Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Preserving the people, traditions and heritage that helped build the Bathurst region.
12 – 13 April 2025

Bathurst will celebrate its rich history, paying homage to the trades and traditions that have helped shape the region, at the return of the annual Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail in March 2024 at the iconic Bathurst Showground.

Rare and lost trades and crafts will be showcased over the weekend at Australia’s oldest inland European settlement. Traditional Aboriginal tool and weapon making, blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans. 

You can even take a ride on an authentic restored Cobb & Co Coach!

Take the free hop-on hop-off shuttle bus from the Bathurst Showground or self drive to visit a selection of the best museums and heritage houses in Bathurst who are offering 50% off entry to all Heritage Trades Trail ticket holders.

Get Tickets

2025 tickets TBA

Meet the Artisans

So many artisan trades on display that you will need two days to experience them all across the many pavilions and outdoor areas of the Bathurst Showground - attractions in themselves!

Image Gallery

The event is a visual spectacle, rich in colourful characters. Explore the gallery of images from the 2023 event and be inspired for what will be sure to be bigger and better in 2024.

Discover Heritage

Bathurst has a rich history, from Wiradjuri culture and traditions, to European settlement, to all the way to now. Discover the places and stories behind the city.


The event takes place at the amazing heritage venue, the Bathurst Showground. Explore fine and rare craftwork inside the pavilions and agricultural and heavy industry heritage trades outdoors.

New Artisan Information

The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail is a celebration of traditional craftsmanship and rare trades. Do you practice an artisan trade or craft? We are seeking new exhibitors for the next even to be held 16-17 March 2024.
Stay up to date on our socials for all the action on the Trail