Operating hours are 9 am – 1pm, just like the market at the Lake.
All our existing stallholders are coming over to Brown Hill so it will instantly be a very established market. In addition, we’ve got a few new stalls – including some run by locals from Brown Hill. We’ve had great support from the Brown Hill Progress Association and the Brown Hill Community Newsletter and are very excited about the move! The Brown Hill community are really getting behind the market – thank you!
Why are we making the move?
Our research shows that ‘once a month’ markets are doing best right now. Brown Hill also offers us:
… a high-visibility location on street with loads of traffic
… an indoor venue through Winter
… great local community support
… easy parking and street access
… on-site toilets (don’t laugh – it matters!!)
We figure at least 18 stalls can go inside the main hall, which will ‘weather-proof’ a good part of the market. Some of our ‘big’ guys – like the farm produce trucks – will stay outside, but many stalls that can’t operate through Winter will be happy to take an indoor spot and carry on all year.
As we become better known, we’ll also get extra patronage when other events are ‘rained out’ in Winter. We’ll be warm and dry so people will come to us!