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Vintage and Handmade Festival

11 - 12 August 2018

New for 2018! 

Vintage and Handmade Festival Cosford Vintage Tea Room

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 August 2018

12/8/18:   Due to the weather this morning the Spitfire flypast will not be taking place, however the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are hoping to send an aircraft for a flypast early this afternoon. We will keep you updated with timings!

If you love all things retro vintage and one off handcrafted pieces, then make sure you check out the Vintage and Handmade Festival. 

New for 2018, this event will showcase local creators with a passion for their handmade, handcrafted products and carefully selected vintage wares.  Held in the spacious grounds at the RAF Museum Cosford, the exhibitor marquee will be nestled amongst the VC10 and Hercules aircraft and will be packed with all things retro including live music, a vintage photo booth and even a beauty parlour!  Plus, a highlight for visitors both days will be a spectacular flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire! 

Festival Line-Up

  • Local creators showcasing their handmade and handcrafted products and carefully selected vintage wares
  • The finest local artisan food and drink in the Street Food area
  • Vintage tea room
  • Live music from across the eras
  • Vintage Pop-up Beauty Parlour  
  • Mini Makers Craft tent
  • Vintage Photobooth
  • RAF Musketry School talk, display and basic foot drill for children 
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire flypast - Saturday at 1.33pm and Sunday 11.25am (weather dependant)

Pom Pom Pilot - Jamila WalkerFor families with little crafters, head to the ‘Mini Makers’ tent and take part in workshops including pom pom pilots and planes, or a make-do-and-mend session where youngsters can decorate their very own bag to take home using recycled fabrics.  These drop-in 30 minute sessions are suitable for children aged 7-14 and cost £3 per person.  Places are limited to 30 children per session.

Advanced sales for the Mini Makers workshops are now closed.  Tickets for the sessions will be available on the day, on a first come first serve basis.  

11.00 – 11.30Mini Makers Workshop - Pom Pom Pilot
11.45 – 12.15Mini Makers Workshop - Pom Pom Planes
12.30 – 1.00Mini Makers Workshop - Make do and Mend Bags
2.00 – 2.30Mini Makers Workshop - Pom Pom Pilots
2.45 – 3.15Mini Makers Workshop - Pom Pom Planes
3.30 – 4.00Mini Makers Workshop - Make do and Mend Bags

Ticket Information

Adult £  5.00
Child (5-15 years)£  2.00
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)£14.00
Children under 5  Free

Tickets can be purchased in advance or pay on the day (cash only)

Entertainment Line-Up




10.30 -11.00 

George Formby Tribute

George Formby Tribute

11.30 -12.00 

The Ronnies

Miss Fortunes

12.30 - 1.00 

Gloria Sunset

The Ronnies

1.30 - 2.00

Miss Fortunes

Gloria Sunset

2.30 - 3.00 

The Ronnies

The Ronnies

3.30 - 4.00 

Gloria Sunset

Gloria Sunset

Purchase tickets here

  • Opening hours - 10.00am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm)
  • How to find us - Centrally located with good motorway access from the M54 and M6.  Click here for details and directions.
  • Parking - Limited parking available at the museum including disabled parking.  Charges apply of £3.00 for up to 3 hours or £4.00 for the day.  Further parking is available at Cosford train station where there will be a free shuttle bus operating to the festival.
  • Dogs - visitors with Assistance Dogs are welcome in the festival

Exhibitor Enquiries:

Applications for the 2018 event - please contact us to find out more.

Vintage Make-up  Joe Thomas

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