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Experience the magic and creativity of a hinterland town
Perched high above the Sunshine Coast with spectacular views towards the Glass House Mountains, visitors to south-east Queensland will discover the unique rural community of Maleny. Locals say that the rolling green hills, the deep rainforest pockets and the lush green panoramic views cast a magical spell over all who visit this picturesque little town.
Why not come and discover it yourself by visiting the Maleny Handmade Markets, offering everything local, unique and quirky.
Even the cows get in on the 'quirky' - Image taken by author at Knitfest 2019 in Maleny
These fabulous markets give Maleny locals a place to showcase their handmade creations, their creative hobbies and to share their talents. Keen shoppers are assured of finding something totally different, totally discerning and always made with love.
For a sneak peek at what to expect at the Maleny Handmade Markets, here are a select few of the stalls that will be displaying their stunning creations -
Make sure to put Hollywood Resin on your shopping list
Hollywood Resin will be showcasing some beautiful new colourful works of art. Make sure to put them on your shopping list.
Leisa Gunton of Booloumba Arts is an award-winning artist who lives in the Ancient Booloumba Creek Valley. Leisa has been interacting with the rainforest environment for the past twenty years and has re-created her love of her surrounds in her very distinctive jewellery pieces.
Katarina Heywood is returning to the Maleny Handmade Markets with her stunning photos of local Sunshine Coast beauty spots. Katarina's gorgeous work comes with a twist … turning everyday photos into exceptional pieces of art.
If you are unable to get to the Maleny Handmade Markets and are keen to browse their online gift shopping link for some 'at-home, at leisure' shopping, please follow the Gift Shopping link here. To order something you love, it is really as easy as emailing email@example.com and quoting the item number/s with your name and phone number and excitedly awaiting Maleny Handmade Markets' response.
The very special Maleny Handmade Markets are only held every three months, so November is the perfect month to get in with some early Christmas shopping. At present, the market dates for 2021 are in April, August and November and as we all know, may be subject to change, due to Covid conditions.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city and the coast and travel to the beautiful tranquil Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Maleny. Get to meet the lovely talented locals, stroll the quirky streets and enjoy a coffee and a bite, made with local produce.