Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair opens this weekend!

GNCCF Manchester 11th-14th October, Upper Campfield Market Hall, M3 4FN.


Now in its 11th year, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is the North’s largest and most established annual celebration of contemporary craft.

Set in a Grade 2 Victorian market building in the heart of Manchester on Deansgate, this award-winning event hosts over 150 of the UK’s finest designer-makers and craft artists.  All exhibitors taking part have been specially selected for their excellence, with jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, ceramics, glass, furniture, print and more, on show.

Meet and talk to the makers and discover the inspiration and stories behind their work. This is an opportunity to buy direct from the artists, or to commission your own unique, handmade piece.  Browse the exhibitors here

Tickets available on the door or buy advance saver tickets here

Opening Times

Thursday 11th October         18.00-21.00

Friday 12th October              10.00-18.00

Saturday 13th October          10.00-17.00

Sunday 14th October            10.00-16.00                    

*Private View

The GNCCF is a not for profit event, supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grant for the Arts.




2018 has been a busy year, with two other fairs and our outreach work in GNCCF Live


GNCCF Live with The Oasis Centre Gorton

In March 2018 we took GNCCF Live to the Oasis Centre in Gorton to enable people who don't normally engage in the arts, to take part in workshops with GNCCF exhibitors. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Arts Council funding to deliver a year's programme of workshops for clients of this wonderful charity. For more details of Oasis Gorton click here

GNCCF Sheffield 27-29 July, Millennium Gallery.

Bringing together 75 specially selected designer-makers from across the UK, GNCCF Sheffield was a partnership with Making Ways.

See exhibitors here

GNCCF Newcastle 23-24 June, The Biscuit Factory

A key event in the opening weekend of the Great Exhibition of the North GNCCF Newcaslte featured 50 selected designer-makers from the North. Produced in partnership with The Biscuit Factory.

See exhibitors here