Founders Heritage Fair & Artisan Open Day

All the fun of the fair

All the fun of the fair

Join us for a day full of family entertainment at Founders Heritage Fair.  Enjoy all the fun of the fair in the vintage Carnival Zone complete with side shows and old fashioned games.  Have a go at circus skills like stilt walking and juggling

Join Histrionics for interactive theatre experience to work out what happened to ex Nelson Mayor, William Snodgrass who mysteriously disappeared in 1939 . 

Meet the creative artisans who work at Founders including printer Renee Hadlow, fashion designer Jill Alexander and sculptor Fiona Sutherland.   Make sure you check out the fabulous local artwork on sale in the Atkins Gallery. 

Explore vintage vehicles, military equipment.  With ANZAC Day approaching look at the Wall of Remembrance and find out how to locate more information about those who served during WWI.  See the Operation Grapple photographic display to find out about the nuclear testing in the Pacific in the words of the veterans who served.

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Founders Heritage Fair


Story Teller - 11am, 12pm & 1.30pm

Histrionix's William Snodgrass Inquest - 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm

Musician Florian Pauls - 11.30am & & 1pm

Musician Max Suckling - 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm

Hula - 11.30am & 12.30pm 

All Day Activities:

Twisty Twinz Circus Zone

Face Painting

Fair Ground Games

Vintage Military Display

Operation Grapple Photographic Exhibition

WWI Information at the Wall of Remembrance

Train Rides & view the Steam Train


Renee Hadlow - printer

Jill Alexander - fashion designer

Fiona Sutherland - sculptor

Mairi Lewis-Smith - art therapist

Atkins Gallery

11.00am – 2.30pm

Adults $7, Children $2, Families $15