Category Archives: Community Events

Twilight Markets in Victoria, Friday, 15th November 2013

Markets and Community would like to invite you to support your local community by visiting one of the twilight markets listed below.

Tonight, Friday 15th November 2013 brings about a huge range of twilight markets across the suburbs of Melbourne.

Here is a list of markets near you.


Cornish College Twilight Market

Time: 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Address: 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme.

Burning Soy – Handmade Candle  will be there.

Box Hill South

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The Vic Marketeer have a twilight market

Time: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Address: Scout Hall, Cnr Station St, Riversdale Road, Box Hill South


Mentone Primary School Twilight School Fete

Time: 3.30pm to 8:00pm.

Address: 6 Childers Street, Mentone


Narre Warren North

Narre Warren North Kindergarten Market Night

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Address: Winters Lane, Narre Warren North

Made for you by shelley will be there.


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Pakenham Springs Primary School Market Night

Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Address: Livingston Boulevard, Pakenham

Sweet Bubba, Filia’s Jewellery, Little Pookies, Bessie’s Boutique, bubidiboo,
Lu-Lu’s Designs, brodiecosmetics, Tillys Cup Mobile Coffee Van,

Park Orchards

Park Orchards Primary Twilight Market

Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Address: Bowmore Avenue, Park Orchards

This little piggy baby boutique,  Treasures for Treasures, Expressions Of Nature, Mach’s-Mall Accessories,

will be there.


Twilight Street Market, Watton Street, Werribee

Time: 3:00pm-dusk.

Address: Wedge Street Piazza, Werribee

Jaded Rose Designs will be there

Wonga Park

Wonga Park Primary School Twilight Market

Time:  6.30pm – 9.30pm

Address: Dudley Road, Wonga Park

Warratahstree and Made Locally will be there.



Social Art Working Party

WarratahsTree Social Art Working Party

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It’s your turn to choose a fun night out with your girlfriends. Movies last month, dinner the month before that.

When was the last time you got a bit more creative on a night out?

What: Social Artworking is a canvas painting program. Each person in your group has the opportunity over 2-3 hours to paint a 40cm x 50cm piece of art (all painting supplies provided), so why not bring some bubbles and nibbles along and really relax while you craft your work of art?

Who: Get a group of your girlfriends, Mums Group or your Work Colleagues together. Celebrate a birthday or donate your “masterpieces” to a charity of your choice. The possibilities are endless, no experience necessary.


  • Social activity
  •  Team Building activity. I can cater to your corporate group as a team building activity (extra charges for additional Team Building activities)
  •  Great activity for the kids
  •  Social activity for Office party or Holiday function
  •  Great way to Create Atmosphere at a Social function
  •  Family Activity. Parent/Child, Grandparent/Grandchild
  •  Charity function


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Main Street Market Mornington

Main Street Market Mornington

Visited 10th April 2013 for their 30th Birthday Celebrations.

A market running weekly for 30 years is something that you have to be proud of, especially a market that runs alongside retail traders on a main street.

That is precisely what Main Street Market Mornington has been doing, last Wednesday they celebrated their big 30, with over 300 traders from stallholders, retailers to cafe’s and banks, this was a busy street.

Main Street Mornington Market

As with all my market tours, I end up meeting some inspirational and fascinating people and they all have a unique story to tell.  Sally from Sally’s Soaps Shoppe with her variety of soaps is big believer on manufacturing palm oil free products and also educating the public on how palm oil is disguised aswell as how the manufacture of it is impacting the environment.

Olie Bollen selling delicious dutch doughnuts hot off the pan (you have to eat them hot, that’s when it tastes the best), a young entrepreneur, studying, running his business and doing the markets.

Indian Belly with their takeaway curries and snacks, perfect for weeknight dinners and so many happy stallholders.

I also met a gorgeous woman Sarah from Toadstools & Tails, her lovely organic cotton blankets caught my eye straightaway and they are just so beautifully embroidered that I fell in love with her products.  I ended up inviting Sarah to a networking night that we were running in April and she attended and met other businesses and got some information to help establish her business more.  I highly recommend stopping by her stall because this is the perfect gift for a newborn baby.  I personally used organic wraps to swaddle my babies so this is certainly my recommendation.

Toadstool and Tails

Toadstool & Tails Organic Cotton Blankets

The market will definitely be running for the next 30 years and we are so glad that we visited and celebrated their 30th birthday.

Going to Main Street  Market Mornington is so easy especially with using the Peninsula Link, so if you get a day off on a Wednesday head on over and enjoy a leisurely morning/afternoon at this market.

During the long weekend in June for Queen’s Birthday, Mornington will be coming alive with Jazz, Music, Art and Heritage, so this is the perfect excuse to visit the market aswell as share in the celebrations of the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival.

Mornington Jazz Festival

Country Womens Assoc Doreen Community Market – Good Friday Appeal Market

Country Women’s Assoc Doreen Community Market

Good Friday Appeal Market

When a market organiser decides to run a market on a day like Good Friday, they take a risk of resistance of the stallholders and the community, but the CWA Doreen Community Market has always had its fully fledged support from their stallholders and that is why the Good Friday Appeal Market turned out be so successful in its 2nd year running.

CWA Doreen is a community run organisation, a subsidiary of the larger Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (Association) which is part of the largest women’s organisation in Australia.  It aims to improve conditions by community service more especially as they affect the welfare of women and children.

When we listed the Market under our fairs section of the website, we decided to take the opportunity to make it our market tour for the week.  Plus I wanted to meet one of our listed stallholders, Made By Elise, whom I have communicated with for almost a year but never met.  So I took the long drive from Rowville to Laurimar (only just over an hour), got lost on the way because I don’t like having a GPS but ended up using my phone GPS and arrived in the gorgeous estate of Laurimar.  It does look like the adverts they show on TV.

The roads were full of parked cars so I parked across a large lake and walked through the foot bridge with little ducks coming towards me thinking I have food for them.  I could see the activity from across the sports oval, so many people, so many stalls and jumping castles.  Wish I bought my little ones with me.

First stop was Cheeky Little Fox with her gorgeous little hair accessories.  They seem to be at quite a few markets that we list on our site, so I can see us bumping into each other again.  It is really nice to know that our social media shout outs work as a few of the stallholders at the market responded to a call our for stallholders at this market.

Next stop is a beautiful lady Janice from Senorita Bonita Children’s Clothing & Accessories with the cutest and most unique handcrafted plush horses.  Last year I bought all the little girls in my family Splatt Dolls but this year I will be buying the Plush Horses for them, they are just simply gorgeous.  Janice usually sells at school market nights and fetes but will also be at the Melbourne Showcase Market at the end of April.

I finally got to meet Elise from Made By Elise,  she was as lovely as ever, and I had a look at her newest creation which was a handmade flower girls’ bouquet.  What a perfect place to go for custom made bridal accessories.

There were some others that I knew from other markets such as The Calico Co with their handmade dolls, Artistic Blooms and Belle Lumiere with her handmade soy & palm wax candles.

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Finally I met Homegrown Harvest with their small kitchen gardens.  They have a great business with design and maintenance of home, commercial and community kitchens.  But the best thing is Kirsten from Homegrown Harvest runs a Mernda and Doreen Produce Swap where the community trades surpluses of their food with other local gardeners.  What a fantastic community initiative.

I managed to enjoy a yummy cup of coffee with my little mascot the keep cup and also purchased some yummy biscuits for my little ones from the CWA Doreen stall.  The food vendors didn’t expect such a large crowd as many started to run out early.

We put a post up saying what a fantastic market it was the feedback from that post on facebook were from stallholders at the market who had really good days.

The Country Womens Assoc, Doreen holds their market on the 4th Sunday of the Month at the Laurimar Community Centre.  They are trying to negotiate a permanent spot for the market as there seems to be some resistance from the local traders for a community market.

Donations for Markets and Community’s Raffle

We have taken the opportunity at our exhibition booth at the GO Festival held in Melbourne on the 16th & 17th February 2013 to run a raffle to help raise funds for the 3 charities that Markets and Community are supporting.

The charities are: Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, Seven Women & Bendigo for Homeless Youth.

A number of small wonderful businesses have been so kind to donated prizes towards these raffles and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for being so generous.

Here is a list of the donated items for the raffle.

Sweet Bubba

Sweet Bubba have donated these Mumma Bubba Teething Pendant Necklace and bangle.

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Val & Luc

Val & Luc have donated this handcrafted Easter Wreath.  A great way to add a special touch to Easter.

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Forget Me Not Engraving

Forget Me Not Engraving are so kind to donate this amazingly beautifully handcrafted pendent.  It is an original piece and you will not find it anywhere else.

(The pendent is in the right hand side in the middle)

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Day 2 Day Personal Concierge

What a wonderful gift voucher for the busy women out there, Day 2 Day Personal Concierge is giving away a 2 hour gift voucher for “Give my your ‘to do’ list”.

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It’s My Room

It’s My Room have kindly donated this peg which is one large jumbo peg with the magnets to mount on a fridge or similar so it is one piece. People can use it for memo or kids art work.

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Elodie Grace Designs

Elodie Grace Designs have donated Size 4-5 strawberry peasant dress with a head band, hair tie & hair clips set.

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Splatt Designs

Splatt Designs have donated a gorgeous Splatt Doll.

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Love Sofia

Love Sofia have donated these beautiful “Love Lace Shorts” in size 2 -3 along with a hair tie and clip set.

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KMJSelection have donated 3 x state of the art glamorous tweezers contain a LED light and mirror allowing you to achieve those perfectly manicured eyebrows anytime.


Ami-Kay Boutique

Ami-Kay Boutique have donated a $20 gift voucher to use in their in their facebook store.


Arch Angels Inn

Arch Angels Inn have offered a 30 Minute Healing Session.

Arch Angels Inn

December Markets, Community Events & Fairs

Victorian Markets, Community Events & Fairs

Date: Saturday. 8th December 2012
Address: Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
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Date: Sunday, 16th December 2012
Address: Brighton Recreational Centre
93 Outer Crescent, Brighton
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Date: Saturday 1st December 2012
Address: Panton St, Eaglehawk,
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Stallholders: Willow Fox Design & Sole Kids





Date: Saturday 8th December 2012
Address: 164 Neerim Rd GlenHuntly, Melbourne
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Stallholders: Forget Me Not Garden Style



Date: Saturday 15th December 2012
Address:Bendigo Stadium
134 Marong Road, Bendigo,
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Stallholders: While She Was Sleeping

NSW Markets, Community Events & Fairs

Date: Saturday, 1st, 8th, & 15th December 2012 (Please see facebook link for the rest of the dates).
Address: Kevin Sobel Winery
Corner of Broke and Halls Road, Pokolbin
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Stallholders: Casbar’s Kitchen

Date: Saturday 15th December 2012
Address: Marayong House Neighbourhood Centre
9 Yarramundi Drive, Dean Park
Information: Call 02 9626 5128





Date: Sunday, 2nd December 2012
Address:42 Bannerman
42 Bannerman Road, Glen Haven
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Stallholders: Scented Earth





Date: Saturday 8th December 2012 to Sunday, 9th December 2012
Address: Southern Highland Wines
Corner of Illawarra Highway & Oldbury Road, Sutton Forest
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Stallholders: Scented Earth& Taylor Made Embroidery & Giftware




Western Sydney Community Indoor Market
Date: Sunday 16th December 2012
Address: St Marys Memorial Hall
Corner Great Western Hwy & Mamre Rd, St Mary’s
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Stallholders: Scented Earth

Date: Friday 7th December 2012
Address: 24 Boomerang Street, Helensburgh
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Stallholders: Taylor Made Embroidery & Giftware

Woonona Xmas Markets
Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Address: Woonona Bulli RSL
455 Princes Hwy, Woonona
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Stallholders: Taylor Made Embroidery & Giftware

Date: Tuesday 4th December 2012
Address: TheMamaClub
26-30 Spring Street Bondi Junction
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Stallholders: Linda Natalie Jewellery

SA Markets, Community Events & Fairs

Date: Sunday 9th December 2012
Address: Cherry Street, Freeling
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Stallholders: Ma’s Country Crafts & Cards & Frilled To Bits

Date: Friday 7th December & Saturday 8th December 2012
Address: 449 Main North Road,
Enfield, Adelaide
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Stallholders: Chooky Little Bookys

QLD Markets, Community Events & Fairs

Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Address: Southern Cross Circuit
Springfield Central, Brisbane,
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Stallholders: Sweet Themes

Online Markets

Date: Wednesday 5th December 2012
Address: Online Market
Stallholders: Indiana Sage Designs & Kids Klosset



Date: Sunday 2nd December to Sunday 9th December 2012
Address: Online Market
Stallholders: Smart Bibs