We at Mama loves to share absolutely LOVE wandering carefree and aimlessly around a good craft or produce market (obviously the “carefree and aimlessly” part doesn’t really apply though when you have multiple children nipping at your heels!)
But when we are child free, we love pottering, discovering the gorgeous handmade and homegrown goodies our beloved Mornington Peninsula has to offer, and when it comes to markets on our doorstep, we really are spoilt for choice.
Every weekend there is a market to stroll through in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula and this weekend is no exception. Here are just a few popping up this weekend;
FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER
Mermaid Sorority is presenting another Bayside and Peninsula Design Market at the Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston, and we are so glad that they are!
This one will run from 6pm to 9pm, free entry. The beauty of this market is not only is it an inside market, but it’s also surprising. You never know what stalls will be there! While we love to support local Mornington Peninsula businesses more than any others but we still love to see stalls from designers all around Melbourne and wider Victoria, the more the merrier we say! This market has around 50 stalls, live music and food trucks. Oh and you can also enjoy a glass of wine while you wander! Yay to that!
Some of our fave stalls attending this Friday are;
Knick Knack Collections
Knick Knack Collections began as a hobby then grew into a passion for Dana and Jessica who both thought there was a lack of modern handmade and uniquely designed eco friendly stationery and gifts for everybody. They encourage others to support and love the earth a little more with their eco friendly stationery, handmade and printed on 100% consumer waste paper.
Funknsole Jewellery and Threads
These guys will be bringing their new spring range to the market, selling their clay necklaces, key rings, bracelets, earrings, rings and more. We love their products and can’t wait to see what new goodies they will have!
SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER
Primrose is a collaboration of stall holders of design, architecture, music and fine food from around the Mornington Peninsula. It is located at “The Cloisters” Toorak College Mount Eliza, Old Mornington Road, Mount Eliza.
Visitors can expect to see original designs, listen to some live music from local artists, enjoy fine food and drinks all in the beautiful Cloisters and grounds of Toorak College. Admission is free and parking is available. The market is on from 9am until 2pm.
Some of our fave stalls attending this Saturday are;
Rainbow Lab was created by lovely Mt Eliza mum Emma. It is a range of organic, great smelling, non toxic, play dough. They also make organic paint and chalk. The Rainbow Lab’s philosophy is to inspire creative play without harmful chemicals all while creating a sensory environment with aromatherapy.
Little Birdy Finds
Laser cut wooden plaques / bookmarks / jewellery for you and your little ones. They are so adorable and custom make just for you!
Flavour Station Cakes
Always popping up at markets across the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston, you can be guaranteed that if you buy one of these AMAZING handmade cakes you will go back for more. So many different fresh tasting flavours including banana, mandarin, raspberry and coconut, there’s bound to be one that will become your sweet favourite. Heavenly!
SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER
This market will always hold a special place in our hearts as it is probably one of the first craft markets we both ever went to as teenagers and where our love for markets began.
Located at the Mornington Racecourse on Racecourse Rd, the market runs all year round, on the second Sunday of the month. Lots of trees provide shade in summer and protection in the colder months, with an undercover area as well.
It’s a makers market, where everything sold is hand made, home made or home grown.
One of our fave’s attending this Sunday is;
If you haven’t started your collection of Taylored Dots prints then you better get cracking! Donna Taylor, a clever Mornington Peninsula mum who is seriously talented creates the most amazing pictures through the art of drawing thousands of tiny dots using a fine liner. With a gorgeous range of African, jungle and farm animals to choose from plus dream catchers and collaborations with Ink Hearts Paper, there is bound to be one print (or many) that capture your heart.
Open every Sunday from 8am to 1pm in the big car park opposite Frankston Library (79-83 Young Street, Frankston) Frankston Sunday Market is great for bric-a-brac, new and pre-loved goods, collectables, fresh produce, flowers, plants and fantastic food (including their famous hot jam donuts).
It’s not a huge market so you can expect to get through it in an hour or so. It is mainly second hand items, such as car-boot sale stuff, which we love, because we all know one person’s trash can often be someone else’s treasure!
A good one for rummaging and money raised at the market goes to Frankston Dolphins Football Club (and they could really do with people’s support right now!) – shop local support local!
Every Sunday rain hail or shine the Bittern Country Market opens with more than 80 stalls selling new and used goods, craft, plants and flowers, fruit and vegetables, food, coffee and much more.
The market, which as been running for 30 years, offers a bustling country feel close to town and is operated by a voluntary committee of stallholders and has raised in excess of $500,000 for community organisations.
Open from 8am to 1pm at Bittern Railway Station, Frankston – Flinders Road, Bittern.
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