Simply events

Welcome, Simply events has been organising handmade craft events since 2012. Every stall holders products are checked to ensure quality and that they have been hand made. We pride ourselves in only exhibiting the best crafters to ensure that our visitors get the best craft market experience possible.

Kylie on BBC Essex

Listen to Kylie playing ‘Trading Places’ on BBC Essex with Ben Fryer to promote the Coggeshall craft market. 

This years event dates & venues.

Our 2023 events are now open for bookings.
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2023 dates & venues…

‘Simply events’ are now looking to 2023 and can’t wait to get started on a fresh year of events.  We have three new venues for 2023, the first venue is the ‘Village Hall’ in Coggeshall, the venue has two good sized halls along with a well equipped kitchen and cafe area. The second new venue is the ‘Community Centre’ in Langham near Colchester, this is a fantastic spacious venue with a main hall and kitchen.  Our third new venue is the ‘Village Hall’ in Ardleigh near Colchester, this venue is situated in the popular village of Ardleigh and boasts a spacious hall and kitchen. Along with the three new venues we will also be back at Horringer (near Bury St Edmunds), Lawford (near Manningtree), Wickham Bishops, Clare and Lavenham in Suffolk.

2023 dates & venues…

Saturday 29th April 2023 at the Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk                                                                                              Saturday 20th May 2023 at the Village Hall, Coggeshall, Essex

Saturday 9th September 2023 at the Village Hall, Wickham Bishops, Essex 
Saturday 23rd September 2023 at the Community Centre, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex 

Saturday 7th October 2023  at the Venture Centre, Lawford, Essex
Saturday 21st October 2023 at the Village Hall, Ardleigh, Nr Colchester, Essex

Saturday 4th November 2023 at the Village Hall, Coggeshall, Essex
Saturday 11th November 2023 at the Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk
Sunday 26th November 2023 at the Community Centre, Horringer, Suffolk 

Saturday 9th December 2023 at the Old School Community Centre, Clare, Suffolk

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Find out where we will be holding our next handmade craft market by viewing the next event page.


Take the weight off your feet during your visit and enjoy some real home-made sweet and savoury offerings. 

Spring craft market this Saturday at Coggeshall

The Spring craft market at Coggeshall is fast approaching, this is a new venue to us and we are really looking forward to it. Exhibiting at this event will be Laura Shelley, Beadwork, Crafty Fox and Co, Krafts by Kiah, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Halcyon Leather, Barbara’s Crafts, Racing Tabby, OtAtelier, Kavanagh Candle Company, Anna Knitting Pretty, John Doody, Coralou Rose Gifts, Studio 50 Glass Design, Sue Jones, Spotley Designs, Sewn by Niki, Glyn Hall, Capricorn Crafts, Sparkles Crafts, Joy of Scents, Clayton Creations HQ, Melt Amour, Eevie M Crafts, Rebecca Sheil Photography, Wonderous Wax and Wee Bear Design.

Racing Tabby…

Studio 50 Glass Design…

Handmade fused glass work.

Spotley Designs…

“Several years ago I leased an embroidery machine and I concentrated on equine related embroidery, items for babies and some workwear; all sold online. This time I have invested in the machine so it can be a long term business, I have a wide product range across a range of price points, and I will be selling mainly at makers markets and craft fayres with online sales too. I create items for the home such as cushions, baby gifts and clothing, pets gifts and clothing, a wide range of bags, pouches and storage items too. I try and be as cost effective as possible and source as many items as I can from sustainable and eco friendly sources. Almost anything I sell or make can be personalised and I do commissioned items regularly, working with you to create your item exactly as you want it. I really enjoy the creative process and you will see my creativity particularly in items such as my cushions and jacket backs.”

My website is and on facebook Spotley designs.

Kavanagh Candle Company…

“I make soy candles with all products vegan friendly and animal cruelty free. I try and use crystals for different moods and manifesting as well. I started my business, Kavanagh Candle Company last year and this is my first year trying craft fairs.”

Sparkles Crafts…

Handcrafted Gonks, gifts and pictures.

Joy of Scents…

Wax burners, wax melts, reed diffusers, room sprays and car diffusers.


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Thanks for a fab event Saturday in Hadleigh – hope to be at another one of your events soon. keep us posted for the October hadleigh one too please. thank you kindly x

Joan - Madbird Design


Thanks for a fab event Saturday in Hadleigh – hope to be at another one of your events soon. keep us posted for the October hadleigh one too please. thank you kindly x

Marion - Beech Tree Jewellery and Gifts


I really enjoyed today at Hadleigh and I have got home and my online shop at etsy, has had loads of views plus sold a few more pieces to people who were there today.  So Cogs and Gems would like to thank you and can’t wait for your future event dates, thank you again.

Debbie - Cogs and Gems


I wanted to say how much I enjoyed doing the Lavenham craft fair.  I have to admit at first I was concerned that there might not be as much footfall upstairs, but it was virtually busy all day, plus I had an excellent spot in the centre of the room, so thank you!

Lin - Lin Holding

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