The Lustleigh show is one of the best regarded local shows in Devon, with thousands of visitors coming to our village. A big part of our show is over 100 exhibitors, with their great products, displays, and more. Why not exhibit with us?
Why exhibit at Lustleigh Village Show?
Lustleigh Village show provides the ideal opportunity to promote to a large audience, in a unique rural setting.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 all saw 3,000 – 4,000 visitors through the gate. Many exhibitors reported record levels of engagement – selling more than at other similar shows.
We see many of our stallholders year after year, and they continue to choose us to showcase their wares.
Who comes to the show?
We have a mixture of attendees, including the vast majority of Lustleigh residents. We also attract residents from surrounding towns and villages including Bovey Tracey, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, North Bovey, and Chagford.
The majority of residents in the this area are in ABC1 categories, with good disposable income.
The show also attracts visitors and tourists. The August Bank Holiday weekend means the potential reach is huge.
Who should exhibit?
We are selective about who we accept to exhibit at the show, as we are careful to maintain the character of our show. You should apply if your business is in any of our priority categories:
- handmade products
- artisan food or drink
- locally produced items
- local businesses
We do not generally accept large businesses, unless they have a particularly strong local relevance.
If you are keen to exhibit, you should apply early, as we also try to ensure that we do not have too many exhibitors selling the same types of product. Popular categories like fudge and coffee reach their quota very early.
What do I get when I exhibit?
Outdoor exhibitors get a pre-marked pitch (3x3m, or multiples thereof), for which you’ll need to provide your own metal framed gazebo, tent, or other structure. You can hire furniture such as tables and chairs at additional cost. Indoor exhibitors get a 3m x 2m pitch inside our marquee.
You will get a full listing on the show website, unless you specifically tell us otherwise, which includes a picture, detailed copy about your business, and links to your website and social media. See Exhibitors or Food and drink for examples.
Free WiFi is available for exhibitors to use with their card processing machines, although we cannot guarantee coverage across the entire show grounds.
You can connect to our electricity for a fee – generators are not permitted.
How is the show promoted?
We work hard to promote the show, including extensive poster campaigns around the local area, advertising boards at strategic locations, and engagement through social media.
We also work with our exhibitors and sponsors to promote the show through their networks.
Are there any restrictions?
All exhibitors should familiarise themselves with our rules – application indicates acceptance of these rules, and any exhibitor in breach on the day may not be able to trade, and will not receive a refund.
We also require you to complete a simple health and safety assessment, and if that raises any questions, our safety officer will be in touch.
The cost of exhibiting is made up of a pitch fee, plus extra costs for any furniture you require, and an extra charge for electricity hook-up. If you need electricity you MUST connect to our supply as generators are not permitted on site under any circumstances.
Outdoor pitches are:
- £60 for traders
- £30 for charities (limited numbers available)
- Free for Lustleigh non-profit organisations
Indoor pitches in our large marquee are:
- £75 for all applicants (limited numbers available)
Catering (food and/or drinks) pitches are £175, plus £75 for each additional pitch.
How to apply
Make sure you’ve read our rules, and then:
Click here to apply online
We would prefer you to apply online.
If this is not possible, contact the show secretary for advice.
When your application is accepted
When we have accepted your application, you will need to complete a simple health and safety questionnaire. We do this to make it easy to comply. If there are any outstanding questions, you will be contacted by our Safety Officer.
You do not need to do this until your application is accepted, although you can do it after completing your application if you like.