The Castle Christmas Fair 2017

Despite the weather, the Christmas Fair is still on. We have moved most of the stall from the marquee, out of action due to the wind, and put them all around The Castle. Please come and support the stall holders, they have braved the weather to see you.


The date for The Castle Bude’s much anticipated annual Christmas Fair has been set for Sunday 10th December.  We have been hosting a Christmas Fair since 2009 and the event has grown steadily attracting more visitors year on year.

For 2017, the Castle Christmas Fair team, led by Galleries, Wedding and Events Co-ordinator Nicky van der Stelt, will be hosting stalls in a large marquee on the lawn as well as the Blanchminster Room and Willoughby Gallery enabling us to host a wider more varied range of stalls and activities. Café Limelight in the Castle will be open throughout the day and we will be running a ‘pop-up’ selling mulled wine, hot chocolate and minced pies in the marquee. There will also be live choral and music performances throughout the day.

The Castle Bude Christmas Fair will be open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm and entrance is free.


If you would to book a stall Trade and Exhibitor application packs can be downloaded by clicking on the links below;

PDF  version Christmas Fair Participant pack 2017

Word version Christmas Fair Participant pack 2017


If you are experiencing difficulties downloading or viewing the documents, or have any queries please email or call Nicky on 01288 357302





Producers and Exhibitors



The following businesses are the current confirmed exhibitors.

A Drop in the Ocean – Krysia sells gift ware which she creates from objects and items sourced from local Cornish beaches, including items such as pictures made from pebbles, sea glass and dried flowers, pictures painted on driftwood, driftwood cottages and driftwood sailing boats.

Alice Monk Art – She works from her home in North Cornwall. She loves capturing a beautiful landscape or seascape using Acrylic paint on Canvas. As an artist she loves to take walks along the rugged North Cornwall coast and draw inspiration from the luminosity and natural beauty that is all around us. To interpret this with bold brush stroke and recreate a scene to brighten a space and absorb the viewer.  She is now producing Prints and Cards of her Original Artwork. In addition she is currently using her images to design ‘Home Interiors’ products; which she hopes to have available for sale in the future.  Find her on Facebook to discover more.

am2pm gifts – Alison sells gifts from salt lamps, candles, jewellery and watches to cushions from around the world to English made dog naturals shampoo and mist and Christmas decorations.  Please visit to discover more!

Ash Tree Pottery – Ash Tree Pottery make a selection of Pottery for everyday use.  All ‘Wheel thrown’ featuring deep blue, rich cream and white glazes, all dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.  Special Christmas Items include animal themed toast racks, spoon rests and tree decorations also charming stocking filler hand modeled animals. Everything is handmade and individually decorated no stamps, transfers or molds.

Additionally they design and make bronze, resin animals a fantastic present for animal lovers.  Gift vouchers will be available  for a one day pottery experience.  Visit to discover more.

Babbaloo and Moo – Crochet CE marked toys, Childrens clothing and accessories find her on Facebook to discover more

Beading Lovely! – Hand made beadwoven jewellery and decorative items including Christmas tree, Snowflake and Star decorations.  Accessories, scarves and bags knitted and fabric using luxury fabrics and yarns.

Botanical Tiles – Jessica Harrington is a Cornwall based artist specializing in unique sculptural botanical reliefs.Jess started Botanical Tiles as, after many years in horticulture she wanted to share the beauty and structure of plants in a permanent way and capture elements of the passing seasons. She has created a different tactile plant experience  as her tiles are 3D.The tiles are art pieces ready to hang or can be installed in interiors as feature tiles.Jess also makes wedding bouquets into a unique memory tile for the bride and groom. find her on Facebook to discover more.

Bude Brewery – They will have one seasonal cask beer available to drink on the day, plus a vast selection of their beers in bottles, gift packs and even cans for the ultimate Christmas present for a beer lover.  They will also be bringing some of their limited edition glasses for sale.  Visit to discover more.

Cornish Contemporary – Artist, fabric/textile art and bird sculptures, find them on Facebook to discover more.

Cornish Moonshine – The Cornish Moonshine Company is a Cornish drinks company, making un-aged white whiskey using the finest Cornish barley.  Their premium spirit is bottled straight from the distillery, without any aging at all so it looks like Vodka, smells like a Gin, and tastes a little like a smooth and vibrant Whiskey.  Visit to discover more

Dairy Crest Davidstow Ltd – Mature, Extra Mature and 3 year reserve cheeses available for purchase

Deborah Mills Art – Deborah is a Devon born and bred artist living in the countryside under the shadow of Dartmoor.  Her paintings are predominantly pastels, charcoal and graphite and are influenced by her surroundings and the wildlife she encounters whilst tending her flock of rare breed sheep.  Visit to discover more.

Eccentric Ella – Inspired by the Cornish seaside with bright colours and beautiful blues, Eccentric Ella, presents a beautiful array of crochet, knitted and glass painted items. Find her on Facebook or visit to discover more.

Eve of St Agnes – Handmade in Cornwall using the finest natural ingredients a range of award winning skincare, beauty gifts and scented candles inspired by the seasons.  New for 2017 experience the ‘twelve scents if Christmas’ new iconic Christmas scented candles.  Visit to discover more

Fair and Funky Skirts – Fair Trade and ethical selling reversible, adjustable skirts with detachable bags.  Organic, fair trade t-shirts great designs – ideal for the men in your life.  Other unique gifts including belt bags, jute bags, recycled cotton socks, hats and mittens, fair trade purses and more.  Visit to discover more.

Hogs Bottom Preserves  – Manufacturers of Preserves, Chutneys, Flavoured oils, Dressings, Curds, Mayo and Mustards.  Visit to discover more.


Jane Trotman Fused Glass – Hand Crafted, Kiln fused Glass. Vibrant, Colourful, individually designed and made by hand.  Perfect for catching the light in a window, using in your home or simply enjoying as a piece of art. Commissions welcome.  Visit to discover more.

Jatzii Wood – Contemporary wood turned art; Original, practical and/or decorative. Handcrafted in Cornwall.  Find her on facebook for more information

Kernow Fudge Kitchen – Handmade Fudge using Cornish Dairy in Bude.


Letterbox Books – Books set in Devon by local author Liz Shakespeare, including her new book ‘The Postman Poet’ which has been featured on BBC TV and radio. Liz will be present to sign books for customers.
Liz has always lived locally and her books are inspired by the people, history and landscapes of Devon.


Little Strawberries Beaded Jewellery – Hand made jewellery made out of seed beads weaved together to make stunning pieces of jewellery.  visit her on facebook to discover more.

Maskerade – Leather sculpted Jewellery Masks.  Visit to disocover more.

Natures treats – Lovingly handcrafted truffles, brownies, cakes and savoury foods.  Made using natures finest ingredients. Vegan, Palm Oil free, Refined sugar free and no gluten – Visit them on Facebook to discover more.

Pacha Design – pachadesign are Glenn Rushbrooke & Samantha Robb, a design/make partnership based on the Coast at the border of North Cornwall and North Devon, specialising in contemporary furniture & objects from locally sourced reclaimed and natural resources.

Much of their work evolves from a simplistic approach to design and the materials that they use, combining pared down aesthetics with the Japanese view of wabi sabi, beauty in imperfection.

They are inspired by the natural state of decay & rawness of oak, stone and metal, yet use these materials to produce pieces with clean lines and a modern feel – resulting in the pieces working well in modern minimalist spaces as well as more rustic environments. Visit to discover more.

Penelope O’Connor Textile Art – Penelope O’Connor is a Textile Artist living in a small hamlet in North Cornwall. Having loved fabric, drawing and embroidery since childhood, Penelope went on to experiment with print design, colour and quilting techniques during her BA Honours Degree in Textiles at the West Surrey College of Art and Design.

Since then, Penelope has sold textile designs internationally and most recently exhibited at: RHS Rosemoor, Devon, The National Trust, Cornwall Design Fair, Cartwheels Craft Centre, Liskeard, BBC Countryfile Live, and Winifred and Mabel, Wadebridge.

Penelope’s love for finding beautiful, unusual cloth has led her to source fabrics from around the world, ranging from as close to home as her local suppliers, to as far away as Japan and India. After a recent visit to Southern India, Penelope returned with a suitcase full of fabrics, including Mysore Silks and hand printed cottons.

Penryn Press –  is a student run publishing house that for the last four years has been designing and producing books which are distributing around Cornwall and beyond.  They focus on creating ethically made publications. showcasing the best talents that Cornwall has to offer, working closely with local writers, printers and artists.

Perch Leather – Hand made Leather belts and wallets using oak bark tanned leather from Colyton.  High quality brass buckles and fixings made in the Abbey Foundry in Walsall all hand stitched.

Pottery Box – A selection of ceramics from gallery pieces to Christmas decorations including special gift packs for pottery wheel tasters, lessons and home pottery packs.  Visit to discover more.


Roly’s Fudge Pantry – Multi award winning handmade fudge, made traditionally in copper pans in a variety of mouth watering flavours.  Visit to discover more

RSPB – The RSPB is the UK’s largest conservation charity with over a million members.  They are aiming to have inspired a world richer in nature by 2020.  From their stands they raise awareness of the RSPB’s work and also give advice on how to give nature a home.  They tell people how they can get involved in saving nature by becoming an RSPB member.  They will be offering special membership opportunities with free gift options.  Visit to disover more.

RudiandBear – Handcrafted wooden blocks for children, nursery and home decor.  Visit them on Facebook to discover more.

Nikki’s Handmade Emporium – Handmade notebooks, crocheted hats, hair accessories, bookmarks, coasters and painted pebble art

Sainsbury’s Bude – Local Sainsbury store at the heart of the local community.  A large company that provides a local shop for local people.

Sandra Fry – Wooden Toys and Educational Puzzles

Sooz Sweet and Saucy –  Jams, Marmalades, Chutneys, Pickled Onions and Christmas Gift Packs

Sophie Oliver Art – Hand-drawn illustrations presented as prints – some framed and/or mounted and cards. The style of the illustrations is modern using watercolours and inks.  The themes are varied and include animals (British woodland as well as more exotic e.g giraffes, elephants), Disney characters (especially princesses) and some fantasy e.g. anime characters.  visit to discover more.

Swanncott Manor Meats – Home produced and butchered Beef, Lamb, Mutton and Game products.  Visit to discover more


Tamar Valley Apple Juice – Green Bank Apples produce Apple Juice from apples grown in the Tamar Valley together with Elderflower cordial concentrate and unpasterised Cider Vinegar.

The Bumble Bee – Delicious sweet and savoury crepes with local and fresh ingredients.  Find them on Facebook to discover more.


The Manor House Stories – Local author Jani Tully Chapman will be signing first edition copies of her latest hardback, Chesterfield Penguin the Butler – All at Sea. This is the latest book in her acclaimed series for children, The Manor House Stories, written &  illustrated by Jani with foreword by Julian Fellowes.  Other Manor House titles will also be available to purchase on the day.

Tim Martindale Photography – Local Photographer Tim Martindale will be selling his popular range of Cornish calendars and greetings cards.  Including the Bude 2018 calendar.  Visit to discover more.

The Wonky Kitchen – Award winning handmade fudge in a range of flavours.  visit facebook to discover more


Tikityboo – Handmade Soaps, Bath Bombs, Candles and Wax melts, Pampering products and gift sets.  visit to discover more.

The W Club – Experience the restorative power of our stunning setting in all weathers, year-round. whether you want to raise your energy levels, beautify or soothe your spirit, make the most of precious time out with our infinity swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gym, sauna, steam room, treatment spa, relaxation suite, hard tennis courts and comfortable outdoor lounge terrace.  Visit to discover more.

Welcombe Pottery –  Beautiful handthrown Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain. Visit to discover more.


Whalesborough Cheese – Award winning Cornish cheeses made using their own cheese recipes using local Cows milk and vegetarian rennet.  samples, advice and information about cheese wedding cakes and Cornish Cheeseboards.  Visit to discover more.