Barossa’s famous fair returns

THE Barossa Craft Fair will offer local and interstate hand-crafted goodies for the 25th year running when it kicks off next Saturday, November 25.

The much-loved event will return to the Tanunda Showgrounds, and will help raise money for Barossa Out of School Hours Care (BOSHC), which provides Tanunda and Nuriootpa Primary School students with before and after school care.

BOSHC has been the event’s sponsor for the past eight years.

“People coming to the fair can expect good-quality craftwork from a variety of local and interstate artists,” BOSHC director, and craft fair convener, Di Halse said.

“We will have 60 different stalls, that is inside and outside, and that will include anything from card-making supplies, quilting, hand-made products and gift packs for all ages.

“It is a well-known event and…we usually have around 600-plus people come along for the day.”

Items on offer include hand-crafted jewellery, wooden products, hand-sewn pieces, quilting supplies, plants, baby clothes and hand-made greeting cards.

The funds raised will assist BOSHC in building a shade shelter at one of its sites, and assist staff training that will support children with additional needs.

The event will commence at 9.30am and conclude at 3pm – entry is $3, but parking is free.

For more information, contact Di Halse (0411 442 854) or visit the Barossa Craft Fair’s Facebook page.


Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.