Lost Trades Fair 2017 At Cobb + Co Museum, Toowoomba

Master artisans and traditional tradesmen and women with hundreds of combined years of training are demonstrating and sharing their skills and talent for heritage trades at the first Lost Trades Fair to be held in Queensland.

You are invited to come and see trades being practised, just as they always have been, but usually behind closed workshop doors from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 7th October & Sunday 8th October.

Photography by Fred Kroh

Find inspiration, find skill, find craftsmanship, find passion… find incredible stories and people.

Lost Trades aims to inspire, to educate and to open the eyes and minds of the next generation to demand something made by a real person rather than a machine; to think about sustainability and the longevity of what they buy and use, to excite people to have the confidence to design, make and create something real, something crafted by their own hands – and to show them what people can do with practice, passion and knowledge.

Adults: $15, Juniors: $5 (5 – 15 years) Under 5’s are free, Pensioners: $10, Family: $35 (2 adults and up to 4 kids 5 – 15 years)

This is a ticketed event and entry to the Lost Trades Fair requires the purchase of a ticket – there is no free entry – TICKETING

Apiarist (Beekeeper) - Blacksmith - Bookbinder – Bowyer (Long Bow Maker) - Bush Furniture – Cabinet Maker - Cane Weaver – Chair Maker – Chandler (Candle Maker) – Cooper - Cookie Cutter Maker - Corn Dollie Maker - Cricket Bat Maker – Cutler - Felter - Fly Rod Maker - Fly Tying - French Polisher – Glass Artist (Beads) - Green Woodworking - Heritage Plasterer - Lacemaker - Lampwork (Beads) - Leadlighter - Leather Tanner - ​Leather Plaiter - Leather Worker - Luthier (Guitar Maker) - Millinery - Mechanical Organs - Printmaker - Rocking Horse Maker - Saddler - Spinner - Spoonsmith - Stonemason - Tailor - Tatter - Tinsmith – Tool Maker - Toy Maker - Traditional Hemp Building - Upholsterer - Weaver - Wheelwright - Whipmaker - Wicker Weaver - Woodturner - Woodworker

There are no set demonstration times as all the artisans will be demonstrating and sharing their trades skills throughout the event. You will see the same trades and exhibits on each day and artisans will be selling their wares at the fair.

There is a wonderful range of local food makers selling fresh traditional food and tea & coffee will be available for purchase. There is an ATM onsite.

For more information on the Lost Trades Fair please see: losttrades.info

During the Lost Trades Fair Cobb + Co are running mini blacksmithing workshops so you can experience this unique heritage trade for yourself. You can book into one of these three hour workshops:

Blacksmithing Mini Workshop – Saturday 9am – SOLD OUT

Blacksmithing Mini Workshop – Saturday 1pm

Blacksmithing Mini Workshop – Sunday 9am

Blacksmithing Mini Workshop – Sunday 1pm

Cobb+Co Museum
27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Queensland 4350




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