Surrey Hills Artisan Festival 2023
Saturday, 20th May @ 10:00 am - Sunday, 21st May @ 5:00 pmFree – £12.50
Childs FREE ticket
Children under 16 go free
A weekend festival celebrating the very best of Surrey’s food, drink, art and crafts at the stunning Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking.
TICKETS: £7.50 in advance (advance tickets closes at 12 noon on Friday 19th May) or £10.00 on the gate. Free for children under 16!
GROUP BOOKINGS: For group bookings of 15 or more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Parking on site.
Friendly dogs welcome on leads.
The Surrey Hills Artisan Festival is a wonderful out door event that promises to be a real delight for all the senses. The Festival has been created to showcase over 80 exceptional Artisans from across Surrey, who will share their knowledge, skills and crafts.
Come along to this great family day out and find out more about some of the many local artists, craftsman and food and drink producers in Surrey.
Join us for the whole day as there is something for everyone!
Huge range of FREE activities and demonstrations
There will be a wide range of free activities and demonstrations led by artisans in the following areas (see below for more details):-
- Textiles & Mixed media textiles
- Mixed media
Plus you can watch different landscape artists capture the beauty of Denbies vineyard in front of your very eyes.
Great Food & Drink
Between the activities and demos, enjoy our wide variety of food and drink from the Surrey Hills, so treat yourself to a wood-fired pizza, a Thai curry, a delicious homemade pastry, a glass of wine from the Surrey Hills or a Silent Pool gin and tonic!
More than 80 Surrey Hills Artisans
The event is bringing together an incredible range of artists and artisans from across Surrey.
Click here to find out more about the artisans to get a flavour of the kind of arts and crafts to expect.
Demos, talks and tastings
We will have a marquee dedicated to talks and demos from Artisans with a programme of interesting and unusual presentations including:-
- Rum From The Hills! – Presentation and Tasting by Ripping Yarns Distillery
- Eat the seasons – Asparagus dishes and wild garlic pesto
- Alcohol-free cocktail tips by Binary Botanical
- Bread to beer – a zero food waste success story by Crumbs brewery
- How to make a Denbies wine sorbet and seasonal fruit ice cream by Denbies and Moooh Ice Cream
- Mindful re-fresh with Harmony in Nature
- The Silent Pool story and gin infused fudge tasting
- Leathercraft techniques by Rosanna Clare
- Hedge laying: Support wildlife and create beautiful boundaries with an ancient practice – Hedges and hurdles
- Making a “curry in a hurry” with Mandira’s Kitchen
And many more!!
Music and entertainment
The central arena will feature a wide range of musicians and entertainers. The 2023 line up is yet to be confirmed:-
2022 line up included:-
- Rock Choir performances
- Singing workshop (Saturday only)
- Bloco Del Sul – Samba Rhythms
- Rampant Roosters Morris Dancer
- Melodic Pan Man – steel drums transporting you to the Caribbean
- Philip Hopkins Jazz Duo
- Mole Valley Silver Band
Interactive Kids Zone
Bring the kids for free (up to the age of 16)
- Surrey Hills Super Heros storytelling – plus create your own Surrey Hills Super Hero!
- Play Giant board games like Jenga, noughts and crosses and draughts
- Let your creativity flow at the Arts and crafts tables
- learn to draw cartoons and add to a giant cartoon mural (Sunday)
- Help make a giant art installation (Saturday)
- Build the tallest tower competition with spinning poodles games
- Make your own clay pot with Marina Randal ceramics
SUPPORTING SURREY HILLS
Surrey Hills Artisan Festival is run by Surrey Hills Enterprises in partnership with Denbies Wine Estate and Surrey Open Art Studios
Surrey Hills Enterprises is a Community Interest Company, as part of a range of activities and events promoting and supporting the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Surrey Hills Enterprises works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills. Find out more and become a Business Member of Surrey Hills and benefit from all the connections, marketing and Member support.
Discover the best of the Surrey Hills and the local food, drink, arts and crafts, pubs, cafes and places to explore:
- Visit our directory of local producers and businesses
- Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive up-dates on events, wine tasting, artisan trails, tours and activities
- Join as a Business Member of Surrey Hills
Surrey Artists Open Studios
Surrey Artists’ Open Studios are celebrating their 20th year offering artists and other local businesses opportunities to promote themselves and their work to members of the public.
Open Studios takes place each Summer as an opportunity for the public to visit studios, meet artists and makers, view demonstrations, buy artwork, enter our free prize draw, view taster exhibitions and take part in creative workshops. Studio locations are throughout Surrey and around its borders.
Denbies Wine Estate
The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking, Surrey, has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. Denbies’ core business is agriculture and they are pleased to be able to offer visitors an insight into wine production in the UK. Denbies wine now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production, the first ever gold for an English rose wine and an international gold for Denbies Noble Harvest Dessert wine.
Surrey Hills Artisan Festival – Booking
Adult Advance Online ticket (up to 12 noon on Friday 19th May ): £10.00
or £12.50 on the gate or online after 12 noon on Friday 19th May.
PAYMENT: We use Paypal as our payment system, however, if you DO NOT have a paypal account you can still pay by debit / credit card when you click through to paypal.
When you submit your booking, the Paypal page comes up. Then under the blue box which says ‘Next’ there is an option to pay by credit or Debit card. If you click on this it will take you through the payment process.
TICKETS: An automatic email confirmation of your booking will be forwarded within a few minutes of making your booking. Please print and bring a copy with you.
Accompanying carers go FREE
To help manage numbers, your tickets are only valid for the times you have indicated below.
If you do not receive your email confirmation please check your junk or clutter folders. Tickets are non-refundable.
Please call 01483 661150 if you need any assistance
Surrey Hills Artisan Markets
If you love this festival then come along to our smaller atmospheric Artisan Markets in Cranleigh high street that showcases the best of Surrey Hills Artisans including local food, drink, arts, and crafts.
The perfect opportunity to browse amazing hand-made crafts, sample and takeaway locally sourced food and a wide range of drinks including wine, gin and non alcoholic beverages.
Or come along to the Surrey Hils Artisans at Ripley Farmers Market
NB It may be necessary for reasons beyond our reasonable control to alter the advertised content, timing and/or location of The Surrey Hills Artisan Festival, or the advertised attractions. We reserve the right to do this at any time. Where we alter the time and/or location of The Surrey Hills Artisan Festival, we will provide you with notice