Historic Trades & Food Fair

Friday-Saturday 13-14 April 2018


Calling coopers, cobblers, candlestick makers, basket weavers, bead makers, cutlers, arrow makers, wig weavers, soap makers, blacksmiths, tinsmiths, calligraphers, carvers, dyers, spinners, weavers, embroiderers, wood turners and more!

Trade and Craft Demonstrations

The historic trades fair at the Albert Hall in Canberra on 13-14 April 2018  as part of the ACT Heritage Festival and Jane Austen Festival Australia will showcase a variety of historical trades and crafts. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Historic Trades Fair will feature craftspeople demonstrating more than a dozen trades in the outdoor living-history areas. Crafts and wares will be available for purchase.


We can provide space for you to set up a stall and sell your wares or food on the outside paved patio but there is limited access to power because of the historic nature of the site. 

Please email a description of your trade, what/if you’d like to sell, 2-5 images of items, copy of current public liability certificate, willingness to provide demonstrations during event, power needs (your cords need to be tagged), loading requirements to [email protected]


The event is included with Jane Austen Festival Australia admission.  
Historic Trade Fair Admission Only: $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for ages 6-12, and children under 6 are free.
Traders: Free outdoor site hire, fees for indoor sites on application.


As this is a living history event we ask that you set up your stall and dress yourselves as though you have stepped back in time. If you are in the hall for more than one day you are requested to pack up your stall and store your wares in a private room away from the public overnight, or in lidded boxes under your table if in the foyer.