The Maidenhead Show is a free to attend, not-for-profit annual 'country show in the town' in its 6th year, that brings together local people to celebrate their creativity.
It is led by Craft Coop, a CIC that supports 150 'kitchen table' crafters with advice and low-cost shared retail space. The Show developed as Craft Coop volunteers were regularly approached by local people who had creative hobbies but felt isolated or didn't have an opportunity to share what they did.
The event has been growing since it started in 2013 with just 10 entrants in 4 classes; last year saw 300 visitors, 20 stall holders, 53 competition entries across 7 classes, 52 dog show entrants, 8 local dance, drama and music groups, and 4 local businesses who provided catering. The Maidenhead Show has grown from a table in the shopping centre to a multi-site event across our Town Hall lawns and library plaza.
In 2019 we are looking to make the Show bigger and better and will be moving to the top of the High Street, making the event safer and larger with more car-free space. This increased space will enable more paying stallholders and make us more sustainable, support more small businesses and attract more visitors.
The Show is volunteer-led and brings people together to celebrate local creativity in all its forms. The show is growing in popularity and we can't wait to make The Maidenhead Show 2019 the best it has ever been and attract even more people, building a sense of pride in our town.
We hope the Maidenhead Show on 14 September 2019 will see us double attendance and secure the Show's future as a self-sustaining event in our town's calendar and the heart of our community.
Saturday 14th September 2019
Maidenhead High Street
Photos by Jodi Humphries