I have never seen so many food stalls in one market. Whatever your tastes, you would be catered for. Many of the food stalls were cooking their goodies while you watched. Gnocchi, dim sims, spring rolls and samosas were all available.
An unusual one for me was the stall selling freshly made
Gozleme, which is a traditional Turkish flatbread with various fillings. It was very popular.
There were many artisans displaying their handicrafts. Jewellery, cushions, flower pots, candles and many others were on offer. Keith from Toymakers of Eltham proudly displayed his handcrafted timber products for children.
Olga of Olways Pets is an artist specialising in pet portraits. Many of her works were on display and we could watch her working on her art. Apart from Olga's painted dogs, there were numerous real ones enjoying the morning out with their owners.
Admission to the market is free and there is limited off-road parking adjacent to the market at $2-00, but you would need to be early to gain a spot. A better option is one of the many off-street parking bays, or along the main street. This will give you the added benefit of a beautiful walk along the Yarra River pathway to the market.
Entertainment was not forgotten. Five buskers, spread out along the market displayed their talents. There was a guitarist who slightly amplified sounds were very easy listening. Another sung, a violinist played and two teenage girls sang.
Most markets would have hundreds of people passing through on a good day. Warrandyte River Market has thousands. The market operates between 8.30am and 1.00 pm. on the first Saturday of the month. I arrived at 8.45 and it was crowded then.