Our company continues this fine tradition of education by taking our craft and demonstrating its processes at shows around Britain and mainland Europe. The shows we will be attending this year are set out below and new ones will be added when they are agreed with organisers.

Our demonstration is unique. We show either the making of the Royal Sussex Traditional Trug or the South Down Contemporary Trug, or, sometimes, both! Each of our two types of Trug are hand made and the way you see us demonstrating is very much the way in which all of our Trugs are produced in our workshops in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

Please Note: We do not pay to attend shows as we are a small company working hard to keep Trug Making alive in our modern World


If you are organising a show then you can book our demonstration for your event. We make a charge for attendance to cover our costs and the actual amount will vary depending on the distance we have to travel from Herstmonceux to the event and whether we have to use a ferry and/or make overnight accommodation arrangements. Please ask for a quotation. Booking form. We have to make this charge as the brutal fact is that we have to operate our small company on a commercial basis in order to keep alive the traditional art of Trug Making for future generations. When you enquire we will send you full details and costs before asking you for your confirmation.

We also arrange talks about our craft and are available to attend groups’ meetings, providing that our travel and accommodation costs are covered by the organisation requesting the talk. The talk lasts about one hour and is illustrated with slides, equipment and Trugs! We will also offer our Trugs for sale at discounted prices after the talk because this is all about keeping Trug Making alive. We may also provide discount vouchers for mail order sales subsequent to the talk. Please contact us for details.

Upcoming Shows and Events

Dates for 2019 Show Location

19th February 2019

Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ Grand Trade Fair

Guildhall, London, England.

2nd – 3rd March 2019

Trug Making Appreciation Course – NOW FULL

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex.

23rd – 24th March 2019

Trug Making Appreciation Course – NOW FULL

Red Lion Hall, Magham Down, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

9th – 12th May 2019

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire.

16th – 19th May 2019

Gartenfest Show

Schloss Fasanerie, Eichenzell, Fulda, Germany

25th May 2019

Heathfield Agricultural Show

Broad Oak, Heathfield, East Sussex.

27th May 2019

Surrey County Show

Guildford, Surrey

6th – 8th June 2019

South of England Show

Ardingly, West Sussex.

22nd – 23rd June 2019

Woburn Abbey Garden Show

Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

24th – 25th August 2019

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair – CONFIRMED

Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG

6th – 8th September 2019

Gartenfest Show

Langen, nr. Frankfurt/Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany

7th September 2019

Alresford Agricultural Show

Alresford, Hampshire

28th – 29th September

Malvern Autumn Show

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW

Updated 18th January 2019.

Please Note: As we carry out a demonstration of Trug Making for the entertainment of your visitors we do not pay to attend shows. We are a small company so we request show organisers to contribute towards our travel and accommodation costs and provide a free pitch/stand. We reserve the right to sell our products at all shows.

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