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Lost Trades Fair Kyneton

Lost Trades Fair Kyneton 9 – 10 March 2019

The Lost Trades Fair Kyneton celebrates the art of skilled manual work, ancient crafts and rare trades. It honours and showcases the special tools, traditions, languages and secrets of these trades, passed down through generations.

The Background

Sadly, many crafts and trades have been lost to history. Traditional trades and industries, once the backbone to building our country, have fallen from our landscape in the wake of new technology, mass production and an ‘on demand’ culture. The Lost Trades Fair was established to change this.

These lost trades, and the incredible artisans and real makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career, deserve a platform to showcase their skills, incredible craftsmanship and knowledge.

The fair celebrates trades – woodworkers; chairmakers; coopers; tailors; printmakers; ceramicists; whipmakers; upholsterers and wheelwrights. Trades represented at the fair are as varied as knifemaking, french polishing, basket weaving and stonemasonry.  Instrument makers and music are presented alongside bookmakers, glass blowers, saddlers and silversmiths.

The Lost Trades Fair will inspire you and show you what hard work, following a passion and true craftsmanship is about.

Lost Trades Fair Kyneton

Tickets to The Lost Trades Fair

Lost Trade Fair Kyneton tickets in 2019 are limited to 8,000 visitors each day. This limit is to offer a better visitor experience for everyone – so book early!
  • Adult tickets booked online before February 2019 are $15.00  / after 01/02/19 and at the gate (if available) are $20.00
  • Seniors Pension Card tickets booked online before February 2019 are $12.00  / after 01/02/19 and at the gate (if available) are $17.00
  • Kids Tickets (5 – 15 years) are $5.00 / at the gate $5.00 (if available) ~ under school age children are free.
  • Any unsold tickets (if any) will be available at the gate.
  • Due to capacity limitations in 2019, ticket availability at the gate is limited to 1000 tickets.
  • All pre-booked tickets are guaranteed entry.

How to Buy Tickets

Click here to purchase your tickets online.

Where to Stay in the Macedon Ranges

Places to stay in the Macedon Ranges for Lost Trades include caravan parks, B&B’s, rustic cottages and farm accommodation. As this is an extremely popular event, we strongly recommend you book accommodation for Lost Trades early to avoid missing out.

Hotels, B&Bs and Cottages

Click here for a list of Macedon Ranges B&B, hotel and home-style accommodation options*.

*This list will be updated regularly in the lead up to The Lost Trades Fair Kyneton to indicate availability. Please note, we rely on accommodation suppliers to provide us with these updates. The list may not be a 100% accurate reflection of availability over the fair weekend.

For further information go to ‘Where to Stay’ on our website and scroll to the footer where you can filter accommodation options by town, type and facilities.

Macedon Ranges Camping, Caravan and RV Parks

Click here for a brochure listing caravan parks in the Macedon Ranges

Click here for a brochure on useful recreational vehicle information

Local Visitor Information Centres

While in town for The Lost Trades Fair Kyneton, make sure to drop by our Woodend Visitor Information Centre (High Street) or Kyneton Visitor Information Centre (High Street). Open 7 days from 9-5pm, these centres are a fantastic resource for local advice, maps and brochures. Alternatively, you can the centres on 1800 244 711.


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