March 27, 2023

An Enduring Peninsula Icon – Red Hill Community Market

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The iconic Red Hill Community Market attracts legions of locals and visitors alike, beginning in 1975 as a community-based event where local producers and artisans came to sell and barter their wares.

The bartering has long gone; however, the community spirit lives on every first Saturday of the month from September to May.

Bringing together over 300 stallholders, the market buzzes with people eager to fill their shopping bags with fresh, local produce, gourmet foods, and unique, handmade creations.

The $5 parking fee is a small price to pay for the freshest eggs, fruits, vegetables and more, this side of the Peninsula.

Not to mention an interesting range of chutneys, jams, salts, and spices made by local epicureans, a range of plants and colourful flowers, and an eclectic and high-quality selection of arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, fragrance, and candles created by an array of talented craftspeople.

Stallholders are known for being a friendly bunch, so don’t be shy to engage with them, they’ll be only too happy to chat about their one-of-a-kind products.

The vibrant atmosphere is enhanced even further by stalls and food vans offering culinary delights such as poffertjes (tiny Dutch pancakes), Italian doughnuts, spring rolls, scones, and of course, coffee to keep you going until closing time.

Soak up the community atmosphere at this ‘grand dame’ of Victorian markets and indulge in a feast for the senses until the first Saturday in May, when the market closes until the following September as the weather warms up again.

There’s certainly something for everyone at the Red Hill Community Market, and everybody is welcome (however, no dogs are permitted, except service dogs).

And remember, it’s a good idea to arrive early to avoid the parking and food stall queues; if you don’t already know, it gets busy very quickly!

Red Hill Community Market

Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

First Saturday of every month (September to May) 8am – 1pm

For more information click here.



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