The Lost Trades Fair will once again entice visitors to our beautiful region, with its annual showcase of traditional, rare and unusual arts and trades.

The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support this event, which celebrates the skilled work of artisans from across the country who practise these ancient and traditional trades.

The Fair is a great opportunity to learn how things are made, see, hear, touch and experience craftsmanship, skill, artistry and talk with the makers themselves about what they do.

Since the first Lost Trades Fair was held in 2014, we’ve seen craftsmanship skills in action from over 100 artisans, including armourers, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, silversmiths and stonemasons.

Lisa Rundell says that the State Government support will mean that they will be able to promote the fair nationally, in the hopes to draw more interstate visitors to the event, and the region.

In 2017, the Lost Trades Fair continues to grow, with 22 more makers than last year including the first international maker, Claire Minihan, a bespoke toolmaker from America.

Our $20 million Regional Events Fund is helping rural and regional communities all over Victoria stage and secure the events that drive visitation and showcase the best of everything the regions offer.

Regional Victoria has something for everyone, and we want everyone to experience it for themselves.

The Lost Trades Fair will take place in Kyneton and run from 11 to 12 March. For more information visit https://www.rundellandrundell.com.au/lost-trades-australia.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“Events like the Lost Trades Fair are a great way to bring people together and attract more visitors to our region.”

“The Fair is a great chance to see talented artisans practise their skills up close, and to be reminded of the value of handmade objects.”