2017 Applications are open!

Welcome to our 2017 markets! 

We are now accepting applications for April - August markets, so pop over to our applications page to submit yours now. 

Our market dates for 2017 are:

22 April 
20 May 
17 June
15 July
19 August
16 September
21 October 
18 November
9 December (2nd Saturday)

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news from The Handmade Show, follow us on Instagram to see all the action on market day and browse through our favourite pins on our Pinterest boards!

And for those of you who might be interested in having a stall at The Handmade Show, all of the information, including the Terms and Conditions and an online application form, can be found over on our Applications to Exhibit page.


Happy Holidays from The Handmade Show

From all of us at The Handmade Show, enjoy the holidays. We're taking a break and will see you all again in April 2017. 

Applications will open in February for 2017 markets, keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. 

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2017!
Kerry, Sue and Melissa


We've got Christmas all wrapped up at The Handmade Show

It's time for our last market for 2016 and we've got a fantastic selection of stallholders lined up for The Handmade Show. Buy handmade and support local crafters and artisans by doing your Christmas shopping at The Handmade Show, we've got plenty of great ideas for special gifts.

Come along and finish off that Christmas shopping, grab a bite to eat, listen to some beautiful music. Our stallholders have been working really hard since last month's market to bring you some absolutely beautiful gifts! With jewellery, candles, soaps and body products, cakes and cookies, children's clothing and toys, cards and unique homewares, you'll have plenty to choose from.

Listen to our live entertainment while you shop. Bring along a friend and enjoy a cuppa and a chat after browsing our stallholders. The kids can make a card at our Kid's Craft Table, and facepainting will be available until 1pm.

Our regular stallholders are looking forward to seeing you, and we have some new crafty businesses for you to discover too. Join us at The Handmade Show on December 10th!
Gift Basket Giveaway!
Our generous stallholders have once again donated a swag of gorgeous gifts to give away to several lucky shoppers. Make sure you fill in your details on a raffle ticket at the THS table (which will be located next to the door into the Waratah Room) and pop it in the box to go into the draw to win one of several gift baskets. Get more entries each time you spend at least $10 with one of our stallholders.

We're also running our annual Guess the Number of Lollies in the Jar competition, just make a guess and you could win the whole jar!
As of December 5 our stallholders include:
AMORE Creative Mosaics And Upcycling
Annette Holloway
Handcrafted by Jenny
Kathy Sayce Jewellery
Michele's Cards and Bags
Phyllis Dawson
Succulents Plus

Please note this list is not final and subject to change without notice. 

Visit our Facebook page for regular updates on what's happening at The Handmade Show, including details of stallholders and special activities and giveaways.

See you at The Handmade Show on Saturday!

The Handmade Show
Saturday 10 December, 
10:30am - 3:30pm
St Anthony's Parish Hall
Cnr Neerim and Grange Rds
Glen Huntly


Get a head start on your Christmas Shopping at our November market

It's a great month to get ahead with your Christmas and holiday shopping, and The Handmade Show is here to help you find the perfect presents. 

Join us on 19 November for our second last market for 2016, where you'll find a fantastic array of handcrafted products, from jewellery and handknits, soaps and candles, jams and gingerbread, and of course cards and other gifts!

Everything at our market is handmade by our stallholders, locally here in Melbourne and surrounds, so by shopping with us you're supporting local businesses and keeping craft alive!

As always, Cafe Handmade will keep you fortified with coffee, snacks and lunch, our live music will entertain you while you shop and there'll be free face painting and craft activities for the kids. 

Don't forget to pop your name down on a raffle ticket for one of our door prizes -- this month we are giving away vouchers to spend at The Handmade Show Christmas market in December. Earn more entries with every purchase of $10 or more from our stallholders. 

See you at The Handmade Show! 

This month's stallholders include:

(Please note: the stallholder list is correct as of 11 November, and is subject to change. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates.)

Put us in your calendar for this weekend now!

The Handmade Show
Saturday 19 November, 
10:30am - 3:30pm
St Anthony's Parish Hall
Cnr Neerim and Grange Rds
Glen Huntly


Happy birthday to Us!

October is traditionally the month that The Handmade Show celebrates its birthday and this year is our 6th! Here's a potted history of the market, and how it got started!

How The Handmade Show got started!

It's more than six years since The Handmade Show got its start and 5 years since it moved to its current location at St Anthony's Parish Hall in Glen Huntly I had a quick chat to Elena Perrotta, one of the original founders of The Handmade Show, to get a bit of history for you.
The first show ever was held on Sat 16th January 2010 at the Oakleigh RSL with just five stallholders. Why Oakleigh? Well, apart from the organisers being local,
“…there are not enough recognition and places to display and showcase the beautiful creations that Melbourne crafters painstakingly work on, especially on the South Eastern end of Melbourne.
For too long have we sat and yearn for the fun and joy the Northerners and Westerners of Melbourne enjoy, for too long have we felt the need. So The Handmade Show was born.”
The founders included Celeste Wong from Little Waltz and with Elena Perrotta (those of you who have been stallholders at THS for a while would remember Elena). Elena says: “Celeste Wong (Little Waltz) was the lady who started it all. I met her via Twitter and she came along to one of my EP Designs sales at home. She wanted to start a group of crafty people who had crafty things to sell and originally all she wanted was a place where we could meet every couple of months, work on our crafts and at same time have them on display to sell. She didn't want to call it a 'market', but wanted to name it The Handmade Expo - it was already taken and starting up in Qld, so she named it The Handmade Show.”
By the second 'show' in March 2010 there were 8 stall holders and the market grew from there. Early stallholders who may be familiar to long time market people included Karen from MooBeeTees, Samone from Red Letter Studio (who set up a lot of the graphics including the orange logo). At the end of the first year, a committee was formed to keep the market going, including Elena, Karen, Samone and Bobbie (Creations by Bobbie Mac).
THS remained at Oakleigh RSL until Sept 2011, then moved by Oct 2011 to St Anthony's Hall (the committee decided on October as the birthday celebration month). It’s been at St Anthony’s ever since.
In 2012 only Elena and Bobbie remained as committee members, and in 2014, following Bobbie’s move to Tasmania, Sue, Di, Kerry and Melissa joined the committee to keep the market running.
While Café Handmade has always been a part of The Handmade Show, with the move to St Anthony’s it was taken over by St Anthony’s Parish volunteers as a fundraiser for Tony’s Café, which feeds 100 people a good meal every Thursday.
And right from the early days, THS has been on the lookout for musicians to play on market days.  
“THS was all about support and encouragement for stall holders and musicians, a stepping-stone for beginner marketeers, a warm welcoming community, a meeting/destination place for the community.”
We hope it still is!


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