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Ironfest 2024

Sat 27 April - Sun 28 April

In conjunction with the Foundations Portland, Ironfest presents, a FREE EVENT: the inaugural 2024 Makers Expo at (NEW VENUE) the Foundations in Portland on (NEW DATES) April 27 & 28 (hrs 10am – 5pm Sat & 10am – 4pm Sun)
NOTE: New Venue & New Dates
More general and programming information to be announced here over the next few weeks and leading up to the event
Caterers, Stallholders (selling handmade Australian products only), Re-enactors,Steampunkers, Cosplayers, LARPERS, Demonstrators et al wanting space for displays, email me your name, address and ph no; a photo(s) of your work/display (to be used as promotional material, so good quality please approx 1MB), a little blurb about you and your work; whether you would like to be inside or out, and a copy of your current PLI certificate of currency to ironfest@lisp.com.au
The Foundations Portland is a fabulous industrial heritage site that will provide an amazing backdrop to a revived Ironfest. Check out their website (here: https://thefoundations.com.au and on Fb (here: https://www.facebook.com/thefoundationsportland)
Photo (by Rich Evans) from last year’s Steam Fair held at the Foundations


Sat 27 April
Sun 28 April
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The Foundations Portland
36 Williwa Street
Portland, NSW 2847 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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