Arts & Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn
This event is an amazing six weekends celebrating some of the best artisan crafts from across the country
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Suffolk IP30 9HZ
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- 9th December 10:00am - 4th November 4:00pm
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About this event
This event is an amazing six weekends celebrating some of the best artisan crafts from across the country. The Barn is filled with makers’ stalls, selling their own high-quality items directly to visitors. We are proud to have been showcasing arts and crafts, as part of Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn, for over 30 years.
Meet the Makers
Each maker is carefully selected to provide the ultimate eclectic mix of pieces to enjoy. One strict criterion when exhibiting at the Barn is that the makers themselves must be present and available for all visitors to meet them and chat about the inspiration behind their wonderful creations.
This year there are many new makers alongside some popular regulars, each with intriguing pieces for sale. The mix of makers changes each weekend, so there is always something new to see each time you visit.
Arts & Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn – the Christmas Fair to visit!
Come and buy directly from some of the best craft-makers in the UK, with Blackthorpe Barn being listed in the top 8 Christmas markets in 2019 by the Crafts Council UK.
Arts & Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn is held over 6 weekends during November and December
Showcasing some of the country’s most talented artists and craft-makers
Makers sell their creations from individual stalls, directly to visitors to the event
Each maker is specifically chosen to ensure quality and a wide range of crafts
Each weekend features a new mix of creators and artists at the Barn
Includes woven and knitwear designs and textiles, ceramics, glassware, metalware, wood creations, natural beauty products, leather items, jewellery, books, baskets and so much more
Crafts is not open during the week, allowing the makers to continue practising their craft and making their wares on the weekdays
The Country Christmas Shop and Courtyard Café are open at the same time
10am – 4pm
Entrance: £3 on the door or buy advance tickets, these will be available from September 2023. Buy Advance Day Tickets or a Season Ticket Online at the website above.
There is no cost to enter the Christmas Shop or other areas at Blackthorpe Barn.
About the Venue
Blackthorpe Barn is an old medieval threshing barn, but these days the Barn and surrounding buildings are used for events including the festive Country Christmas shop, selling a wide range of Christmas decorations and gifts, and the Arts & Crafts fair at Christmas, as well as other events, the Roots Café, craft workshops and art exhibitions during the year. It is also used to host beautiful weddings during the summer months.We are part of the Rougham Estate which grows sunflowers and pumpkins and runs events in the summer and autumn.
See the events calendar for day-to-day information, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what’s on.
The Blackthorpe Barn was built around 1550, probably by John Drury who had just acquired the Manor of Rougham through the dissolution of the Great Benedictine Abbey at Bury St Edmunds in 1539.