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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Grab your green bags and an appetite for some market flavours and head to the Wonga Park Farmers Market. Once a month, the school yard comes to life with market stalls and community spirit.
Well this little market place is set to soar! The Local Market Co treasures all things local and is making its mark, supporting the local makers, shakers and market money makers in Chirnside Park.
There is nothing like a weekend market and on the second Saturday of the month, The Hills Art Market sets up in Emerald. Taking full advantage of the space under the pines behind the Puffing Billy Station, the market specialises and showcases the artists of the 'hills'. You will also find a kids art zone with low cost activities, live music and some food stalls to grab some yummy tucker.
There is no question that is THE BEST trash and treasure market in Melbourne.
Second Sunday of the Month: Best and freshest in Whitehorse!
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.
This market is what dreams are made of! BIG DREAMS! Big Dreams Market runs on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Belgrave.
Farmers markets are always filled with charm. Small, local businesses, selling their produce from under the shade of a pop up marquee.
Valentines Day is NEXT WEDNESDAY!
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.
Friday 16th November to Sunday 18th November - Healesville Music Festival
Mamma loves the sounds of a brand new festival, especially when it is all about the east’s finest brewers. Hop Fest is all about the local beer and cider makers found in the Yarra Valley.
Wednesday 26th September to Tuesday 2nd October - Blossom Festival at CherryHill Orchards
Celebrating Winter Solstice in the Yarra Valley with The Shortest Lunch
T here’s something quite hypnotic watching a massive bonfire being lit up and lighting up the night sky that Mamma can gaze at for hours! If only Mamma had a GIGANTIC marshmallow to toast over the flames!
Saturday June 23, 2018
Light the Longest Night
March 30 - April 15
Where the fields are drenched in colour
Saturday 24 March - No Barriers - Future Possibilities at Celebrate Mooroolbark
Cinemas are popping up all over the east this summer!
August 10 - 20: Glow Winter Arts Festival in Stonnington
Gumboot Season in the Yarra Valley - July 1 - 30
We must be coming up to winter and time to rug up nice and cosy. Although it doesn't have to be all indoors and it can be even better with a glass of wine in hand. This Queen's Birthday weekend enjoy some wine alongside your wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary.
May 5 & 6, 2018 - family friendly cider festival fun!
Herb and Chilli Festival, Wandin North
Saturday 24th February, 2018: I love you from my heads to-MA-TOES!
MARCH 23, 2018: Twilight Market filled with food trucks, markets stalls and stacks of family entertainment.
February 14 - 25: Ice cream Festival at the Yarra Valley Chocolateire - 144 flavours!
November 17 - 18 The Lilydale SHOW IS HERE!
This place is rockin! The Food Truck Carnival will be in Doncaster all weekend!
September 15 - October 14 2018. The fields are blooming 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.