CRAFT FEST 2017 – Northern Ireland’s original Craft Festival event. Now in its 14th year and, once again, full of wonderful things!


When: 11am-4pm 12/08/2017 – 13/08/2017

Where: Castle Ward, Strangford

Price: National Trust admission charges apply. Free for National Trust Members. Standard Adult £8.18, Child £4.09, Family £20.45


CRAFT FEST is a Craft Festival that includes a Craft Fair, Craft Demonstrations and an Exhibition – ‘In The House’. Now in it’s 14th year, CRAFT FEST is the Craft & Design Collective’s Annual Celebration of Craft, Applied Art and Design at Castle Ward, near Strangford in County Down.

Throughout the weekend you can:

• meet and buy Craft, Applied Art and Design directly from the people who make it at the Craft Fair
• see demonstrations and may-be have a go yourself
• be inspired by the Exhibition ‘In The House’

Castle Ward is a wonderful slightly eccentric house, set in a beautiful estate on the shores of Strangford Lough in County Down. There is a Tea Room and the house and estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.

Embark on a journey of ‘Craft Discovery’ whilst exploring this wonderful, slightly eccentric National Trust Property nestled on the shores of Strangford Lough.

CRAFT FEST 2017 – Craft Fair

Artist/Designer/Makers from across the land will gather at Castle Ward on the sumptuous shores of Strangford Lough. It couldn’t be a more idyllic setting. Expect to be sorely tempted by gorgeous jewellery, fabulous fashion and interior accessories.

CRAFT FEST 2017 – Demonstrations

The Craft & Design Collective presents a series of demonstrations in the Stableyard at Castle Ward. Some of the demonstrations will be interactive so there will be the opportunity for you to get creative as well…

CRAFT FEST 2017 – ‘In The House’ Exhibition

The Craft & Design Collective will select Artist/Designer/Makers to exhibit work inspired by Castle Ward. This work will be displayed ‘In The House’ amidst the fabulous surroundings of the Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Library, Boudoir and Saloon of the stunningly unique 18th century mansion famed for its mixture of architectural styles; Classic and Gothic.

Connect with the Craft & Design Collective here to keep up to date with CRAFT FEST 2017. For any enquires, contact 028 9032 9342 or email