markets and festivals melbourne's east
To market to market, to buy a.....well, just about anything really! There is a smorgasbord of fresh food, farmers', pre-loved, handmade and flea markets in the East, these are our absolute faves for Mamma, so keep an eye out for what's happening right here - you'll find heaps of inspiration plus a handy map, making it easier to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
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Third Sunday of the Month: A farmers market located in the BEAUTIFUL Yering Station.
On the third Saturday of the month Park Orchards Primary School transforms into a trading ground with all sorts of stalls set up beside the ovals.
You will be hard pressed to find a spot that is more multicultural and diverse than the Dandenong Market.
They say that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Well, if you are that man (or woman for that matter) then you are in for a treasure hunter's dream.
The kids sure got style. The kids sure got the gear. The kids sure got the swagger after Mamma has spent ALL the pocket money at the hippest place to shop this weekend.
This market is what dreams are made of! BIG DREAMS! Big Dreams Market runs on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Belgrave.
Wanna meet some local movers, shakers and money makers - head to Ringwood for the Local Market Co Ringwood Market.
Every Saturday morning, on the path along to Alma Park, the Hank Marvin market sets ups its stalls and brings the community out for a chat and a bite to eat.
The market is filled with mums, often hunting in packs for a bargain at the second hand stalls. It is a great place to purchase preloved clothes, toys, books as well as checking out great handmade goods.
Farmers markets are always filled with charm. Small, local businesses, selling their produce from under the shade of a pop up marquee.
This market has the best of everything from the freshest seafood and meats, a huge selection of fruit and veg, awe inspiring deli's with everything from fresh pasta to tasty terrines.
Valentines Day is THIS TUESDAY
First Saturday of the month marks market day down by the river in Warrandyte. This brilliant community market is a mix of all that is wonderful about a market day.
Fresh is always best and Camberwell has got that covered FOUR days a week - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!
Coldstream might be a little chilly but it is also the spot to find the freshest produce in the Valley - Gateway Estate.
If you are keen on taking a trip up some windy roads into the dusty bush of St Andrews, there is a famous bush market that runs EVERY Saturday morning.
When the horses aren't running, this race track still turns it on with the Yarra Glen Craft Market.
May 6 - 7, 2017 - family friendly cider festival fun!
Herb and Chilli Festival, Wandin North. 18th & 19th March, 2017
Saturday 25th February, 2017: I love you from my heads to-MA-TOES!
February 17, 2017: Twilight Market filled with food trucks, markets stalls and stacks of family entertainment.
February 8 - 19: Ice cream Festival at the Yarra Valley Chocolateire - 144 flavours in 12 days!
November 19-20 The Lilydale SHOW IS HERE!
This place is rockin! The Food Truck Carnival is making itself at home at the Caribbean Gardens for the FIRST Knox Carnival and is buzzing with FLAVA!
8 September - 4 October 2016. The fields are in full bloom and the Dutch know how to entertain
The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie has wicked chocolate all year round, but come August - it is all about the HOT CHOCOLATE and in all flavours imaginable.
July 1-9 2017 - Mamma hadn't realised it snowed in Narre Warren let alone at Fountain Gate - but it seems that this year has started at the BIG FREEZE FESTIVAL
Caution - Rocky Road AHEAD! For the month of May, the Yarra Valley Chocolateire celebrate all things marshmallow and chocolate with the ROCKY ROAD FESTIVAL.