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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

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.



North Coast Kids and Babies Market

 This Saturday in Lennox Head…

North Coast Kids & Babies Market

Over 40 stalls of pre-loved, new and beautiful locally hand made items.

Come down to Lennox Head on Saturday January 12th  for another great day of fabulous shopping at the North Coast Kids and Babies market. Whether you are looking for cots, prams, high chairs, car seats, scooters, bikes, clothes, nappies, shoes, hats, linen, books, bouncers, toys, swings or more – this market will have just about anything you can think of for kids and babies.

Free craft activity tables and face painting for the kids.  Grab a coffee and a tasty treat and enjoy the community atmosphere.

The North Coast Kids & Babies Market is an affordable shopping experience for families.  Local families sell their quality, gently used kids and baby items at very reasonable prices. So why not come along, take home a bargain and feel all warm and fuzzy knowing you are recycling too.

There are also a fantastic range of beautiful locally handmade items, including modern cloth nappies, décor, clothes and toys. North Coast Kids & Babies Market is a great place to find something unique for that special little one.

Local nutritionist, Portia Tresselt is also coming along and is available for bookings for ½ hour consultations to discuss your family’s nutritional needs and goals for 2013!  Consultations are $25 and can be made in advance by emailing Portia at or on the day by visiting her stall.



Pre-loved, New and Beautiful Handmade Kids & Baby items

Saturday January 12th 2013


$2 entry (for adults)

Indoor at the Lennox Head Community Centre

Cnr of Mackney & Park Lanes

In the heart of Lennox Head


For all inquiries please contact Liz  on 0432 073 760 or

Or see the website:

Reversing the trend

North coast stall holder prepares to export to China

DID anyone catch the article in the Northern Rivers Echo this week about a mum from Larnook (in-between Lismore and Kyogle) who struck up a deal at her local markets to sell her hand-made kid’s clothes to China?

Dianne Alberth has been making kids’ clothes and selling them at the Byron and Bangalow Markets for the past five years, when a chance meeting with the creative director of home and lifestyle for Lane Crawford, a fashionable department store in Beijing and Hong Kong, gave her the opportunity to export.

Dianne’s brand Wanawara will be placed alongside big name labels such as Givenchy and Stella McCartney when they are officially launched in Hong Kong on April 16.

Go Dianne!

It’s a great story of success and we wish her well. For the full story, visit the Northern Rivers Echo. The story was written by Andy Parks and published on April 13, 2012.

Reversing the trend | Northern Rivers News | Local News in Northern Rivers | Northern Rivers Echo.

King Billy

Meet King Billy… Anna and her family have recently relocated to the north coast from Tasmania, bringing with them a creative flair for all things fun.
Hand made sock monkeys – fabulous for baby presents! King Bill make Zebra’s, elephants and more

Hi! I’m Anna – the WHAM behind King Billy. I have 2 boys (3 counting my hubby) and bub 3 on the way. Life is generally fairly busy – but given a few spare minutes I love to be creating something. My skills and interest have definitely come from my mum who is a textiles teacher but also my creative friends whom I love to hang out with and dream big.

King Billy has recently moved from Tasmania to the sunny (?) north coast! We are loving the move and hoping to get involved with a lot more local area markets this year. Please let me know which ones you recommend.

Girls Winter Dress / Jacket. Soft pin whale cord fully lined with brushed cotton – perfect with tights and a skivvy! Custom orders only.

One of my aims is to make things that are aimed more at boys or less ‘pink’ girls. I really enjoy developing and forming ideas in my head, developing them, then making them and releasing them for public opinion.

Examples of some of our tie dye. Currently all singlets are 100% cotton Bonds singlets. I dye both boys and girls style from tiny size 0000 right up to Adults sizes. Custom orders available too.

A lot of my stock is made as ‘one offs’ or for a specific purpose but I do do a few stock releases each year and show some of my latest projects. I am also mostly happy to do custom orders if you see something you like that has been sold already.

Unisex Canvas Messenger style bag – Plane raw edge appliques with hand stitched flight path detail. This one is currently listed on

Drop in to have a look at our ever-changing range. Introduce yourself – i love meeting our fans!

You can find us at the markets, including Casino and Kyogle, on Facebook

Or at madeit here

This is a photo of King Billy – at our first NSW market. We learned a lot of things! I love the bright happy colours.

What’s On – 3rd Sunday

Take your pick, plenty to choose from on the third Sunday: Ashby, Ballina, Coffs, Lismore, Nimbin, Pottsville, Tweed Heads,  and Uki. What are you waiting for?

Ashby Markets, Community Reserve, Lismore Street, Ashby, 3rd Sunday of the month, from 8am. Contact Jill Lee p: (02) 6645 2512

Ballina Community Market, Canal Road, 3rd Sunday of the month, 7am to 1pm. Ph 6687 4328. This market is organised by the Ballina Lions group, with proceeds returned to the community. Wide range of stalls, food, fashion, gifts and gadgets. Cafe under the trees. More info here.

Coffs Harbour Jetty Markets: Every Sunday. Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour. Ph: 02 6651 6988. They have a webpage here.

Harbourside Markets at Coffs Harbour – near the Jetty. Held every Sunday from 8am to 2pm – An outdoor market displaying items that are home-grown or home-made items. Also has food stalls and a great band – usually a different one every Sunday.  Here’s a link to their webpage.

Lismore Car Boot Markets, Lismore Shopping Square, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Here’s a link.

Nimbin Market, 3rd and 5th Sunday, Art and craft, bric-a-brac, food, music. Ph 02 6680 0000

Pottsville Community Market, Phillip Street Reserve, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, Coast Road Pottsville, Ph: (02) 6685 7010

Tweed Head Markets. Every Sunday of the month. Police Citizens Youth Club, Florence Street, Tweed Heads. 07 5599 1714. Here’s a link.

Uki Buttery Bazaar, The Old Buttery, 3rd Sunday of the month

Up Town Market – Coffs Harbour. Every Sunday, Big W Car Park, Castle Street, Coffs Harbour. Nicky.   02 6652 3813

While we have created this market directory with care, we accept no responsibility or liability for inaccurate or out of date information. In all circumstances we strongly suggest you contact the market organiser directly to avoid disappointment. However, we do ask that if you spot an error or omission, please let us know so we can amend!