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Beat the winter blues
***UPDATE: Due to severe weather warnings and the sodden state of the oval, the Winter Market has (sadly) been cancelled. Please see their Facebook page. ***



Beat the winter blues with a day in the Perth Hills and enjoy the lush green paddocks and the beautiful architecture of the deciduous trees. Just the right time for a short drive up the hill to the little village of Roleystone for the Roleystone Winter Market on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Roleystone Winter Market promises some real surprises with over 100 handpicked stalls, great new vendors, quirky, individual and offering great quality, definitely well worth venturing to this beautiful Hills hamlet.

Wander around the abundant carefully positioned handpicked stalls, sustained by various food vendors, while being entertained by roving musicians. Roleystone Markets maintain their theme of quality over quantity with local and bespoke over imported and mass-produced items and no more than three stalls with the same primary product.

Follow the signs

Turn onto the Brookton Highway, off Albany Highway Kelmscott, and you pass through one of the nicest valleys in the Perth Hills to the Roleystone Markets, situated in Cross Park. Turn off at Holden road and follow the signs to the market location situated along Jarrah Road between Wygonda and Heather Road, just 30 kilometres south-east of Perth.

A space in the country


Roleystone Markets take advantage of their position at Cross Park, somewhat akin to the country showgrounds, of my childhood. Situated on a huge oval, with space for the kids to run themselves ragged. The large grassed area provides a spacious and protective bushland setting to enjoy the day.

Quality, variety and a little quirky

The reputation of Roleystone Markets is spreading, with over 100 stall holders keen to display their wares (some fabulous new stalls), and as always, each one has been hand-picked to ensure variety, quality and the uniqueness or sometimes quirkiness that the Market is becoming known for.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018 Walkers Workshop custom design all types of outdoor and indoor steel artwork.
Walkers Workshop custom design all types of outdoor and indoor steel artwork.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. Check out (Seeds N Stuff) and (Seeds NO Stuff) at Seed Sister.
Check out (Seeds N Stuff) and (Seeds NO Stuff) at Seed Sister.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. Second Chance Woodwork turns wood into exquisite useful everyday items.
Second Chance Woodwork turns wood into exquisite useful everyday items.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018
Tuck into delicious jams, chutneys and marmalades from Konserviert By Sparcl.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018
Greenacres Macadamias for fresh Western Australian grown and processed nuts and more.

With the focus on locally sourced (with most locally made) products, often with the artist on hand, and a handmade/no imports philosophy, Roleystone Markets attract many unique vendors. Walkers Workshop, Seed Sister, Second Chance Woodwork, Konserviert By Sparcl, and Greenacres Macadamia, represent the quality on show. I love strolling among the stalls, you never know what may be around the corner.

To be seen with

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. Pick up one of these handy bags at $5.00 each to support the community and help the environment.
Pick up one of these handy bags at $5.00 each to support the community and help the environment.

That busker vibe

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. The fabulous Kathryn McCarthy, one the regulars at the Markets.
The fabulous Kathryn McCarthy, one the regulars at the Markets.

A big shout out for the buskers who help provide such a great vibe to the Market. These musicians are such a huge bonus to the Market that the local Community Bank is going to sponsor them. So, stop, listen and say hello to the Bendigo Buskers.

Food and drink

A great mix of over 12 food vendors will provide plenty of choice and variety, with everything you could possibly wish for. Nacho Evolution, Street Food Lab, along with The Dirty Swine are examples of the quality available.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. There are more delights available complimenting new, different and delicious nachos from Nacho Revolution.
There are more delights available complimenting new, different and delicious nachos from Nacho Revolution.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. Indulge your taste buds with Southeast Asia street food from Street Food Lab.
Indulge your taste buds with Southeast Asia street food from Street Food Lab.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. Asian fusion American style (slow n low), comfort food from The Dirty Swine, as well as traditional roast pork belly and more to whet the appetite.
Asian fusion American style (slow n low), comfort food from The Dirty Swine, as well as traditional roast pork belly and more to whet the appetite.

A kid's market


For the children, they have the usual favourites, Old McDonalds Farm, Bouncy Castle and their occasional visitors who are always an attraction for the kids, including Rainbow Trailer, Zorb Balls and the ever-popular Scribbly Faces face painting. Cross Park also boasts an excellent skate park for kids big and small.

The Shedders

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. Check out the excellent recreation of a children's toy garage by Peter, a new Shed member.
Check out the excellent recreation of a children's toy garage by Peter, a new Shed member.

Roleystone Men's Community Shed will be there as always, with their latest inventions, including 50 ways to turn a gas bottle into a BBQ (thankfully restocked after selling out at the last Market). These approachable blokes, are always up for a chat, and to discuss the benefits of the Men's Shed concept in general, and the Roleystone Men's Shed in particular. Moreover, all the funds raised go towards the building of their new Men's Shed. New members are welcome.

The community garden in the true heart of the village

Roleystone Winter Market 2018. The best strawberry plants you will ever find, raised with love..
The best strawberry plants you will ever find, raised with love.

Roleystone Community Garden has been a consistent presence at Roleystone Markets which is understandable as the Market is a sub-committee of the Community Garden. You will not find their usual stall on the Cross Park site, but signs directing visitors towards the Wygonda road end to their (soon to be) new permanent home, moving after five years at the old primary school site. The Community Garden shed is now built and there will be some demonstration beds ready for visitors. Moreover, the gardeners will be available and ready to chat, give gardening advice and have some of the best strawberry plants for sale, that you'll ever find.

A community project

Formed as a sub-committee of the Roleystone Community Garden and with sponsorship and support of the local Community Bank Bendigo Bank, the Roleystone Markets Committee coordinate quarterly markets that are a fixture in the Perth market scene and now a 'can't-miss destination', for not only the local community but the Perth community. Come and see for yourself.

A variety of Not for Profit groups providing activities ensures Roleystone Winter Market 2018 is a cool family day out.

Regular updates

Roleystone Markets website is the place to check for all the general news. The latest information (and to see if your favourite vendor has posted), Roleystone Markets Facebook page and Instagram are your ports of call.

Are you a vendor?

If you are a vendor attending the Roleystone Winter Market 2018, then use the comments section below, or keep your 'followers' informed by linking this article to your Facebook page.

Roleystone Winter Market 2018

Roleystone Winter Market 2018.
"A distinctive mix of quality art, craft, provisions and produce"


Images appear courtesy of the Roleystone Markets and Vendors unless stated otherwise. Yeah' Image courtesy of digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Artwork and Photoshop by John F.
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Why? YAY, start your winter fun with a smile at this family friendly Market in the Perth Hills
When: Sunday, June 10, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: Contact the markets for general enquiries: hello@roleystonemarkets.org.au OR for specific areas http://www.roleystonemarkets.org.au/#!contact-us/c13w
Where: Cross Park Oval, corner of Jarrah Road and Wygonda Road, Roleystone
Cost: Free to enter and Free parking
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