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. The 2017 Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair will be run on behalf of the Friends of Abingdon by local event organisers Mushroom Communications, with the Friends benefiting directly from stallholder and admission fees.

It will be a smaller event than in recent years, but the aim will be to support the ethos of genuine British craftworking and to provide encouragement to people to try crafts themselves.

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

Dates for the Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair 2017

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November

10am to 6pm on the Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm on the Sunday.

For more information see the Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair website.