This Easter Sunday (1st April 2018), the small town of Maryborough can expect a busy day of fun and excitement for everyone with the town's Lions Club holding its popular Tourist Market and a major cycling event held on the same day!
It is expected that the Australian Veterans Cycling Council's Highland Society Criterium, which has around 150 registered riders, will draw a large influx of visitors to the town.
Trevor Stevens, Maryborough Lions Club's market manager, said the extra attraction during the long weekend would be a boon for the market, which started strongly on March 4th.
"This will encourage more visitors to stay in the town instead of just driving through on the way to somewhere else," Mr Stevens said. "We're very excited at the prospect of growth in our market and the boost for local businesses. All of our club members worked hard for the first CBD market last month and we're sure they will all rally again for the even bigger event in Easter. We're also reminding Maryborough's community groups that the market is a great opportunity to showcase their services to local residents."
Maryborough, which lies 164 km north-west of Melbourne, makes for a wonderful weekend escape as it has much to offer visitors. Discover its grand railway station and other historic buildings, join a gold prospecting tour or take advantage of its close proximity to the many other "tiny towns" which dot the central Victorian goldfields. Click here to start planning your weekend escape!
Mr Stevens said that new stallholders were still being accepted for the Easter market and encouraged businesses selling goods ranging from fresh produce, preserves and cheeses to clothing, crafts and bric-a-brac to get in touch now on 0407 114 770.