My first date claimer for the year, which I am currently working on is The Handmade Expo.
Have you been yet as a customer ?
Have you been yet as a stallholder ?
Whichever way you want to come, trust me, you'll have a great time !
The first one for the year is on Saturday 20th February. ( plenty of time to prepare if you are a stallholder and plenty of time to save some pennies if you are a customer! )
The venue is about half an hour from Brisbane and 40 minutes or so from Toowoomba.
It at the Ipswich Turf Club on Brisbane Rd at Bundamba, ( you cant miss it with signs and banners and lots of cars and people! )
It's from 8am - 2pm and there is FREE entry and FREE parking.
It's slightly early to say how many stalls will be on offer for you to browse and shop but it's normally over 100 !
Gourmet food and fresh fruit and veges from local farmers also will be on offer.
You can have a delicious coffee ( iced or hot ), a BBQ supporting a local charity, cup cakes, slices ,cakes and yummy treats to have for morning tea or a light snack. Sno cones ( the hand shaved ice variety, not the bought ice, oh these are to die for on a hot day ) for the young and not so young .( pinacolada is my fave )
There are plants, preserves, pottery, patchwork, popcorn, woodwwork, clothing, jewelery, gourmet wines, cheese, gelato,birdhouses, soaps, lotions, books, art, recycled all sorts of things. I haven't covered everything here, but there is more and there is a great variety and the best thing is...It's ALL HANDMADE ! And it's all Local ! No imported or manufactured things here !
For bookings or further info jump on our blog and it's all there! www.thehandmadeexpo.blogspot.com