The 2024 Isle of Wight Spring Art & Garden Fair
6th - 7th April £4 - £10
There’s great news this coming April for art and garden-loving Islanders who enjoy visiting outdoor events!
The 2024 Isle of Wight Spring Art & Garden Fair will take place at Northwood House and Park in Cowes on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April from 10am to 5pm. Following the tremendous success of the 2023 event, the fair promises to be bigger and better for 2024 and even larger crowds are expected to attend again based on the surge of early ticket sales.
We are also delighted to announce that Red Funnel Ferries have kindly agreed to continue the sponsorship of the event in 2024 and will provide travel support for our mainland exhibitors.
The event will bring together a fantastic collection of different exhibitors of all types, including garden and plant nurseries from the Island and mainland who will be taking space on the lawns of the historic local venue, as well as a fantastic Island artist showcase inside the main house.
Great for gardening folk!
Plants, shrubs, garden machinery, tools, landscaping products and even hot tubs will all be on display over the two-day event. Guest mainland exhibitors who normally exhibit at the large mainland shows will be attendance selling the highest quality plant stock.
We are also pleased to confirm the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will be present this year to provide gardening advice throughout the weekend. Their experts can be found on the lawns in the Northwood House marquee where they will be happy to answer your gardening questions. They will also be participating in our talks programme where they will be discussing the Gardening Advice Service and other RHS membership benefits. If you’re an RHS member pop in and say hello!
If you are an Island or mainland business selling garden-related products and want to get involved please email
or call 01983 293642 and ask for Sam or Darren.
A full list of outside exhibitors will appear in late March.
Art Showcase will launch the Island Season
Some of the best Island artists will be exhibiting their work in the Art Showcase in the Northwood House Ballroom and Dining Room, in what will certainly be the first main Island art event of the busy spring and summer season. There will be a live painting demonstration complete with some human models as subject matter running through the weekend, where visitors can have a go at sketching and painting with tuition from experienced Island artists in situ.
Tea tent and Lawn bar will feature live music… plus some free family activities!
The event will also feature the Northwood House Lawn Bar serving Pimm’s, wine and beer, plus our renowned tea tent and bbq managed by the award-winning Northwood House Volunteers, who won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2019.
There will also be a tasty food offer from the talented team from the Garden Restaurant in Cowes and the Nordic Smokery joining us from the New Forest for the weekend to serve us great food.
Live acoustic performers will be playing over the weekend on the lawn to allow visitors to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. See Island favourites JC & Angelina as well as the popular Mike Jolliffe Duo amongst others.
There will also be free children’s activity marquee with story telling, poetry and various art and craft activities, all supported this year by the High Sheriff’s Trust a for families to enjoy. Look out for a treasure hunt and other free to- do stuff for kids!
More to see and do in 2024
We’re delighted to announce that the Fair arena will return this year which will feature falconry and dog agility displays to keep you entertained on both days of the event. There will be some guest morris dancers and a shows by local magician David Randini to enjoy too.
Look out for a fantastic display by the Isle of Wight Vintage Tractor Club all weekend showing off vast range of tractors and engines from yester-year, always a fabulous part of the Fair.
We’re also delighted to announce there will a chainsaw sculpture carving display with two locally based artists, Paul Sivell and Guido Oakley who will be going head to head to carve two beautiful timber sculptures that will be available to buy through an auction on Sunday afternoon at 4pm if you love what you see! You can even bid online over the weekend if you want to make an offer! Half the sale proceeds are being donated to Northwood House Charitable Trust to support important restoration work planned for this summer on the main roof structure.
The event is sure to draw large crowds of visitors from across the Island over the Easter holiday weekend with craft and local food producers also in attendance, as well as a range of other quality Island businesses and organisations.
Just a small entry fee, with all proceeds going to Northwood House Charitable Trust!
The Spring Fair is only £5 for a standard single admission ticket to enter or £9.00 for two person ticket, with children under 16 free.
The event will be open between 10am and 5pm on both Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th of April. Proceeds from the event will go to Northwood House Charitable Trust to help with ongoing restoration of the grade II* Listed House and upkeep of Northwood Park for the Island community to enjoy.
Event parking is available on Northwood House’s event field, off of Ward Avenue at £4 per car. The main public pay and display car park in Park Road is also available for parking over the two days with cash and card facilities available.
Online Tickets available now to purchase below or pay at the gate with cash or card.
Please bring a copy of your ticket confirmation email as proof of purchase for entry on the day. We will have a data base of advance ticket purchasers on the gate for cross referencing.
Please note that advance entry or parking tickets aren’t refundable after the 27th March unless the Fair is cancelled to extreme weather but tickets can be swapped to the alternative day if required.