Become an Exhibitor
We are happy to announce our North East Christmas Fair will be moving to the newly extensively refurbished Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park from the 28th-31st October 2021.
Going into 2021, we expect around 5,500 - 6,500 per day at each event, totalling over 25,000 shoppers over the critical period before Christmas. Crowds will be carefully managed inline with Covid best practise and current goverment advice. Our visitor numbers have grown over the past 13 years of our Christmas fairs. Our visitor profile is 80% female, over 35 ABC1, targeted through the prestigious lifestyle publication Living North magazine, regional press, inserts and listings in national titles and on websites. Take a look at what our returning exhibitors have got to say about our fairs here.
As publishers of regional magazines of the ﬁnest quality, wherever possible we feature our exhibitors within the pages of the magazines as additional marketing support. In order to ensure you obtain a favoured position you are advised to contact us and book early.
- The Living North Christmas Fair is the most established and prestigious Christmas shopping event in the North.
Living North has an unrivalled reputation as the event organisers who go the extra mile. We provide our exhibitors with the best possible opportunity to showcase their goods to a discerning audience.
Full regional and national media campaign to ensure strong visitor attendance and maximum potential press coverage at the Fair itself.
Potential coverage including listing of your product/business in issues of acclaimed lifestyle magazine, Living North, and in the Fair Programme, subject to prior deadline.
The opportunity to launch your own product to the press and your target market.
Free inclusion on the Living North website with a link to your site if required.
Through our website and e-letter we offer our subscribers and VIPs special offers and give our exhibitors privileged access to promote selected goods, services and events to this affluent audience.
We promote our exhibitors and their products on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We also have an excess of 36,000 social media followers.
Living North has a readership of 100,000 per edition (North East and Yorkshire). Both the magazines and the Living North Fairs attract an affluent audience from all over the North East, Cumbria, The Scottish Borders and Yorkshire. The fairs are supported by features and editorial in Living North and also in the regional press, and inserts in national titles such as the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and the Saturday edition of The Telegraph.
Promotional campaigns to support the fairs also include:
E letter which reaches 52,000 signed up recipients
Working with advertising and sponsors and local businesses
Key media partnerships with local food groups, tourism organisations, radio, local press and other media
We also offer a number of complimentary tickets to exhibitors for customers, family and friends, a supply of publicity leaflets, free stand cleaning, an unrivalled porter service from car to stand, and the chance to win Best Stand.
Stands are priced at £165 per sqm except for premium sites which are priced at £185 per sqm.
Trestle stands (limited number food only) £320.
Please refer to floor plans for price of all stands and trestle stands. All prices exclude VAT.
Outside space is available. Please contact the fair team for availability and price.
A 5% discount will be given for booking both Christmas events.
Applications are now open, please click here to apply.
See full terms and conditions here.
The ‘irreversible’ Government roadmap has given us an expectation that we will be able to host two outstanding Christmas Fairs this year. That said, we are understandably still planning to take sensible precautions and we have removed some stands from busier areas to allow for better flow. If this is your usual stand we will do our best to accommodate you in your preferred new position. This will allow us to introduce some one-way systems and wider aisles, and we thank you for your understanding and co-operation with this. Our health and safety policy will be updated in line with Government advice as time goes on and will be shared with you, together with all Covid-safe requirements, when your exhibitor packs are distributed in the autumn.
Our cancellation terms and conditions remain as previously.