It’s hard to believe that Alston’s Craft Fair first opened its doors over 25 years ago in 1992 and it’s still going strong, hopefully with the same ethos and quality local handmade produce that it was created to showcase. This year, as well as some of our regular stallholders, we have some new faces and a variety of stalls to guarantee there will be something that appeals to everyone … whatever your budget and taste.  2018 was our best year ever and we are confidently optimistic that 2019 will be even better.

Where better to buy Christmas gifts with a difference or even commission something directly from some of the best designers and makers in the North Pennines, including ceramics, pottery, glassware, prints, jewellery, wood, knitwear and textiles. There will also be a small selection of local food produce, including the full range of Alston based Cumberland Honey Mustard.  The weekend is a perfect opportunity to make a dent in that Christmas shopping list, but without the usual shopping stress!

” … a weekend full of local crafts, arts, food & music”

The weekend as always will be laid back, with a lively and vibrant atmosphere, full of colour, excellent design and style. Our cafe will be serving delicious savouries and sweet delights to tempt the taste buds, whilst being entertained by some of our very talented local musicians who will provide live music throughout the weekend.

What a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit !


Alston Moor Crafts is a non-profit making community group formed to cultivate and promote high quality produce in Alston Moor and the surrounding area.  Their principle activity is to organise and run the Christmas Craft Fair which is held at Alston’s Town Hall, which is done by a small group of local people, who do this on a voluntary basis to ensure the Christmas Craft Fair, which has been running since 1992 continues. As you can imagine it takes quite a bit of organising and we are always looking for new people to join our group, so if you’d like to get involved, please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page.