These Hand Tool and Woodworking events for 2017 Vesper Tools will be exhibiting at. Updated regularly. Do check back.
The large wood show format here in Australia is evolving and seemingly falling by the wayside. Vesper Tools has made the decision for 2017 to attend only smaller more personal format woodworking events.
Many factors are influencing this decision are felt in woodworking around the globe. The market has changed over 20 years since the rise of the internet making the show format less essential to consumers, plus the rise and rise of costs to attend large shows is an impossible imposition on small businesses like us. Why would someone attend and buy things at a large show when they can read multiple reviews online, shop for best price delivered to the door?! This is the reality of consumer goods, not so relevant to hand made heirloom quality woodworking hand tools but relevant to exhibitions in general.
I do hope to see you all somewhere at one of these welcoming events.
Perth Wood Show 2017
August 7-9th. 9.30am - 4.30pm daily.
Also incorporating the WA Craft Show in the same venue.
European Woodworking Show. (EWS) 2017
September 16-17th 10am - 4pm daily.
Cressing Temple Barns.
Held in tiled roof barns approx 800 years old this show has some real atmosphere and then some. As stated on their website this could well be the last EWS.
Illawarra Festival of Wood 2017
Friday and Saturday 6/7th of October 2017.
Bulli Showgrounds, Bulli. North of Woollongong NSW.
Grevillea Park Rd, Bulli NSW 2516
Hope to see you all at one of these events sometime!