Have A Go! Festival

Enjoy a fabulously creative weekend with the whole family at our annual festival of traditional skills and crafts.

Over the weekend of 20 + 21 February 2016, discover a whole range of traditional trades, skills and crafts, including blacksmithing, furniture making, wheelwrighting, weaving, millinery and more!

Meet the artisans who practise these trades and, as the name suggests, have a go for yourself!

Step Up + Have A Go at weaving, lacemaking, crochet, leatherplaiting, silk painting, paper crafting, and more.

Watch demonstrations in airbrush art, harnessing, wheelwrighting, rustic furniture, soap making and the list goes on!

Children can have a go at making their own toys and have their face painted in the Kids Have A Go! area.

All this for just $10 per person per day! Families can purchase a one day pass for only $30 (1 adult + up to 4 children or 2 adults + up to 3 children). Children under three are free!
Doors open from 9:30am-4pm.

Plus, you can enhance your Festival experience by booking into a Mini Workshop of up to 90 minutes in blacksmithing, copperfoiling, jewellery making, wood turning, felting, leathercraft, millinery and ocarina making. Mini Workshops are $20-$30 each, including admission to the Festival, and should be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. View the Have A Go! Festival map and listing online. (3174 KB) pdf document icon

The Have A Go! fun continues into Saturday evening as we turn our attention to the delicious flavours of our region at Have A Taste! on Saturday 20 February 2016, 4pm-8pm. Meet the makers and hear their secrets to growing and producing gourmet food. Plus there will be plenty of opportunities to have a taste! Entry to Have A Taste! is FREE. Gourmet food and drinks available to purchase. Live music from 4:30pm. 

For more information contact us or call +61 (0) 7 4659 4900.

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Want to develop your skills further? We also run Hands On Workshops throughout the year.

Event Details

20 February 2016 09:30 AM - 21 February 2016 04:00 PM
Festival entry just $10 per person (under 3 free).