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Let's go to market
If you are looking for that present for a special someone that is just a little bit quirky or even to start your Christmas shopping early, then the Red Robin Market is the place to be. Held on the third Saturday of the month from 3 pm to 7 pm, and located at Cornerstone College, 68 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker, the Red Robin Market is packed full of unique items made by local people with loving hands and all very original. There is truly something here for every generation, from mum, dad, the kids and grandma and grandpa.
Red Robin Market, photo courtesy of Bruce Vandersluis Images
This indoor market does not fail to deliver and on my visit I discovered a variety of different items available for purchase ranging from salt lamps to tea cup bird feeders, dream catchers, Jamberry nails, doTerra oils, candles and yummy slices. Stalls are casual and therefore each monthly market gives you the opportunity to see your favourite stalls or new and exciting ones.
There are food trucks outside with all sorts on offer from coffee to food and even some of the quirkiest fairy floss I have ever seen. If you like watching the world go by, there is a balcony with tables and chairs upstairs for you to purchase food and drink and watch the market from above.
With truly something for everyone, there is a kids room downstairs providing activities to keep the little ones entertained while you explore the market or for a gold coin donation, they can have their face painted or expend their energy on the bouncy castle. Donations go to charity.
I walked around this market a number of times, because each time I turned a corner I saw something new and exciting, however what I truly loved about this market was that the organisers select a small number of charities each market and provide free space for them to set up a stall. At the June market I was able to meet some of the most gorgeous pupstars and their owners from the Royal Society for the Blind, talk with the lovely ladies from Sands South Australia on miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support and the amazing organisers from Shoe Boxes of Love who provide love, hope and support in the form of shoe boxes of essential and luxury items to those affected by disaster.
There is plenty of very accessible parking and with a focus on stalls featuring locally made and sourced products, this is a true community based event. So, bring grandma, grandpa and the kids for a wonderful afternoon of fun!
For further information contact the organisers on 0417 861 073 or go to their facebook page.