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The Handmade Expo Market

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by Grace Keogh (subscribe)
I am a keen writer and web designer living in Ipswich. I enjoy sharing my weekend discoveries with other people. Visit my blog at
Published October 21st 2014
It's beginning to look a lot like a Handmade Christmas …

Especially if you head towards Ipswich.

If you are hoping to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas list this year – while also supporting small business owners, then you are very lucky – because you still have two chances to attend The Handmade Expo Markets before the man in the red suit squeezes down your chimney.

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The Handmade Markets - Ipswich

The Handmade Expo Market is a monthly affair held in Ipswich on the third Saturday of every month, except January, and has become a widely attended fixture on the events calendar for many keen shoppers who have adopted the shop local/spend local policy encouraged by the event.

There is definitely something for everyone at this handmade, hand-crafted, home-baked and artisans gathering - you will be sure to complete your Christmas shopping in one easy location. Finding just the right gift becomes so much easier with items ranging from gorgeous handmade clothing for all ages, decadent edible delights, soothing soaps and candles and perfect products for your pets as well.

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Adorable Children's Clothing
Over 80 stallholders from Warwick and Toowoomba, The Gold Coast and Mt Tamborine, Bribie Island and the north of Brisbane, gather with an abundance of local handmakers to exhibit their talents and their wares at the Ipswich Turf Club. November and December often sees the Expo's biggest contingent of stalls, with up to 110 stallholders on hand for the public to peruse.

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Delicious Handmade Delights
As a special treat The Qld Pioneer Steam Train runs in conjunction with every Handmade Expo Market and can be boarded directly opposite the main entry. Discount steam train ride tickets are available until December from Train rides start around 10 a.m and continue through out the day.

So head over to The Handmade Expo Markets at Ipswich on the third Saturday of the month, and make sure you have a handmade Christmas this year.
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Why? Support handmade artisans this Christmas
When: Third Saturday of the month - except January
Where: Ipswich Turf Club
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Great description of an awesome market Grace.
I'll be heading there to do my Handmade Christmas shopping for sure, thanks for letting us know about it.
by mimmi (score: 0|2) 2198 days ago
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