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  • Date: 02/06/2019
  • Time: 11:00
  • Venue: Thirlestane Castle, Lauder

Craft, Gift and Retail Pavilion


The 47th annual BVAC CLASSIC is on Sunday 2nd June 2019, once again in the magnificent setting of Thirlestane Castle, near the town of Lauder in the Scottish Borders some 29 miles south of Edinburgh.  The show attracted over 1,400 entrants last year and some 3,000 - 4,000 visitors and continues to go from strength to strength. The show ground will be available for setting up on Saturday 1st June, but there is no public admittance.

To apply for a stand please complete the form below.

Craft, Gift and Retail Pavilion queries please contact Evelyn Irvine  e:  t: 01896 750797

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Please read and retain for reference 

Your attendance at the BVAC Classic at Thirlestane Castle is conditional on your observance of  the following terms and conditions:  

All traders, caterers and fairground operators must be able to produce a valid insurance certificate and  operator’s certificate/licence where applicable and must bring an in-date fire extinguisher of an appropriate size  and type.  

All traders, stall-holders, caterers and fairground operators must comply with Trading Standards and Health  and Safety law. Caterers must comply with FSA Scotland recommendations and be in possession of certificates  for hygiene and food safety.  

BVAC Ltd reserves the right to close down any sales pitch, stall, catering outlet or fairground ride failing to  comply with these requirements. The directions of BVAC officials must be observed. Any instance of abuse or  threatening behaviour directed at a BVAC official will result in expulsion from the showground.  

Entry to the Showground will be available on Friday 31st May from 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs and on Saturday 1st  from 12.00hrs to 17.00hrs – please note entry before 1200hrs is not possible due to the Entrant’s Scenic Run. If  you wish to arrive on Sunday 2nd June, entry is available from 0700hrs. You must be in position and ready by  1030hrs as the show opens at 11.00am.

The Show Closes at 1700 hrs on Sunday and pitches must be cleared by 10.00hrs on Monday 3rd June.  

Camping and Caravanning Outside traders and military display personnel ONLY may camp in the showground,  for security reasons. All others, including those with classic campervans, are welcome to stay overnight in our  designated camping/caravanning area, but not in the display areas. There is a charge of £10 per night for vans  and caravans or £5 per night for tents, collected on site. No need to book or pre-pay. Alternatively, fully serviced  sites are offered by Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park – Tel 01578 718884 - early pre-booking essential.  

Lauder Town Centre is within easy reach of the showground with a variety of shops, cafes, pubs and hotels on  offer. The Co-op filling station and supermarket is at the north end of town.  

Please complete the form below as soon as possible to:    

Crafters:  Evelyn Irvine, 24 Croft Street, Galashiels TD1 3BJ e: t: 01896 750797  

Please remember to send your remittance. Cheques should be made payable to ‘BVAC Ltd’ BVAC Ltd reserves the right to decline any application, without explanation or appeal.


Craft, Gift & Retail Pavilion Application Form

Please complete the online form below.  Closing date 18th May 2019. 

If you have any queries contact Evelyn or David on 01896 750797

2019 Craft, Gift, Retail Pavilion Applications

Below are pdf forms which you can download, complete and return as per the instructions on each form.

  • 2019 Information Traders, Crafts & Caterers

  • 2019 Application Crafts

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