Category Archives: Markets

Here’s where you’ll find details, contact info and links (when available) for the various markets of the north coast

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Mums and Bubs Market Port Macquarie

Mums and bubs market Port Macquarie

Mums and bubs market Port Macquarie

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Why we love the Made with Love Markets

There are lots of reasons to love the Made with Love Markets in Coffs Harbour, and they’re on this Sunday Dec 1! Guest post by market coordinator Allie Paul.

If you have some market news to share and would like to guest post too, please leave your contact details in the comments area at the end of this post.

The Made with Love Markets started in Coffs Harbour in May 2011 and its immediate popularity has seen the market grow to what it is today.

The first and original handmade market on the Coffs Coast is held at C.ex Coffs (indoors, so on rain, hail or HOT weather!) and the next one is on Sunday 1st December from 9am – 2pm.

But what do some of our shoppers and stallholders think of the market? Here are some comments from the MWL website:

Vanessa: I love that everything is handmade and with love. Such a lovely atmosphere!

Melinda: I love seeing all the great things people come up with and the work and time they put into their hand made Goodies. It gives me something to look forward to.

Hilary: The goodies made with love… what else? And how popular they are – it is so good to see the community supporting working at home people!

Tanyth: I love all the special things that have been imagined, designed and created with love from someone’s heart

Danielle: I have seen this market going from the very beginning with my mums stall been there “nannas children’s clothing” and the thing I love the most about this market is it give a place for mothers, fathers grandparents, etc. a place to share their creativity and talents to the community and a chance to sell them in a safe and wonderful environment that everyone has the one goal, providing great local products to the community! Everyone wins in this markets from the seller to the buyer to the person who simply goes for a look! Well done on a great market!

Wendy: I love the MWL markets. The atmosphere is wonderful and the quality of goods is fantastic. Hubby sits down stairs while I wonder the stalls.

Lydia: I love seeing so many unique, handmade, local things. There are some things I’ve never thought of needing until I see them at the Made With Love Markets:). Everything I have purchased from stallholders has been excellent quality and fair prices. Thank you!

Terri: my favourite thing about the MWL markets is the whole atmosphere of the event and the quality items made by lovely locals.

And I will leave the concluding comments to Terri. From Tezzletots who sums it up rather well:

When I go to Markets I really don’t like seeing people’s stalls that are full of Chinese made items I have seen on ebay for cheap that they then re-sell for $20+. When I go to markets I LOVE seeing homemade items which a SAHM has worked hard on and the item is individual and made with love. (for the same price!) PLEASE support local handmade this Christmas and keep our local Mums and Dads supporting their families in Australia. Made With Love Markets are on Sunday 1st December, come along and support us all. xxx

Christmas Markets - Made with Love, Coffs Ex Services Club Sunday Dec 1

Christmas Markets – Made with Love, Coffs Ex Services Club Sunday Dec 1

Crankfest Xtreme

Crankfest Xtreme is a once a year community FREE festival held in Evans Head this year on Saturday the 27th of April.

Stall holders wanted. Apply via http://www.crankfestxtreme.com

While they have filled their quota for food vans, organisers tell me they have many spaces are available for artisans and other stalls. More details click here.

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Markets making the news

WHICH festival has been called off? Where’s the next market going to pop up? And who’s been making the news? North Coast Markets has put together a round up of markets, fairs, and festival news for the past week.

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  • Score a bargain at Antiques Markets  CONNOISSEURS of collectibles, antique aficionados and just those looking to score a bargain will be in their element this weekend during the second annual Quota Antiques and Collectibles Fair in Yamba.

What have I missed? Your comments are welcome below.

Made with Love

GUEST POST: Made with Love Markets Coffs Harbour

Hi, I’m Alison Paul, one of the organisers of the Made with Love Markets held four times a year in Coffs Harbour.
Our market started in May 2011 where we had around 27 stallholders and by 11am with people flocking through the doors, we knew we were onto something.
Eight markets later and a change of venue three times we finally have our new home at C.ex Coffs Harbour. Being an indoor market we don’t have to worry about the weather and it suits the lovely boutique handmade and indie designers we have.
Our next market is on Sunday March 17th from 9am – 2pm and we have over 100 stallholders booked.
I am sure for those 100 stallholders and myself as organiser, these final two weeks means a lot of long hours pulling everything together, a messy house and a whole collection of mental notes! There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes but I put it down to the handwork and talent of our stallholders making such gorgeous, high quality and items that are clearly made with love – that make the markets such a success.
While there are lots of baby and children’s clothing and toys and other items there is plenty for adults as well with women’s clothing, jewellery, home wares, speciality teas, plants, candles, artwork, hats and even something for your family pet!
There is entertainment for the kids with plaster painting, face-painting by Fun2Play Party and Event Services and Brett the Balloon guy. There is a café and downstairs at C.ex you can take the family for a great lunch in the bistro.
We have plenty of visitors and stallholders coming from out-of-town, so if you are thinking of coming to Coffs for a special trip –please do, you’ll love it!
We have more markets coming in June, September and December. You can check the website for more information www.madewithlovemarkets.com

Made with Love Markets March 2013

This special guest post was written by Alison Paul, co-organiser of the Made with Love Markets. If you have a stall holder or market-related story to share, please contact me and I’m happy to consider it. This blog has had more than 22,000 views in the past 12 months, it’s a great way to get your message to a wider audience.