Craft fair insurance for crafters and organisers

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Public liability insurance for crafters, stallholders and craft fair organisers. 

At Event Insurance Services, we are proud to offer a craft fair insurance policy to our customers which meets the needs of crafters, craft stall owners / market traders and craft fair organisers alike. Protect your arts and crafts business from any liability with a fully comprehensive craft fair event insurance policy from the event insurance market leaders. Get a quote online today. 

Buy craft fair insurance from as little as £69

Buy craft stall insurance premiums from as little as £32

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What is covered with a comprehensive craft fair event insurance policy?

Whether you are crafting jewellery, wooden items, textiles, flowers or food, or organising the event, it is important to protect yourself against the public. Our comprehensive craft fair insurance policy will give you the peace of mind to concentrate on the crafts and interacting with the public without worrying about the financial implications of any accidents that may occur. You worry about the crafts, we’ll worry about the cover.

Public liability insurance

Public liability insurance covers you for any accidental bodily injury to a member of the public, as well as cover for accidental damage to third party property proven to be a result of your negligence in connection with your craft fair or craft stall.

Our craft fair insurance policies also cover:

Craft fair employers liability insurance

Employers liability covers you for any legal liability to pay damages, claimants costs and expenses which arise as a result of injury to any of your employees at the craft fair, including volunteers.

Craft fair event equipment

This part of the policy covers you against any loss, theft or accidental damage to hired, leased or owned event equipment that you are responsible for, from the crafts you sell to the market stall setup.

Craft fair cancellation insurance

Should you need to cancel your craft fair, we can cover you for any irrecoverable costs associated with the unavoidable cancellation, abandonment or postponement of your craft fair.

Why do you need public liability insurance to organise craft fairs or to sell crafts?

Accidents can happen, especially when dealing with members of the public, and should a member of the public trip over your stock or injure themselves in any way connected to your craft fair or stall, your business can be held liable for compensation.

This is why it is essential to get protection. Our public liability insurance for craft fair organisers and craft stallholders covers you against any liability or claims made by the public in connection with your craft fair.

I'm a craft organiser, how much will it cost to insure the event?

Our craft fair insurance premiums start from as little as £69. 

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One off craft fair insurance or multiple events available

For both craft fair organisers or craft sellers / stallholders, we can offer policies which either cover a one off craft fair event, or multiple craft fairs throughout the year. By covering multiple events with one policy, you will make a saving on your premium. We are here to provide the flexibility you need with your insurance policy. We also provide cover for a wide variety of other events, such as art shows, street parties and exhibitions.

Craft Fair Insurance FAQs

Do I need insurance to sell at craft fairs?

There are a range of products that are sold through craft fairs. Whether it be a candle, wax melts or bath products; if you are selling products to the public as a stallholder, it is important that you are covered. Without proper insurance, you could be left with a sizeable legal bill if something goes wrong. 

It is also worth nothing that most fair organisers will request proof that you have an insurance policy in place before allowing you to sell at their craft fair. Employers liability insurance is a legal requirement if you have any employees accompanying you at the craft fair who are not family members or contractors.

Do I need public liability insurance for a craft fair?

While public liability insurance is not a legal requirement at craft fairs, it is highly recommended and some craft fair event organisers will want to see evidence of craft stall owners' public liability insurance policies. Hopefully, you won’t ever need to claim on your public liability insurance policy, but you’ll be glad it’s there if you do need it as claims for injuring a member of the public can be very costly.

“My event starts tomorrow, can I take out a craft fair public liability insurance cover?”

Good news, if you have an event that commences the next day we can still provide cover. Even for larger covers, we aim to get your insurance sorted within 24 hours. For most cases, the turnaround time will be much quicker than this.

The only exception is for customers buying a policy on a Saturday for an event on Sunday. In this scenario you'll need to make the purchase online. Regrettably, this is the only way we can ensure last-minute coverage for events that fall on a Sunday.

What can I do to speed up the process?

To ensure that the process is as quick as possible, we suggest purchasing your policy online. It may also save time during the application process if you know the covers, levels of coverage and attendance limits for your craft fair.

What documents will you receive?

When you purchase a policy through Event Insurance Services, you will recieve the following documents by email:

  • Certificate on insurance - Details the cover and amounts of cover that you have opted for. This document also contains key information such as the name of the insured, dates of cover and event name/location.
  • Statement of fact - Details certain assertions you've made.
  • Policy wording - Contains full terms and conditions of the coverage offered, including any applicable exclusions, conditions and limitations to cover.
  • Important Product Information Document (IPID) - Provides information about the most important features of an insurance product including key covers and main exclusions. It serves to ensure that insurance products are clear and transparent.
  • Additional documentation - Privacy Notices, Client Terms of Business and Employers Liability Certificate – if opted for.

Thinking about buying one of our craft fair related public liability insurance policies?

Protect your business and make sure you are covered for any liability with Event Insurance Services craft fair insurance policy today. Simply fill in our online form for a quick and easy quote or contact our knowledgeable team today.
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Craft Fair cover options can include

  • Public Liability
  • Employers Liability
  • Event Equipment Cover
  • Event Cancellation or Abandonment Cover
  • Adverse Weather Extensions
  • Non-Appearance Extensions