Country Craft Market
Southey’s Vines. 186 Main Road, Somerset West. Open on selected Saturdays in summer (9am-2pm)
The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Started in 1983 with just 17 crafters, and a mandate to provide a platform for genuine handcrafts, this market has grown in size to 180 stalls on market day, without any compromise on the quality of the crafts offered. A varied range of crafts is to be found to the delight of the many visitors to the market.
The Country Craft Market holds an annual Approval Day in early May where new crafters are selected to join the ranks. A selection committee of eight people, each specialists in various crafts, is tasked with selecting the very best to join the market.
The Country Kitchen provides a welcome respite for hungry, thirsty or weary visitors. This area is mostly charity based, with Rotary clubs and Scout troops providing refreshments.
Country Kids keeps the little ones occupied with a jumping castle, face-painting and sand-art.
There is plenty of safe, free parking behind the venue. The Country Craft Market is open during the summer months, September to May, on the dates indicated to the right.
Dates & Details
Dates & times for 2018:
Open from 9am-2pm:
13 & 27 January
10 & 24 February
17 & 31 (Easter) March
14 & 28 April
1 May Approval Day Market
— CLOSED OVER WINTER —
13 & 27 October
10 & 24 November
1, 8, 15, 22 December
Markets held on Saturdays except where otherwise indicated.
Contact: Gill 021 852 6608, Lesley 021 843 5002
Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West
GPS -34°4’36.10′, +18°50’43.90″