Handmade Canberra Market on this weekend

Bok Bok B'Gerk's hot-air balloon brooches. Photo: Supplied

Bok Bok B'Gerk's hot-air balloon brooches. Photo: Supplied

The Canberra Balloon Festival is over but you can still keep it close to your heart with one of these funky hot-air balloon brooches.

They are the work of the brilliantly-named label Bok Bok B'Gerk (think chickens) which will have a stand at the Handmade Canberra Market on this weekend at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

The Ballarat-based business will be among 270 stalls at the markets, which are on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Handmade Canberra founder and owner Julie Nichols says 20 per cent of the stallholders are new to the March market.

A new business attending the market in March is Altina Drinks - a local business shaking up the Aussie drinking culture with their unique range of non-alcoholic cocktail mixes.

Another new local treasure is author Margaret Wade, with her brand new city guide Canberra Secrets.

A guide to Canberra for residents and visitors, Canberra Secrets highlights the fun, quirky, and interesting facts and details about what makes the capital tick.