Clare Priory Craft Fair

 

July 9th/10th - 2022


After a torrid couple of years for everyone we are hoping (and planning) for a return to the usual format this year (9th/10th July).

Please note that much of the information below is provisional and may be subject to change at short notice because of events outside of our control. We hope that people will understand and bear with us in such instances.


Since 1993 Grade 1 listed Clare Priory has been hosting a Craft Fair on the second full weekend in July. This has grown steadily to become a very popular event, and now receives around 10,000 visitors over the two days. Exhibitors and visitors alike greatly appreciate the unique atmosphere and setting of the Priory, and many have become familiar friends as they return year after year. All proceeds go to charity, and the organisers and helpers are all unpaid volunteers who give their time freely and generously.

 

2022 Visitor Information -  Sorry, no dogs except Assistance dogs

 
 Opening Times:Sat & Sun, July 9th/10th, 10am - 5pm
 Admission:Adults £5, Seniors £4
Accompanied under-16s FREE
 Crafts:With over 150 exhibitors and 160 stalls there is something for everyone. Crafts on display include blacksmithing, wood craft, leatherwork, stick-making, textiles, ceramics, high-quality wooden furniture, metalwork, jewellery, lace-making, artists, plants and flowers, wool-spinning, artisan food and drink, glassware, pyrography, photography, decoupage, cards & stationery, clothing & accessories, candles, aromatherapy, beauty products.
 For Children:Traditional Punch & Judy show
Magician
 Other:Licensed Bar, Refreshments and Live Entertainment
 Parking:ALL parking (including Disabled) at Clare Playing Fields (CO10 8PH)
Link to Google Maps & StreetView
FREE Park-and-Ride shuttle service: we have a fleet of minibuses (all with disabled facilities) running continuously to deliver you right at the Priory buildings (marked A on the map)
PLEASE DO NOT park on the streets around the Priory or in Clare itself, they are quite narrow and it could cause problems for emergency access if needed, the Park-and-Ride really is very quick, easy and FREE
For those preferring to walk the Priory is only a short distance away on foot via Cavendish Road, Market Hill and Maltings Lane, to arrive at the Priory rear gate (marked B on the map)

 Sorry, we are unable to admit any dogs other than Assistance dogs
 Cashpoint:Sorry, no facility on site. Nearest is at the Co-Op in Clare (CO10 8NY)

Photos from previous Craft Fairs (please click on the relevant year) :

2015 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

For years after 2015 our photos can be viewed on Facebook as follows:-

2019 2018 2017 2016


Registered exhibitors login here.

Prospective exhibitors, please register here