Indulge in some retail therapy at Attingham Park’s Summer Food & Craft Fair

Visitors to Attingham Park on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 July will be able to indulge in some retail therapy as the popular Summer Food and Craft Fair makes a return to the National Trust property near Shrewsbury.

The Outer Courtyard of the Regency mansion will play host to over 30 local stalls, showcasing some of the region’s finest food and crafts in a historic setting. Visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere and browse amongst the stalls as they find tempting treats and all kinds of unusual gifts for friends and family.

With a range of quirky crafts on offer including handcrafted glass, textiles, ceramics and recycled jewellery, and mouth-watering goodies ranging from loose-leaf teas and locally produced wines to delicious cakes, breads and sweets, there is sure to be something to tempt everyone.

A visit to the Fair can be combined with a stroll around the stunning parkland, or a paddle down the river, with canoes available to hire from the jetty in front of the mansion on Sunday 6 July. Attingham Park’s grounds are now open until 7pm daily so visitors can make the most of the long summer days in the beautiful surroundings. 

Visitors will be able to re-fuel while they’re shopping with a visit to the hog roast and crepes stalls, or be spoilt for choice with a range of National Trust catering outlets also on offer including the mansion tearoom which will be open from 11am serving hot food and home-made cakes.

It doesn’t get more local than the Walled Garden stall, which will have seasonal vegetables and flower cordials on offer, all organically grown by green-fingered staff and volunteers in Attingham’s Walled Garden, which was used to supply the mansion with food in days gone by.

Joanne Marlor, Events and Marketing Assistant said, “We’re really looking forward to seeing in the summer with the Summer Food and Craft Fair.  We’ve got a fantastic group of local traders coming, with some new faces among the old favourites. There’s a real variety so there’s sure to be something for everyone, whether they’re looking for a special gift or just wanting to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.”

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