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August Craft Month Fair

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North Down Craft Collective/Castle Espie Collaboration 2024


This year North Down Craft Collective is working in collaboration with WWT Castle Espie bringing monthly craft pop-ups and larger craft fairs to the visitor centre at Ballydrain Road, Comber.

Bringing together makers and artists from the Ards and North Down borough and beyond, what started as a monthly market in Holywood has now become a collective of creatives showcasing their work through exhibitions, pop-ups and fairs.

On Sunday 25th August over 25 makers will be showcasing their work in the visitor centre which overlooks Strangford Lough. Visitors can relax with a coffee in the award winning Kingfisher Cafe and  browse the work of makers including, potter, Alison Hanvey, botanical artist, Ruth Osborne and ceramicist, Mags Donnan (Snowdrops & Sentiments).

Many of the artists and makers take inspiration from the landscape and wildlife in the borough and these pieces will make up a large part of the work on show at Castle Espie.


The visitor centre is on one level with wheelchair access.

The fair will be open from 10am – 4pm with free parking



Event Address: WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA

Suitable For: All Ages

Accessibility Information

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre has the following facilities: Free accessible car parking provision Trained assistance dogs welcome 1 manual wheelchair available to loan 2 mobility scooters available to loan. Please ring in advance to book *you must be a member of Shop Mobility in order to loan a scooter* 2 accessible toilets If you have any specific questions about the centre's accessibility, contact Castle Espie directly on 028 9187 4146. The helpful, friendly staff are always on hand to help you plan your visit.

Organiser: : North Down Craft Collective (The Craft Room)

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Event Contact Number: : +44 771 892 4166

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All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Debbie McCann

Starts: Sun 25 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sun 25 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Candle Making, Ceramics, Glass Making, Interior Furnishings, Jewellery Making, Printing, Soap Making, Textile Making

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Fair

Price: Free entrance