​Regretfully ​Christopher Schwarz is unable to attend due to ​Hurricane Irma​ which has impacted on his family.​ ​Chris sends his apologies. We wish him and his family well.​


​If you are attending the event and the car park reaches near saturation, entry to the car park will be closed to non ticket holders.​

If visitors can car share​ this will help.

​Hilary, who is in charge of car parking with her experienced team, will be parking vehicles tightly (but legally) so your co-operation with Hilary and her team would be appreciated.​


​One of our most frequently asked questions is which is the best day to come?

We would ​probably ​recommend ​the ​Sunday. It’s exactly the same show, just more relaxed​ as generally there are about 25% fewer ​visitors ​so it is easier access to the stalls and exhibitors.

A big welcome to the 7th EUROPEAN WOODWORKING SHOW – EWS 2017

The show is being held at the magnificent Cressing Temple Barns between Braintree & Witham in Essex​, England on Saturday 16th September & Sunday 17th September.

This is the best woodworking show of its kind in the world as judged by many well journeyed demonstrators and woodworking aficionados from around the globe. It is demonstration led with an eclectic mix of workers in wood from furniture makers to basket makers, chair makers to fabulous wood turners, carvers, bodgers, pryrographers, knife makers, marionette makers, Japanese joinery & toy makers to toolmakers.

Expect to see an eclectic mix of demonstrations & trade stalls with hand tools, small workshop machinery, sharpening supplies, finishes, tools, timber and much more incluing horse logging and story telling.

Please have a look at our gallery of images from previous shows to get a flavour of the event.

It is family friendly with quiet areas (the walled herb garden), excellent show catering, open spaces, workshops and have a go sessions, story telling, a public vote carving competition, St Peters Brewery and much more.

We hope to see you!