Handmade Canberra is an award-winning quarterly market, thoughtfully curated to bring the best Australian handmade designs and produce to Canberra. A quarterly market held in March, June, September and December, all indoors and all Australian made with over 270 stalls including a gourmet food hall. 10-4 on market weekends with the exception of June & Christmas, which is also 5-9pm on the Friday night.
Free entry and free parking. Handmade Market is held at Exhibition Park Canberra.
March 21 & 22, June *26, 27 & 28, September 26 & 27, December *11, 12 & 13.
*FRIDAY 5PM - 9PM
SAT & SUN 10AM - 4PM
The Handmade Market been a favourite with Canberrans for ten years, even ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr recognised the Handmade Canberra Market as “a Canberra institution”. "More than just a market - Handmade Canberra is making a big difference to the local economy and tourism, attracting 120,000 visitors and generating an estimated $15 million in sales per year."
With over 270 stalls selling only Australian handmade goods; homewares, fashion, jewellery, art and an entire pavilion dedicated to food and beverages, the indoor market is renown for high-quality products, workmanship and sensational customer service.
Founder Julie Nichols says it still surprises her to hear of Canberrans who have never attended the market - “we’d love more Canberrans to come and experience what the market has to offer”, she says. Mr Barr agrees, saying it’s “a great place to shop and a great place to take visitors”.