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Old trades are brought to life at the HERITAGE MAKERS FAIR – big things in the pipeline for the next event 5 – 6 July, 2025!

With it’s rich and golden history, Gympie is the perfect location for this biennial event. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Gympie, the HERITAGE MAKERS FAIR is a tribute to the heritage trades of our past and a celebration of the artisans that keep these almost-forgotten trades alive.

Meet over 65 demonstrating artisans, makers of heritage trades in onsite venues: Heritage Lane, Woodcraft Arena, Domestic Arts, the Quilt & Craft Spectacular and the powerful Wheelwright & Clydesdale Shows! + much more.

NEWS!

Gympie Rotary’s HERITAGE MAKERS FAIR has joined forces with the Club’s prestigious Quilt & Craft Spectacular. United, the event is one of the largest showcases of quilting, craft and heritage trades in Queensland. It will be held in and around Gympie’s Pavilion, 5 – 6 July 2025.

Expanded event!

In 2025, the expanded event will include even more works of renowned national guest artisans, traditional and contemporary quilts and art quilts showcased inside Gympie’s Pavilion, while wrapped around the exterior will be an incredible array of over 65 masters, artisans and makers of diverse heritage trades and crafts. These makers, who will be demonstrating throughout the event, will shed light on the skills which were once part of the everyday life of yesteryear. They are passionate about keeping their almost-forgotten trades alive and inspiring a new generation of craftspeople.

In five themed venues, meet:

In five themed venues, demonstrating artisans include: forgers and smiths of iron, tin, silver, copper and glass; makers of paper, mosaics, leadlight, signs; a wheelwright; a saddler, a whipmaker, a cordwainer; woodcarvers, turners, spoon smiths, luthiers, whittlers; weavers of cane, wheat, wire, wools, fibres, reeds and weeds; quilting, embroidery, lacemaking and much more – including mead tasting, a program for kids, an opportunity to meet’n’greet a Clydesdale and there’s a traditional wheelwright at work.

PLUS: In the Pavilion, immerse yourself in a visual sea of colour, a rich tapestry of creative stitching, quilting, artisan exhibits, fibre and textile arts and more. Details www.quiltandshow.org

5 – 6 July 2025, Gympie Showgrounds

Saturday July 5, 8.30am – 5pm

Sunday July 6, 8.30am – 3pm

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MEET OVER 65 MAKERS, ALL DAY DEMONSTRATIONS

+ HERITAGE BUSHCRAFT SHOWS

+ CLYDESDALE COUNTRY & WHEELWRIGHT SHOWS

+ VINTAGE DISPLAYS

+ QUILT & CRAFT SPECTACULAR

+ CRAFT BEER OPEN DOOR

… AND GOOD OLD-FASHIONED CAMARADERIE!

Saturday, 5 July, 2025 – 8.30am – 5pm

Sunday, 6 July, 2025 – 8.30am – 3pm 

GYMPIE’S SHOWGROUND, EXHIBITION ROAD, GYMPIE

presented by the Rotary Club of Gympie Inc

ALL FOR ONE TICKET PRICE

Children 15 and under FREE

All tickets allow entry to:


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All patrons who pre-purchase tickets went in a draw for a 2-night holiday package to Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island!

AND THE WINNER WAS:

Helen Stark of Maryborough

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LATEST BROCHURE!

JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE (RIGHT) TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST, CONDENSED EVENT BROCHURE WITH DAILY PROGRAMS, TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS, MINI-MAKERS PROGRAM AND MORE!


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This project received funding assistance from the Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants Program 2022/2023

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