We are delighted to be hosting Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular once again, and we very much hope you can join us! It is a very family friendly event and there will be something for all to enjoy. On Saturday 2nd April 2022, we had a most splendid day and as such, following the success of the event, we have been asked to do it all again this year! We have decided that Saturday 15th October is the perfect date! Although not quite Halloween, St Marys is a glorious Medieval atmospheric venue in October, and as so, an All Hallows Eve theme it will be!
Our events will be open to the public 10:00 - 4:00 Set up will be from 8:00 on Saturday. A floor plan will be available on the day, all pitches will be clearly named and someone will be available to show you to your space.
There is limited on street parking (charges will apply) at this venue. Traders will need to unload and use one of the many town centre car parks for the duration of the event after unloading. The carpark which most Traders use is this one www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/shrewsbury-wyle-cop/ They often offer an early bird rate too. Please be sure to plan ahead, and locate a carpark suitable for your needs ahead of the day of the event. Please do not hesitate to contact us in advance if you need any assistance, as on the day of the event, as we are such a small team, it isn't always possible for us to leave the venue to give you detailed directions.
Pitch spaces will be allocated prior to the event and a plan will be on display on the day. Traders who have ordered and paid for a table will have their table assembled and in placed in situ. If you are bringing your own table, please be mindful of other Traders next to you who may arrive later than you and make sure you leave adequate space for their pitch please. Please see the floor plan which we are required to use at this venue below.
As you will see there are 6 pitches running the length of each side of the outer nave, four opposite, on both sides. pitches at both ends of the nave and the others will be in the cross chancel area. Electrical points are only available in certain areas of the church, and Traders that have requested access to power will be placed next to them.
The floor plan takes a lot of consideration in advance of the event, as I endeavour to accommodate all Trader requests (made upon booking) and carefully place everyone in a space that is most suitable for their products. I always visually and practically consider how customers will traverse the event, and know that they will want to see certain stands in certain places. For example If a Trader is selling food then I will not place another food seller next to them, this of course applies to all types of products too. I would therefore politely ask that everyone remains in the space that they have been allocated.
Due to the quirky layout of this particular venue, each pitch can only accommodate a 6ft event table. If you require a larger space, then you will need to book more than one pitch. Please do not assume that you can bring extras, such as clothes rails, side tables etc. If everyone did this we would be in breach of fire regulations.
All Traders who have attended my events before, and of course there are many of them coming to Shrewsbury, will know that I always heavily advertise and being a Trader myself I am very aware of the upmost importance of this. Hopefully they will also tell you that I am extremely approachable and accommodating and I will always be available to help in anyway I can throughout the day of the fair.
We look forward to seeing you. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.