What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday on one of the post picturesque sites of suburban Perth.
This very high quality artisan market is situated in the grounds and buildings of the Heritage Listed Heathcote Culture Precinct and is held six times a year in Spring Summer and Autumn. Full details of times and dates at the end of review.
Courtesy Perth Makers MarketThe spacious grounds of this historic site allow for over 150 stalls with plenty of space to walk around. Add to that plenty of areas to just sit under a tree and look at the river, or tuck into brunch, lunch or just a coffee and you are in for a pleasurable day out. There is a great refurbished pirate ship playground for children to burn up some energy. Very adequate facilities throughout the precinct and many of them are wheelchair accessible. On market days there is even an ATM on site so there is no reason to resist temptation and believe me there are plenty of them.
This market has so much to offer. The range of handmade crafts and food delicacies are of 5 star quality and I was amazed at the ingenuity of the crafters both young and not so young. Though there were many traditional crafts on offer, the skill and vision of most of the crafters to embrace new and innovative ideas and create absolutely unique and unexpected items was really exciting to see. I could not and would not try to mention specific stalls but suffice to stay I doubt anyone could not visit this market and not take some item for themselves or a special gift for someone. I think that every handmade footstall had a taste tray and I must admit to having minimal will power as the variety and quality was so yummy. So prepare to go on the straight and narrow for a week after your visit here.
The City of Melville run this Market and Applecross Rotary oversee all the parking as a fundraiser. All volunteers from both organizations could not have been more charming and helpful and there were plenty of them so there was always someone around to answer questions.
Like any large event not everyone can park close by but they endeavour to facilitate easy access for those with disability or Acrod. If bays are really tight they are happy to allow you to be dropped off at the upper entrance.
There is no set admission fee just a gold coin donation. Once in the market everything is on the level with paved walkways, a few stalls in grassed areas but no hurdles which makes for safe walking and easy for wheelchairs and walkers.
I can certainly highly recommend this Market and I am looking forward to visiting again. Maybe I’ll see YOU there.
Where: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Phone: 0408 932 661
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