The Guild of Straw Craftsmen - Strawfest2018
24th-26th August 2018

You are invited to an exciting weekend of straw by The Guild of Straw Craftsmen. You will have plenty of workshops to choose from as well as other activities throughout the weekend. Our theme this time is ‘Farming’. As always there will be plenty of time to chat and catch up with everyone. You can be assured of a very warm welcome. If you have never been to Strawfest before and would like to find out more about it then contact for a chat.

Note that it is an earlier date this year. So should benefit from longer days and hopefully better weather.

Weekend details

The weekend starts on Friday afternoon and finishes on Sunday afternoon (after tea). The cost of Strawfest2018 will be no more than £200.00 per person, includes all meals and accommodation. The materials you need will be provided.

Workshops, talks and activities will be on the theme ‘Farming’. Sometimes this will refer to the subject matter, sometimes there will be connections to other traditional crafts and natural materials. The Bshop Burton College is one of the UK's leading land based colleges and should provide plenty of inspiration.

The programme is still being developed so keep up to date here on the website and on Twitter.

Other activities will include a sales table for you to pick up bargains and a favour exchange.

As with other years the Guild of Straw Craftsmen Annual General Meeting will take place on the Sunday morning.

The venue

Visit Bishop Burton College website and take a virtual tour.

How to get to there

The Bishop Burton College has details of the Conference location.


Inquiries to .

A booking form can be downloaded from here.


We hope that you will be able to spend the whole weekend at the Strawfest but we understand that this may not be possible. If you can only spare a day get in touch with us and we will see what arrangements we can make.