A bit about the Crafts Expo 


2018 Crafts Expo ResultsChampion of Champions in 2017



The Crafts Expo facilitates the promotion of new and old crafts through competition, exhibition, demonstrations, education and sale of works. It enables exhibitors of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their unique craft exhibits and compete for the ultimate accolade of being crowned Champion of Champions of the Crafts Expo.

The 2018 Crafts Expo theme is Kaleidoscope and we can't wait to see what entries in this Class you clever crafters come up with!

The Crafts Expo caters for around 20 different crafts, including a special subsection for those with disabilities. With around 1400 entries each year, the Crafts Expo is one of the most entered Sections of the Show. The quality of the exhibits is testimony to the hours of dedication and workmanship of exhibitors in their respective crafts. Importantly, the Crafts Expo also caters for those who are just willing ‘to have a go’!  All exhibits are judged (unless disqualified) and all exhibits are displayed.

Each subsection within the Crafts Expo caters for many skill levels which may include:

  • Beginners (less than 2 years experience in that craft);
  • Non-Professional (more than 2 years experience in that craft);
  • Professional (those that make a living out of their craft);
  • Seniors (non-professional, more than 65 years of age);
  • Students (including College, High School and Primary levels);
  • Children (not yet at School).

Visit the Expo

The Crafts Expo (Map Ref E9) opens from 8.30am to 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday and from 8.30am to 6.00pm on Sunday.

How do I enter the Crafts Expo?

Entry forms are distributed with the Crafts Expo Schedule which can be obtained from:

  1. If you entered the Crafts Expo at last year’s ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, and requested a Crafts Expo Schedule be posted to you, then the Schedule along with an entry form, will be sent to you in October this year.
  2. If you entered the Crafts Expo at last year’s ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, and requested a Crafts Expo Schedule be emailed to you, then a link to the Schedule along and Craft Entry Form, will be emailed to you in October this year.
  3. You can download the Schedule from below

Crafts Expo Newsletter

The Crafts Expo has a new Newsletter!  It is called “Crafts Expo-sure” and will be published twice a year. It will provide a gamut of information on the Crafts Expo plus more.

Sell your Exhibits!

Remember, you can sell your exhibits at the Crafts Expo. Just complete the relevant parts of the Crafts Expo Entry Form and read the associated conditions of sale.

Require further information?

If you require further information on the Crafts Expo, please contact the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society on 02 6241 2478 or email

Are you interested in sponsoring a prize?

The Crafts Expo has a large number of sponsors who provide sponsorship in the form of money, vouchers and merchandise. We thank our 2018 sponsors for their continued support and generosity.

Major Section Partners 


Section Partners 

Capital Stitchers Green Gold Bursery Federations Square Triton Owners Club ACT Judy McDonald ArtWear Publications
Australian Pest Control  ACT Porcelain Artists Association Crafty Frog The Woolshed@manuka Bendigo Wollen Mills
Chroma Australia The Australian National Capital Folk and Decorative Artists Betty Eveille Julie Mercieca Maureen Tarlinton
Endangered Heritage Minanda Fund Orginal Dolls by Lex Vidanna Studio Arts and Crafts The Canberra Region Feltmakers
ACT & Region Machine Knitters Guild  NSW Machine Knitters Association Petronella Wensing The Canberra Lacemakers Association Canberra Lapidary Club 
Bungendore Art Connection  The Embroiders Guild ACT Country Women's Association Wrapped in paper ACT Stamp Artists
Amanda's of Mogo Home Hardware Karabar Canberra Potters Society Walker Ceramics Jennifer Freter
Sandra Southwell-Stevens Canberra Spinners and Weavers Spindleside Black and Coloured Sheep Region - Southern Tablelands Faye Skyring
ACT Textile Arts Association Cockington Green Gardens      



















The Crafts Expo offers a number of sponsorship levels, each having an associated package of benefits. We acknowledge that organisations become sponsors for many different reasons. As such, we will work with you to develop a sponsorship package specific to your needs, one that will facilitate the achievement of your business outcomes.

Want to know more? Call our office on (02) 6241 2478 or email us at



No dogs are permitted.
If you bring a dog, you will be asked to leave.
Your entries will be cancelled and there will be NO refund given.


Unauthorised vehicles are not permitted to park on the grounds.
Any vehicles on the grounds will be asked to move or will be referred to security.

For more information, please read our Exhibitor Vehicle Policy here.