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Published August 1st 2018
10 different markets to go to this spring
Spring marks that wonderful time when the freezing cold weather will start to gradually get a bit warmer! This is an ideal time to go to a market and this list is several top markets that are on around Melbourne. The first one listed is just before spring starts, however, it looked so interesting that I had to include it!

Suitcase Rummage
When: 26th August, from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote

Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market where sellers bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with goods and treats. There will be vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, and handmade paper.

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Spring Design Market
When: Sunday 16th September from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Atrium, Federation Square

Run by The Melbourne Collective, these markets feature creative, high-end brands and independent designers. There will be unique and quality design, homewares, fashion, art, decor and great food.

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Big Design Market
When: Friday 30th November, to 1st December, from 10 am to 9 pm - $2 entry
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton

The Big Design Market brings together the best independent designers and makers for 3 huge days of Christmas shopping. With about 230 stallholders featuring homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, lifestyle products, tech accessories and gifts for children. There will also be food and drinks, workshops, showbags and children's activities.

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New to You
When: 30th September, from 10 am to 4 pm, $2 entry
Where: 82-92 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Preloved women's clothing only market with any type of clothing stalls - mainstream fashion, vintage or retro. The market is undercover and indoors with over 60 stalls plus food vans.

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Fitzroy Market
When: 15th September, from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Fitzroy Primary School, Cnr Napier & Greeves Street, Fitzroy

The Fitzroy Market run these markets in aid of the Fitzroy Primary School and entry is by gold coin donation.

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Brunswick Flea Market
When: 8th September, from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 29 Sydney Road, Melbourne

Vintage clothing, home-wares, furniture, knick-knacks, plants and much more. A bit of trash and a whole lot of treasure - regardless of the weather!

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Makers Market
When: 13th October, from 10 am to 2 pm, entry by gold coin donation
Where: Makers Market Thornbury, 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury

Heaps of gorgeous, locally made items for sale artwork, pottery, toys, greeting cards, home-wares, jewellery and accessories. Also delicious food and coffee. Donation supports The Bridge's community programs.

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Melbourne SS18 Finders Keepers
When: 19th to 21st October, from midday to 5 pm - $5 entry
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

Three-day event featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls. Expect to find some local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia. Dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne's favourite food trucks.

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Yarra Glen Racecourse Markets
When: Sunday 2nd September 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Armstrong Grove, Yarra Glen

Featuring 300 stalls of seasonal fresh produce, home-wares, sculpture, art, gifts, fashion, jewellery, children's clothes and accessories, photography, skincare, plants, woodwork and more. Also delicious market food, children's activities, playground and music.

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Flemington Racecourse Markets
When: Sunday 16th September, from 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Flemington Racecourse

Look through the stalls selling one-of-a-kind jewellery, skincare, sculpture, art, toys and home-wares. Meet producers from all over Victoria selling fresh bread, gourmet sauces, jams, chutneys, handmade chocolates, spice mixes, wine and more.

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These fairs all have free entry unless marked otherwise.

Why not go to several of these to start buying your Christmas presents!
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Why? For spring markets around Melbourne
When: From end August, to November, 2018
Where: Around Melbourne
Cost: Varies - see article
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