Food and craft fair a Hodsock Priory

If a blanket of spectacular snowdrops, delicious home-made cakes in a historic priory and fun treasure trails for all the family isn’t enough to keep you occupied, one local attraction is also hosting a bespoke food and craft fair on two weekends in February.

Hodsock Priory, located near Blyth on the border of South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire is famous for its annual snowdrop spectacular, and in honour of its twenty first anniversary has invited a host of local food and craft professionals to exhibit in its wonderful grounds.

The fair will take place on 18th/19th and 25th/26th February and provide even more for visitors to enjoy.

“We are delighted to have such a stunning selection of local and regional craft and produce people including Barry Colenso, Master Chocolatier who created stunning chocolate flowers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake,” commented George Buchanan ninth generation resident and general manager Hodsock Priory. “We really wanted to add even more attractions for visitors throughout our twenty first anniversary year and this is one way to allow other local businesses to promote their fantastic produce and products to a wider audience.”

Hosted in conjunction with All About Tourism, visitors can also enjoy sampling local beer from Maypole Brewery, the fabulous Clumber Chilli, jewellery by Anna Calvert and Indian inspired gifts from My Pink Elephant.

Andy Whyles Director at All About Tourism said, “We are very much looking forward to commencing our 2012 programme of events at this stunning venue and bringing such a fine selection of exhibitors for visitors to enjoy.”

During Snowdrops there are a number of online offers which include a voucher for free tea on Tuesdays, discount admission prices for pre-booking and short breaks at Hodsock’s wonderful Courtyard from just £95.

“We are looking forward to welcoming over thirty very individual exhibitors to Hodsock and hope that this may become another event in our annual calendar,” said George. “We also hope our guests will enjoy taking part in the fun treasure trails, tours of the house and gardens at 11am and 2pm each day, and generally delight in this wonderful corner of England.”

Hodsock Priory and its Snowdrop gardens are open each day from 4th February until 4th March 2012. Admission is £5 each for all adults, £1 for children aged 6 -16 and those under six go free. Dogs are not permitted in the gardens or house.

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