Bringing tradition back
Sunday fun-day in works
BARBECUE cook-offs, meringue pie eating competitions, food stalls and art and crafts will soon be the way of Beerwah’s Turner Park’s future.
Calls for traditional markets “on the other side of the highway” have prompted Glass House local Lyndon Wittingslow to start planning.
With all fingers and toes crossed, he’ll soon be full steam ahead, following the interest proposed at his general public meeting earlier this week.
The owner of newly opened Fat Frenchman Patisserie and Cafe on Turner St has been around markets his entire life. He said he’d noticed an unflattering change from what traditional markets used to be, and wanted to reignite the flame.
“My great-uncle used to go to the local markets and do shows where he’d pick people up and guess their weight and if he didn’t get it right they’d win a box of chocolates. I want to bring something like that back,” he said.
“What I hear from the locals in Maleny, Glass House and all around the area is that they want something like this on this side of the highway.”
The future not-for-profit market will showcase local artisans and produce farmers, with an element of a side-show alley.
“We’re in an iconic area. People want to go to a day out and have fun, try local produce... compete in a pie eating competition or show their cake-making talents.”
TRADITION FOR BEERWAH: Glass House local Lyndon Wittingslow has a vision of starting Sunday markets in Turner Park at Beerwah.