The Festival that enhances creativity and rebalance busy lives!
Craft Festival 2019, the Capital of Craft
The Capital of Craft opens its doors on 7-9 June where around 200 of the UK’s finest independent designer-makers will be heading to Bovey Tracey to take part in one of the Best Craft Festival’s in Europe.
The Craft Festival is recognised as a space to escape, learn new skills, spend quality time with family or meet new friends and simply enjoy being in the moment, encouraging visitors to take time out to make memories, create craft, shop and enjoy the simple things in life.
Celebrating 16 years this summer, the festival has many new highlights for you to get involved in along with meeting the finest makers selling their work; enjoy yoga by the river, live music and feasting, films under the stars, learning, lounging and loving life.
Craft Festival’s mission is to encourage you to visit and enjoy a journey-of-discovery by attending workshops and witness inspiring demonstrations that will enhance your creativity. Sharing skills is so important at Craft Festival that’s why the carefully hand-picked collection of makers will be demonstrating their craft throughout the weekend.
New for 2019 includes The Forge with Pole & Hunt an extravaganza of blacksmithing and bashing metal. The Common Room with Common Sense Studio, is a new, grown-up making and drop-in workshop space to set free your creative inner self. Returning in triumph is the Craft Cinema, hosted in Audrey, our beautiful 1967 Bedford bus and Out of the Woods, a tent of dreamy woodland crafts and an opportunity to sit, watch and make curated by Heritage Craft Association Maker of the Year, Hilary Burns. It doesn’t stop there; you can book onto a great range of craft workshops where you learn some serious skills.
The Den returns with a programme packed for the most discerning of visitors: The Teenager. Families can come together to enjoy free craft activities in The Craft Lab (formerly the Children’s Craft Tent), street theatre, play area and puppet shows.
And what’s a festival without great tasting food & drink! Our Street Food Arena will be filled with great Westcountry food vendors hosting a creative selection of food for you to enjoy.
The Craft Festival looks forward to welcoming you to one of Europe’s most vibrant and friendliest festivals that encourages all to expresses and celebrate an abundance of creativity. If you want to escape everyday life, learn new skills, spend quality time with family or meet new friends and simply enjoy being in the moment, we will see you there!
And don’t forget accompanied children under 18 go FREE
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-5pm
Tickets (per day): Adult £9 Concessions £8
Weekend 3 Day Ticket: £17 (£15 concs)
Accompanied Children under 18 FREE
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Full details at www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk
Enjoy Bovey Tracey
As well as enjoying the Craft Festival there are events taking place around Bovey Tracey throughout the weekend.
Friday June 7th: Craft Festival Ceilidh at The Dophin Hotel, Station Road
7.30pm, The Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey
Saturday June 8th & Sunday June 9th: Craft Festival Yoga in the Park with Ptretzel Yoga Studio
FREE EVENT: 8am, The Gym Machines at Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey
Saturday June 8th: The Carnival Outdoor Cinema with Craft Festival presents Bohemian Rhapsody
Gates open 8pm, Bovey Tracey Football Club, Mill Marsh Park.
Presented by Bovey Tracey Carnival and Pop-Up Events and hosted at Bovey Tracey Football Ground (next door to Craft Festival). Dress Up as Freddie and get your singing voices ready to watch one of the best films about a band EVER!
For full details and more events go to www.craftfestival.co.uk