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Plenty of treasure and not a lot of trash
One of Newcastle's great markets has to be the Adamstown Lions markets, where you are presented with an array of knick-knacks, clothing, shoes, toys, old stuff, new stuff and pretty much anything in between. I decided to head on over today to have a look on what is on offer and I was pleasantly surprised. As I walked through the main gates on the school's playground at 9am, I found a hive of activity from fellow shoppers trawling through people's wares and stall owners doing their best to get their sale.
Majority of the items on sale are typical things you would expect to find at a garage sales - old picture frames, jugs, teapots, plants, clothes, shoes, kids toys and plants… the list is endless. The quality of the items range from average to new, but the big draw card to these markets ladies and gents is its value for money! With $20.00 I was able to purchase a pair of black leather heels and a heap of toys for the kids.
The markets have stalls available for hire for $10.00 and if you are interested in giving your sales techniques a good go, and you have a heap of bits needing to be cleared, well then this is the place. You will need to book in person at the office and they will allocate a stall number to you. You will need to supply tables, stands, chairs and any other bits. The markets are on rain, hail or shine, however if the weather is really bad, then your $10.00 becomes a lovely donation to the Lions Club. Trading hours are from 8am to 12noon every Sunday.
It is kid and pram friendly, however some of the nooks can prove tricky to manoeuvre a pram. Parking is fairly good, with off-street parking available and small car park located opposite to the markets. The selection of food is limited and I managed to find two drink stores to kill the thirst.
Adamstown markets are open 7am to 12 every Sunday closed all of January. thankyou for your article , I am a stall holder and the last picture is of my stall come hope all your readers can along on Sunday and support this lovely market .kind regards Pam