Port Lincoln foreshore to host regular markets

OFFERINGS: Rochelle Hogben with some of the items expected at the upcoming twilight markets on the Port Lincoln foreshore.
OFFERINGS: Rochelle Hogben with some of the items expected at the upcoming twilight markets on the Port Lincoln foreshore.

The Port Lincoln foreshore will host a series of twilight markets featuring locally made goods between October and March.

The Port Lincoln Foreshore Markets have been planned for the first Friday of the month during the warmer months on the foreshore lawns near the town square.

Nine markets have been planned with the first on October 5 and additional markets during December and January.

Market organiser Rochelle Hogben said many in the community had been hoping for regular markets on the foreshore since the small one that was held during the Teakle Auto Sprint.

She said the markets looked to create a family atmosphere.

“The thing about the foreshore is the atmosphere is different from the indoor markets,” she said.

“We encourage locals to come down, have something to eat and enjoy the family atmosphere.”

Miss Hogben said there had already been a lot of interest for stalls at the markets but there was always room for new entrepreneurs, producers and budding businesses to get involved.

Stalls will be open to locals and visitors to showcase their wares.

She said there were also openings for anyone wanting to provide entertainment, including singers, musicians, performers and community groups.

Some local businesses have expressed interest in being involved, including Meraki Sweets and Boston Bean Coffee.

Space will be set for food vans and food on show would include home baked goods, locally grown fruit and vegetable and locally produced seafood.

Miss Hogben said the markets were aimed to appeal to locals and visitors of all ages.

Port Lincoln mayor Bruce Green said he was supportive of the new markets.

“It’s a great addition to the community activities during the holiday and summer period,” he said.

Miss Hogben said anyone wanting to find out more or how to become a stallholder could contact her on 0435 993 042.

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