21 May 2018

Best of Canberra - creative markets

| Gabrielle Kneipp
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Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra.

Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you name it, I want to know about it!

The Handmade Markets and Bus Depot Markets Christmas are a favourite and by now the Christmas markets are starting to pop up in time to think about which gifts to buy.

The old Gorman House Markets are back as the City Walk Markets too.

So tell me Canberra, where is the best creative market?

To vote, let me know your favourite market in the comments below. I’ll visit the two most popular and decide the verdict in next week’s article.

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I have to say, the most recent Handmade Market was stellar. Spread through the two halls at Exhibition Park, the setup was much more cohesive and there were some really great stallholders. I’m looking forward to the next one.

Hustle and Scout/The Forage is also really great – I believe they have an event coming up before Christmas as well. Well worth a look.

Holden Caulfield12:39 pm 25 Nov 15

Just going to have a bit of a whinge here, the fact Canberra is well known for Floriade and the Old Bus Depot Markets is a bad thing. Our city has so much more to offer than these stale and overrated offerings.

Not a market as such, but the Art Not Apart festival was very enjoyable.

I haven’t been to Handmade markets for a few years, but like most markets there’s a lot of hit and miss. And, for some stall holders, I wouldn’t be putting too much faith in the term “handmade” if that’s important to you. Although maybe that’s been tightened up in recent times.

This is probably a “Best Of” you need to run over a full month.. in my opinion the best markets in town aren’t even on this weekend.

My vote goes to Hall Markets, it’s been staple of the area for over a decade and has such a variety of goods that you’d be hard pressed finding something you weren’t interested in.

I was at the Old Bus Depot Markets this past Sunday and I have to say I was unimpressed. I used to love going for the food, but after buying my warm apple cider from the juice man, I was content going home after that.

Alexandra Craig8:51 am 25 Nov 15

Handmade Markets for me – love them!

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