Shopping for your Feast


Handmade is not just a design market. It is also the largest indoor food market in the region, focusing on Australian grown and made produce. Our producers grow, invent, create and concoct to bring you the best in packaged, fresh and baked goods. Carefully placed in stunning jars, bottles and boxes, these products will not only add unique flavour to your menu over the festive season, they also make great gifts for the gourmets in your clan.

Dozens of stalls of local and Australian produce will be ready for you to taste, buy and take away from the market this weekend – Friday 5pm until 9pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am until 4pm. Locally pressed olive oils, expertly aged vinegars, sauces and chutneys, spices, meats and nuts will all be crying out for your attention and a place on your larder shelf.

Come and celebrate the silly season after work on Friday evening in our dedicated drinks area, where you can sample spirits or indulge in Christmas cocktails from local up and coming distilleries. You can taste a number of cool climate wines and chat to the winemakers themselves. And you can sample local artisan beers and cider, making sure of course that you take some home with you to stock that drinks cabinet.

Your coffee fix will be available from baristas in both the Coorong and Budawang Buildings and there are several tea options, ginger beer and cold fresh juices to keep your thirst quenched if you prefer something cooler.

If you have a sweet tooth, The Handmade Groumet Food Hall is a paradise. Doughnuts, macarons, biscuits, cakes, cannoli, nougat, marshmallows and chocolate, all handmade and all delicious, will be on display to snack on or take away as a sweet gift.

Canberra’s biggest indoor street food selection will also be on offer, so you can enjoy even more time at Handmade, knowing that you won’t be hungry. With food inspired by the cuisines of many countries, there are flavours to suit all tastes, including vegetarian and vegan options, for breakfast, lunch and snacks. So, see you at Handmade this weekend, 5pm until 9pm on Friday and 10am until 4pm Saturday & Sunday, in the Coorong Pavilion at Exhibition Park. Parking and entry are free.