While everyone else is buried under the blankets, we’re getting ready for the most exciting part of the year – the opening of the new market season at Craft Markets Australia!
This July heralds the beginning of the 2023/2024 season, and there’s lots to look forward to. If you haven’t been to a Craft Markets Australia market before, let us set the scene: you’ve just arrived at one of Victoria’s most picturesque locations.
You might be just a stone’s throw from a soft, sheltered beach, or standing at the foot of a majestic, mystical rock formation. Perhaps you’re perched high up in the hills, or picnicking in a cottage garden reminiscent of old times. Beside you, behind you and before you, stallholders beckon, their rows and rows of tables bedecked in handmade, homegrown and completely unique treasures. These artisans will draw you in with a friendly smile and a cheerful nod, a happy call and a welcoming laugh. And almost by magic, your feet will be drawn along through the endless aisles, past special treats for you, your family and friends.
And what delicious aromas fill the air? this is coming from one of the many street food-style vans parked just around the bend, waiting to entice you with fantastic flavours from around the world. You can smell the freshly ground coffee or newly-brewed chocolate, waiting to wash down whatever meal you choose. And so, basket and bags in hand, you set off on your market adventure. Who knows what you might find! Let your imagination run wild as you explore the twists and turns of a Craft Markets Australia shopping experience.
Sound good? We can guarantee it’s even better in person.
No matter which one of our 8 market locations you’re visiting, you’re bound to have a good time. We’ve got a jam-packed (pardon the pun!) season coming up this year. There will be all the old favourites and regulars, like Mornington Racecourse Market (a monthly staple on the peninsula’s shopping calendar) and Red Hill Community Market, proudly known as the ‘grand dame’ of Victoria’s craft markets, plus the special locations we know you adore, like our ever-popular market at Hanging Rock, complete with all the mystery that that location brings. If you’d like something closer to home, we also host unique craft markets at Knox Ozone and Berwick’s historic Old Cheese Factory. No matter where you are, there’s a Craft Markets Australia location near you.
Each location is fresh and fun, featuring stallholders you know and friends you haven’t met yet. And there is so much more to look forward to this year.
If you’re a maker, artisan or grower in need of an outlet, why not get in touch with us about selling your creations? We’d love to welcome you into the Craft Markets Australia family. Help us make this our best season yet.
Oh, and if all of that wasn’t tempting enough, we urge you to stay tuned – there may just be a few surprises in store this season too!
Intrigued? Excited? So are we! And we can’t wait to greet you, whether you’re an old friend or new. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest updates and put the season 2023/2024 dates in your calendar now!