Craft Fest 2016

Why not head to Castle Ward on the sumptuous shores of Strangford Lough? You couldn’t find a more idyllic setting for a 2-day extravaganza of all things Craft.

Craft Fest, now in its 13th year, is an Annual Celebration of Craft, Applied Art and Design organised by the Craft & Design Collective in partnership with the National Trust Castle Ward.

Craft Fest is a Craft Festival that includes a Craft Fair, Craft Demonstrations and a Craft Exhibition ‘In The House’.Craft Fest provides a wonderful opportunity to meet, learn about and buy Craft, Applied Art and Design directly from the talented people who make it.All this and Castle Ward, a magnificent, slightly eccentric house, set in a beautiful estate. There is a Tea Room and the house and estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.

Throughout the weekend

* Be tempted by gorgeous jewellery, fabulous fashion and interior accessories at the Craft Fair
* See demonstrations of Craft, Applied Art and Design and may-be have a go yourself…
* Be inspired by the exhibition ‘In The House’ – Selected one-off pieces of Craft, Applied Art and Design by some of the Artist/Designer/Makers participating in Craft Fest 2016 will be place in the Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Library, Boudoir, Saloon and Morning Room

Full Programme attached (What’s On).
Also attached – Information about and images of 4 of the Artist/Designer/Makers taking part in Craft Fest 2016.

Other Activities

* Food Stands
* Free House Tours
* Second Hand Bookshop
* Adventure and Woodlands Playgrounds

Children can visit the Farmyard where special summer activities include

* The Barn
* Ride on Tractors
* Animal Enclosure
* Bike Hire Available