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Best in Show


If you’ve been to the Handmade Market, you will know that we have 270 stalls of wonderful design and delicious produce. Every one of our stallholders spends weeks designing and making their product and planning their stall displays. They also spend time sharing their market attendance on digital media.

So it is very tough to make the decision about who wins our Best in Show award. We walk the halls, chat to the designers and producers, check out their websites and socials and have a look at their innovations in display. This time, we had a very long shortlist, but decided to give it to Grumpys Ginger Beer. Grumpys has a range of ginger beers with twists. 100% Australian made, their original is spicy and unique, the chilli version has a kick, while their ginger, lime & bitters and blueberry versions have the tang of fruit. All are served in their brown glass retro style bottles and the six packs have their own hessian carrier.

The stall has the right balance of product display and styling, with lots of opportunities for sampling and staff with big smiles. They also love to share their processes with interested shoppers. So, while we know we have hundreds of beautiful stalls at the market, we would like to thank Grumpys for going above and beyond.

The next market is on 29 & 30 June, 10am -4pm at EPIC Exhibition Park Canberra. See you there!


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


  • 6*, 7 & 8DECEMBER 2019
  • 21 & 22MARCH 2020
  • 26*, 27 & 28JUNE 2020
  • 26 & 27SEPTEMBER 2020
  • 11*, 12 & 13DECEMBER 2020
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM


0402 247 532
EPIC Exhibition Park in Canberra
Flemington Road
Mitchell ACT 2602