How to exhibit

Although most space is allocated to our long standing exhibitors we can always allocate some spaces at each event to exhibitors who are new to Hugglets. You are welcome to register your interest at any time by supplying a few photographs of your work (this can be done most easily by email attachment) and an indication of which events you are interested in attending.

When we receive your ‘registration of interest’ we will acknowledge receipt and if we feel we might be able to offer space at some point in the future, we will keep your photographs on file for consideration whenever space comes up. Stands are generally allocated to newcomers about six months prior to each event though there are also usually a few late cancellations.

Due to the large number of applicants we do not operate a purely time-based waiting list. Our assessment is based on the originality and quality of work and overall appeal as perceived from your photos. We will also note recommendations from existing exhibitors. Since 2003 we have been implementing a points system which also takes note of advertising in the Hugglets Teddy Bear Guide (visitors are often keen to see exhibitors they recognise from the Guide).

Not all exhibitors are bear artists. We also include specialist bear shops, dealers in old bears and suppliers of other related products and services such as bear-making supplies.

Hugglets Teddy Bear Festivals take place in February and September. The tables are generally 183cm long by 76cm wide (6′ x 2′ 6″) though some are wider. Prices vary from £150 to £195 + VAT where applicable. Our general policy is to make only single stands available in order to include as many applicants as possible (a few exhibitors do have 2 stands for historical reasons). It is possible for two artists to share a stand in which case there’s a fee of £50. Dates and further details are available here.

Opening hours for Hugglets Club members
Sunday 10.30am to 4pm

Opening hours for the public
Sunday 11.30am to 4pm

Set up time for exhibitors
Sunday 8.30am to 10.30am

The Hugglets Online Festival is a new format. The exhibition fee is £120 for advertisers in the Hugglets Teddy Bear Guide and £150 for everyone else. Exhibitors have their own shopping window – a picture gallery in a closed Facebook group. They can show up to 30 items there. At least 80 per cent of these items must be exclusively presented at the Hugglets Online Festival. They shall not be shown at any other website or shop before or during the Hugglets Online Festival.

Offers to exhibitors who are new to our events are mostly on a one-off basis to start with because often the stands are only available temporarily. (For clarification this doesn’t mean you won’t be invited again if you are unable to accept our offer of stand space. Nor does it mean that you can only come once and then won’t be invited back!)

If you would like to register your interest in exhibiting please please use our Registration Form.

We look forward to hearing from you.