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Chilterns Craft & Design

So much to do...one to put in the calendar for August Bank Holiday, a perfect day out for the family
Visitors can sip on a glass of bubbly or two in the sumptuous surroundings – the perfect pick me up after a good browse in the craft stalls

Visitors to this year’s Chilterns Craft & Design Show (22-25 August) will be spoilt for choice with the tempting array of exquisite arts and crafts made by some of the best British craftsmen and women. The show is set once more against the picture perfect background of Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames over the August Bank Holiday.

Over 200 craftspeople will be showcasing their work over the 3 day weekend, making it a fantastic opportunity to buy handmade wares including gifts, ornaments, jewellery, glass, ceramics and accessories for the home and garden. The event will also feature live music, workshops and activities and delicious food and drink making it a wonderful occasion for all the family to enjoy.

This year, the Café Eatons Bar will be on hand to offer foodie treats with Italian coffees, hand-made cakes, afternoon teas and a full bar, so visitors can sip on a glass of bubbly or two in the sumptuous surroundings – the perfect pick me up after a good browse in the craft stalls. If the delicious eats inspire turning a hand to culinary delights, celebrated professional chef Paul Da Costa Greaves will be sharing his mouth watering recipes in the Live Cookery Demonstrations, helping keen cooks and enthusiasts to inject plenty of flair into their summer dishes.

To complement the Live Cookery Demonstrations, the Chilterns Craft & Design Show will also feature Good Food Live with Specialist Food & Drink Marquees. Packed with plenty of tempting edible goods to try and buy, the marquees will offer a wide selection of farmhouse cheeses, handmade chutneys and curry sauces  as well as fine wines, chocolates, fudge, nuts and seeds and much more.

Visitors can walk off an afternoon tea with a stroll through the Show Garden. With truly stunning arrangements, these beautiful gardens will be full of planting ideas to inspire budding or experienced horticulturalists. Plant and gardening pros will be on hand and more than happy to share their expertise, and with a large selection of seasonal plants for sale, visitors will be able to recreate or design their very own show garden. With free entry for under 16’s when accompanied by an adult, the Chilterns Craft & Design Show is a real family day out.  To ensure the children are entertained too, face painting, bouncy castles and a play area are all on hand not to mention live music and craft workshops. Adults needn’t feel left out with ceramics, paper making, stamping and corn dolly making in the Family Craft Workshops, suitable for all and available throughout the weekend. Those looking to master a new skill can try the Rural craft demonstrations, the ideal introduction to basket, wattle hurdle and furniture making. With so much to see, do, eat and explore, the Chilterns Craft & Design Show is one to put in the calendar for this August Bank Holiday and a perfect day out for all the family. Visit ichfevents.co.uk for more details.