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Daily Program

There are inspiring things to watch, makers to meet, timed group demonstrations, activities to try and live music all weekend.
 

Need more explanation - here it is:

An Official opening and Welcome to Country will be held at 10.30am on Saturday.  

 

Major demonstrations such as the Blacksmith Team Strike and Wheelwrights Hot Tyreing (where a steel tyre is fitted to the wooden wheel) will happen twice daily - once in the morning and once in the afternoon. We cannot be more specific as this is very much dependant in the weather, the heat and humidity and how hot the fires get - but that said they will be on a blackboard on each day and in the am and pm.

 

As for every other artisan trade listed on our Artisans Page - they will all be demonstrating their trades each day - some artisans demonstrate short 15 - 30 minute demonstrations each hour, others whose demonstrations may take up to an hour will demonstrate three to four times each day. 

You will see and experience all trades - and there is certainly enough things to watch for the entire weekend.

If you actually visited every artisan, you would have less than 4 minutes with each one over the 7 hour day.

Coopers will make buckets, bootmakers will be demonstrating boot making, fine artists will be painting alongside printmakers, bookbinders and leatherworkers.  Clay pots thrown, and porcelain cast, spinners and weavers will demonstrate, leadlights will be created, Fly fishing rods cast, whips cracked, puppets made, chair makers will have shave-horses and be shaving spindles, turners will have lathes operating, soap will be made, candles dipped, sheep sheared, knives made and stone walls built, pigments will be ground, denim jeans constructed, chairs upholstered, whips plaited, instruments made, keys cut, clocks assembled - all onsite - all on both days.

 

ENJOY !

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Demonstrations

Saturday

10.30am: Opening & Welcome to Country

11.30am: Whip Cracking Demonstration

12.30pm: Fly Rod Casting Demo

1.30pm: Whip Cracking Demonstration

2.30pm: Little Tradies Activities

3.30pm: Whip Cracking Demonstration

Sunday

10.30am: Whip Cracking Demonstration

11.30pm: Fly Rod Casting Demo

12.30pm World Spoon Carving Race

1.30pm: Whip Cracking Demonstration

2.30pm: Little Tradies Activities

3.30pm: Whip Cracking Demonstration

Demonstrations throughout each day

 

Over 100 individual artisan demonstrations each day including:

Blacksmiths Team Strike - Twice Daily

Wheelwights - Hot Wheel Tyreing Demonstration - Twice Daily 

Cuttlefish Casting at Silversmiths, Book Binding, Stone Wall Building, 

Knife Forging, Clay Pot Wheel Throwing, Decorative Painting, Tailoring, Pewter Pouring,

Leather Plaiting, Hot Glass Lampwork, and traditional Blade Shearing. 

Little Tradies - things to do 

At the fenced arena - near the big marquee: 

Hobby Horse Race, Egg + Spoon Race, Potato Sack Race, Gum Boot Throw.  

All day long:

Wooden Toy making with Schloss Toys

Dip your own beeswax candles with Fiona the Candlestick Maker

Carriage Rides on the Cobb + Co Carriage  

Lost + Found - Lost Trades Treasure Hunt 

Download a program or map:

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. 

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