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Admission | £5 for adults, £4 for seniors and free for accompanied under-16s, all proceeds go to charity.
Since 1993, Clare Priory has been hosting a summer Craft Fair which has grown in popularity so much that it now receives around 10,000 visitors over the two days of the fair! The Fair brings together a diverse collection of beautiful handmade goods from 150 innovative and original makers to show and sell their work.
This is the perfect place to buy completely individual gifts and enjoy a wonderful day out set in the beautiful grounds of Clare Priory. With beautiful and unique gifts, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture and much more across all price brackets, there really is something for everyone.
Displays of arts and crafts from a number of exhibitors demonstrating, including lace-making, wool-spinning, metalwork, woodturning, and many more.
Performances from children's entertainers, a traditional Punch & Judy show and a magician.
Refreshments, hot and cold food, a licensed bar and live entertainment
With over 150 exhibitors and 160 stalls, there is something for everyone at the Craft Fair. Crafts on display include blacksmithing, woodcraft, 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 and beauty products.
All parking (including disabled parking) is at Clare Playing Fields (CO10 8PH).
Free park-and-ride shuttle service: we have a fleet of minibuses (all with disabled facilities) running continuously to deliver you right to 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.
Sorry, we are unable to admit any dogs other than Assistance dogs.
Cashpoint: Sorry, no facility on site. The nearest is at the Co-Op in Clare (CO10 8NY).
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).
Want to display and sell your work at the Craft Fair? Register as a new exhibitor and apply at the appropriate time (late February or early March).
Once registered you do not need to re-register in subsequent years. Simply login and follow the "Apply" link"
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