Handmade in Britain

2024 Festival

Handmade Oxford, The International Crafts Festival 21-23 June 2024

Friday 21 June:       10am – 5pm

Saturday 22 June:  10am – 5pm

Sunday 23 June:     10am – 5pm

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Continuing our partnership with Waterperry Gardens, the Fourth Edition of Handmade Oxford from 21st – 23rd June 2024, will bring together over 150 + of the most exciting makers featuring a curated selection of fine arts and craft including Jewellery, Fashion & Textiles, Ceramics & Glass, Sculpture and more….

There will certainly be something for everyone. Handmade Oxford also offers a packed programme of craft workshops, demonstrations, and engaging talks. These events will keep visitors occupied throughout the festival whilst they enjoy the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Applications to exhibit with us in 2024 are now OPEN>>.

Visitor Information

Handmade Oxford, The International Crafts Festival 21-23 June 2024

Friday 21 June:       10am – 5pm

Saturday 22 June:  10am – 5pm

Sunday 23 June:     10am – 5pm

Getting here

Festival Opening Times

Friday 21 June:       10am – 5pm

Saturday 22 June:  10am – 5pm

Sunday 23 June:     10am – 5pm

Car & Coach
  • Complimentary Car Parking
  • Designated Blue Badge Parking – see FAQs
  • Advanced booking required for coaches
  • Sat NAV OX33 1LA

From Oxford: Follow directions for A40 East – London. On the A40 take the third exit, 2 miles after passing the Thornhill Park and Ride, signposted for Wheatley and follow the brown signs to Waterperry Gardens and follow the yellow AA signs for Handmade Oxford.

From Birmingham – M40 South – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8a for Oxford Services follow directions towards the services then at the second roundabout take the exit signposted Oxford A40, after 0.5 miles turn right again towards Wheatley and Waterperry, follow the brown signs. Do not join A40 and then follow the yellow AA signs for Handmade Oxford.

From London – M40 North – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8 for A40 Oxford then take first exit approx 1/2 mile Wheatley and Waterperry, turn immediately left on leaving A40 , follow the brown signs to Waterperry and the yellow AA signs for Handmade Oxford.

Electric Vehicle Charging – You can access an interactive map showcasing charging points in Oxfordshire here >>

Train

National Rail Enquiries + (0) 8457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Central London – Marylebone Station to Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station. Trains run about every 30 minutes.

From Birmingham – Birmingham New Street Station to Banbury, then change onto Chiltern Railways to Haddenham & Thame Parkway

Taxi – A local cab company is based in Haddenham & Thame Parkway station car park.

 

 

Group Tickets

Festival Opening Times

Friday 21 June:       10am – 5pm

Saturday 22 June:  10am – 5pm

Sunday 23 June:     10am – 5pm

Take advantage of our exclusive pricing for purchases of ten or more tickets. Secure a complimentary parking space for your coach by booking in advance.

Contact Nicole to arrange your booking on [email protected]

FAQs

Festival Opening Times

Friday 21 June:       10am – 5pm

Saturday 22 June:  10am – 5pm

Sunday 23 June:     10am – 5pm

TICKETS

Yes, however, tickets bought on the day will not have the benefit of reduced online prices

Concession tickets apply to students over 18 with a valid student card and senior citizens (60+)

Under 14s enter free but must be accompanied by a paying adult

Waterperry Gardens, encompassing the ornamental gardens, garden shop, gift barn, gallery and museum welcoming visitors every day of the week. The sole fee at Waterperry is for entry to the ornamental gardens, with admission charges directly contributing to the maintenance and enhancement of the beautiful grounds.

Ornamental garden – 10.00am – 5:30pm

Handmade Oxford Festival offers a combined Festival & Garden Ticket

WORKSHOPS & DEMONSTRATIONS

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Many of our exhibitors will showcase their talents throughout the Festival.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you arrive by Car, we have designated parking spaces for Blue Badge holders.

The Festival is on grass and most areas are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs but Handmade Oxford is unable to provide any push/motorised wheelchairs for hire.

Accessible Toilets and Baby change facilities are available within the Festival site

Assistance Animals and well-behaved dogs on leads welcome

ARTISAN FOOD AND DRINK

We have some fantastic food and drink available at the Festival and we work with a variety of interesting traders, to suit all tastes; including, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Their offerings will be available from 10 am each day of the Festival.

GENERAL  INFORMATION

We are encouraging contactless card payments, wherever possible.

There will be no cash withdrawal facility on site available

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Shaded areas can be found around the Festival site.

There is good 4G/5G mobile signal across the Festival site.

No Wi-Fi is accessible.

Exhibitors 2024

Incoming! First look at our wonderful exhibitors for Handmade Oxford 2024. Keep checking back – more exhibitors coming soon..

Exhibit with Us in 2024

I had a good show, it was busy and I made new customers and saw returning customers. 
Alexandra Aurum, Handmade Oxford 2023 

“Thanks for an amazing show -I had a great few days and it was really worthwhile!
Chalk Wovens, Handmade Oxford 2023 

We invite applications from a range of disciplines including:

Contemporary Craft, Fine Art & Prints, Health & Wellbeing, Craft Supplies, Sculpture & Mix Media Artisan Food, Workshops & Talks Program, Craft Demonstrations, Sustainable & Eco Living

Note: All Jewellery & Silverware applications will now be included in our Festival Waiting List.

 

1. READY BUILT STAND PACKAGE 

Located within a marquee a ready built stand which comes complete with white wooden walls, flooring and name board.

We offer a range of stand sizes with prices starting from:

£370 + VAT per square metre (minimum stand width 2m)

We will be happy to work with you to find a stand size that will suit your needs.

 

2. TRESTLE TABLE (Supplied)  

Located within a marquee an alternative to our Contemporary Craft stands are free standing 6′ trestle tables. These will provide the same high quality products with a vibrant & festival feel, but at a lower cost of £500.00 + VAT

3. TRIANGLE GALLERY SPACE

A 6m x 6m (36sqm) peaked marquee dividable into quarters, halves or its entirety.

Option 1 | A & B
Small Triangle 9m2 (Quarter)
£765.00 + vat

Option 2 | C
Large Triangle 18m2 (Half)
£1400.00 + vat

  • Triangular floor space
  • On grass
  • Diagonal separation curtain
  • All pagoda sides open

 

4. MARQUEE / SITE ONLY

Starting from: £85 + VAT per sqm

Varied sizes available starting from 3m x 3m (9sqm) priced at £765.00 + VAT

 

CONTACT US: 
Alis Clement
Events Manager
Bookings & General Enquiries
T: 07593 654 006
E: [email protected]
Working Days: Tuesday – Thursday

Cat Lorimer
Sales & Customer Services Manager
General Enquiries and Bookings
T: 07538 550 382
E: [email protected]

Apply 2024

Applying to exhibit takes a maximum of 15 minutes. In order to complete successfully our short online application form, please have ready the following details about you and your work:

  • Your business contact information
  • Four professionally photographed pieces and one example of a previous stand display

To ensure your application is fully considered, please complete and return the contract with your application. By submitting this contract you are committing to attend the Festival over the published dates. If your collection is selected we will require a non refundable deposit of £250.00 within 2 weeks of the date of confirmation that you have been selected to exhibit with us.  

Applications: Lists Open

Please return completed contract in pdf with terms & conditions by email to [email protected] or [email protected]

The contracts can be filled online and signed digitally and failure to do so may prevent us from moving forward with your participation in the Festival.

Open, view and download the EXHIBITOR STAND & TRESTLES TABLE Contract here >>

Open, view and download the TRIANGLE GALLERY SPACES Contract here >>

Open, view and download the SPACE ONLY / BRING YOUR OWN MARQUEE Contract here >>

Workshops

More Workshops coming soon..

Get creative and learn something new in a fun and interactive festival atmosphere.

Spaces are LIMITED for each workshop, so don’t miss out! Please note, workshop tickets do not allow free entry to the festival. Festival tickets must be purchased to attend any workshop. 

BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE

INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT ON PAPER, Wee Bothy Art

DATES: Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rd June
10.30am – 12.30pm

DURATION: 2 hours
COST: £40
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Learn how to carve and print your own lino block by hand. Join Eleanor where you will be guided through the process of designing, carving, and printing your own Lino block onto cards and prints.

INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT ON FABRIC, Wee Bothy Art

DATE: Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rd June
2.00pm – 4.00pm

DURATION: 2 hours
COST: £40
Seats are limited, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

DESCRIPTION
Learn how to carve and print your own lino block by hand. Join Eleanor where you will be guided through the process of designing, carving, and printing your own Lino block onto a tote bag.