The Manning-Great Lakes is rich with market culture, from food providores to jewellery, furniture and handicrafts. Unearth treasures at one of this month’s local markets …
Located next door to the Visitor Information Centre, this small market focuses on native plants, vegie seedlings, fruit and veg, great home made cakes and delicacies, crafts, jewellery and clothing. Plenty of parking available.
When Sat 6 Aug 2016; 8am to 1pm.
Location Visitors Centre Grounds, Bulahdelah.
Phone 0401 438 931.
This market will be in the View Room at the Stroud Country Club; enjoy the warmth of the wood fire while you shop.
When Sat 6 Aug 2016; 8:30am – 12pm.
Location164 Bucketts Way, Stroud.
Forster Town Markets
Your chance to experience a true-blue coastal market with a veritable array of stalls. You’ll find around 50 stallholders selling handmade, homegrown and pre-loved wares to holiday makers and locals. The market more than lives up to its mantra of “homemade, homegrown and home-baked” – with a diverse selection of handmade craft, jewellery, clothing, homewares and art works.
When Sun 14 Aug 2016; 8am to 2pm.
Location Town Park, Forster.
Phone 0437 634 056 Contact Anne Starkey.
Forster Farmers’ Market
Forster Farmers’ Market is held on the third Saturday of each month. It’s a great opportunity to purchase and tantalise your taste buds with the freshest of produce from the farm. The aim is to promote fresh produce grown or made in the Great Lakes, and the neighbouring regions of Gloucester, Greater Taree and beyond. There is a variety of fruit and vegetables plus eggs, gourmet sauces, jams, preserves, pure honey, plants, goat’s milk soap and much more. Our market is a “rain, hail or shine” event. The Forster Farmers’ Market is always looking to attract more produce stalls – especially those produce items that are currently not included at our regular market. The Forster Farmers’ Market is a project of the Forster Neighbourhood Centre.
When Sat 20 Aug 2016; 8am to noon.
Location Forster Visitor Centre, Little St, Forster.
Phone (02) 6555 4351.
Krambach Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month. They feature local stallholders selling country crafts, preserves, produce, plants, bric a brac, chocolates, lavender, cakes, woodwork, handmade soap, gingerbread, silk painting and much more. Come early for delicious morning teas.
When: Sun 21 Aug 2016; 8:30am to 1pm.
Location: School of Arts Hall, Bucketts Way, Krambach.
Phone 0425 246 916.
Contact Marion Thomas.
This is a popular market located harbour side near the bridge and has the added advantage of being seen from the main street in Tuncurry. This is totally open air with use of the under cover Podium for entertainment. Many of the stall holders come from the local North Coast region and sell a diverse range of products, from handmade wooden toys to handmade organic skincare. A good variety of clothing, lots of plants, plenty to suit all tastes. Also available at the market is face painting and the famous Marine Rescue BBQ.
When Sat 27 Aug 2016; 8am – 1pm.
Location John Wright Park, Tuncurry.
Phone 0417 400 994
Contact Anne Starkey.
Nabiac Farmers’ Market
Local producers supplying quality fresh food to the community on the last Saturday of each month. Come along to buy really fresh local produce at the Nabiac Farmers Market. Locally grown organic vegies, free range eggs, local fruits, cakes, chocolates, gingerbread, olive products, honey, natural skin care, gourmet goodies, wines, sourdough bread, a variety of plants, locally made crafts, gifts for friends and family, seedlings, chooks and lots more! A bit of yesteryear with today’s produce.
So bring a friend and come along for a bite to eat, a chat and enjoy an old-fashioned shopping experience. Don’t forget your baskets and reusable bags!
When Sat 27 Aug 2016; 8am to 12pm.
Location Nabiac Showground, Nabiac.
Phone (02) 6550 2130 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Julie 0422 177 122.
Pacific Palms Markets
On the last Sunday of the month, with extra markets in the holidays, the Community Centre comes alive with vibrant colours, textures and a really great vibe here … Come and experience it for yourself! The Palms Markets showcase quality handmade, home grown and home baked products from around the Great Lakes region and beyond. Sample some of our fabulous food from around the globe including organic vegetarian curries, Asian noodles and Aussie style barbecues!
See the colourful stalls, including eco and fair trade products, jewellery, art, craft, clothes, plants, fruit, veg and beautiful body products. A jumping castle and pony rides will keep the children entertained whilst you can enjoy an organic coffee and cake on the alfresco deck. Contact Yvonne Ballard When Sun 28 Aug 2016; 9am – 1pm.
Location Pacific Palms Community Centre, The Lakes Way.
Phone 0401 968 516
More more information on events around the Manning Great Lakes, visit www.greatlakes.org.au/events