Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair is a modern-day tradition in the ancient Abbey Buildings, a three-day show which traces its roots back to the 1970s; that's 50 years of raising money for the upkeep of the medieval buildings in which it is held. They are the only remaining legacy from the once-famous Abbey dismantled by Henry VIII. The show is curated to safeguard its reputation for quality and genuine craftsmanship.

68 craftworkers bringing the medieval Abbey Buildings to life

ceramics| jewellery and bead making | copper embossing | pyrography  children's clothes and accessories | honey products | wood turning, furniture and chopping boards| marquetry | glass

 block printing | hand dyed wool | silversmiths | hand made cosmetics |  upcycling | felt figures |  christmas decorations | calligraphy | watercolours | mosaics | repurposing vintage jewellery | laser cut decorations | felt flowers

 candles and soy melts | embroidery| weaving and spinning | See more samples of work here

2024 dates and open hours

Friday 1st Nov 10am - 4.30pm

Saturday 2nd Nov 10am - 4.30pm

Sunday 3rd Nov 10am - 4pm



Our venue is 50 yards away from riverside walks, cafes and pubs.

Support real British Crafts, and the Abbey Buildings


When you support our craftworkers you are helping British crafts survive and thrive, and the event pays towards the upkeep of the beautiful Abbey Buildings in which it is held.

The 2022 event raised £5504 for the Abbey Buildings (not including sales of Abbey Buildings merchandise).






Beautiful gifts

Live craft demonstrations

Try your hand in a "have-a-go" session

New craftworkers joining us this year

We're proud to be working with the Oxfordshire Craft Guild

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