Since 1985, people have descended to onto the grounds of the Civic Centre to buy their weekly produce, pick up a special gift for someone or just chat with the locals. Stalls are outside in the front carpark but there are also a number of stalls inside as well. Venture in and browse around. Here you’ll find women knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, inviting you to sample their wares.
The market is managed by Arts Nunawading Inc. with proceeds supporting the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse.
This market has the motto “Make it, Bake it, Grow it” and from the outset you can see the love and passion that goes into the stallholders wares.
I remember visiting this market years ago and it being much bigger and more popular however, on this day there were plenty of stalls but the hustle and bustle wasn’t to be found.
But it’s still a worthwhile visit and there are plenty of hand-made / home-made goods available to choose from.
Take these stunning soaps (above) that look like macaroons made by Mary-Ann from Soapretty. There are exquisitely made, so real that your mouth waters when you see them and even better, they are reasonably priced. You can find more information about Soapretty here.
Recommend you bring your own bag or trolley. Also try to bring smaller notes. We all know that the ATM’s dispense $50’s and stall holders are prepared for that but when so many people turn up with larger notes it becomes problematic for them.
OPENING HOURS: 9am – 2pm on the fourth Sunday of each month (except January) and in December on the second Sunday there is a Special Christmas Market from 1pm to 5pm.
LOCATION: In front of Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
PARKING: Parking is available on the service road in front of the market or at the rear behind the Civic Centre
TRANSPORT: There are buses that drive right out the front and Nunawading station is around 500 metres south. For more information, please click here.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access on concrete (car park). Lots of space between stalls.
ATM: There isn’t an ATM for some distance so please bring all the cash you need.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Permitted on a leash and under the owners control.
FOOD: So many choices – gozleme, bacon and eggs rolls, cakes, meatballs and more
TOILET FACILITIES: Available inside the main building.
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