With food, workshops, mulled wine, and live music, this magical event is not to be missed

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Celebrating a decade of championing local crafts, produce, makers and designers, the Ballymaloe Craft Fair will take place from 15-17 November in East Cork’s Ballymaloe Grainstore. The event promises to be more exciting than ever before, boasting a packed lineup of events.

With over 150 stalls from all corners of Ireland, and taking place in a heated, undercover area in the rustic Ballymaloe Grainstore, this Fair is perfect for a winter weekend. The Fair includes a vintage hub, food emporium, and stalls from a variety of fabulous makers: from textiles, to glassware, to jewelry, and much more.

If you are an avid foodie, you don’t want to miss the selection of artisan food producers on display. Farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish, craft beers, and turkeys to pre-order for Christmas dinner are just some of the gorgeous products available.

With a variety of workshops over the weekend, the Fair is as educational as it is entertaining. Storytellers and illustrators will help children’s imaginations run wild. Visitors will also have the option to participate in felting, Christmas decoration designing, and chocolate making workshops.

As well as being a great family day out, Ballymaloe supports local #IrishMade businesses and sustainability. It is the perfect place to purchase thoughtful gifts and some unique decorations. As well as that, a pop-up from Focus Ireland will be taking charity donations to help the homeless at Christmas. Free parking is available on site and entry costs just €5, with free entry for children under 12.