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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.