March 31, 2021

To appreciate now, step back in time

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Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail pays homage to the rare and lost trades and crafts that helped build the Bathurst region. It’s a chance to see and experience how everyday items were made before the modern luxuries we have today.

Held over the weekend of 10 -11 April, over 100 artisans will be demonstrating their unique and quirky talents across two gorgeous heritage venues in Bathurst, the Bathurst Showground and the Agricultural Research Station.

A free shuttle bus will be running between the two venues all weekend long so you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Ever heard of log snigging? What about bodgers and whittlers? These are some of the rare crafts that are preserved and shared through this fantastic event. Although, preserving some of these crafts are now more important than ever in today’s fast-changing world.

For the home gardner there will be beekeeping demonstrations. You can reduce your consumption by learning to make and mend fabrics yourself or restore second-hand furniture.

Learn wooden spoon carving for a unique gift, make your Pinterest boards come to life with crocheting and knitting workshops from the experts, and leave your light-coloured clothes behind because you can even get stuck into some grape stomping and wine making.

Some workshops are an additional cost and some require bookings. Visit the website for full details.

The event is COVID-safe, family-friendly, and you can even bring your four-legged friends along to both venues, but they must be on a leash at all times.

There is plenty of parking, and the Bathurst Showground is wheelchair accessible. Feeling peckish? You can enjoy delicious corn on the cob, a bush BBQ from CWA and coffee.

Book your ticket online now and save. Early bird tickets purchased via the website are $15. Or you can buy at the gate for $20. Kids under 16 are free.

There are also prizes to be given away for early-bird ticket holders, or take a selfie on the day and post to your Instagram using #BathurstHeritageTradesTrail for your chance to win a great local prize.

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