The Craft Stalls are to be found in two distinct areas of the Showground. Firstly they are in the long standing craft hall formed from the storage building in the centre of the Showground and secondly in a marquee near the sheep section which was introduced a few years back to allow the large number of exhibitors to have a better chance of attending the Show.
Be sure to visit both Craft Areas as there is always an assortment of excellent work to view and, perhaps, to tempt you to purchase.
Many of the exhibitors demonstrate their skills during the course of the day.
Amongst the many crafts featured you will generally find jewellery, wood turning and carving, wooden toys, needlework items, pottery and engraving.
Our Trade Stand Secretaries pride themselves on producing a wide variety of traders and a strong diversity of product ranges. Furthermore we have a Charity stall policy which is designed to stop our visitors being asked for donations, tombola or similar at every turn as can be the case at some other Shows. Please do support the Charities that are on the Showground.
There are two main Trade Stand areas. Firstly there is the long standing trade stand area adjacent to the roundabout and bounded by the Domestic and fur and feather marquees. The second area is found on the opposite side of the main entrance road to the cattle show.
Many trade stands have a traditional agricultural angle but there are many others that seek to fulfil the living and social aspects of life frequently including private schools, wine merchants, cooking ranges, fruit and vegetables, clothing and plants to name but a few.
This is the marquee to see and, more importantly, to sample and buy truly local food, drink and produce. it can get very busy in here as the stalls are always very popular.
There is fresh produce to buy and many of the traders will keep your purchases cool for later collection which saves either that trip back to the car or lugging the goods around the Showground.
A favourite of the author's is always the hand made chocolate that is produced in various parts of Cornwall.
There are also usually two hot eat now vendors within the marquee.
The Taste of Cornwall Marquee is supported by Newell’s Travel, Briants Chartered Accountants and Hine Downing, Solicitors.
Each year the Trade Stands, Craft Stalls and Taste of Cornwall (from 2017) are assessed by independent judges and a perpetual trophy is awarded to the winner of each section.
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For details of the winners in the Craft Building please click here
For details of the winners in the Craft Marquee please click here
For details of the winners of the Trade Stand competition click here
For details of the winners of the Taste of Cornwall competition click here
For details of these winners and past winners please follow the links above.