The Christmas school holidays are traditionally the 'down time' period for markets and they give stallholders the chance to recharge their batteries with family and friends, take those long awaited trips away, read that book they've been wanting to read for some time, design some new products or they give them a chance to sort out their creative spaces ready for the new year. This time off is important as quite often many stallholders have 'normal' 9 to 5 jobs during the week and then do their 'other' job on weekends and weeknights.
However, many of us creatives never seem to fully put away our work. Sound familiar? If any are like me they like to get a 'head start' on stock for the year or the idea of stepping away from our sewing tables, craft tables, work sheds or gardens puts us in a cold sweat! My sewing machine is almost an addiction for me LOL and I love to spend my holiday time (because there's no need to do school drop offs/pickups or get out of my pj's) watching Netflix while I happily sew some divine new animal.....
The school holidays also give our fabulous coordinating team the much needed time to revisit the year, look at what worked and what didn't work, and devise some plans for the coming years' markets and work out what goals they have for making their venues as successful as they can be.
The new year of markets are about to begin and our first markets for the year will be in Ipswich on Saturday February 18th and then the following Saturday the 25th in Rockhampton. So if you've missed getting your handmade, homegrown or handbaked fix then we look forward to seeing you there!
For further details on market locations & dates please check out this link
For further details on how to apply to be a stallholder please check out this link
Until next time...