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Maker and Merchant

Be transported back to a time when the art of handmade was an essential skill.

Meet the makers as they demonstrate their traditional arts, forgotten crafts and rare trades.

Do you or do you know of someone who practices a traditional art, forgotten craft and rare trade? Are you a Silversmith, Tool Maker, Artist, Glassblower, Woodworker, Jewellery Maker, Stonemason, Leatherworker etc and would like to showcase and share your craft to over 50,000 people?

Then Steamfest would like to hear from you!

In 2022, Hunter Valley Steamfest will host its first Maker and Merchant display, located on The Rally Ground.

The Maker and Merchant display aims to immerse Steamfest audiences in the skills and crafts of yester year, by allowing audiences to engage, interact and be educated by you, ‘The Maker and Merchant’.

Maker and Merchants will be provided a space within the Maker and Merchant area at Steamfest, where you will showcase your craft and be given the opportunity to promote and sell their products free of charge. 

Applications are open now and spots are limited.

If you are interested in being involved, fill in the below form or for more information on how to get involved, please email [email protected] or phone 02 4931 2801.



Please note, this application form is only for people who will be actively practicing a lost art, forgotten craft or rare trade as an activation at Hunter Valley Steamfest.

If you wish to apply as a general stallholder, please contact our events team for a different application form at [email protected] 



  • I agree to participate in Hunter Valley Steamfest 2022 if selected by organisers. I understand that the final allocation of stall sites will be at the sole discretion of the event organisers and I will be required to provide demonstrations or similar as arranged with event organisers.
  • I agree to carry all necessary insurance cover described in the Information Sheet and enclose a copy with this application. I agree to indemnify Hunter Valley Steamfest and Maitland City Council from all claims howsoever occurring as a result of my/our negligence giving rise to property damage or personal injury.
  • I have read and agree to comply with all of the General conditions of participation outlined in the Stallholder Prospectus.
  • I agree to remain at my designated site until the conclusion of the event.

The information contained in the application will only be used for the purposes of Hunter Valley Steamfest and will not be given, sold or otherwise made available to any other party.

Activity details
Date 9 & 10 April 2022
Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
Location The Rally Ground
Entry Free