Have A Go! Festival

22 + 23 February 2014

Now in it’s 8th year, Australia's annual celebration of heritage trades and crafts returns with more opportunities to get hands on, an entire Kids Have A Go! area, a full main stage program and online bookings for a range of mini-workshops.

Download the Have A Go! Festival flyer (2136 KB) pdf document icon

Step Up + Have A Go

No need to register, just step up and have a go! In many cases you can make something to take home.

Try glass gilding (gold leaf on glass), stick furniture, weaving, leatherplaiting, relief printing, lace making, crochet, and more.

Mini Workshops

Book into a mini workshop and spend up to 90 minutes learning a new skills with one of our expert artisans. Try blacksmithing, jewellery making, felting, copperfoiling, wood turning, glass bead art or cake decorating for only $20 per workshop. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Online bookings have now closed - bookings can be made at the Festival, where available.

Main Stage Talks + Demonstrations

Watch award winning artisans at work, hear their stories and ask any burning questions. Main stage talks are every hour, on the hour. Demonstrations include wheelwrighting, opal cutting and polishing, pottery, silk painting, harnessing, and airbrush art.

Kids Have A Go!

A whole special event for the little ones, including traditional trades and skills with a twist, toy making with Play on Play, face painting and balloon art.

Dancing Under the Stars | Saturday 22 February 2014

Continue the fun into Saturday evening with Dancing Under the Stars. From 6pm, Have A Go! at ballroom dancing then settle down for a twilight cinema screening of Strictly Ballroom. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Have A Go! Festival Travel Package | Saturday 22 February 2014

Enjoy a day trip from Brisbane/Dinmore/Plainlands to Cobb+Co Museum’s Have A Go! Festival and let Stonestreets Coaches do the driving for you. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Ticket information

Festival entry: $10 per person per day, $30 per family per day (2 adults and up to 4 children), Under 5s FREE
Mini Workshops:  $20 per workshop, including Festival entry
Dancing Under the Stars: $25 per person, including ballroom dancing lesson and movie
Travel Package: $50 per person, including return coach trave from Brisbane and entry to the Festival


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We also run Hands On Workshops throughout the year.