Events in 2019 - so far!

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Sat

30  

March

Artisans of Market Harborough - 10am to 4pm

Visit the iconic Old Grammar School in Market Harborough and pop in to see a wonderful selection of art, craft and design from local Artisan artists and makers. Unique high quality work on sale: ideal gifts for birthdays or other special occasions- or just to treat yourself!

The Old Grammar School, Church Square, High Street, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 9RU

Sat

27  

April

Artisans of Market Harborough - 10am to 4pm

Visit the iconic Old Grammar School in Market Harborough and pop in to see a wonderful selection of art, craft and design from local Artisan artists and makers. Unique high quality work on sale: ideal gifts for birthdays or other special occasions- or just to treat yourself!

The Old Grammar School, Church Square, High Street, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 9RU

Sat & Sun

18 & 19 

May

Blooming Burton Overy - 10am to 5.30pm Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm Sunday

Burton Overy is a small village in South Leicestershire with approximately 300 residents. In addition to the famous Christmas Tree Festival, the villagers are now organising a Flower Festival which will showcase an array of beautiful flowers in the church. There will also be a "bouquet" of wonderful products from local artisans and traders available in the impressive village hall adjacent to the church. A variety of locally produced refreshments will also be on offer. Proceeds from the event will go to the most worthy charity of Kidney Cancer UK.

Burton Overy Village Hall, Old Rectory, End, Burton Overy LE8 9EW

Sun

2 Jun

Rutland County Show - Craft Village - 10am to 4pm

The Rutland County Show is one of the longest running agricultural shows in the Midlands. Its a great family day out with masses of events, displays, entertainments and exhibitors plus of course a wide variety of refreshments.

The Rutland Show Ground, Showground Way, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7TW

Sun

14 July

The Ashby Show -  Craft Marquee - 10am to 4pm

Simply The Best Agricultural Show In The Midlands!

​Cattows Farm, Normanton Lane, Heather, Leics. LE67 2TD

Sat & Sun

7 & 8 

September

MK Handmade and Vintage - 9am to 6pm Saturday & 10.30am to 5pm Sunday

The seasonal Weekend Extravaganza has grown to become one of the most prestigious and popular handmade and vintage events in the country. Held at Centre:MK Milton Keynes, one of the UK's leading retail and leisure destinations, the huge pop-up bazaar hosts over 130 of the finest small independent businesses, artists and artisans, craftspeople, bakers and makers, and eclectic antiques and vintage traders.  All items are one -offs with no bought in retail items being permitted.

Entry to the weekend long fair is free and it is wise to allow yourself a few hours to explore.  The fair is located in the huge Middleton Hall, Directly outside John Lewis in Centre:MK the home of  a host of excellent shops and restaurants.

Middleton Hall, Centre:MK, 26 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3BE

Sat

28 

September

Grazers of Ashby Parva September Pop- Up - 9am to 3pm

Grazers is a free-range, grass only diet farm ran by Steve and Jess based in Ashby Parva. They beleive passionately in the traditional, slow reared grass fed farming methods, with every one of their British breed animals being completely traceable. They try to reconnect people with the land and the quality meat they produce by making agricultural education as much a part of their business as the hampers they produce. To do this they have periodic Pop-Up events where you can not only buy their award winning meats, sausages burgers, mince etc. but you can also pick up other gifts and products from local artisans. Come along and see for yourself and traditional working farm plus lots more.

Beales Farm, Main Street, Ashby Parva, Leicestershire LE17 5HS

Sun

29

September

Foxton Makers Market - 10am to 3pm

This event showcasing local artisans and crafters work is being staged in the beautiful Foxton Village Hall. Refreshments will be available and entry is free.

Foxton Village Hall, Middle Street, Foxton, Market HArborough, Leicestershire LE16 7RE

Sat

2

November

Ladies Who Love To Shop  - 10am to 4pm

A wonderful shopping event showcasing everything from homeware and clothing to Christmas gifts and jewellery plus a whole host more, all supplied by carefully selected local artists and retailers. There is also an amazing Pop-Up Cafe inside run by Magarita's Tasty Kitchen, as well as The Van - fabulous vintage Citroen van selling proper coffe, delicious hot chocolate, cakes an pastries.

Kibworth Grammar School Hall, School Road, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0EW

Sat - Sun

12 & 13 October

Lamport Hall Autumn Gift & Craft Fair - 10am - 4pm

Once again the Gift & Craft Fair returns to Lamport Hall. With over 70 stalls showcasing jewellery, decorative glassware, jams, chutneys and fudge, and other gifts, visitors are able to browse a variety of indulgent treats for themselves or seek inspiration for some early Christmas shopping. Housed under cover in our Edwardian stable block, you can shop ’til you drop whatever the weather! The fair has been a yearly fixture for over twenty years, and is sure to be a great day out for all the family.


Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northants. NN6 9EZ

Sat & Sun

16 & 17  

November

Wicksteed Park Craft & Gift Market - 10.30am to 5pm Saturday & 10.30am to 4.00pm Sunday 

Come along and see over 80 stalls of local crafts and gifts and artisan food stalls. The Wicksteed Train will be running. Seasonal refreshments and the bar available. Parking is Free and £2 entry per adult (children free).

Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering Northants. NN15 6NJ

Sat 

30  

November

Bosworth Hall Hotel Christmas Fayre - 11am to 4.00pm  

Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for our Christmas Fayre, with free entry and parking. Stuck for gift ideas? Well here you will find plenty of inspiration with some “not on the high street” present ideas. They’ll also be a Santa’s Grotto, food stalls and heaps of festive photo opportunities with the family! Fancy getting a little creative? Don't forget the hotel is hosting an ice-skating rink as part of the Market Bosworth Christmas Festival.

Bosworth Hall Hotel, The Park, Market Bosworth. CV13 0LP