Country Living Festival comes to Bath

8 Dec 2017

The inaugural Country Living Festival is coming to Bath next Spring, from 11 to 13 May 2018, bringing the country to the city. The Festival will feature three days of shopping, arts, music, food, drinks, entertainment, talks and workshops. It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage, inspire and entertain residents and visitors alike. At its heart will be a celebration of small rural businesses, talented crafts people, artisans and designers.

The event organisers are now looking for local businesses to get involved with the festival, with a couple of the opportunities set out below. To stay updated with news of the Country Living Festival please sign up for their mailing list.
 

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Exhibiting Opportunities

A range of opportunities are available for local businesses to exhibit, with prices starting from £1,000 per stand. 

Businesses have the opportunity to receive a 10% discount on stand bookings by quoting VBCL2018 when enquiring or booking. This offer is for an exclusive time only.

Options include:

  • Pop-up street stalls in Bath Street, Milsom Street, Union Street, Abbey Green and Abbey Gate Street.
  • Stands in Parade Gardens.
  • Chalets in Queens Square.

To find out more about these opportunities please click here. To book your space or discuss the opportunities in more detail please contact either 

 

Other Business Opportunities

The table below sets out the range of alternative opportunities for businesses to get involved with the Country Living, Bath Festival: -
 

Engagement opportunity Brief description Details and pricing Link to apply

Hotels

All hotels in and around Bath are invited to offer a special Country Living promotional rate for stays during the Festival (eg 15% discount)

Rate should be exclusive to Country Living for the duration of the Festival. 

Free of charge to Hotels

Hotels can expect to be included in Festival marketing and listings

Online form here

Restaurants

All restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Bath are invited to create a unique Country Living-inspired menu. They can choose to create either a Country Living Afternoon Tea or a Country Living Spring Supper.

This offer should be exclusive to Country Living for the duration of the event.

Free of charge to Restaurants

Restaurants can expect to be included in Festival marketing and listings

Online form here

Window Dressing Competition

All Retailers in Bath are invited to dress their shops and windows around the theme of "Bringing the Country to the City".

Windows must be ready by noon on Thursday 10 May 2018. Must stay up/ remain fresh for the duration of the Festival. 

Free of charge to Retailers
They must cover all costs of materials/ design

Retailers can expect to be included in Festival marketing and listings, prizes for top three and overall winner and the potential for some coverage/ engagement on social media platforms

Online form here

Local Pop-Up Event

All Retailers in Bath are invited to host an in-store Local Pop-Up Event - eg workshop, masterclass, all-day activity, booksigning, talk, shopping event. Event must directly related to CL Festival Bath in some way.

**Events will take place without CL involvement/ presence on-site

15% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

£150 per business - listing fee
Retailers must cover all costs of event (speakers, materials, products)
Retailers keep 100% of the profits from the event

Retailers can expect to be included in Festival marketing and listings and the potential for some coverage/ engagement on social media platforms

Online form here

Country Living Pop-Up Event

All Retailers are offered the opportunity to host a special Country Living Pop-Up Event. All events should be in the theme of CL and an expert from our team will attend - to give a brief talk, open the event, judge a competition, or mingle with guests during an afternoon tea or drinks reception.

**Will have CL involvement/ presence on-site during the event. 
Retailers can request a specific CL expert at time of completing the in application form. 

15% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

£1,500 per event - apperance fee for CL expert for one hour
Retailers must cover all costs of event (other speakers, materials, products)
Retailers keep 100% of the profits from the event

Retailers can expect to be included in Festival marketing and listings, the attendance of a relevant CL Expert during the event, in an agreed-upon role, for one hour
and the potential for some coverage/ engagement on social media platforms

Online form here

All applications need to be submitted by 15 January 2018. 

You will be told if your application has been successful by 28 February 2018. Successful applicants will be listed on our Festival microsite, free of charge. The organisers would ask that you promote your involvement in the Festival through your marketing, social media and communications plans.

If you have any questions or require more information, please email the organisers at bath@countryliving.co.uk

The organisers very much hope to work with you to make the Country Living Festival, Bath a truly inclusive celebration, and a wonderful experience for visitors to Bath.

Please see below for a downloadable flyer with more information on the festival’s offer to businesses.

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