Market Wrap Up


On Saturday and Sunday last weekend, we threw open the doors of EPIC and let in the sunshine, along with around 20,000 keen shoppers and gourmets. Our Australian artisan producers fed the crowds with aromatic street food and quenched their thirst with glasses of wine and beer, delicious cocktails, cold juices and hot coffee.

Our designers delighted the crowds with beautiful homewares, gorgeous fashion and intricate accessories. Shoppers sampled scented candles and skincare and browsed through galleries of art, racks of clothing and displays of jewellery.

There were plenty of mums around too. From new mums celebrating their first Mothers’ Day with tiny ones to older mums having a day out with their adult children, there were smiles all round. Flowers were bought and floral workshops were participated in. Champagne was sipped in our pop up bar and Mother’s Day gifts were bought from our beautiful gift gallery.

Some of our lucky shoppers won hampers packed with goodies and others were excited by discovering new products to take home, all while enjoying live music and Handmade’s unique atmosphere, showing again that it is Canberra’s creative market.

Thank you to the people of Canberra and beyond for coming to Handmade and supporting Australian small business. We can’t wait to see you all again on July 28 & 29, same time, same place for our Winter Market.