Hyde End, Nr Great Missenden, ( Buckinghamshire HP16 0RD)
Easter Bank Holiday: Friday – Monday (April 14th-17th 2017)
Adults £6, Over 65s £5, Children £1
The Hyde End Craft Fair is a long established event, running for the last sixteen years, during which time there have been several organisers. Living Heritage took over the organisation of this in 2016 and enjoyed welcoming both old and new visitors to the fair. We are looking forward to an even bigger and better craft show this year, with more top quality crafters.
Our craft marquees are undercover, heated if it’s cold enough and carpeted throughout for a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Come and take your time browsing the variety of crafts we have on display.
We have people like the lovely Keilly Sturgess, who makes her own absolutely gorgeous soaps in the ‘Mad About Nature’ range. It’s a true family business: last year Kielly had her three week old baby boy strapped to her as she sold. He’s likely to be rather more active this year!
If you want something rather more unusual, Howard Machin is bringing his ‘Ancient Wonders’ – pictures and ornaments crafted out of a variety of genuine fossils: that has to be the perfect present for somebody you know!
Of course there are a variety of different jewellery stands from different silversmiths, bead workers and workers of dichroic glass. One of the more unusual is Paul Hornby, who crafts his jewellery out of highly polished coins from history and around the world. Paul has been with us for many years and his unusual jewellery is always a talking point as you wander the craft marquees.
Another talking point is the lovely whimsical pottery of Roz Lowe with her ‘Fifty Shades of Clay’. Roz creates not just artwork but stories with her magical fairy gardens, many of them just the right size for a child’s hand, and the right price for her pocket!
And of course, these are just a few of the many exhibitors we have in our huge craft marquees at Hyde End. Come and meet our crafters and hear their stories. Click here for a full list of our craft exhibitors.
We also have glass blowing demonstrations from the amazing Ed and Marg Burke, who will be showing you how they create incredible works of art from virtually nothing. With hourly demonstrations in their mobile studio. they have their own distinctive approach to fine glass making, a symbiosis of colour, pattern and shape.
Coley’s Blacksmiths will be demonstrating the traditional English art of blacksmithing
And more tbc
Following the success of last year’s food hall we are going bigger and better this year, so come and sample the delights on offer, and maybe take something home for later.
The halls host a wide range of food and drink, cheeses, wines, real ales, meats, pastries, cakes, cider and Mediterranean fare from regional and national producers and retailers. This is very popular with visitors as they can sample and buy a whole range of local and regional artisan products. With a taste before you buy approach, you will definitely find something here that you want to take home with you!
Lime Tree Pantry, for example, who have been coming to our shows for many years and never fail to produce a good pie. Sweet or savoury, family sized or a (generous) individual, they have something for all tastes and preferences.
Another favourite is Lymn Bank Cheese, with a selection of cheese so good you will want to go back for tasters time after time. Garlic and Herb through smoked cheddar and caramalised onion; it is home made British Cheese at its greatest.
Grassmere Farm will also be attending with their range of home made speciality sausages – you will want to taste when you smell them fry!
And again, we have many more food producers attending, all with a taste before you buy approach that will leave you wanting more!
And if you’re hungry on the day we are pleased to be offering catering from:
Le Van Tea Rooms, up market hot soups and snacks
Pizza, traditional and handmade on the spot
Adele’s Tea Rooms – a vintage tea room with cakes and hot drinks for a very cultured rest!