About Us

Bovey Tracey's festival Nourish, launched in 2014, celebrates the very best in food, craft and music. Building upon the success of The Contemporary Craft Festival, held every June, the team behind Nourish are keen to bring a new flavour to Bovey Tracey. Set in the heart of the town, Nourish is a weekend of events designed to feed the body, the mind and the senses. 

Nourish is a community initiative led by The Contemporary Craft Festival, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and The Cheese Shed.

For further details and how you can get involved please email hello@nourishfestival.org or phone Sarah James on 01626 437653

The Contemporary Craft Festival 

has been held annually in Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, since 2004. It now welcomes more than 8,000 visitors and has become one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed craft events in the UK. The aim of the Festival - formed originally by three local craft businesses - was to showcase the very best in British craft and to create a new, sustainable and strong market place for contemporary craft but also to bring greater prosperity to the town of Bovey Tracey. The Festival, which presents over 200 stands of the finest contemporary craft with a full programme of educational events is held in Mill Marsh Park in Bovey Tracey every June.


Devon Guild of Craftsmen 

is one of the UK’s most acclaimed exhibition and retail spaces for contemporary craft. An educational charity, it supports creativity and creative excellence, providing opportunities to see the very best craft, to learn about craft and to develop skills through making. The exhibitions programme shows makers of national and international standing, both at its home galleries in Bovey Tracey and touring across the country. In addition, through the long established teaching programme, Big Hand Little Hand, people of all ages and backgrounds can experience making things directly with professional makers, so learning skills and building confidence. The Guild supports a membership of 250 carefully selected professional makers from across the south west. It provides opportunities for them to develop their businesses and sell their work at Riverside Mill, where the craft experience is complemented by the Terrace Café which serves equally high quality food in a beautiful environment.


The Cheese Shed 

is a mail order cheese shop specialising in Westcountry artisan cheese. It began when Ian Wellens approached local deli owner James Mann with an idea, and has grown to become a respected authority on cheese and a noted champion of regional food which stocks over 100 of the region's hand-made cheeses, sending them to customers all over the UK. 'Bovey Tracey's leading shed-based virtual cheesemonger' has been recognised by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards with its award as best independent food retailer. 2013 saw a move to the old HSBC premises on Fore St, and this year sees The Cheese Shed celebrate a decade in business.