Today Sunday 28 August, Camberwell Market is celebrating four decades as one of Australia’s most popular and iconic second-hand, antique, handmade and vintage markets and raising over $15m for charity and worthy causes.
Join us this today to celebrate 40 years of the Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market!
We will be broadcasting on social media for a big part of the day, so make sure you tune into Facebook Live or via Twitter on Periscope!
Program for today, Sunday 28 August 2016:
6:30 AM Market Opens as usual
8:00 AM Charities Avenue of Thanks – see the activities supported by the Market
9:00 AM The fun begins!
- Photo-board unveiling & competition
- Face Painting, Balloons
- Live music
- Quiz for minor prizes – what happened in 1976?
Quiz questions every 30 mins until 9am – 12pm
11:00 AM 40th Anniversary Plaque Unveiling – Balwyn Rotary, Federal & State MPs, Boroondara Mayor & Councilors
12:30 PM Market Closes
Enjoy a walk down memory lane with Mum this Mother’s Day at the Market! Find the toys, kitchen ware and other paraphernalia from when you used to scoot around your Mum’s feet.
It does not matter if you are 16 or 60 years old , you will hear stories from Mum about all sorts goodies from her childhood and yours! End the morning with some Market fresh flowers & lunch, tea or shopping at historic Camberwell Junction.
PERFECT! Mother’s Day, solved!
Every week is different. Every week is unique. Some come for the fresh flowers, others with a single item in mind. Some come just for the spectacle and the hot jam donuts.
For the cost of a gold coin donation, you gain access to a place like no other in Melbourne. It has been going for decades and will continue for more. It is a Sunday ritual for some, people watching for others or just the thrill of the search.
You can discover almost anything you saw in the classic Australian suburbs of the 1950s or 80s or, perhaps, newspapers from the earliest days of Melbourne. There are ornaments and toys that have the wear and tear of a couple of months to a couple of decades.
Some times a Victorian business that has been trading for years closes down. The wreckers mover in and the salvage teams recover what they can. Some of what you see is exactly that, items from a dusty covered factory that have not been seen for years.
Many of our stall holders are regulars and a wealth of knowledge on the items they curate from auctions or salvage yards, creating an eclectic mix of people, items and experience that is the same but different every Sunday.
Of course the Market operates from 6:30am to 12:30pm every Sunday and a wonderful array of local businesses, restaurants and specialty stores is yours to explore all afternoon!
It is the Good Friday Appeal and the Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society is contributing all proceeds & donations to The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne today!
Balwyn Rotary members #volunteered at the Railway today: Bringing joy to children (& the young at heart!) is just one of the projects you support by attending the Camberwell Sunday Market.
And there is a goodwill multiplier: the Market’s small donation to supports the Railway in providing a fun & unique way to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal!
In addition, Rotary International works with the Railway to hold a special day each year for special needs children, their carers and family.
The Camberwell Sunday Market is proud to support innovative, meaningful & unique community projects.
Thank you for supporting the Sunday Market!
We had lots of people asking if the Sunday Market is operating over Easter, even some queries from interstate planning their long weekend!
Yes, we will be operation as usual, from 6:30am to 12:30pm on Sunday 27th March 2016.
Bring your family, friends and visitors and experience a wonderful Melbourne morning at the Camberwell Sunday Market. With your support, we have raise over $10 for worthy projects and charities in Boroondara, Australia and around the world.
In the last financial year, nearly $1.3 million was donated to amazing causes. So thank you…. and Happy Easter!