THOUSANDS of people have already flocked to Ragley Hall for The Handmade Fair.

Despite the inclement weather this morning a large crowd turned out for the official opening, by TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp.

Pretending to cut ribbon, the Location star apologised about the weather and joked with people to go for the coffee and the booze early.

Having already enjoyed three successful years at Hampton Court Palace, the fair launched the second event at Ragley, near Alcester.

During the event, in the grounds of the Palladian mansion, Craft enthusiasts will be able to put their creative skills to the test.

The fair brings together Britain’s best handmade products, crafts supplies, and artisan foods.

It runs from today, to Sunday, May 14.

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