Small numbers join craft fair

A GOOD time was had by all at the Walter Reid Centre's Open Day, despite the small turnout.

The two-day community craft fair held at the weekend attracted fewer people than previous years.

But marketing officer Sue Adair said there was a lot happening around Rockhampton this weekend, which was probably why the event was not as big as in the past.

"Everyone who attended had a really good time,'' she said. "There is always a lot to see.''

Usually more than 700 people attend the open day, which is held four times a year.

This year the event featured a variety of displays from several different Rockhampton community groups.

Painting, pottery, lapidary, photography and woodcraft were only a few of the exhibits on display.

"It is basically an opportunity for people to see many different arts and crafts in one place,'' she said.

"It is a great place to pick up a gift for someone too.''

One of the highlights of the weekend exhibit was a collaborative gallery put on by the Capricornia Pottery Club and the Rockhampton Fibre Arts Group.

It included a selection of pottery, clay art and fibre crafts.

The final open day weekend for the year will be held in early December.

Ms Adair said it is usually the most popular.

"We have a lot of Christmas orientated crafts on show,'' she said.



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