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Traditional foods, cultural performances & mooncakes galore
For the first time, Batman Market is proudly celebrating the Moon Festival (or Mid-Autumn Festival as it is commonly known). All are welcome to enjoy this vibrant cultural extravaganza in Coburg on Sunday 15th of October, 2017. Entry is FREE!

Held from 11am till 8pm, this wonderful family-friendly community event will take place in an old textiles factory and feature Asian delicacies, cultural performances and mountains of delicious moon cakes!

The Moon Festival has been celebrated in China and surrounding parts of Asia since 1600 BCE. Traditionally the festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the full moon is high in the night sky. Originally a harvest celebration to worship the Mountain Gods after the harvest was completed, the festival is now a time for the gathering of family and friends, to give thanks and well wishes for health, peace, beauty, and good fortune.

Today the festival is celebrated with dragon and lion dances, traditional games, incense burning, lotus root, wine, and most iconically - scrumptious moon cakes!

Batman Market will be getting into the spirit of the Moon Festival with a tantalising line-up of Melbourne's finest Asian as well as multicultural food stalls, plus a spectacular showcase of multicultural performances, including traditional cultural performances and live music.

Come and immerse yourself in this age-old festival with a modern twist at Batman Market. Gates open at 11am.

Batman Market is located within walking distance of Batman Railway Station and Stop 37 on tram line 19 on Sydney Road.

Coburg's sports centres, parks and reserves are also less than 1 km away from, making Batman Market a great place for families drop into after taking their children to and from weekend sports.

For all the latest on what's on at Batman Market, please visit www.batmanmarket.com.au and the Facebook event page.

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When: 15 October 2017, 11am to 8pm
Where: 14 Gaffney St, Coburg 3058
Cost: Free Admission
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