The festival of Arts and Crafts is an annual event held over the first weekend in August ( being the 5th and 6th for 2017 ) at the Hervey Bay RSL from 9 am – 3 pm on the Saturday and from the opening of the RSL till 3 pm on Sunday.
The event celebrates all locally made hand crafted items, with a wide variety of items for sale from the amazing creators, with FREE entry, and raffle prizes donated from the stallholders, these 20 stallholders have a variety of items and you might see that perfect Christmas item or gift and have time to get it exactly made to your requirements or just take it away with you on the day.
Stallholders will be travelling from Biggenden, Childers, Maryborough and of course Hervey Bay and surrounds with a variety of things such as crochet, quilts, teddy bears, jewellery, soaps – all natural products including goats milk items, tea towels, funky friends stuffed toys, rag mats, handmade cards, material bags, sun glasses and phone cases, pottery, crocheted toys and blankets, carry baskets and so much more.
So grab a friend, join the fun at the Hervey Bay RSL, browse, have a coffee, extend the day and enjoy lunch and find that special item you have been looking for, enjoy the music of Jon Vea Vea on Saturday who will also be selling his CD on the day.
Story by Karen Chatfield
Co-ordinator for Bay Connect & Urangan Community Centre