Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair

We have been hosting successful Craft Fairs in the Abbey Buildings since 1970 and over the years they have become a very popular place for Christmas shopping – or treating ourselves.


In recent years the Buildings have been hired out to commercial craft fair organisers but recently there has been an upsurge in demand for more traditional crafts so we are going back closer to our roots. Following a successful event in 2017, the 2018 Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair will again be run on behalf of the Friends of Abingdon by local event organisers Mushroom Communications, with profits going to the Friends.

It will be a bigger event than last year, but still supporting the ethos of genuine British craftworking and offering visitors the opportunity to try crafts themselves. In response to feedback from last year’s event we will have a cafe on-site.

The Craft Fair and all the other activities, such as weddings, civil partnerships, parties, the cinema and other events in the Unicorn Theatre, help pay for maintenance and improvements to the Abbey Buildings.

The Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair 2020/2021

For more information see the Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair website.