Christmas Craft and Food Fair

Stalls get ready for the fair

Featuring a free park and ride service from Harrowbeer air field, the annual Christmas Craft and Food fair returns to Buckland on 9, 10 and 11 November.

With around 50 stalls of locally produced crafts and tasty treats, Buckland's fair is the place to go for all of your Christmas shopping needs.

When is it?

The fair is on 9, 10 and 11 November, from 10am-4.30pm. Buses will run from Harrowbeer from approximately 9.40am until 5pm.

Please note that we will be closing at 3pm on Friday 9 November due to high winds. The last bus from the Abbey will be at 3.13pm.

How to get here

To make your journey as stress free as possible, we're running a park and ride service with Stagecoach every 10 minutes from Harrowbeer air field to the Abbey. Best of all, it's completely free, just follow the AA signs from Plymouth or Tavistock.

If you have a blue badge, there will be parking at the Abbey.

How much is it?

If you are a member of the National Trust (or under 5 years old), you can come in to the fair completely free.

Admission to the fair for payers is £3, with an additional charge if you would also like to visit the Abbey (see our admission prices page for more details).

Why not join the National Trust when you visit? It's a fantastic way of helping beautiful places like Buckland Abbey stay special for future generations to enjoy, and it allows you a whole year full of great days out too.

Things to see and do

From glass jewellery to home made fudge, there are plenty of local delights to tempt you in the fair itself. Enjoy festive music as you shop, as well as hot food and warming drinks.

If you fancy a few moments' peace, treat yourself to a wander around the gardens and estate, where you can soak up the autumn colours and admire the views across the Tavy Valley.

Why not pop into the house as well, and learn more about the legend of Drake's Drum, the life of the monks who built the Abbey and how the place came to be in the Trust's care.

Do remember to bring cash - card payments are not always possible due to poor signal in the area.

Come back soon

There's so much going on over the winter months, you'll be spoilt for choice as to when to return. Visit our events page to find out what's happening when.

We look forward to seeing you.