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The Handmade Expo Market

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by Debra Lidster (subscribe)
Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
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'Tis the season to go shopping. You could combat the crowds at the shopping centre, or you could visit one of Brisbane's many markets to purchase original, handcrafted gifts. The Handmade Expo Market at Bundamba is one of Brisbane's biggest and best.

The Handmade Expo Market

Founded in 2008 by a mother, Miriam, and her twin daughters, Micky and Liesa, what began with a passion for markets and handmade goods, has evolved into a monthly market with over 100 stalls of handmade, handbaked, or handgrown items.

The Handmade Expo Market
Image courtesy of Krystal K Photography

Held each month at the Ipswich Turf Club on Brisbane Road, near Ipswich, if you have yet to visit the Handmade Expo, this is the best time of the year. Christmas shoppers will be able to browse more than 140 stalls selling jewellery, fashion, candles, soaps, pottery, preserves, and fresh produce. Grab a bite to eat at one of the fabulous food stalls offering coffee, cupcakes, dumplings, wood-fired pizzas, German sausages, hot chips, and snow cones. Kids can get their face painted, or take a trip on the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. The thirty minute return trip leaves Bundamba Racecourse and travels to Box Flat. A family ticket costs $22. For more information, click here.

The Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway
Image courtesy of Krystal K Photography

The Handmade Expo Markets take place rain or shine, from 8am until 2pm. Entry is free, as is parking.

2012/2013 market days will take place on the following Saturdays:
November 17
December 15
January - No Market
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 25
June 22

The Handmade Expo also operates markets in Morayfield, Forest Hill, and Kingaroy. Visit their website for dates and details.
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Update November 14th 2012
The Handmade Expo team has announced another market location, just in time for Christmas.

This new Sunday market will be held monthly at the Redlands PCYC, on the corner of Mt Cotton and Degan Roads in Capalaba. The indoor venue will host over 100 hundred handmadies stalls.

The first market is scheduled for Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 9am until 2pm.
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Why? Handmade, handbaked, and handgrown
When: Monthly
Where: The Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba
Cost: Free entry and free parking
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Sounds fun, especially taking the train!
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