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'Trash and Treasure' Grand Bazaar

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by Rota (subscribe)
Still out and about
Published February 20th 2015
Midweek Markets are Grand
In Prestons on a Sunday and Wednesday the sprawling 'Grand Bazaar' compound comes to life. And it's no boastful claim - the space is perhaps the most bazaar-like market I've ever seen - the buildings, as you can see are delightfully in character.

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Fantastically themed buildings


The Bazaar is an open air market offering a home to many an interesting item. The Grand Bazaar is made up of a range of stalls that operate on tables, from the backs of vans and laid out on tarps on the ground. But the low prices on so many items more than make up for the unsophisticated presentation.




Like with most markets, there are many that have a wide range of potted plants for sale. The Grand Bazaar is no different, except that there were a few more unusual plants there, that you don't find as easily at some other markets.

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Cheap pot plants for sale



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Cute rockery plants for just $1


There are a couple of fresh fruit and vegetable stalls and their prices are often ridiculously low. It's a good idea to show up a little later in the day and buy lots of whatever is cheap - and plan your meals around that. You will often get better deals if you wait until stall holders are packing up for the day.

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Surprisingly cheap vegetables


The Grand Bazaar is also fantastic for having an ever-changing range of unusual items for sale - jewelry, charming figurines, antique items and other one-of-a-kind knick knacks and bits and pieces.

The stall holders also change, allowing for a lot of variety in the goods sold. But there are also a fair amount of regulars - and it's easy to build relationships with them and get even better deals.

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Unique pieces


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'His Master's Voice' Record Player


You can get some hot food onsite - but this depends upon the stalls that show up. At varying times there is hot corn, thai food, gozleme and your regular chips and burgers. However, it's important to note that there are no ATMs on site and as with the other vendors, the food sellers tend to only accept cash.

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Food Stalls



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Huge amount of parking space


The 12 hectare site allows for a huge amount of parking spaces - far more than ever seems to get used up, so feel confident that you will be able to get a park.

However, being held out in the open the Grand Bazaar will often be cancelled or closed early if the weather is rainy- so keep this in mind when planning a visit. It is usually better to arrive earlier so you don't miss out. The Grand Bazaar is held by 'Trash and Treasure', who also have markets at a number of locations in Victoria.
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When: Wednesdays and Sundays 9am - 2pm, weather permitting
Where: 1895 Camden Valley Way, Horningsea Park NSW
Cost: Free to enter
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We have just noticed Trash and Treasure, Grand Bazaar market still advertised. This market has permanently closed down now, so it should be removed from your site. Thanks and regards. P.S.
by paule (score: 0|7) 956 days ago
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