August is such a beautiful time of year; the wattles are brilliant yellow and the weather can be magnificent… perfect for a visit to Camberwell Market.
Our next market day is scheduled for Sunday 15 August 2021. With the Victorian Government lockdown in place until Thursday evening, it is difficult for anyone to know if conditions will be suittable to resuming operations, and at what level.
Please rest assured we will let you know immediately on our website and via social media of any change to our normal operations, should that occur.
The health and safety of our visitors, stallholders and volunteers are our number one priority. We also recognise any closure of the market causes great disruption to the plans of hundreds of stallholders and thousands of visitors.
We appreciate your patience and support under the circumstances.
While we are closed this weekend due to a Covid19 lockdown, we love these memories shared this week on Intagram by Sally @i.collect.eclectic ❤️ and reproduced here, with permission.
“People always ask and talk about how long they’ve been dealers buying and selling and being addicted to the thrill of the vintage junk game well this is where I started my apprenticeship Camberwell Sunday Market aged around 8 ..
I’m now 52 so you do the math ..
Mum’s taken the photo and this is her good friend Isobel with me … these are the days you’d arrive the night before park the car and sleep in it ..
People would be up all night playing music drinking and even hold the odd fire in a drum ..
If you didn’t sleep over you could return in the morning to find your car had been lifted and moved to a not so desirable spot ..
These were the days of plenty
I’d buy my mum strings of amber and armadillo handbags to stash away for the perfect Christmas present ..
I’d trot around in a tiny 3/4 sleeve fur jacket ..they were the perfect full size for me ..
Another favourite were my black suede victorian shoes ..
Camberwell Market has changed a lot over the last 45 years or so but it’s still my favourite market of all time …”
As we look forward to an Olympics with no crowds, following the lockdown extension announcement, the Camberwell Sunday Market will also have have no crowds due to a temporary closure on Sunday 25 July 2021.
Stall booking refunds will be automatically processed over the next 2-3 days.
Stay tuned to our social media and website for updates. Take care of each other over these coming days! Yes, it’s Groundhog Day.