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Melbourne Flea and Farmer's Market @ Docklands

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Published February 27th 2012
Update: From May 2012, the Market is closing for winter.
It will start again in October 2012, keep an eye on for re-opening dates.

The Docklands precinct is about to become host to a new market concept. Part flea market, part farmers fair, and part hawker market, the weekly Melbourne Flea is launching on Saturday March 10 with a mission to bring a dynamic and hip community feel to Docklands.
The Melbourne Flea
The Melbourne Flea Market at Docklands

The currently deserted western end of New Quay will be transformed into an open air market that uses redesigned shipping containers to host retail and pop-up restaurants. A farmers market will occupy over 70 stalls, offering organic and home-grown produce, and the rest of the site will be taken up by a flea market, with over 100 stalls selling pre-loved clothing, furniture, arts and crafts.

The market's developers have worked with local architects to tailor old shipping containers to specific retailers and restaurants, providing some design flair and creating a focal point for the market. As you would expect with Melburnians' educated palates, food will be a big drawcard and each weekend chefs from around Melbourne will create pop-up restaurants in the shipping containers, giving visitors the chance to sample an eclectic range of dishes. The variety will include artisan breads, Aussie standards like burgers and sausages, and multicultural offerings of quesadillas, dumplings, tacos and a Spanish BBQ.
The Melbourne Flea shipping containers
Redesigned shipping containers will host pop-up restaurants

For many, the true test of a good market is the quality of its pre-loved fashion, and the Melbourne Flea is promising to cater to savvy second-hand shoppers with a dedicated vintage fashion section.

The Melbourne Flea will run each Saturday throughout the year, starting at 9am with the farmers market open until 2pm, the flea stalls open until 4pm and the container retail and restaurants open until 9pm. It's accessible on public transport via trams 86, 70 and 35 (the City Circle tram) down Docklands Drive, and car parking is available near the site.

If you want to get in on the action, you can register for a stall. It's $35 for a flea stall, and $75 for a spot in the farmers market.
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Why? A flea and farmers market with flair
When: Every Saturday from 9am
Where: 453-507 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008
Cost: Free
Your Comment
why are most markets on only on saturdays, people like me who work on saturdays miss out
by helen (score: 0|3) 3292 days ago
Hi Helen, there's a few markets you can check out on Sundays as well. The Camberwell Market is pretty popular, as is the Arts Centre Market and there's also the St Kilda Esplanade Market. Have a look at these articles for some more
by Karola Clark (score: 1|22) 3292 days ago
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