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 8, 9 and 10 November.

Get into the festive spirit and load your shopping bags as you visit 50 stalls of locally produced crafts and tasty treats. Soak in the atmosphere in the knowledge that all your Christmas shopping will be finished.

 

When is the Christmas fair at Buckland Abbey?

The fair is on 8, 9 and 10 November, from 10am-4.30pm. Buses will run from Harrowbeer from approximately 9.40am-5pm.

Christmas shopping
lots of people in the great barn looking at christmas stalls with the christmas tree in the background
Christmas shopping

Getting 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 only. 

 

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 non-National Trust members is £3, with an additional charge if you would also like to visit the Abbey (see our admission prices page for more details).

Christmas wonder
Father and daughter stood in front of a christmas tree with lights looking up at it
Christmas wonder

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

Gift membership
staff member showing a little girl a map on the table
Gift membership

Why not join the National Trust when you visit? It makes a fanatastic gift for someone special, but it is also a great way of helping beautiful places like Buckland Abbey stay special for future generations to enjoy. It also allows you a whole year full of great days out too!

 

Things to see and do at the fair

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.

Minced pies and hot chocolate
Three people sat around a table eating mince pies underneath a christmas tree and christmas lights
Minced pies and hot chocolate

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.

Enjoy the peaceful estate at Buckland Abbey
Enjoy the peaceful estate at Buckland Abbey
Enjoy the peaceful estate at Buckland Abbey

Why not pop into the house as well, and learn more about Drakes travels around the world, the life of the monks who built the Abbey and how the place came to be in the Trust's care?

 

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 the events page to find out what's happening when. We look forward to seeing you.