See you in the crowd at the Ox­ley Bush Mar­ket

North East Tourist News - - MILAWA & DISTRICT -

MAKE sure to ‘ink in’ the 37th An­nual Ox­ley Bush Mar­ket for a visit on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 29 at the his­toric Ox­ley Shire Hall.

Staged on the week­end of the Wangaratta Jazz Fes­ti­val, this mar­ket com­mences at 9am and is in full swing un­til 3pm.

It fea­tures over 170 stalls with an un­be­liev­able range of home­made, home grown, home-pro­duced and new items, with some­thing on of­fer for all vis­i­tors.

The Ox­ley Shire Hall Com­mit­tee, which or­gan­ises the event, is an­tic­i­pat­ing an­other ex­tremely suc­cess­ful ‘mar­ket day’, and hall sec­re­tary, Janet Heath, said the bar­gains on of­fer again prom­ise to be ‘amaz­ing’.

“Apart from the great sup­port we re­ceive from lo­cal stall­hold­ers, many also travel long dis­tances to the mar­ket and large crowds are again ex­pected to flock to Ox­ley,” she said.

“The at­mos­phere of the event is fan­tas­tic, with vis­i­tors pur­chas­ing goods, meet­ing up and talk­ing with old friends, and chil­dren hav­ing rides and lucky dips.”

While many of the stall­hold­ers are reg­u­lars to the mar­ket, this year again sees nu­mer­ous ‘first timers’ hawk­ing their wares.

Gourmet food, drinks and toe-tap­ping mu­sic will add to the fes­tive at­mos­phere.

“The mar­ket is in full swing right up un­til clos­ing time, so those wish­ing to avoid the morn­ing crowds will find ev­ery­thing hap­pen­ing all day.

“And, of course, the hall com­mit­tee starts draw­ing the mon­ster com­mu­nity raf­fle from about 2.30pm,” Mrs Heath said.

The Ox­ley Bush Mar­ket is again an of­fi­cial “Waste Wise” event and the com­mit­tee is en­cour­ag­ing stall­hold­ers and vis­i­tors alike to ‘put the right thing in the right bin’.

En­try is free, and dogs are not per­mit­ted (guide dogs ex­cepted).

The mar­ket is also a ‘no smok­ing’ event.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ox­ley.vic.au email ox­ley­[email protected] or phone 0437 243 583.

COM­MU­NITY FEEL: The Ox­ley Bush Mar­ket wel­comes large crowds ev­ery spring.

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