With it’s rich and golden history, Gympie is the perfect location for this biennial event, held in conjunction with Gympie Rotary’s Quilt & Craft Spectacular. The event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Gympie, is a tribute to the heritage trades of our past and a celebration of the artisans that keep these almost-forgotten trades alive.

Over 50 makers gathered at the Expo 2021, keen to inspire with their passion and to pass on their knowledge to preserve the longevity of their craft. It was a weekend filled with non-stop demonstrations, vintage displays, bushcraft shows, artisan markets and lots of good old-fashioned camaraderie.

Meet the Makers at the next event: 1 – 2 July, 2023

The Pavilion and surrounds, Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Rd, Southside


Come along and Meet the Makers!
Heritage Makers’ Fair


Meet the Woodies: Woodworkers and Master Carvers; Spoonsmiths; a Whittler, a Harpmaker; Penmakers; Sawscrollers; Pyrographers
Meet the Luthiers: Guitar makers, Sensory and Bespoke Guitarmakers, a Harpmaker
Meet the Smiths: Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Gemsmiths, Coppersmith
Meet the Weavers: Caneweaver, Wheat Weaver, Fibre & Basketweaver; Spinners & Weavers; Lacemakers;
And meet more: Saddler, WhipmakerLapidarists; a Papermaker; Mosaic artist; a Ceramicist; a Shingle Splitter; Leatherworkers;  a Glassworker; Signwriters, Leadlighter; Beekeepers, Ropemaker, Eco-dyer, Hand-dyer & printer, milliner…. and more in the pipeline.

Don’t miss the Wheelwright Demos & Clydesdale Shows!: Click here for info and daily program

And make sure you visit Stan!  The Australian Bushcraft Shows and Kids “Have-a-go”  Click here for info

There’s even a Meadery and Artisan Distillery

And Craft Beer Open Door: Presenting the craft of brewing, you’re invited to experience this celebration and sharing of knowledge of centuries-old skills, handed down from generation to generation, perfected by cultures world-wide.Catering to both the confirmed lovers of craft brews and those who want to learn, come along to discover a different style of beer enjoyment, and sample some diverse flavours – ranging from subtle to WOW! – in the company of the like-minded. 

Vintage Vehicle Displays: displays of vintage tools and antique machinery – there’s a surprise or three in the wings!

WHEN: 1 – 2 July, 2023
WHERE: Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Rd


Presented by the Rotary Club of Gympie Inc

Images of the event 2021 BELOW!

Check website www.ancientcrafts.org for details & highlights.



Check out the event 2021: