Lost Trades Fair - Toowoomba 2018

Saturday 6 October & Sunday 7 October 2018


Master artisans and traditional tradesmen and women with hundreds of combined years of training will demonstrate and share their skills and talent for heritage trades at Lost Trades Fair in Queensland.


Come and see trades being practised, just as they always have been, but usually behind closed workshop doors.


Find inspiration, find skill, find craftsmanship, find passion… find incredible stories and people.


Lost Trades aims to inspire, to educate and to open the eyes and minds of the next generation to demand something made by a real person rather than a machine; to think about sustainability and the longevity of what they buy and use, to excite people to have the confidence to design, make and create something real, something crafted by their own hands - and to show them what people can do with practice, passion and knowledge.


Blacksmith - Bookbinder - Brass Bed Restoration - Brass Worker - Bridle Maker - Cabinet Maker - Cane Weaver - Carriage Builder - Chair Maker - Chandler (Candle Maker) - Cooper - Cookie Cutter Maker - Cutler - Enameler - Engraver - Felter - Fly Rod Maker - Fly Tying - French Polisher - Goldsmith - Green Woodworking - Knife Maker - Lacemaker - Leadlighter - Leather Tanner - Leather Plaiter - Leather Worker - Luthier (Guitar Maker) - Millinery - Mechanical Organs - Penny Farthing Maker - Plane Maker - Potter - Rope Maker - Saddler -  Shield Maker - Shoe Maker - Sign Writer - Silk Dyer - Spinner - Spoonsmith - Tailor - Tatter - Tinsmith - Tool Maker - Toy Maker - Umbrella Maker - Weaver - Wheelwright - Whipmaker - Wicker Weaver - Woodturner - Woodcarver


Click here for the Lost Trades Site Map 2018 (491 KB) pdf document icon
Artisans will be demonstrating their traditional trades throughout the entire event. The same trades and exhibits will feature on both days and artisans will be selling their handcrafted wares at the fair.

There is a wonderful range of local food makers selling delicious fresh food and refreshing drinks. There is an ATM onsite.


This is an ALL weather event and will go on rain, hail and shine.


Adult tickets booked online before midnight Friday 5 October are $15.00  / on the event day $18.00
Seniors Card holders concession booked online before midnight Friday 5 October are $12.00  / on the event day $15.00
Kids Tickets (5 - 15 years) are $5.00 / (under school age are free) 


For more information on the Lost Trades Fair please see: losttrades.info



Event Details

06 October 2018 10:00 AM - 07 October 2018 04:00 PM

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