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Surrey Hills Artisan Festival 2023

Saturday, 20th May @ 10:00 am - Sunday, 21st May @ 5:00 pm

Free – £12.50


Surrey Hills Enterprises


Denbies Wine Estate
London Road
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA United Kingdom
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A weekend festival celebrating the very best of Surrey’s food, drink, art and crafts at the stunning Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking.

Tickets available on the door £12.50

The Surrey Hills Artisan Festival at Denbies wine estate is a wonderful outdoor 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, craftsmen and food and drink producers in Surrey.

Join us for the whole day as there is something for everyone!

More than 80 Surrey Hills Artisans

The event is bringing together an incredible range of artists and artisans from across Surrey.

🙂  Start the day with a great cup of Artisan coffee!!
🙂  learn new recipes from Surrey’s top chefs
🙂  watch landscape artists capture the beauty of the Surrey Hills
🙂  participate in creating a collective piece of art
🙂  learn to play the Ukelele in a group workshop
🙂  take part in the Rock Choir singing workshop (Sunday only)
🙂  listen to the inspiring stories (for kids and adults)
🙂  enjoy a hearty lunch from local food producers
🙂  tap along to the big band
🙂  browse the wonderful stalls for that unique piece of art or gift for a loved one
🙂  enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or Surrey Hills gin and tonic

Food and Drink Demo Tent


We will have a marquee dedicated to talks and demos from Artisans with a program of interesting and unusual presentations including:-

  • Artisan Cooking Demonstration with Surrey’s own Michelin star Chef Steve Drake from Sorrel in Dorking
  • Seasonal cooking demo of trout and lamb with Abinger Cookery School
  • Simple Steps for the Perfect Morning Brew – Chimney Fire Coffee:
  • Ginologist – botanicals and Gin making by Village Spirit Collective
  • The history of honey and how best to taste it with Guildford bee Keepers
  • Learn the secret of the best gin cocktails from the mixologists at Wessex Gin
  • The best of Surrey’s wines with the Vineyards of the Surrey Hills 
  • Explore the tastes of the Filipines with Roni B’s Kitchen
  • Learn the art of sustainable foraging with Hinoki Forest bathing

Wide range of Arts & crafts 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
  • Woodwork
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed media

Plus you can watch different landscape artists capture the beauty of Denbies vineyard in front of your very eyes.

Music and entertainment

The central arena will feature a wide range of musicians and entertainers.

2023 line up includes:-

  • Rampant Roosters Morris Dancer (Saturday)
  • Anouska Assisi Surrey Hills Singer-Songwriter (Saturday)
  • Jim Cozens – Surrey Hills Singer Songwriter
  • A Touch of Musicality Jazz Band (Saturday)
  • You-Ukes – Ukulele Workshop (Sunday)
  • Mole Valley Silver Band (Sunday)
  • Rock Choir performances (Sunday)

Interactive Kids Zone

Bring the kids for free (up to the age of 16)

  • Storytelling – SuperHeroes of the Surrey Hills by Steve Markwell at 11.30, 1.00 and 2.00
  • Play giant games – children’s zone central arena
  • Let your activity flow at the craft table – children’s zone in the central arena
  • Stencil your own tote bag with Farida Khan Evans Art – children’s zone in the central arena
  • Have a go at weaving on a loom with Dobby & Rose – Artists’ tent
  • Make your own Rubber carving bookmark with Carolyn Daunt – Artists’ tent
  • Make a felt wiggly worm with Nancy Shafee – Artists’ tent
  • Make a badge with the Guildford Beekeepers
  • Make your own Dream catcher * with Hedges & Hurdles
  • Plant some micro greens* with Eden Greens
  • Weave your own bookmark with Dobby & Rose* – Artists tent

*small additional charge

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!

Unique Artisan stalls

Browse for that perfect gift for yourself or others amongst over 80 stalls including

  • stunning wall art
  • ceramic, glass, and pottery
  • unique jewelry
  • clothing and hats
  • natural skincare products
  • locally grown food and produce
  • doggy treats and accessories
  • a fine selection of local wine, beer and spirits
  • cookies, brownies, fudge and chocolate


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:

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.

Hall Hunter

The philosophy at Hall Hunter is simple and honest; they put their heart and soul into producing berries people love. With years of experience, skill, and a love for what they do, they have become one of the UK’s leading berry growers located in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

Each and every berry that leaves their farms has been grown using methods they have carefully honed over the years, so they know the fruit you enjoy is always succulent, fresh and delicious. Plus they are committed to finding ways to support the environment around us.

Surrey Hills Artisan Festival – Booking

£12.50 on the gate

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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

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