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Festivals and events

ActivityDate and timeLocationAdditional informationAbout the eventBooking/contact details
Surrey Artist Open Studios1– 24 October, Fri, Sat and Sun 11am – 5pmThroughout FarnhamFREE. Craft trail, meet the makerAn exciting opportunity to visit artists working in their studios across Farnham and in nearby villages. Plan your route using the map online.

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Pop-Up Craft Shop. Making Matters1 October – 24 December, Mon – Sat 10am – 5pmLion and Lamb YardFREE. Craft trail, Meet the maker, shoppingA beautifully curated collection of handmade art and craft. Come and browse the work and meet some of the designer makers! An opportunity to buy unique gifts and support independent businesses all in the heart of the town centre.

Another Brick in the Wall – Art Installation1 – 31 OctoberEvelyn Borelli Gardens, next to UCAFREE. History & Heritage, Sculpture, Community Project, OutdoorsLed by artist Keppel Nowson, this community art installation is built from bricks designed and created by the public during last year’s Farnham Craft Month. The launch event for this special installation will be held on 1st October, and the work will be available to view throughout the month and beyond!

Fine Art Auction7 October, 11amParker Fine Art AuctionsFREE. OnlineAuction of Fine Art to be held live at Parker Fine Art Auctions in East Street and also online. Work will be on public view from 1 October.

Crafts in the Courtyard9-10 October, 11am to 5pmPierrepont Farm, Frensham£10 to take part, please bring your own gazebo, table etc.Various crafts and art, alcoholic / light refreshments, live music. The event is part of Farnham Craft Month.  It’s being run by the Countryside Restoration Trust, the charity which owns the farm.Contact Sarah Wilberforce at
Festival of Crafts16 – 17 October, 9am-4pm Farnham Maltings£5. Booking required, Shopping, Meet the MakerNow in its 25th year, this annual 2-day event features a curated selection of handmade crafts including homeware, jewellery, ceramics, stationary, furniture, textiles and print. This show offers a relaxed environment for visitors to browse and meet and buy directly from the makers.

The 2021 Big Draw - Farnham Art & Design Education Group (FADEG)16 – 17 October, 9am – 4pmFestival of Crafts, Farnham MaltingsFREE. Family friendly, community projectJoin artist in residence, Philip Ryland, and explore our relationship with trees under the banner of the national Big Draw them ‘Make the Change’. Pop in for a two-minute draw our spend an hour or two drawing to your heart's content!

Picture Valuation Day21 October, 10am - 4pmParker Fine Art AuctionsFREECome with your art for a free picture valuation! No appointment necessary and no obligation to sell. If you do choose to sell, the fee is just £10 plus VAT per lot.

North Farnham Art Trail22 – 24 October, 11am – 5pm North FarnhamFREE. Open Studios, Craft Trail, Meet the Maker16 artists in 7 venues. Follow the trail to experience a wonderful mix of ceramics, mosaics, paintings, mixed media, photography and more. A great opportunity to meet the makers, watch demonstrations and connect with the creative community of North Farnham.

Country Craft Weekend23-24 October, Wed-Sun 10am – 4pmRural Life Living Museum£12.00 (Free for children under 5). Family Friendly, Meet the Maker, History and Heritage, Dogs welcomeHave you ever wondered how to make a corn dolly? What does a broomsquire make? What tools does a blacksmith use? Come along to discover the answers and meet a variety of skilled rural craftspeople who would love to share their country craft skills with you!

Arts and Crafts Market24 October, 10am – 4pmWest StreetFREE. Family friendly, shopping, meet the makerA unique art and design-led craft street market in the centre of Farnham organised by ACVR Events in partnership with Farnham Town Council. This outdoor market will feature some 38 stalls celebrating artists and craft makers from Farnham, across Surrey and beyond.

Anytime Artisan Craft Market30 October, 10am – 4pmMuseum of FarnhamFREE. Shopping, outdoorsA collection of local artisans offering beautiful handmade products for sale at an outdoor market, located in the setting of the Grade I listed building and walled gardens of the Museum of Farnham.

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