UPDATE Monday 7.30pm: MORE than 17,000 people are believed to have attended this year’s Lost Trades Fair at Kyneton.
Event manager Lisa Rundell said this year’s fair was the best since it was first held in 2014.
She said the crowd had been “amazing” and genuinely interested in what was on display.
The fair owed its popularity to the fact it was authentic, Mrs Rundell said, with the exhibitors holding true passion for their craft.
Workshops were also held before and after the fair, giving people the chance to try their hand at various skills such as leather plaiting, toolmaking and silversmithing.
EARLIER: MORE than 100 artisans and craftspeople with unusual and uncommon skills have come together for the Labour Day long weekend.
The Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton is a celebration of skilled manual work and traditional arts and crafts that have become increasingly rare in modern society.
Skills to be seen at the fair include chair-making, spoon carving, spinning, weaving, millinery, blacksmithing, basket weaving and stone masonry, among others.
The fair continues on Sunday at Kyneton Racecourse, with tickets available at the gate from 10am.