THE Burdekin Craft Spectacular has returned in spectacular fashion after a two-year Covid-enforced break, with strong crowd support for the more than 40 stalls that were set up in the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 3.
Even though the crowd numbers were reportedly down on previous years, organisers of the event from the Burdekin Uniting Church es were more than happy with their success, even though it was held in the busy December period, instead of around the former Mothers’ Day in May timing.
The Craft Spectacular has not been held for more than two years, resulting in a survey being under- taken amongst stall holders early in the year to gauge interest in holding the event in 2022, even though it was too late to arrange it around the normal May date.
As a result, it was decided to hold it in December, resulting in over 40 stall holders accepting the invitation to attend and filling the Memorial Hall to capacity.
Organiser, Mrs Judy Berryman said all sites were sold, everyone had a good day, and the event overall was a success.
She said there were a lot of different stalls amongst the displays and participants came from as far away as Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay and Proserpine as well as a number of local craft enthusiasts “and they were all happy with the success of the day”.
Mrs Berryman said it was hoped to take the date of the Craft Spectacular back to the original May date in 2023, although any decision had been left open until their next meeting in February.
She said the event had been difficult to organise in December, with a lot of other things on around the district on that same day.
While they were happy with the overall result, they would consider moving the event forward to May again at a future meeting.