12-14 April 2019

Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival, Australian Heritage Week and is supported by the ACT Government, the Australian Costumers Guild and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia.

September 17, 2017

Historic Trades Fair, 13-14 April 2018

Calling coopers, cobblers, candlestick makers, basket weavers, bead makers, cutlers, arrow makers, wig weavers, soap makers, blacksmiths, tinsmiths, calligraphers, carvers, dyers, wood turners and more! 

A historic trades fair is being organised at the Albert Hall in Canberra on 13-14 April 2018 (9.30am-5.30pm each day) as part of the ACT Heritage Festival and Jane Austen Festival Australia. 

Can friends here please help by letting traders/craftspeople know?

Please email a description of trade, what you'd like to sell, 2-5 images of items, willingness to provide demonstrations during event, power needs, loading requirements to

Free outdoor site hire, fees for indoor sites on application. 

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