Myrtleford Flea Market a delight for locals and tourists
VISITORS and locals alike enjoyed last Saturday morning’s monthly Myrtleford flea market, run by the Myrtleford and District Historical Society.
For Sydney tourist Wendy Baird, walking the grounds of the former state school which is now home to the Myrtleford Museum, and perusing the local wares of the dozen stallholders was another enjoyable part of discovering the Alpine valleys.
“It’s my first time here...actually it's a birthday treat for myself to get out of Sydney,” she explained as she fossicked through the crafty handywork of local homewares stallholder Judith Brighton.
“The area is so beautiful and the everyone has been so friendly.
“There is just so much to do...a return trip is definitely on the cards.”
For Ms Brighton, the constant flow of foot traffic made for a busy morning, with her hand knitted craft wares proving particularly popular.
Historical society member and market co-organiser, Eric Barton, said solid patronage of the market was helpful for the society, as it remains its main fundraiser for the year.
“We took over the monthly market over 20 years ago from the Myrtleford SES and it runs the second Saturday morning of each month,” he said.
“We once used to get up to 25 stallholders years ago but now average around a dozen.
“The market is our main fundraiser, and helps support our activities.”