Tuesday 30 October 2012

It's that time of year again...

Well, the countdown is on and the preparations are in full swing.  In 2 and a half weeks, The Barn Market will hold it's bumper Christmas Market.  As usual, we'll be chock-o-block with all of your favourite stallholders who will be bursting at the seams with plenty of goodies to stuff your Christmas stockings with.  The Barn Market is your one-stop Christmas shopping stop.  Put it in your diary.  We can't wait to see you there...

Sunday 24 June 2012

'Christmas in July' Twilight Market

Our annual special event; 'Christmas in July' Twilight Market is coming up.

We'd like to draw your attention to the competitions we'll be running on the night.  You won't want to miss these as winners will receive a hamper full of stallholder goodies.

1) Create the best decoration: Design your own paper star decoration (no bigger than 15cm's diameter).  On the back, write your name, email address and either 'under 16' or 'over 16'.  Bring it along and hang it up in the entryway (we'll provide a hole puncher and string).  The best decoration from each age group will win a prize.
(image from here)

2) Vote for the best presented stall:  Our stallholders have exquisite products that they hand make and design right here in Tasmania, and this time we've asked them to go all out and present their wares with a a bit of Christmas cheer.  You chose the best presented stall - nothing too cheesy, just a little something to make you feel merry and bright and add a little christmas cheer to your night.  Someone who votes for the stallholder with the most points will win a prize - and the stallholder who is voted 'best stall' of the night will also win a prize.

You've got to be in it to win it.  See you there...

Thursday 14 June 2012

Magazine appearance...

Wow, you can now find The Barn Market in your local newsagent.  Well, kind of - check out the latest edition of Handmade magazine, as there is a lovely little write-up about The Barn Market featuring an array of photos taken at our February 2012 market; a great coverage of many of the products you'll find on offer when you visit the market.  Plus, for those of you who want to do some making of your own, there are heaps of projects you can have a go at, including; doorstops, quilts, jewellery and knitting, etc. Check out our plug on pages 44 and 45; brilliant!

Plus, check out the great review of The Barn Market by Jane (one of our ultra-cruzy buskers) as she describes her experience at the market on The Market Angel blog.  What a delightful summary of our little market.
Feeling a little chuffed this week with all the love being spread around; so make sure you come along and join in on the action at our upcoming special event; our 'Christmas in July' twilight market is on Friday evening, 6th July!

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Applications Due with our Christmas in July Twilight Market looming...

It's that time of year again; yep, our second and final round of applications for 2012 go before the panel this Friday (15th June), so if you are keen get them in now!  Warning; we are overflowing with interested stallholders so its getting more and more competitive and the Barn only has limited room!!!

And, here is the first of many plugs for our oh-so-popular, back-by-popular-demand, 'Christmas in July' Twilight market.  Held on 6th July from 4:00 - 8:00 this market will have a special christmassy touch with more exciting details to be announced shortly.  Keep an eye out - this is one NOT to be missed.

Monday 30 April 2012

Our First Market for the Year!

And what a market it was! Our first market for the year was held on Saturday 18th February and what a day we had. We welcomed a beautiful selection of stallholders including many regulars and some lovely new businesses - Bee's Tees, Pure Sense Candles, Stalley Atherton, Black Eyed Susie, The Little Alphabet Shop, Studio 58, Dick & Dora and Taylor Wires (now known as Bent). We were also excited to have The Pie Pickers on board this year bringing us yummy free range homemade pies to add to our food stalls on offer.

Check out some of these stunning photos taken on the day.

Thank you to all our lovely customers, new and old, who came out to support the handmade community. We can't wait to see you again at our next market on Saturday 5th May - just in time for Mothers' Day!

Tuesday 14 February 2012


Plenty of pretty and pulchritudinous products for people to peruse. Plus pies, perfectly peachy coffee, positively pleasing fudge and provocatively piquant wines. Don't miss out on all the fun...

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Thursday 26 January 2012

Australia Day Awards 2012

We are proud and excited to announce that The Barn Market has been awarded the Clarence City 'Community Event of the Year' for 2011! Hooray!! Check out a few photos from the awards ceremony below.

I'd like to say a big thank you to Miriam who started out with me in The Barn Market venture back in 2010!! It's been an amazing ride and the market continues to grow; it's very exciting!

Well, we're back for another year at The Barn Market, and this year Sonia from Sunday's Child will be helping co-ordinate the event; very happy to have her! We also have a new facebook page that works a little bit better for us, so would love it if you could help spread the word.

And finally, stay tuned as we'll be providing information about our upcoming first market for the year shortly. Put it in your diary; Saturday 18th February, 10:00 - 3:00. Hope to see you there!