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 2018 Show Location

14th – 15th April

Trug Making Appreciation Course

Magham Down Workshop

10th – 13th May

RHS Malvern Spring Festival – CONFIRMED

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW

18th – 21st May

Gartenfest at Schloss Fasanerie – CONFIRMED

Eichenzell, Fulda, 36124, Germany

26th May

Heathfield Agricultural Show – CONFIRMED

Broad Oak, Heathfield, East Sussex

28th May

Surrey County Show – CONFIRMED

Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1ER

7th – 9th June

South of England Show – CONFIRMED

Ardingly, West Sussex

23rd – 24th June

Woburn Abbey Garden Show – CONFIRMED

Woburn, Bedfordshire

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August

Rural Life & Woodfest Weekend – **NEW EVENT** – CONFIRMED

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB

25th – 26th August

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair – CONFIRMED

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

Alresford Agricultural Show. We will be attending a new show (for us) in Hampshire this month. Details to follow when received from the organisers.

14th – 16th September

Gartenfest at Schloss Wolfsgarten – CONFIRMED

Langen, Darmstadt, Hessen, 63225 Germany

29th – 30th September

Malvern Autumn Show

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW

6th – 7th October

Autumn Countryside Show

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

15th November 2018

Talk on and demonstration of Trug Making

Ardingly Women’s Institute

17th – 18th November

Trug Making Appreciation Course

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, West Sussex.

Charleston Frost Fair Last show of the year!

24th – 25th November

Charleston Manor, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL

Updated 14th November 2018

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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