Craft Fairs are a particular breed of fair. They prefer to be homed in grand stately houses, ancient castles and in pretty rural villages and are defined by the myriad of homemade goods on offer.
Think turreted castles filled to the rafters with tweeds, scarves, jewellery, homeware and collectibles, and market places sprawling with homemade trinkets. Wherever the fairs pop up (and they do frequently across the country), they are treasure troves providing the tonic to our craving for all things vintage, unique and handmade. With the hunger for crafting continuing to rise, craft fairs are also ideal places to find inspiration as well as to pick up unique Christmas and birthday presents.
A craft fair is a real weekend affair. Wander around and unwind; take time to enjoy beautiful things that have taken others time and care to make. There’s guaranteed to be a little something to keep you going too, whether it’s a simple pot of tea and slice of homemade cake or something more substantial from an adjoining food fair. Bastions of Britishness, craft fairs are rather like big hugs from your nan.