Fantastic turnout to Lost Trades Fair

Cooper George Smithwick was just one of the many artisans attracting a huge crowd at the Lost Trades Fair.

Cooper George Smithwick was just one of the many artisans attracting a huge crowd at the Lost Trades Fair.

Artisans and tradespeople showcased their skill to more than 20,000 people at Kyneton's Lost Trades Fair over the weekend.

Held at Kyneton Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday, the event was a platform for more than 120 exhibitors demonstrating ancient and interesting trades, and has once again proven to be a huge success.

Organiser Lisa Rundell said artisans experienced a strong level of interest in their wares and trades.

"Overall the feedback has been fabulous and the crowds have been genuinely engaged in the demonstrations. The weather ensured we had a fantastic turnout," she said.

"This region has such a strong connection with local trades so it very fitting to be held in Kyneton."

Ms Rundell said online ticket purchases were strongly encouraged this year which improved entry queuing times. She also thanked Tylden Fire Brigade and other local brigades who directed traffic for car parking.

Traffic in Kyneton was banked up to the Calder Freeway at peak times over the weekend.