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Reviews: Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday | Hoghton Tower Preston  | Sat 28th August 2021

Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday tickets

Hoghton Tower in Preston

Saturday 28th - Monday 30th August 2021

Sat 10:00am til Mon 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)

No age restrictions

If you're a fan of vintage, retro, collectables and handmade wares with a quirky twist, then come and join us at Crafty Vintage Family Festival

 

Customer reviews of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Average rating:

60%

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

I've been to the Christmas markets at Hoghton tower as few times and never paid to get in, so I was expecting something a bit extra for my ticket money (considering I had to pay for my 2 year old as well). I don't really understand why we had to shell out for the opportunity to just spend more money. There were very few stalls, the first one I went to charged me £15 for a bag of sweets (my fault for actually paying it) and a few others tried a hard sell as we passed. A five minute wander later we were at the end of it all. The plan was to buy some food and sit on the grass but there were only two stalls (a burger van and a pizza van) and the queues were too long. You can't get near Hoghton Tower itself (security guards to turn people away). So we left. A disappointing and expensive way to spend a bank holiday.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

loved it !!!! would love to have a stall at Crafty Vintage

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

ticket prices a bit of a rip off just to see a handful of market stalls, there are numerous events extremely similar around the north west that donâ??t require paid-tickets

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Nice event but more stalls needed

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

not enough stalls and entertainment. no singer at lunch on Monday. food very expensive.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Brilliant, something for every member of the family. Great value and lovely relaxed atmosphere

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good friendly day, much love to all of the stall owners for their hospitality

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

very poor , not enough traders more like a food festival at best . not up to the usual standards

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

First thing it stated ticket only,I booked online,with booking fees added,when I got there the lady at entrance said you could pay at at entrance,??? So I paid more for nothing,there website said limited tickets left,this was misleading as there were not that many there,I am interested in collectibles where was the stalls advertised as being there,I saw ONE,with overpriced few items,most of the stalls sold overpriced items,and food,there was little for children to do ! Suppose to be a family day out ??? Basically a market you had to pay to walk round,you also had to pay extra to visit the gardens......very very poor value.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Our grandchildren loved the Circus skills, the bubbles and the music. the food was really good but I would have also liked more healthy options than pizza, hot dogs burgers and fries too. ice cream was amazing, cheese and cake stalls were too and all great prices. Thought the prices at the bar were high... £6 for a glass of wine or a G & T is steep.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Very little to do unless you had young children. Not even a quarter of the size of the last one I went to pre COVID-19

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

We booked tickets as we were promised a DJ and live singers songwriters, that did not happen.
very dissappinted and feel like we were ripped off

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Excellent event

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Over priced especially as there was an extra charge for entering Tower gardens.
The admission process is also very inefficient leading to long queues.
Lacked atmosphere, possibly because we visited on the Monday morning and the entertainment was limited to circus training for children. Circus training was not the right description either!

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

We had a fun morning, could of been more stalls. I felt as though it only took two minutes to walk around.
Would suggest having more food vendor choices also.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Charging 5.50 for a family but then £5.50 per person over 12 was expensive just to walk onto the premises!
Family tickets sold out (makes you wonder what the limit was before they pulled off those tickets ??)
It wasn't busy at all, all afternoon though. We went to support my son who had an indor stall. £65 per table!?
Limited food on sale, pizzas, the rest were dessert s. Like to support art and crafts however.
At those prices wouldn't bother again.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Only a handful of stools with only pizza or pancakes for food and pizza stand was so behind couldn’t order food for over 1.5 hours. Definitely not worth the entry fee.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Not nearly enough done to title this a festival. It was more like a large garden party. Very few stalls poor entertainment. Though you were not allowed to take your own food or drink onto the site there was only one food truck serving pizza with a TWO HOUR wait time and a very expensive waffle truck. Absolutely shocking and a complete waste of time and money. We would have been better off down the local park with a picnic, a Bluetooth speaker and a walk to the ice cream truck!

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Loved the location and loved the stalls

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Not enough food for the demand

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Excellent day out. One recommendation...add more savoury food outlets as for lunches/ food there were 2 (pizzas and pastry rolls - don't count the mezze stall)

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

I don’t understand why I had to pay 18.5 pounds to see couple of stalls, which I would have anyway walked to town centre free of cost. We visited Bolton food and drinks festivals on Monday and there were atleast 10 times more stalls, lively atmosphere and there was NO ENTRY FEES. You should make money from people who are earning from stalls rather than people who are visiting you.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

The event had very little content to keep you entertained for more than an hour. A handful of stalls and a couple of food trucks didn't really represent the ticket price.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Thought their would be more stalls, only 2 stalls selling hot food pizzas and burgers.

The food was nice but more choice and more stalls to walk around (crafts)

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Good day and lots of stalls to look at good entertainment for the kids with magic and giant bubbles.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Price a bit much to enter a venue that would normally be free to wonder around the grounds and then spend money on the stalls as well.
But the price for the house and garden tour was well worth it .

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Perfect venue and setting.....

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Very disappointing. Not as many stalls as we expected. Stalls that were there were very similar with very little variety.
Advertised as a family event but very little for children to do. The ”bubble man” told them off for bursting the bubbles!!
Not permitted to bring own food or drink in to the event but only one stall selling food (pizza) which was so busy there was over an hours wait!!! Several times they stopped taking orders as they were overwhelmed.
Drink options were also very limited.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

brilliant

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

The event was disappointing and was not worth the £5.50 entrance fee
Hot food stalls were limited to 3 stalls and the one burger & fries stall only gave fries if you ordered a burger, often telling people they had run out of fries but then putting some on people burgers?
A 15 minute wait after ordering a hot dog was also excessive.
Entertainment for kids was good but they packed up at 2:00pm
If you wanted to do the tower visit, that was an extra.

Overall did not think there was enough value in £17 worth of tickets to spend more time waiting for food than actually looking around the limited stalls.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

I paid in advance and got charged 50p extra for booking online. You wouldn't get that if you paid at the door. The craft stalls were pretty poor, the food very expensive and at the end of the day I paid over £20 for 4 of us to walk round a pretty poor market.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Not a lot of vintage stalls, more homemade craft items. Bit overall a good day out,

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Lovely day out with the family.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Got there for 11.30.not much going on few stalls selling same items. Not much vintage goods there at all. Won't go again. £5.50 was far to expensive for what was on offer. A shame as the weather was good.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

I have been to previous vintage fairs & they had a singer & music this one only had a DJ but more for the children’s entertainment & assist the circus school performance… a bit disappointed with the lack of variety of stalls lots of the same not a lot of vintage !

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

I liked the stalls and the Humble burgers were magnificent!

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Disappointed with the amount of stall that were there! Only took like 20minutes to walk round the whole thing and that was it!
Need more variety of food too!
Travelled 50minutes to get there and wasn’t worth it!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Over priced admission and for stall holders. Cold dark no WiFi for card sales. Not very friendly. Could be so much more!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Very good day out

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Brilliant day out

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Lovely day out

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Lovely setting… great stalls… prices excellenr.. but dont eat in the tea rooms terrible food…

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Didn’t go as ordered online, paid the ticket price but they were never received.?

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Very few stalls and choice of food we were really disappointed and won’t be going to a Crafty Vintage event again or recommending. We did however Thoroughly enjoy the tour of houghton tower we paid extra far to save an otherwise wasted day

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

I don’t really know what the £17 I paid for me and my two teenage girls was for!! When you spend money on food and drink and buy from the stall holders it was a very overpriced entry fee. A lad singing and a girl teaching kids to dance was not worth £17 of anybody’s money. I think £2 per person would be a very reasonable price to pay.

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Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Didn't stay long enough to hear any music....there wasn't too much to see...

Review of Crafty Vintage : Family Festival : August Bank Holiday

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Honestly I expected a lot more stalls selling crafts (which is the main reason I went). The price is good and I love Hoghton Tower, but I was disappointed in the event as a whole and spent only an hour there, including having drinks in the cafe

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Would you recommended: No

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