The craftsmanship of traditional artisans is set to take centre stage at this weekend's Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail.
For the third year running, members of the Bathurst community will be given the opportunity to observe demonstrations of crafts that helped establish the region over 200 years ago.
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The event will make use of four heritage locations: the Agricultural Research Station, the Uniting Church hall, the CWA hall and Walshaw Hall in Church Street.
Coordinator Sandy Bathgate said the event connects the Bathurst community to its rich heritage traditions.
"The event reminds us of the intrinsic value of things that are crafted by hand," Mr Bathgate said.
"These crafts carry a sense of realism and uniqueness that is difficult to replicate in the modern age."
Local blacksmith Tom Miller has been in the trade for eight years, and his demonstration will highlight the key processes of the craft.
"From farmers to goldminers, blacksmiths played a vital role in supplying early Bathurst settlers with the tools required to carry out their respective jobs," Mr Miller said.
The event will also feature master bicycle frame builder John Kitchen, who has become recognisable in the community for his handmade penny-farthings.
"I've been a bicycle frame builder for over 40 years, but I love the challenge of constructing one of the most bizarre vehicles history has given us," Mr Kitchen said.
The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm.
Tickets cost $15 for the two days, with free entry for children under 16.