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by Courtney Symes (subscribe)
Courtney is a freelance fashion, art and design writer and content creator for www.mrgift.com.au - an online boutique specialising in quality gifts for men. Read more of Courtney’s work at www.alittlepinkbook.blogspot.com.au
Published June 4th 2016
Country markets a stone's throw from Canberra
Country markets bring communities together by celebrating unique local produce, art, craft, and entertainment. If you're seeking a charming country market in close proximity to Canberra, then the Hartley Hall Markets are for you.

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Hartley Hall Market, Hall. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


Held the first Sunday of every month between 10am and 3pm (excluding January), the Hall Markets boast up to 300 stalls, showcasing the best the Canberra region and beyond has to offer in local produce and gifts.

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Salami Shack at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


Offerings include:
Art and craft products
Baked goods
Gourmet foods – sauces, spreads and jams
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Plants
Furniture
Clothing
Pottery
Children's toys
Entertainment such as music, pony rides and children's rides/jumping castle, face painting, and more.

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Bron's Crafty Creations at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


Hartley Hall Markets, Hall Markets ACT, Canberra local markets
Happy Beanies at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


Hartley Hall Markets, Hall Markets ACT, Canberra local markets
SoapArt Soaps at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


Entry is by gold coin donation with proceeds going to Hartley Lifecare.

There is ample parking, including two designated areas for disabled parking on either side of the market.

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Ample parking at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page.


Don't forget your cash, as most stallholders will only accept cash (a few stallholders accept EFTPOS or credit card). There are ATM facilities at the Markets most months; alternatively the nearest ATM is at Gold Creek, Nicholls.

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Sweet Sugar Creations at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


If you haven't had the pleasure of vising the Hall Market yet, here are the top reasons to check it out:

1. Support local charity, Hartley Lifecare
2. Country-feel market conveniently located close to Canberra
3. Fresh local produce and food
4. Variety of unique arts and crafts
5. Fun family-friendly activities
6. Live music
7. Ample parking
8. Disability friendly
9. A mixture of regular and new stallholders each month, so there's always something new and exciting.

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Todd's Tasty Treats at Hall Market. Image from Hall Market Facebook page


A bit about the history of the Hartley Hall Markets

The markets have been running since 1987 and are managed by Hartley Lifecare. Hartley Lifecare is a local charity that offers accommodation, respite and support for children, adults and their families in the ACT and region with physical and complex disabilities. Hartley Lifecare's philosophy is that "while disabilities change lives forever they don't have to stop life or end the quality of life forever".

The markets are located outdoors at the Hall showground, which is great for browsing local finds in the fresh country air – but subject to the elements. If the weather is wet, visit the Hall Markets Facebook page for up-to-date ground and Market closures.
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Why? Support your local country markets and indulge in local delights.
When: First Sunday of every month (except January) between 10am & 3pm
Phone: 02 6282 4411
Where: Hall Showground (Off Victoria Street) Hall ACT 2618
Cost: Gold coin donation at the gate
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