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Lost Trades Fair
The 2021 Lost Trades Fair at the Bendigo Racecourse will showcase over 200 traditional makers - demonstrating and sharing their skills and their trades and crafts work. Come and see these trades being practised - meet the makers and have the opportunity to buy something truly unique.
Lost Trades aims to inspire, to educate, to show things made by real people rather than machines; to think about sustainability of what we buy, to excite people to make something with their own hands - to show them what people can do with practice, proper instruction and learned skill.
From master coopers working alongside stonemasons, bookbinders, chairmakers, ropemakers and luthiers, makers of rocking horses, penny farthings and coaches; hedgelayers, knifemakers, clockmakers and more. Master craftsmen and craftswomen who have been practising their trades for their whole life. With over 1,000 combined years of training - all in the one place - at the Lost Trades Fair you will find inspiration, find skill, find craftsmanship, find passion, find incredible stories and people.
Attracting a combined audience of over 100,000 visitors over the past six years, the Lost Trades Fair is unique, captivating and arguable the most inspiring and authentic show on earth.