Makers-Con

Hobbyists convene! The Makers Convention 2018 will unite stalls and attractions that showcase a range of hobbies with the high-quality handcrafts that visitors have come to expect. Attractions, demonstrations, and a cosplay competition will also be lined up. The ability is within each maker.

What might you find? This is an exciting event for pop culture fans and enthusiasts. The event seeks to spotlight a colourful mix of interests: live action role-play, cosplay competition, steampunk, leather makers, corset designers, millinery, and medieval recreation*. Of course, all with high-quality handcrafts abound throughout the markets. The ability is within each maker.

We would love to hear from YOU. Whether as a stallholder, attraction, or demonstration, we want to spotlight your passion. Please send expressions of interest to info@obdm.com.au or call us on (02) 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

You can apply directly as a stallholder through our online Stallholder Application.

 

*Attractions are subject to change.

Jewel of Canberra

Jewel of Canberra is just like stepping inside a giant jewellery box for the day with exquisite works from some of the region’s best jewellery designers and artists. If you’re serious about silver, go gaga over gold, or just love your shiny stones or showing off costume jewellery, then there will be plenty for you to check out. Browse the many jewellery stalls and find a unique handcrafted piece that you won’t find in the major stores. There’s also a good range of styles, price points and individual pieces from independent jewellery designers and craftspeople. 

What might you find? Lots of jewellery! Pieces made from silver, gold, pearls, recycled metal art, precious and semi-precious stones, glass, resin, ceramics and more. You’ll find earrings, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, pendants, cufflinks, brooches, rings and more.

To stay up to date with the latest events and attractions at the Old Bus Depot Markets, make sure to follow us on Facebook @OldBusDepotMarkets.


Retro Depot in October

If you love the brights of the 60s and 70s, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing and macramé then we know where you need to be. Come in on our retro themed day in October to explore the styles and fashions from the recent past. 

What might you find? Being old fashioned is fun again, particularly when it comes to clothes – so browse the fashions, jewellery and accessories of times gone by to deck out your retro wardrobe. And make your home fashionably nostalgic with retro homewares and furniture.


Makers-Con

Hobbyists convene! The Makers Convention 2018 will unite stalls and attractions that showcase a range of hobbies with the high-quality handcrafts that visitors have come to expect. Attractions, demonstrations, and a cosplay competition will also be lined up. The ability is within each maker.

What might you find? This is an exciting event for pop culture fans and enthusiasts. The event seeks to spotlight a colourful mix of interests: live action role-play, cosplay competition, steampunk, leather makers, corset designers, millinery, and medieval recreation*. Of course, all with high-quality handcrafts abound throughout the markets. The ability is within each maker.

We would love to hear from YOU. Whether as a stallholder, attraction, or demonstration, we want to spotlight your passion. Please send expressions of interest to info@obdm.com.au or call us on (02) 6295-3331 from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

You can apply directly as a stallholder through our online Stallholder Application.

 

*Attractions are subject to change.

Portobello Road in August

Say goodbye to winter with a day out browsing through an eclectic mix of quirky and interesting treasures on our last Portobello Road event for the year.

When it comes to Portobello Road, the question is more what CAN’T you find? Stallholders are constantly updating their items to make sure they always have something valuable and exciting to share. To start, see a great range of antique jewellery, china, glass art, silver, linens, restored pieces, cutlery and crockery. Count on nostalgic homeware items to also be available such as lamps, clocks, and even typewriters, all on Portobello Road. Have fun treasure hunting and tell us what you find!


Creative Fibre

Creative types unite! Be inspired by the originality of the region’s most talented textile artists showcasing and selling their work at our annual Creative Fibre. This day offers an excellent opportunity to engage with the textile artists who call the Canberra region home. You can see products and learn about the processes involved in designing, printing on fabric, creating mixed media homewares and wearable textiles, weaving, knitting, crocheting, hand dyeing fabric and more. 

What might you find? A large range of handcrafted homewares, clothing and textiles.


Sunday Markets at the Old Bus Depot

Lovers of fine hand crafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who make their way to Canberra’s famous Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday. In a fabulous old industrial building you will experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”. Find your favourite stall holder and visit the Markets this Sunday from 10am-4pm.


Kids in the Shed

This is your chance to celebrate being a kid and doing what kids do best… having fun! Bring your kids, parents and grandparents to this super fun family day out at the markets. All these kids having fun means a lively atmosphere and buzzing energy all around.

What might you find? Stacks of products that kids love including handcrafted toys, kids’ room accessories, artworks and lots of bright, modern handmade clothes for babies and little boys and girls. And of course, what’s a family day out without delicious treat foods. Yummo!


Jewel of Canberra

Jewel of Canberra is just like stepping inside a giant jewellery box for the day with exquisite works from some of the region’s best jewellery designers and artists. If you’re serious about silver, go gaga over gold, or just love your shiny stones or showing off costume jewellery, then there will be plenty for you to check out. Browse the many jewellery stalls and find a unique handcrafted piece that you won’t find in the major stores. There’s also a good range of styles, price points and individual pieces from independent jewellery designers and craftspeople. 

What might you find? Lots of jewellery! Pieces made from silver, gold, pearls, recycled metal art, precious and semi-precious stones, glass, resin, ceramics and more. You’ll find earrings, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, pendants, cufflinks, brooches, rings and more.

To stay up to date with the latest events and attractions at the Old Bus Depot Markets, make sure to follow us on Facebook @OldBusDepotMarkets.


Retro Depot in October

If you love the brights of the 60s and 70s, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing and macramé then we know where you need to be. Come in on our retro themed day in October to explore the styles and fashions from the recent past. 

What might you find? Being old fashioned is fun again, particularly when it comes to clothes – so browse the fashions, jewellery and accessories of times gone by to deck out your retro wardrobe. And make your home fashionably nostalgic with retro homewares and furniture.