About Us

Bovey Tracey's festival Nourish, launched in 2014, celebrates the very best in food, craft and music. Building upon the success of 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 Craft Festival & The Cheese Shed.

For further details and how you can get involved please email hello@nourishfestival.org

Craft Festival 

has been held annually in Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, since 2004. It now welcomes more than 10,000 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.


The Cheese Shed

is a mail order and new, in-person cheese shop specialising in Westcountry artisan cheese. Based in Bovey Tracey, 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. 

'Bovey Tracey's leading shed-based virtual cheesemonger' has been recognised by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards as best independent food retailer, and its many customers are sending gifts, buying for weddings or special occasions ... but very often just buying great cheese for themselves. 2013 saw a move to the old HSBC premises on Fore St, where the business continues to go from strength to strength - sending over 7000 boxes of Westcountry cheese per annum to every corner of the UK.


MAKE Southwest

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. Make South West 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.