The Castle Christmas Fair 2017


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.

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!

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.

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


Fair and Funky Skirts – A range of fair-trade, ethical adjustable skirts with detachable bags.  Organic and fairtrade t-shits, belt bags, jute bags, recycled cotton socks, hats and mittens.  Please 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.


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.

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

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

Sandra Fry – Wooden Toys and Educational Puzzles

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


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 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.


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

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