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Old Time Trades Show
The Lost Trades Fair is held annually over the Labour Day weekend with the aim of promoting and showcasing arts, crafts and trades that have, for the large part, been lost in this high-tech era.
Historic Kyneton will once again host Victoria's Lost Trades Fair over the weekend of Saturday & Sunday the 9th and 10th of March. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Hundreds of people visit this fair annually to witness more than 90 traditional tradespeople demonstrate a diverse range of intriguing and, in many cases, lost skills.
If you venture out to the Kyneton Racecourse over the weekend of Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March between 10 AM and 4PM daily you'll meet beekeepers and Chandlers (candle makers), leather craftsmen, silversmiths, woodcarvers, milliners, instrument makers, tinsmiths, farriers and blacksmiths to name just a few.
The art of the blacksmith dates back to medieval times but you'll be able to see this timeless trade demonstrated at Kyneton's Lost Trades Fair. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
The Lost Trades Fair is a great opportunity to meet the people behind these timeless traditional skills. And what better place to do it than in historic Kyneton.