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Our next Bead Festival

Sunday 1st October 2017


Haydock Park (Location)

£3.50 entry or £3.00 if you are a member of the Beadworkers Guild or

The Bead Society


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Looking forward to seeing you at our next do! All events run from 10am – 4pm.

If you would like to have a stand at the Bead Festival email gordon@halfpenney.co.uk for your application pack


  • Traders from all over the Country - the widest range of beads in the North West all in one place. Feel the quality before you buy and see the beautiful colours.
  • Demonstrations and 'Av a Go' with our traders - see demonstrations of their products and av a go yourself!
  • Free prize draw - win a hamper of beading goodies, donated by our traders
  • Beads and Breakfast - buy a breakfast ticket to join us at 9.30 to relax before we open and be first into the festival when it opens.
  • Drop in to Bead
  • Food service offering drinks, hot and cold food and cakes
  • Chill-out zone where you can sit and read the Sunday papers
  • Free and very large car park which includes designated blue badge spaces.


Pre-booked tickets open now!

Why wait in line? Buy your ticket in advance and there will be an express lane. The price is £3.50 or £3.00 if you are a member of the Beadworkers Guild or The Bead Society. This includes entry to the fair at 10.00am and entry into the free prize draw.(Return your completed form and we will enter your details for you.)

Beads and breakfast

Your breakfast ticket means that you can jump the queue and get into Haydock Park at 9.30!

From there you will be directed to the Chasers Bar where you can have a hot drink and Danish or hot sandwich to set you up for a day full of beads.


The Bead Festival on 23 April went well - don't worry if you missed out we're back again on Sunday 1 October at Haydock Park Race Course.

Av a Go - workshops - FREE!

Our FREE Drop In workshop this October has been designed by the lovely Vivien Exon of Charisma Beads. You can make a pair of earrings using an alternative method of brick stitch.

Don't worry if you don't wear earrings, you can still join in and use your beads as a key fob or charm.

The Drop In runs from 11.00am until 3.00pm. Drop In whenever there is a spare seat and someone will be on hand to help you out.

It’s great fun with lots of friendly faces, so don’t forget to Drop In To Bead and wear your earrings with pride!


Free prize draw winners from April

Here's the lucky winners of the prize draw from the April Festival:

  • Pat Taylor from Leeds
  • Lindsay Latham from Northwich