We currently run events throughout the year at three different venues across North Yorkshire. All of our venues have their own unique charm and the events held at each have their own special character. Read on to find out full details…
JUDGES COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL AT KIRKLEVINGTON HALL, YARM
A stunning Victorian country house, now an AA 4 Red Star Hotel recommended by Michelin, the Good Hotel Guide, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph as one of the best hotels in the UK. It is the Cesar Award Winner for Country House Hotel of the Year 2018, which is the hotel world equivalent of winning an Oscar! Visit the hotel website for more details: JUDGES HOTEL (link opens in new window)
Judges Hotel is home to our ‘A Country House Spring Fair’ and ‘A Country House Christmas Fair’ – luxury shopping fairs to suit the elegant surroundings, showcasing some of the finest artisans and small businesses in the region. Feedback from visitors consistently highly rates the quality and variety of the stalls, and the friendly atmosphere of these events.
KIRKLEATHAM HALL MUSEUM & GROUNDS, KIRKLEATHAM, nr REDCAR
The museum is housed in a beautiful Queen Anne building which was opened in 1709 as a free school, and now hosts a wealth of local history from Anglo-Saxon treasures to industrial heritage. You may know the museum and grounds as host to the award winning Festival of Thrift. The whole Kirkleatham site has so much to offer – exhibitions, adventure playground, owl centre, woodland walks, café, and is just 2 miles from the beach – so you will be able to spend the whole day enjoying the area. Visit the Kirkleatham Museum website for more details: KIRKLEATHAM HALL MUSEUM & GROUNDS (link opens in new window)
MASHAM TOWN HALL, MASHAM, nr HARROGATE
Masham is a friendly and vibrant Georgian market town, with a fine selection of independent shops, galleries, and eateries, not forgetting the two internationally renowned breweries. The stately town hall is located just off the market square, which on two of our dates this year will also be home to the Northern Dales Farmers’ Market. Check out VISIT MASHAM for lots more to do in the area when you visit our events here.
Both Kirkleatham Hall and Masham Town Hall are homes to our seasonal brocantes. A frequently asked question from those who have never visited one … what is a brocante? The literal translation of brocante from French to English is ‘second hand / flea market’. However, in reality it is so much more than this. In France you will find many such markets almost every weekend, all year round, reflecting the French national characteristic of not wasting anything! If something can be re-used in practical or decorative way then it quite rightly stays out of landfill. Brocantes on the continent are the place to find almost anything, from the faded grandeur of chateau clearance items to bargains from grand-mére’s attic – things you will never find in the shops. You will also always find one or two local artisans selling their traditionally made goods, and often fresh local produce. To make the whole experience even more pleasurable there are always street food vendors and the continental café culture easily assimilates with the brocante atmosphere.
Although we can’t entirely recreate the full experience of the French or wider European brocante, we try to get as close as possible within the limits of our highly unpredictable northern English weather. At Heartisan Events brocantes you will find gorgeous homewares, textiles, china, rustic furnishings, French and English vintage, reused and repurposed items, antiques, salvage, curios, gardenalia, plants and fresh flowers (season dependent), and a small selection of compatible local artisans. At our Kirkleatham venue you will also find exciting local food and drinks produce to relax and enjoy during the event or to take home with you.
See UPCOMING EVENTS for future dates.