Devon Stave basket maker John Williamson shaving wood to be made into a basket

Craft Festival is a sell out

Laura White
Laura White
Fairwood Turner Jacob wood turning a bowl on a pole lathe – Photgraphs Copyright Chris Saville

Craft Festival Bovey Tracey made a stunning return last weekend as close to 6,000 people visited the three-day event, which returned to Mill Marsh Park after an absence of eighteen months.

Over 200 of the finest craft businesses from across the UK exhibited, 20 workshops were hosted, and live craft demonstrations were enjoyed by many. Visitors were drawn not just from the South West, but from across the UK and included a BBC TV Spotlight crew who featured the event on local television and radio.

“Thank you to all our visitors who chose to join us at Craft Festival. It was thrilling to welcome everyone,” said Sarah James, Director. “Our makers, volunteers, musicians, entertainers and crew of local suppliers joined us to deliver a fabulous, vibrant and fun Craft Festival. Visitors of all ages came to shop, take part, and enjoy the festival atmosphere. We’ll be back again next year, from 17th – 19th June, 2022.”

Applications for exhibitors are now open for Digital Craft Festival 2021 this November, and for Craft Festival Cheltenham and Bovey Tracey 2022. Visit for more information.

7 year-old Fern making abutterfly in the Meraki art tent / Devon Stave basket maker John Williamson shaving wood to be made into a basket / Manda McGory from Treefeall Design / Print artist Lou Tonkin from Falmouth work on a linoprint / Children entertainer Isabella and her stort bicycle / Brian Bond of Badger Crafts shows off his hand dyed wool
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