One of my favourite markets, Emu Plains Market on Coolart Road, Balnarring is back after hibernating for the winter. The new season begins Saturday 15 October 2022 from 9am to 2pm, with market dates running right through till May 2023. Take note the Jan'23 Twilight markets run from 3-8pm. See all dates on the website for the rest of the year through to next year and put them in your diary, as this market is like a monthly festival-like feast not to be missed. With over 240 of the very best curated selection of stallholders, amazing cuisine, a bar, gourmet food and live, local music all day, you'll want to stay to the very end to slip into the vibes of the market and chill to the tunes of local musicians. Get in early as you're going to need all that time to browse through so many stalls filled with delightful magical things.
For lovers of craft, design, vintage, music and, of course, food, the EPM is a favourite monthly hang-out for entrepreneurs, creatives and plain old regular cool people. Find handcrafted items from the Mornington Peninsula and beyond; eclectic vintage clothes and collectables; unique sustainably made pieces from local designers; farm fresh local produce; fun activities for the kids; craft workshops and more. There's plenty of parking on site but it'll cost you $5. The proceeds go towards supporting the projects of Westernport Rotary and Emu Plains Reserve for the upkeep of reserve land. There's an ATM on site as are disabled toilets. Do note, dogs are not allowed. Keep the community safe by adhering to all current health guidelines related to Covid-19. If you're taking pics, don't forget to tag EPM with #iheartepm so everyone can see all the fun you have had! #seeyouunderthestringybarks