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Crafty Vintage returns to Castle

The hugely popular family festival takes place in Lancaster on the 1st and 2nd of July.

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Date published: 23rd Jun 2017

Next weekend, Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 2nd, Crafty Vintage are all set to revive the history at Lancaster Castle when a Family Festival and artisan market will be held in the Castle Courtyards which was still used as a prison up until 2011.

In the 1800?s, imprisoned debtors could still have access to their money and after paying for board and lodgings at the prison, they could then spend any money left on beer, wine and tobacco. At the debtor's' market held in the Castle Yard, meat, bread, butter, groceries, vegetables, fish and fruit could be purchased.

Their days were spent playing games in the courtyard and any musicians who were imprisoned would often play at concerts or dances, in the courtyards to amuse their fellow debtors.

Not quite a debtor's market next weekend, but certainly a place to buy artisan food, vintage, collectibles and handmade wares from some of the finest creators and makers in the land and be entertained for the duration of the weekend and later into the evening on Saturday.

On the main stage of The Cantina Courtyard, which will be open until 9pm on Saturday there will be a fantastic lineup of live music which will include acoustic sets, dj?s on vinyl and jazz bands.

A circus school, pop up magic shows and crafty corner will ensure that the youngsters are entertained too.

Laura Johnson co founder of Crafty Vintage said ?After the success of our first event in April it is great to be back at Lancaster Castle which is such a fantastic venue to hold our family festival in. It is steeped in history, which fully embrace and families can come along and appreciate the castle in all its splendour in relaxed and grandiose surroundings. It will be a weekend of fun and merriment for everyone to enjoy.

SAT 11am till 9pm

SUN 11am till 5pm

Pre event saver tickets are available at or you can pay on the gate.

Tickets are no longer available for this event