2014 Craft & Design Expo
The fifth annual Craft & Design Expo, held at the Port Macquarie Racecourse on the weekend of 29th - 30th November, was another huge success with over 80 stallholders. It has firmly established itself as the premier event of its kind on the Macquarie Coast. An amazing variety of craft was on show with the majority of artisans coming from outside the Hastings region. Many visitors praised the high quality of these handmade displays and said that it was the best event of this kind that they had been to. Lots of happy shoppers went home with treasures to fill Christmas stockings.
Unique jewellery, woodwork, art, pottery and candles excited the senses while the dedicated crafter couldn't help but be inspired by wonderful exhibits of embroidery, quilting, silk and fabric painting to name just a few.
The food and entertainment area was a great place to relax and be entertained by Sing Australia, The Blue Note Ensemble, and musicians Kenn Brown, Strawberry Jam and duo Jim & Sue.
The committee would like to express their appreciation to all those who supported the event in some way.
The winner of our major lucky gate prize of 2 nights at Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley with winery tour, donated by Travel Managers, was Kasia Adamczyk of Port Macquarie. 34 other lucky people won prizes donated by local businesses.
The winner of the major prize in our hourly raffle draw of a $250 accommodation voucher, donated by Golden Chain Motels, was Carol Dobson of Bathurst.