We are sorry but for the health and safety of everyone concerned, we will not be running the event this year in the Traditional format. We will be running a series of smaller events every month starting in June, in the three areas of our Traditional Arts. Arts/Crafts, Culinary and Horticultural. These events will be able to be held with social distancing in mind. Please check the events section of our website for details.
In the meantime, you can read below how our fair went last year.CLICK HERE FOR THE 2020 RAFFLE
Following the success of the 2018 fair, Buda’s annual Traditional Arts Fair is coming to again Castlemaine on Sunday 24th November , showcasing traditional arts, cooking and gardening in as many and varied forms as possible, in the spirit of the Leviny daughters.
Hilda Leviny, the youngest of the Leviny women who lived at 42 Hunter St Castlemaine until she died in 1981, held a fundraising event every year at Buda Historic Home and Garden around this time and in her legacy we’re opening the doors of Buda for this exciting open day.
Patchwork, spinning, weaving, knitting, lacemaking, etching, quiltmaking, emboidery, fishing rods, pickling, metalwork, handmade body products, lacemakers, lithography, etching, and much more! Most stallholders will be continuously demonstrating throughout the day. We also have our demonstration stages. All demonstrations are free once you’ve entered the gate.
David Anderson Fly Fishing
Ilka White Weaving
Jill Hildebrandt Propagation
Greg Block Twig Artistry
Duang Furoshiki (Wrapping without tape)
Laura Noonan Floral Arrangement
Beth Sayer Needle Felting
Eileen McDonald All things bees
Jane Reid Beeswax Wraps
Nikki Valentini Fermenting
Mark O'Sullivan All About Galrlic
Peter Lukaitis Strudel Making
Bob Mason Dividing Orchids
Arkie Kennedy Macrame
In the Gardeners’ Palace.
These session will be an hour long with Art with Heart tutor Andrea McKey
$10 per person per session (14+ years). All materials and tuition supplied
11am – 12pm Copper Earrings
1.30 – 2.30pm Felt Hearts
3 – 4pm Copper Necklaces
Handmade Icecream, Coffee, Buda special gourmet BBQ, Duang’s paella, Devonshire teas and light lunches, beer, music, and children’s activities.
Plus 2019 Artist in Residence Mark Dober demonstrating Plein Air Watercolour painting at the Pavilion.
Book your tour now to get some special insights into the Leviny family’s art and decorative art collections and some fascinating stories of family life. This year we have new specialised tours that have been five months in the making. Don’t miss out.
This year’s raffle has some beautiful prizes and is well worth the $2 ticket. You can buy ticket’s on the day or at reception prior to the fair. Drawn at 3pm on November 24th.
This year we have a series of hands on workshops available to enhance your experience of the Traditional Arts.
Running before and after the fair with expert tutors, they will be sure to please.
Click on each link for full information and to book-
Native Flora Embroidery with Sharon Greenaway, Monday November 18 @ 9:30am – 12:00pm
Coiled Raffia Baskets with Janet Troy, Monday November 18 @ 2pm – 4:30pm
Happy Day Felt with Andrea McKey, Tuesday November 19 @ 1:30pm -3:30pm
Paper Piecing Quilt Design with Jodi Godfrey, Wednesday November 20 @9:30am – 3:30pm
Kokedama with Kerrie Jennings, Wednesday November 20 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Plein Air Watercolour Painting, Sunday December 1 @ 10:15am – 2:15pm