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Traditional Arts Fair

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Traditional Arts Fair

SUNDAY 21st November 2021

Well we missed our Fair greatly this year but here are the lucky winners of the 2020 raffle
1st prize Lorna
2nd prize J. Renfrey
3rd prize L. Evans
The raffle was drawn by the committee yesterday and we’d like to thank our generous artists who donated their wares for the prizes and to everyone who bought tickets. Your generosity will enable the fair to come back next year.

For the health and safety of everyone concerned, we were not able to run the event this year in the Traditional format. We instead ran a series of smaller events every month starting in June, in the three areas of our Traditional Arts. Arts/Crafts, Culinary and Horticultural. Those events were held with social distancing in mind. Please check the events section of our website for details.

You can buy Traditional Arts Fair Raffle tickets online this year

Come and visit our Traditional Arts Fair Produce Pop Up Shop

 

In the meantime, you can read below how our fair went last year.

Below is how the fair was in 2019.

SUNDAY 24th November 2019
10am – 4pm

Entry: $5.00 per person
Children Free

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.

SKILLS ON SHOW

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.

CRAFT STAGES

2019 Demonstrations

MAKE and TAKE!

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

MAKE A DAY OF IT!

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.

BUDA ‘UNLOCKED’ HOUSE TOURS

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.

11 am A HAPPY FAMILY
The Levinys’ childhood memories growing up at Buda

12pm A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
Ernest Leviny’s story

1pm ART INFLUENCES AND INFLUENCERS
A focus on the Buda Collection

2pm BUDA  – A FAMILY HOME
A general tour

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RAFFLE

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.

1st Prize
‘Summer’s End’ Contemporary quilt
$1,200.00.

2nd Prize
Basket of artist made items $800.

3rd Prize
“Sewing Sample”
Fabric contemporary collage $160.00

Gingerbread House

Also to be raffled is our ever popular Gingerbread House

WORKSHOPS

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 @ 9:30am12:00pm
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

Meanwhile, here are some photos of the great time we had in 2018.

 

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

Buda Historic Home and Garden
42 Hunter St
CASTLEMAINE, VIC 3450 Australia
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Phone:
5472 1032
Website:
budacastlemaine.org