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Archer Creek Markets, Ravenshoe

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by Lisa Morgan (subscribe)
...living life as it is meant to be experienced - outside the rat race, barefooted and content in one's own skin.
Published November 24th 2017
A quirky country market with character
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Market day at Archer Creek

Stuck with nothing to do on Sunday, we decided to nip down the road to the Archer Creek Markets for a look.

We weren't there for long as this month's market was pretty quiet and there were not many stalls. It didn't seem to stop the visitors though. There were quite a few visitors, including some Grey Nomads who were staying at the Archer Creek Rest Area for free.

We strolled down the market lane past the usual stalls displaying fruit and vegetables, plants, odds and ends, secondhand books, bric-a-brac, handmade clothes and a coffee van.

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Our browsing was rewarded when we came across someone selling yellow dragonfruit. After a taste, we bought a bag and headed back down the lane, only to be accosted by a begging dog. Yup. A dog. Begging. I'm not entirely sure how much money the dog made that day, but he seemed to be doing all right.

One of our kids had a chat with a stallholder selling handmade clothes. They were bright and attractive and it was a challenge to drag her away from both the clothes and the friendly stallholder. She most certainly didn't need more clothes to add to the pile in her room!

If you're in the Ravenshoe area on the Atherton Tablelands, the Archer Creek Markets are run from 7am to 12pm every second Sunday of the month. To get to the Archer Creek Rest Area where the markets are held, travel about 10 minutes along the Kennedy Highway from Ravenshoe out towards Innot Hot Springs.
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Why? To meet colourful locals and to buy market goods
When: Every second Sunday, 7am-Noon
Where: Archer Creek Rest Area
Cost: Free to Attend!
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