Celebrating over 200 years of history with the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019.
Rare and lost trades and crafts will be showcased over one weekend at Australia’s oldest inland European settlement. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.
The two-day event will allow the community to visit sites that are not always open to the public, including:
Agricultural Research Station – formerly the ‘Bathurst Experiment Farm’ of the late 1800s, this hidden gem holds 11 National Trust listed buildings and will showcase a diverse line up of activity. Learn about agricultural and farm trades, be entertained by musicians, heavy horses and kelpie dogs. See demonstrations of blacksmithing, stone walling, whip cracking and more.
The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail tickets cost only $15 per person for two days, early bird tickets available online are only $12. Children under 16 years are free.
To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.bathurstregion.com.au/bathurstheritagetradestrail