Is a freelance writer and school teacher living in Adelaide. On weekends I like to get out and explore with my family. I love travelling and have lived in various cities.
Published August 19th 2012
See the sunrise and grab a bargain
Have you ever looked at your garage and thought, I wish there was room for the car? If this sounds like you then perhaps it is time you made your 'trash' someone else's treasure! Or perhaps you have children who have outgrown their clothes and toys and you'd like to get a little cash to fund their next season's wardrobe (or maybe your own wardrobe). Or maybe you have a hobby and you'd like to test out whether it could be a viable second stream of income for you. If any of these scenarios sound like you, or if you'd just like to do a bit of market shopping, then the Magill Sunrise Rotary Market is for you.
The Magill Sunrise Rotary Market is a small community oriented market. It is held at the Campbelltown Library car park on Montacute Rd in Campbelltown on the second Sunday of the month. One of the really appealing things about this market is that it is very friendly and the staff are incredibly encouraging. If you would like to have a stall the prices are extremely reasonable, in fact they are among the cheapest I have seen in Adelaide.
As a result, there are a real variety of stalls to visit. There a a few regulars, including a fruit and veg stall, the Rotary sausage sizzle, a coffee van and a bakery. Then there are a couple of plant stalls, a stall full of delicious cookies and some incredible handmade aprons and hats etc. Along side these you find a few bric a bric stalls and a second hand clothing stall or two. Some stall holders come less regularly, but I have seen jewellery, a candle maker, candy seller, hand bags and books.
What I find really delightful is the way the market has encouraged a few young stall holders, on the couple of occasions I have been to the market there have been some young teenagers selling off their old clothes and books. I think this encouragement of entrepreneurship, by the Rotary, is fantastic and to be applauded.