Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the market is SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. Please contact stallholders directly for your local produce needs. You’ll find a list of our great local and regional vendors on the stallholders page. (Most information below is therefore currently inaccurate, but has been left as a guide to our normal operations)
Operating hours are 9 am – 1pm.
In July 2018, the Fourth Saturday market which had been at Lake Wendouree for many years relocated to Brown Hill. Nearly all our existing stallholders came over to Brown Hill, so it was instantly a very established market with over 30 stalls. Since then, we’ve had huge interest from new stallholders and have been very happy to welcome them to Brown Hill. Many are locals from Brown Hill. We’ve had great support from the Brown Hill Progress Association and the Brown Hill Community Newsletter.
The Brown Hill community are really getting behind the market – thank you! We regularly have over 50 stalls so there’s plenty to see & buy! Please keep inviting friends to come along – we’ve had brilliant feedback about the feel of the market and continue to work hard for steady growth in both customer and stall numbers. Brown Hill Market is a quality event for both locals and visitors, with a mix of stalls unique to this market.
Brown Hill offers:
… 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!!)
Over 20 stalls are set up inside the main hall, which means they are ‘weather-proof’; protected from both moisture in Winter and the hot sun in Summer. Let your friends know that Brown Hill is partially undercover and we’ll also get extra patronage when other events are rained out in Winter. It’ll be warm and dry inside the hall on those inclement Winter days, so you can browse inside then pop out between showers! As my old Danish backpacker friend said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather – only inappropriately dressed people”
Of course, our big guys – like the farm produce trucks – are staying outside, but many stalls that can’t operate through Winter are happy to take an indoor spot and carry on all year. Most of the food stalls, and the coffee van, set up in the car park which stays firm underfoot regardless of season.
In Summer, our many other vendors run out into the adjacent parkland so you can enjoy the stalls under dappled shade from the mature trees while kids play at the permanent playground in the park.
*Unfortunately, the OCTOBER Fourth Saturday market will be at the Lake Wendouree site, due to a long-standing hall booking. Every other month, the Fourth Saturday market will be at Brown Hill Hall. Thanks for your patience with this arrangement. We’ve done all we can to encourage a change, but to no avail.