Rose Carleton of Gladstone won the Best Presentation award for her stall at Maryborough CraftFest.
Rose Carleton of Gladstone won the Best Presentation award for her stall at Maryborough CraftFest.

CraftFest well on way to $10K

MARYBOROUGH City Hall was packed with craft lovers browsing and buying the unique hand-made items on offer yesterday.

Co-organiser Kathleen Lowe said the three-day annual CraftFest was off to a brilliant start with crowds packing the hall throughout the day.

“The transformation from our set-up day (Wednesday) has been terrific and it’s so exciting.

“It’s hard to put a figure on it yet but I think we’re well on the way to raising our target of $10,000 that will go to charity; last year we raised $7500.”

Ms Lowe said stallholders from Rockhampton to Brisbane Valley joined local artisans to present unique, high quality crafts.

“There are a lot of new crafts and stallholders this year.

“The original idea was for the event to include only local stallholders but to have such a diverse selection of crafts we had to open it to others ... we couldn’t have too much of the same things.”

The CraftFest continues today and tomorrow; entry $2; all items are handmade – perfect for unique Christmas gifts.



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