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Best Spring Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in Victoria

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by Dayna Chu (subscribe)
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Published September 4th 2014
Spring into Spring with Victoria's best
Scroll on for a curated list of the best spring markets, fairs, and festivals in Victoria.

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05 - 07 Sep 2014
Kyneton Antique Fair (featuring Vintage)
Kyneton Town Hall, Mollison St. 5-7 Sept.
For more information e-mail

06 Sep 2014
Everything Patchwork and Quilting
Traders, demonstrations, quilt display, quilts for sale, refreshments. Community Centre, Gembrook/Pakenham Road, Gembrook
10am-4pm; 5968 1427

06 Sep 2014
Toy and Baby Goods Market
Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham
Visit the Eltham Toy Library website
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06 Sep 2014
Bendigo Collectables Fair
Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre, Browning St
9am- 3pm; 9585 6567

06th - 14 Sep
Market Week
Pet friendly and kid friendly! Style, craft and interior design workshops to entertain (distract) young and old minds alike;
with over 100 events taking place, Market Week is sure to keep you busy, not to mention stuffed full of multicultural yum-yums!
Visit the Market Week website

06 - 21 Sep 2014
Warrantina Lavender Farm - Wood Working Wonders
See wood turning demonstrations, wood carving, and all kinds of wood items for sale.
105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock
Visit the Warrantina Lavender Farm website

mooncake festival
Original photo by Dayna Chu
07 Sep 2014
Mooncake Festival
Queen Victoria Market Mooncake Festival (10am-4pm, FREE EVENT): Queen Street comes to life in celebration of the traditional Chinese Mooncake Festival. Lanterns, martial arts, dance, and Chinese food stalls.
Visit the event website

07 Sep 2014
Geelong Waterfront Makers & Growers' Market
95278 6222

07 Sep 2014
Hawthorn Craft Market
Parkview Room, 340 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell

12 - 14 Sep 2014
Sandown 500
V8 Supercars Pirtek Endurance Cup
Sandown Racecourse, Princes Hwy, Springvale
disney fun zone

Visit the event website for more information
Includes Disney Fun Zone for the kids

13 Sep 2014
Antiques and Collectables Fair
Regional College Hall, 55 Burke St, Warragul
9.30am-3pm; 0447 374 298

13 Sep 2014
Maribyrnong Makers Market
Handmade crafts
Corner Gamon Street and Mackay Street, Seddon
Visit the Maribyrnong Makers Market website

13 - 14 Sep 2014
Beautiful You Australia
Live demonstrations, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, workshops and competitions.
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
From 10am both days
Visit the Beautiful You Australia website

14 Sep 2014
Hot Rod Show & Car Show
Cheltenham-Moorabbin RSL
Centre Dandenong Rd (opposite Moorabbin DFO).

mexican food festival
14 Sep 2014
Mexican Foods Festival
Federation Square; 11.30am-8pm
Visit the Mexican Festival website

14 Sep 2014
Rolls-Royce Concours d'Elegance
Rolls Royce cars from 1904 and Bentley cars from 1931 to present day
Wesley College, 620 High St, Glen Waverley

17 Sep - 05 Oct 2014
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Diverse works from emerging and experienced artists
Various venues
Visit the Melbourne Fringe Festival website

20 Sep 2014
The Handmade Show
The crafters' and artisans' boutique market
164 Neerim Rd, Glenhuntly
Saturdays: 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 13 Dec 2014; 10.30am - 3.30pm
Visit The Handmade Show website
See Erica L.'s WeekendNotes article here

20 - 21 Sep 2014
Chilean and Latin American Festival
Sandown Racecourse, Springvale
Visit the September Festival website

22 - 27 Sep 2014
AFL Grand Final Week
Footy fever takes over Fed Square for Toyota AFL Grand Final Week 2014. Jam-packed program of activities, music, and performances, live broadcasts on the big screen, and a chance to meet the game's biggest stars every day of the week. Kids' Day Tuesday, 23 September.

23-27 Sep 2014
Melbourne Fringe Festival (Kids):
Superhero Training Academy
Luna Park/St Kilda Memorial Hall - Memo Theatre

28 Sep 2014
DreamWorks Family Day Jungle Party
Activities include craft activities, screen workshops and performances; the first 100 people to arrive in Madagascar costumes will receive free entry to the exhibition.
Visit the event website
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Original photo by Dayna Chu

01 - 05 Oct 2014
The Docklands Arts, Laughs & Blues Festival
Five days of blues music, cabaret, theatre, arts, and laughs, in the heart of Docklands
Visit the event website

02 - 05 Oct 2014
Melbourne Leisurefest
Sandown Racecourse, Princes Highway, Springvale
Visit the Melbourne Leisurefest website

03 - 05 Oct 2014
Murtoa's BIG Weekend
Great country culture
Visit the event website
spring in melbourne seven parks walk

05 Oct 2014
Cancer Council Victoria Seven Parks Walk
26km loop around the inner city of Melbourne, highlighting Melbourne's parks
Visit the Seven Parks Walk website

05 Oct 2014
Streatham and District Vintage Rally and Family Day
Fire World Complex
Glenelg Hwy, Streatham
9am-4pm;; 5350 7550

08 - 18 Oct 2014
Legends of the Skies Series 2
Australian National Aviation Museum
Moorabbin Airport
Visit the booking website

08 - 19 Oct 2014
Darebin Music Feast
More than 150 events over 15 venues; various venues such as Northcote Social Club, Open Studio, The Wesley Anne and Tago Mago
Visit the Music Feast website

11 - 12 Oct 2014
Birregurra Festival and Art Show
Main St, Birregurra
Visit the Birregurra Festival and Art Show website

18 Oct 2014
The Handmade Show
The crafters' and artisans' boutique market
164 Neerim Rd, Glenhuntly
Saturdays: 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 13 Dec 2014; 10.30am - 3.30pm
Visit The Handmade Show website
See Erica L.'s WeekendNotes article here
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Original photo by Dayna Chu

18 Oct 2014
Bayside Toy Library Family Fun Day
Face painting, balloon artist, Hey Dee Ho music performing, sausage sizzle, coffee van, and a pre-loved toy sale
212 Dendy Street, Brighton East; 0447 985 221

18 - 26 Oct 2014
Children's Week
Children's Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. It is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, highlighting play, wellbeing and protection. This year, the theme for the week celebrates Article 12, focusing on every child's right to speak and be heard.
Visit event website

23 - 25 Oct 2014
Diwali Indian Festival of Light
Two-day Bollywood movie marathon; dance, music, arts and crafts, delectable food, and spectacular fireworks display on the Yarra Federation Square; 12-9.30pm.
Visit the Celebrate India website
Read more in Jen's WeekendNotes article here

Spring in to spring and try something new with your family and friends. Add your favourite events in the comments.

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There is ALWAYS something happening in Melbourne! Thats why I love it here !! Hope all is good with you Mrs Funster :)
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