New Market Recon

As mentioned in previous posts I have a new market to attend over the winter. Finding out that it’s not so much new but an older one revamped and in a new location and on today I took a friend and we went along for a look. Recon you might say. If you are able to, before you start a new market it is always good to go and suss it out, the location, parking, other stalls, talk to the manager/organiser and ask any other questions you may have.

The day started bright and sunny, and then we hit the top of the hill, and the Huon valley was it’s usual winter self – covered in fog and invisbile. Coming into town, it was still quite foggy and the air was bitter. There were signs and balloons on the street so we knew we in the right place. There were also a dozen stalls outside under gazebos with owners rugged up against the chill.

Inside the beautiful double story hall there were another dozen stalls, with a couple in the foyer. I counted 3 other jewellery stalls (and 1 outside) but they are all different styles to me, plus the usual market fare. Plants, confectionary and kids clothes. And lots of beautiful handcrafted Tasmanian wooden item. It was smaller than I thought, but it will be good to get out and show another group of people my wares. Plus with it being right on the road side it will be easyfor pedestrians and cars to pull in to. No driving around 4 blocks on end just to find it and then park. Easy access is the key.
We met the organiser and had a good chat, leaving with some good information ready for next month.
He has said he would put the three of us (mum, my friend and me) in the foyer where we can be a bright and cheery welcome (my words, not his). I’m looking forward to bring my extra table to put some of my bags on to show off a few more things.
For those who don’t know, here is a map of where I am to where the market is. The first turn is where the Woodbridge market is.

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With more advertising and regular people attending it will become a great little market and there is oodles of space for stalls outside. With nooks and alcoves and a meandering pathway from the street to the back car park, plenty of room for lots of stalls. In summer it will look fantastic if they can fill it up.

Have a great weekend 🙂
Jen

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