We are so excited to be back at Penryn Campus Sports Centre for Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair 2022. In Real Life!

We have over 70 stalls of amazing crafts people, designers, illustrators, jewellers, potters and makers to help you fulfil ALL that you’ve got on your Christmas present list!

We are open over three days, Friday Evening with chilled Jazz from Swingology and cocktails served at the bar. Saturday is the busy shopping day so come early and make a day of it, plenty of food via the food vans outside and the cafe in the hall. Then Sunday is more relaxed with acoustic music from the Rosevilles.

Tell everyone and bring friends, neighbours and co-workers… it’ll be lovely to see you.

Happy Christmas Fair

The Team x


To view all our marvellous traders please click on the button below. Enjoy!

The Floor Plan

Directions to Penryn Campus and Map


The Penryn Campus sits above the market town of Penryn.

By Rail: Rail companies operate regular services to Truro from all major British cities. Change at Truro for branch line services to Penryn. From Truro, the journey times are approximately 15 minutes to Penryn and the campus is about a 20-minute walk from the station.

By Road: Take the A30 from Exeter or the A38 from Plymouth, which joins the A30 at Bodmin. Continue along the A30 and, at the wind farm, watch out for the signpost for the A3076 to Truro. Take this road to Truro where it joins the A39 to Falmouth.

For the Penryn Campus, take the first exit at the Treliever roundabout (about 9 miles from Truro) and approximately 150 metres further, turn right where signposted into the campus.


Follow the signs to customer parking which is free all weekend!

Press Release

It feels much longer than three years since Makers Cornwall hosted their last Christmas Fair in 2019, long before social distancing and facemasks.

But they’re back!  With a new team at the helm, Makers Cornwall are excited to return to the Penryn Campus Sports Centre from 4th to 6th November, with over seventy of their very best Cornish Makers ready to kick off the Christmas Fair 2022 season in style.

Filled to the brim with jewellers, illustrators, potters, textiles, homewares, handmade chocolate – and more! – visitors will be treated to a huge variety of high quality, original handmade products across 71 stalls. Where else can you buy a fabric mackerel, artisan macarons and a sea plastic necklace under one roof?

And once shoppers are ready to drop, they can find something delicious at the food stalls or a piece of cake and a hot drink in the cafe under the Christmas tree.

Like Makers Cornwall’s past events, Friday 4th November is the very special opening evening for shopping, celebration and cocktails from 6-9pm, with live jazz from Swingology.

Saturday 5th November opens from 10am to 4pm. Usually the busiest day, arrive early and make a day of it!

Sunday 6th November is open from 10am to 3pm for a final chance to complete your Christmas shopping while enjoying a relaxed live set from The Rosevilles.  

The team’s chosen charity for 2022 is the Trussell Trust’s Penryn Foodbank. Donations of food are invited from anyone attending who would like to contribute, and a tombola with specially donated gifts from the makers will raise extra funds.

The team are thrilled to be returning to Penryn Campus Sports Centre to work again with campus services FXPlus, who played a key part in looking after everyone and ensuring a seamless event in 2019. With free parking all weekend, easy access, and direct connections to public transport, it remains a perfect venue for visitors and stallholders alike.

The new organising team of seven creative makers and designers from the Makers Cornwall community have big shoes to fill given the success of past events at the Sports Hall (and, in earlier years, The Guildhall St Ives) led by local creative and small business advocate, Alison Bick. But they bring plenty of experience, skills, enthusiasm and, armed with some excellent handover notes from Alison and her team, they are looking forward to creating another wonderful event, worthy of the Makers Cornwall name.

“As a maker, the Makers Cornwall Fair has been a part of the build up to Christmas for me since the very first Etsy Makers Cornwall Fair in St Ives. It’s such a privilege to now be involved in planning this amazing event,” said Pam Booth, paper artist and member of the organising team.

Sally Atkins, team lead, agreed.  “Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair is one of my favourite events to attend as a customer, let alone as a trader. Bringing to life an event that has been so popular and well attended prior to the pandemic is a huge responsibility. I cannot express enough how amazed I am at the wonderful bunch of people I am working with, and the incredibly high standard of applications we received for stalls. We have everything we need to ensure Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair 2022 is the best we can possibly provide for the stallholders and all the customers attending.”

Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair 2022, 4-6 November:  Sports Centre, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE