Last year a record number of people turned out for the Poowong Historical Group's Antique & Collectables Fair, so the word must be out. If you missed it and your passion includes antiques and old wares, come see what all the fuss is about on Sunday 21st May 2017. You never know what Olde Worlde treasure you're likely to find.
The quaint Poowong community is the perfect backdrop for an antique and collectables fair. Well away from the modern lights and hectic pace of the city, Poowong still boasts much of that Olde Worlde charm antique treasure hunters clearly seek. Established as a dairy farming community, with lush, rolling green meadows, the origin of the name Poowong remains largely a mystery. After a little digging the best I could find was that it 'may' be an Aboriginal word thought to mean carrion, a rather unpleasant moniker for an area so picturesque. But do not let the name deter you. Poowong and his neighbouring suburbs (for anything named after carrion must be a he), Nyora and Loch are well worth a visit for day-trippers looking to escape the city and perhaps enjoy some country air and a farm fresh picnic.
The Poowong Historical Group's Antique & Collectable Fair is the perfect excuse to visit. Being held on Sunday 21st May 2017 from 10am to 3pm in the Poowong Town Hall, even without a street address, I doubt you'd miss it. Entry is $2 per adult and children free. In addition to the assortment of old wares, organisers are promising onsite refreshment including 'real' coffee and cake.
Expect the usual assortment of odds and ends, ageless treasures and a few novelties too. If I had to hazard a guess I'd suggest crockery and cutlery, some jewellery, utensils and toys. Books, furniture, décor and general homewares, perhaps some finery and a few bibs and bobs from the garden and shed. The point is, who knows what you're going to find. If you do find something special, perhaps drop us a line in the comments section below. We'd love to hear from you.