FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – CUSTOMERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - MARKET CUSTOMERS

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND OPENING HOURS FOR THE MARKET?

Handmade is held over a weekend in March, June, September and December each year, from 10am until 4pm both days (and on Friday from 5pm – 9pm in December).

The dates for 2020 are:

March 21 & 22 – 10am-4pm each day

June 26, 27 & 28 – 5pm-9pm on the Friday and 10am-4pm on the Saturday & Sunday

September 26 & 27 – 10am-4pm each day

December 11, 12 & 13 – 5pm-9pm on the Friday and 10am-4pm on the Saturday & Sunday

WHERE IS THE MARKET?

The venue is Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and Handmade can be found in the Budawang and Coorong Buildings. EPIC is on the corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue in Mitchell.

IS THERE A CHARGE TO GET IN TO THE MARKET?

There is NO entry fee, although a donation to one of our local charities would be appreciated.  At each market, we invite a charity to collect donations to raise funds they need to do their work.  Our lovely charities do an amazing job in the community.  Please support them if you can with a gold coin donation.

ATMS, EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES

There are two ATMs located inside the Budawang Building and two in the Coorong Building during the Handmade Market.  They are empty overnight.  The vast majority of designers at the event have EFTPOS & credit card facilities.

TOILETS & BABY CHANGE

Public toilets are located in the foyer of the main entrance to the EPIC Conference Centre, at two places in the Budawang Building and also in the Coorong Building.  Baby change facilities are available in the Budawang and Coorong buildings.

FOOD & DRINK

There is a gourmet food hall in the Coorong Building, with a wide selection of food and drink options, including hot food, cold drinks, wine, barista coffee and lots of seating.  In the Budawang Building there is a café with a barista serving great coffee and seating.

PARKING

There is loads of free parking available on site.  Access is best from Morisset and Sterling Avenue and parking marshals will direct you to the available parking at the arena.  Disabled parking is directly outside the Budawang Building.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

ACTION Bus Services & the light rail stop are available near EPIC’s main entrance, on Flemington Road.  For information on timetables and destinations, please visit Transport Canberra’s website.

DISABLED ACCESS

Disabled access is provided via the main entrance to the EPIC Conference Centre, along with the entrances to the Budawang and Coorong Buildings at EPIC.  All of Handmade’s halls at EPIC have easy access from these entrances.  Disabled parking is in front of the Budawang Building.

PETS AT THE MARKET

We welcome official service animals to Handmade, however other pets are NOT PERMITTED.