November Long Weekend
The Tasmanian Craft Fair, held annually over four days concluding on the first Monday in November, is the largest working Craft fair in the southern Hemisphere. It's held in picturesque Deloriane, classified by the National Trust as a town of historical significance, on the banks of the Meander River.
For accommodation during the Craft Fair please direct enquiries to the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre on 03 6362 5280 or use the accommodation section of this website.
13 venues are crammed with tempting displays, and the free and frequent bus service helps you to see it all.
The finest of Tasmanian and mainland artisans and accomplished crafts people, as well as international artists, showcase their skills at over 200 stands. From silver and gold jewellery and fine art paintings to textiles, ceramics, woodwork and leatherwook. Every year there is something new!
Experience the delights of the Gourmet Pantry - clean, green Tasmanian cuisine including raspberry and blueberry products, honey, chocolates and fudges, cheeses and wines, gourmet mustards, jams and sauces.
Enjoy live music, street entertainment and activities for the children - and even pull in a live trout!
Date: November Long Weekend
Venue: Various venues around Deloraine
•The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working demonstration of arts and crafts in Australia, held annually at the start of November in the picturesque town of Deloraine.
•A not-for-profit event run by the Rotary Club of Deloraine, the Fair hosts more than 240 arts and craftspeople, involves more than 1000 community volunteers and attracts more than 25,000 people from throughout Tasmania, interstate and internationally.
•All funds raised through the Fair are put back into every area of the community, with a variety of local, national and international development projects, projects to aid the disadvantaged and community improvement projects completed in the past 30 years.
•In total, more than $2 million has been raised through the Craft Fair for community projects.
•The Fair features stallholders across a range of arts and crafts disciplines selling their work and demonstrating on-site how their craft is performed.
•In 2010 there were 240 stallholders across 14 venues, with a free shuttle bus between venues making getting around the Fair very easy.
•Each year the Fair is themed around the Centre of Excellence exhibition, showcasing the world’s best craftspeople in a featured discipline. •Throughout the Fair, there will be a range of classes for people of all ages, and working demonstrations.
•The event also features a Gourmet Festival, with a range of Tasmanian food, wine and micro-brewed beers available while you sit back and relax.
•There is also a Gourmet Pantry, featuring predominantly Tasmanian-made produce such as jams, preserves, spices, puddings, wines, cheeses and more.
•There will be also a variety of local and interstate entertainers throughout the Fair.
•Discounts are available by prior arrangement for bus groups over 10 people. Contact the event secretary on 0438 447 780.
For further information on dates, times, admission prices and venues, consult the Tasmanian Craft Fair website.
|Deloraine TAS, 7304|
|0438 447 780|