OVER 65 EXHIBITORS – ARTISANS OF HERITAGE CRAFTS & TRADES
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 65 makers will gather, keen to inspire with their passion and to pass on their knowledge to preserve the longevity of their craft – a weekend filled with non-stop demonstrations, vintage displays, a wheelwright show, meet the Clydesdale, artisan markets and lots of good old-fashioned camaraderie.
Meet the Makers at the 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 at the Carbatec Woodcraft Arena
Meet the Luthiers: Guitar makers, Sensory and Bespoke Guitarmakers, a Harpmaker
Meet the Smiths: Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Tinsmith, Gemsmiths, Coppersmith
Meet the Weavers: Caneweaver, Wheat Weaver, Fibre & Basketweaver; Spinners & Weavers; Lacemakers;
And meet more: Saddler, Whipmaker, Lapidarists; a Papermaker; Mosaic artist; a Ceramicist; a Shingle Splitter; Leatherworkers; a Glassworker; Signwriters, Leadlighter; Beekeepers, Ropemaker, Eco-dyer, Hand-dyer & printer, milliner…. and more
Don’t miss the Wheelwright Demos & Clydesdale Shows!: Click here for info and daily program
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!
Presented by the Rotary Club of Gympie Inc
Images of the event 2021 BELOW!
Check website www.ancientcrafts.org for details & highlights.