On the first Sunday of the month, every month, something magical happens.
Hundreds of makers, growers and crafters from across the south east of Victoria, and often further, gather together at Yarra Glen Racecourse, presenting their best wares. And from 9am, the gates open and a crowd of eager buyers rushes to meet them.
It’s the Yarra Glen Racecourse Market, and it’s well worth a visit.
Just in case you’re unsure, we’ve put our heads together and come up five reasons to visit the Yarra Glen Racecourse Market this Sunday.
Curious? Read on to find out what they are!
1. We’ve got great coffee!
For the coffee addicts among us (and let’s face it, that’s most of us), Yarra Glen Racecourse Market is the perfect place to get your morning fix. It’s freshly brewed, it’s nice and hot, and it’s served with a smile. And if coffees not your thing, we've got you covered with a range of other beverages to keep you warm this winter.
2. We’ve got the best shopping around.
There’s such a diverse array of items here that it’s impossible to list them all: suffice to say that if it can be made or grown by hand, you’ll find it at Yarra Glen Racecourse Market. The people who sell at our markets are all artisans of their craft, no matter what it is, producing only the highest quality, most unique pieces. You’ll find something different wherever you look: homewares, gifts, condiments and table-fillers, beauty products, pet treats and more. So make sure you allow plenty of time to wander and keep your eyes peeled!
3. Visiting Yarra Glen Racecourse Market will keep the kids entertained.
That’s a promise for all you busy parents out there! We’ve got face painting, colouring and lawn games, and we’ re sure they’ll find a special treat at one of the stalls to bring them joy for the car ride home. Bring the kids and let them run off some steam. It’s a parent’s dream!
4. We’ve got delicious food.
With something for everyone no matter your dietary requirements. For the foodies among us, Yarra Glen Racecourse Market is the place to be. Pick a cuisine, and it’s likely you’ll find it. Fresh, hot and tasty, a visit to one of our street food-style food trucks should be first on your list to visit when you arrive. Guaranteed to keep you going as you power through the rest of the market.
5. Perfect stop to make on your way to your favourite Yarra Valley winery.
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market is an easy stop on your day trip around the Yarra Valley. Whether you’re taking the family to the ever-popular Healesville Sanctuary or heading to any of the Valley’s famous wineries, we’re a stone’s throw away. Local favourites include Zonzo Estate, Yarrawood Estate and Yering Station Winery. For the non-drinkers among us, the market is also just a short drive from Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery!
Have we convinced you yet? Excellent! We’ll see you at Yarra Glen Racecourse.
The next Yarra Glen Racecourse Market is on Sunday 4 June from 9am to 2pm. Parking is $5 with a small surcharge for electronic payments. Please understand that no dogs are allowed in the market.