The Tasmanian Craft Fair (TCF) is the largest working demonstration of arts and crafts in Australia, held annually at the start of November in the northern town of Deloraine. It is also one of the biggest events in Tasmania with over twice the number of stalls at Festivale and the Taste of Tasmania combined.
Every year, visitors to the TCF are treated to fine art displays, craft stalls, gourmet food outlets, entertainment and children’s fun activities as well as working craft displays.
The TCF hosts more than 240 artists and artisans, involves more than 400 community volunteers and attracts between 15,000 and 20,000 people from throughout Tasmania and interstate.
It is spread across numerous locations in picturesque Deloraine, which is set around the banks of the Meander River. With a population of over 5,000 Deloraine and district is home to people from a variety of backgrounds including traditional farming families, local businesspeople and arts and craftspeople who have settled here for a creative lifestyle.
Begun in 1981 from a commitment to unify the traditional working farmers of the community and the new wave of arts and craftspeople calling Deloraine their home, the TCF has prospered under the careful guidance of the Rotary Club of Deloraine and is a culturally significant event that has helped shape the town to what it is today.
Funds raised through the TCF are mainly put back into local communities with the remainder supporting projects in Australia and overseas funding a variety of development projects, projects to aid the disadvantaged and community improvement projects. In total, more than $3 million has been raised through the TCF to fund projects.
This year we will have a focus on the next generation of artists with invited artists, a curated exhibition, glass blowing, blacksmithing and a range of attractions and activities for children.
So, if you are now making plans for this year note that the TCF will be held over the weekend of Friday 3rd through to Monday 6th November, 2017.
You can prepay by buying tickets by going to www.trybooking.com/243422
Or to find out more about the TCF, go to www.tascraftfair.com.au