Hertford Castle Craft Market and Open Day returns this May bank holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 18:19 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 02 May 2018

Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day. [Picture: Supplied by Hertford Town Council]

Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day. [Picture: Supplied by Hertford Town Council]

Supplied by Hertford Town Council

To mark the end of the month-long Hertford Arts Festival, Hertford Castle will open its doors for the first time this year on Sunday.

Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day. [Picture: Supplied by Hertford Town Council]Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day. [Picture: Supplied by Hertford Town Council]

The annual Hertford Castle Craft Market and Open Day will take place on the castle lawn from noon to 4pm on May 6 – with free entry.

There will be over 40 craft stalls exhibiting and selling an array of merchandise.

From handmade jewellery to homeware, chutney and pickles to gifts, cards and clothing, the stallholders will showcase some of the county’s finest craftsmanship.

For families feeling creative, an array of stalls will be running fun activities that bring children closer to art and culture throughout the afternoon.

Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day. [Picture: Supplied by Hertford Town Council]Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day. [Picture: Supplied by Hertford Town Council]

Youngsters can decorate their own crowns, masks and shields.

Concessions will be available on the lawn including crepes, cakes, ice cream, barbecued food and even Jamaican cuisine.

Inside the Castle, visitors are welcome to explore the basement, which features themed rooms such as the ‘dungeon’, ‘Victorian kitchen’, ‘stock room’ and the ‘court room’.

The Downshire Suite and Robing Room will also be open for the public to visit and volunteers will be on hand to help answer queries.

Hertford Castle Craft Market and Open DayHertford Castle Craft Market and Open Day

Entry to the event is free, although donations to the mayor’s charities are welcome.

• For more information on the Hertford Castle Craft Market and Open Day or The Hertford Arts Festival, visit www.hertford.gov.uk/events


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