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Markets of Melbourne Market Week 2011

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by Michaelie Clark (subscribe)
Pun-loving freelance writer based in Victoria.
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Melbourne markets merge to bring marked market lovers a whole week of market magic. Running from Sunday 2 October to Sunday 9 October, Market Week is comprised of a series of free events and exhibitions for foodies, keen shoppers and kids, which will be held by The Queen Victoria Market in conjunction with the Prahran and South Melbourne Markets.

The festival kicks off with the 'Eat! Drink! Flavours of Melbourne' launch event, celebrating Melbourne's multiculturalism with food and entertainment from an array of different cultures.

October 4th, 6th and 7th will see the 'Market Star Traders Cook Off Finals', where traders battle it out for the title of Queen Victoria Market Star 2011, as judged by a team of celebrity chef guest judges, who will also be giving free cooking demonstrations.

October 4th and 6th are also scheduled for a special kids' event: a 25 minute pantomime called 'Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters', where the classic tale will be performed with interactive storytelling, musical acts and a modern day twist. Sessions will be held at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm both days.

The final day of the festival is dedicated to a 'Regional Producers Market' showcasing food and wine from all around country Victoria.

Throughout the week, visitors will also have a chance to take a self-guided tour of the market (there is also a tour tailored especially to children with various activities), have a look at 'The Queen Victoria Market Historic Exhibition' or take part in 'Brag Your Bargain', a competition giving savvy shoppers the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by uploading their best market bargain to the Queen Victoria Market Facebook page.
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Why? A fun week of free marketplace activites and events.
When: 2 - 9 October, 2011
Where: Locations vary - see website for program details.
Cost: Free
Lovely writing. Love the photo. That was what made me want to read your article. I like what I read too. Thanks. Will try and remember to look again early Oct.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Thursday, 22nd of September @ 04:47 am
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