Bringing a burst of creativity and pre-Christmas cheer, Craft Festival Cheltenham returns to Cheltenham Town Hall this November 17-19 with 100 of the finest professional designer-maker businesses, live craft demonstrations, a choice of craft workshops for adults to take part in, plus a host of festive children's activities on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets will be on sale from August 25th at

Adult tickets from £7. Children under 18 years enter free with an adult ticket holder.

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Meet The Makers - Cheltenham Craft Festival

Exhibitors at Craft Festival Cheltenham are selected by an independent panel of experts, and chosen for the quality and originality of their work. This ensures that only the best professional makers achieve one of the 100 coveted exhibitor places.

Makers at Craft Festival Cheltenham this November will be travelling from across the UK to exhibit and sell their work. Drawn from Truro in Cornwall to Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, and from Swansea in the west to Hastings in East Sussex – the best of British contemporary craft will be coming to Cheltenham.

Local Cotwold-based talented craft professionals are also exhibiting including Cheltenham-based ceramacist and designer Jayne Tricker, John Crossley of All in the Making returns for a second visit to show his fine hand-made chairs, stools and tables, as does Loopy Ewes with her sustainable knitwear and homeware from nearby Royal Wootton Bassett. As featured in images below...

Christmas Craft Festival Cheltenham

"It's a challenging and rewarding task for our independent panel to select just 100 professional makers to take part in Craft Festival Cheltenham" said Sarah James MBE, Director of Craft Festival.

"The quality of the application is phenomenal."

"We were overwhelmed by the feedback from makers and customers following our last show in Cheltenham back in March, so we're excited to bring the event back for its 2nd annual pre-Christmas Festival this November" she added.

Over 2,500 visitors visited Craft Festival Cheltenham in March 2023.

Commenting on their experience at Craft Festival Cheltenham in March maker Penny Warren said "Craft Festival Cheltenham has reached a magical 'sweet spot' where it's become known, loved and trusted by exhibitors and customers alike. It's buzzy, busy and a really happy place to be!"

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Craft Festival Cheltenham dates, times and workshop information

Friday November 17 to Sunday November 19

Friday & Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday

Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham

An eclectic programme of craft workshops for adults and younger people is hosted by professional makers to encourage participation and a deeper understanding of the making process. Advance bookings for workshops is essential - full details available online.

For more events taking place this Christmas check out our helpful guide - Cheltenham Christmas Events 2023.


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Christmas Craft Festival Cheltenham

Craft Festival Cheltenham returns for a weekend of creativity and pre-Christmas shopping, November 17 - 19, 2023.



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