The Maidenhead Town Show is a free to attend, not-for-profit annual 'country show in the town' in its 9th year, that brings together local people to celebrate their creativity.
It is led by Craft Coop, a CIC that supports over 150 local crafters with advice and low-cost shared retail space. The Show developed as Craft Coop wanted to give local non-professional artists and craftspeople the chance to share what they do - and to celebrate local creativity of all kinds.
The event has been growing since it began in 2013 with just 10 entrants in 4 classes. Although the event was held online in 2020, in 2019 there were over 300 visitors, 20 stall holders, 53 competition entries across 7 classes, 52 dog show entrants, 8 local dance, drama and music groups, and more. The Maidenhead Show has grown from several tables in the shopping centre to a multi-site event across Maidenhead.
The Town Show has been held in several different locations in the Town Centre, including the High Street, the library amphitheatre, and in 2019 it moved to the top of the High Street, making the event safer and larger with more car-free space. This year, we are combining with the Nicholsons Centre's own fundraising event, and holding the Town Show indoors - throughout the Nicholsons Centre itself. This will provide an easy access, weatherproof, and safe venue, with lots going on.
The Town Show is volunteer-led and brings people together to celebrate local creativity in all its forms. Every year it grows in popularity and we can't wait to make The Maidenhead Town Show 2021 the best it has ever been and attract even more people, building a sense of pride in our town.
Saturday 11th September 2021
Nicholsons Centre Maidenhead
Photos by Jodi Humphries