Our March Designers


Well, time flies doesn’t it? The next Handmade Market is this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday (23 & 24 March), three halls of EPIC will be packed with happy shoppers, smiling stall holders, music, drinks, food and atmosphere. Come to the Budawang and Coorong Pavilions from 10am until 4pm both days for your fix of Australian made curated goodness.


Handmade is the best place to find a unique piece of design. Our designers come under the categories of homewares, fashion, accessories (including jewellery), children’s and men’s products, artwork and photography, cards, craft, books and skincare. Each of these categories is packed with designers who have spent months putting collections together, selecting materials, handcrafting their products and planning their beautiful stalls. So you can find the perfect treasure or gift when you shop at the market. Head to our DIRECTORY in advance to see the full list by category, making sure you check out all of our NEW DESIGNERS and those that you won’t find anywhere else in Canberra in our EXCLUSIVE category.


Make sure you chat to our designers about their inspiration, products and experience. You can find out all about your unique find and take it away in the knowledge that you have supported an Australian artisan. Autumn is fast approaching and there will be a wealth of products to ease you into the new season. From cosy fashion to jewellery of all styles and tastes, you can fill your wardrobe with the purchases you make at the market. Your home will also benefit from the warming textiles, ceramics and accessories that will prepare you for hibernation season. There will also be ethical nutritious skincare on display so you can find a potion for your skin type and your own unique scent.


And when your bags are full, head to the Coorong Pavilion for a delicious drink, reviving coffee or street food snack. Then you can wander around our Gourmet Food Hall, and try all manner of drinks in the Handmade bar area, taking home luxury pantry items, made and displayed by the producers themselves for your Autumn menu. There will be more about the food and drink offerings in our next article, so keep reading.

So, make sure you include Handmade in your plans for this weekend – 10am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free and parking is free. Please give generously to our wonderful door charity, Menslink, on your way in. They are doing a great job of helping local young men and would appreciate your support. We’ll see you there – only a few sleeps to go!