Craft Fest 2016

Celebrate all things craft with two days of demonstrations, a fair and an exhibition in the idyllic grounds of Castle Ward

Festival Details


Saturday, 13 August 2016 to Sunday, 14 August 2016



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

Craft Fest, now in its thirteenth 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, demonstrations and 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 placed in the Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Library, Boudoir, Saloon and Morning Room.

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