop Display from KattyKorner Miniatures

Lighting from ABC MIniatures

Lights, Wallpaper and Furniture from ABC Miniatures

A Romany Caravan from Lazy Days

A Romany Caravan
from Lazy Days