Welcome to the Alford Craft Market
Craft Markets over the Easter Weekend, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, Mid-Summer Tuesdays, August Bank Holiday weekend and 2 Christmas Craft Market weekends.
Alford Craft Market August Bank Holiday Festival Weekend 2016
What a lovely event this has been this year! The weather was very kind, and the entertainment was superb. Alford Morris had organised a Day of Dance on Sunday with some great performances from Grimsby Morris Men, New Hampton Sword, Allington Morris, Mr. Murderie's Players, Herring Gals and Alford Morris! The Earthbound Misfits got the children juggling and doing acrobatics as well as giving their own performances of Amazing Feats. Paul Douglas’s rather black Punch and Judy captivated both adults and children, with the usual shouts of ‘Oh no he isn’t’.
The Tales from the Heartwood storytellers were new to us this year, and had the children totally enthralled with their puppetry and romantic tales of strange happenings. We have asked them to come back again soon.
The new Pop-up Stage which replaced the Music Marquee this year seemed to work well and had lots of nice comments such as ‘ more like it was in the Old Days’ As Alford Craft Market was such a success in the ’Old Days’ we think this is a good thing!
We had some really good feedback about the quality and variety of the Craft Stalls this year too, and all our craftsmen and women said they had a good weekend. Since the recent revival of interest in traditional crafts the public are starting to appreciate how much time and dedication goes into hand made products, and we think the ‘Buy Lincolnshire Crafts’ logo on our publicity has perhaps made a difference to the way people think about nurturing the talent in their own backyard.
Thanks to Alford Manor House for providing us with such a lovely venue; their hospitality and our partnership with them has always been part of the magic of this event. Seems our visitors had smiles on their faces from the minute they stepped through the gates! We couldn’t ask for more.
Our Summer Tuesday Craft Markets take place in the Alford Corn Exchange each Tuesday 10am to 4pm from 19th July until early September - admission free. There will be a selection of our members stalls with quality Lincolnshire crafts there along with the Corn Exchange tea shop with great homemade cakes, coffee and teas.
The Tuesday Craft Markets compliment the outdoor weekly market in the Market Square where there are stalls selling fruit and veg, fish, and a weekly auction.
Alford Craft Market promotes the manufacture of high quality, hand crafted goods from in and around Lincolnshire.
We have an Artist of the Month at our Alford Craft Market Shop, which is run entirely by volunteer craftsmen and women.
Alford Craft Market Shop
1 West Street, Alford, Lincs LN13 9DG
Alford Craft Market Shop is full of lovely handmade things that make ideal presents or something or your own home.
2016 - Open 5 days per week 10am - 4pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Easter
then 6 days a week, closed Thursdays.
The shop was opened in April 2015 and its core function is to promote the work of quality Lincolnshire Crafts. In Autumn 2015 we opened the Alford Craft Market Centre where we provide classes and workshops in a variety of crafts including a children's Saturday morning craft club
or visit: www.alfordcraftmarket.co.uk