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Handy Tips for Attending the Handmade Market

With approximate crowds of 15,000 expected to attend the Handmade Market event this weekend, it’s going to be EPIC [pun fully intended]!

Handmade enthusiasts flock from all over Australia to revel in the amazing talent of our nation’s independent designers. Artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all at one convenient NEW destination – Budawang Building, Exhibition Park in Canberra [EPIC]. A unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate quality, handcrafted and locally designed items.

Come along and support your Australian art and design community. 150 stalls, two days of shopping – THIS Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm – we promise there is plenty of handmade goodness for all.

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Our tips for the most stress-free, enjoyable Handmade Market experience:

Parking – There will be plenty of it… 3,000 or so spots! Right outside the Budawang Building, throughout the Exhibition Park site, and on Flemington Road. * Yes. That’s right, we are at a NEW venue* Rather catch a bus? There are two bus stops adjacent to EPIC; one on the Federal Highway, one on Flemington Road.

Money – Many of our designers have eftpos facilities to take payment, but there are smaller indie and emerging designers that may not, so we recommend you bring along some cash. There are two ATMs in the Budawang Building.

Time – Not a fan of too much hustle and bustle? Have a sleep in, or go out for brunch, then swing by the market in the afternoon. The Handmade Market closes at 4pm, both Saturday and Sunday.

Food – Two cafes will provide all the sustenance you need to shop until you drop.

Plan – If you have come to visit particular designers, or maybe you are on a strict time limit. There is a list/map of stalls at the information desk at ‘Reception’. Or seek out our friendly ‘Handmade Helpers’ donned in aprons or fluoro pink vests, for directions.

What else is onThe Capital Region Farmers Market is held 7:30 – 11:30am on Saturday, also at Exhibition Park in Canberra. A community project run by the Rotary Club of Hall, well worth a look pre-Handmade Market. AND 104.7’s Skyfire will light up the city skies Saturday evening, with it’s annual fireworks show held over Lake Burley Griffin. So much to do this weekend in the nation’s capital!

Please take the time on your way in to the Handmade Market to say “hello” to the lovely volunteers from Menslink. Donations supporting this essential and wonderful organisation would be most appreciated!

MARKET DATES 2017 & 2018

  • 16 & 17SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 8*, 9 & 10DECEMBER 2017
  • 17 & 18MARCH 2018
  • 5 & 6MAY 2018
  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM
  • ENTRY IS FREE

CONTACT HANDMADE

0402 247 532
market@handmadecanberra.com.au

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HANDMADE CANBERRA’S AWARDS

  • 2014
  • FINALIST: CANBERRA BUSINESS POINT CREATIVE
  • DESIGN FINALIST: TELSTRA ACT MICRO BUSINESS AWARD
  • 2013
  • WINNER: CANBERRA BUISNESS POINT CREATIVE DESIGN
  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED RETAIL
  • WINNER” TESLTRA ACT START UP AWARD
  • FINALIST: TELSTRA STATE START UP AWARD
  • 2012
  • WINNER: CANBERRA BUSINESS POINT HIGH GROWTH
  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED
  • RETAIL FINALIST: TELSTRA ACT START UP AWARD

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