Craft Fairs To Visit When You Visit Bath
14 November 2017
Bath Christmas Market is a must-visit it’s true, but it’s not the only craft fair in Bath that deserves a visit this winter:
The American Museum Christmas Craft Fair
The American Museum
November 25th & 26th, 11am – 4:30pm
The American Museum have been holding a Christmas craft fair for a few years now, and it’s one of the most diverse ones we’ve seen. Last year they had a furniture restorer, a teddy bear maker (if you like Steiff bears you’d have liked these), wood turners (with hand-made shove ha’penny boards no less), and a wide range of ceramicists and silversmiths. It’s a medium-sized craft fair, but one that really deserves the title of ‘craft’ fair.
Entry: £2 – this includes access to the café and shops as well.
Bath Artisan Gift Fair
November 19th, 10am-4pm
You might need to wrap up warm for this one but it’s well-worth a visit. This fair has some of the best local artisans attending. The whimsical designs of the SilverShed feature regularly, as does a most unusual maker who takes old books which are missing pages and turns them into an interesting cross between a vintage book and a notebook (good if you need writing inspiration!).
This is a great fair to visit to pick up unique gifts, and it has some delicious food stalls too.
Widcombe Craft Fair Weekend
Widcombe Social Club
18th November 10:30am-5pm/19th November 11am-4pm
Widcombe’s Christmas Craft Fair is right on our doorstep and an old favourite. Now in its 11th year, the craft fair has over 30 different exhibitors, all locals, who range in discipline from painting, to stained glass work, to intricate wire sculptures, to mosaic artists; to name just a few. Throughout the weekend the bar will be serving refreshments, including mulled wine, and there will be performances from the Widcombe Choir.
We also have a couple of other top tips for Bath craft fairs this winter. First; have a look at the offshoot market space at the back of the Guildhall when you’re touring the Bath Christmas Market, as they have extra stalls, for example, gardening equipment, leather goods and local food stalls. Our other top tip is to have a look and a main shop at the Bath Christmas Market in the morning, which is its quietest time, then come back to take in the atmosphere (and the mulled wine) in the evening!