Mt Martha South Beach Market Another Hit.
The Mt Martha South Beach Market is quickly establishing itself as one of the best markets going around, for both patrons and stallholders.
Over 8,000 people attended the Winter Warmer Market on Sunday July 7 and where greeted by 80 excited stallholders and fine weather that held out all day. Patrons described it as 'best market on the Peninsula in years' and stallholders reported 'best ever' or 'great Christmas like sales', with some food vendors selling out of stock.
Melbourne's Makers have a hard time over winter and Unrivalled Events owner Paul Harvey is delighted it helped them out "Winter is traditionally tough for stallholders with few quality markets to help ends meet, so I'm delighted that Mt Martha again came up trumps for them. Sometimes big crowds don't translate into big sales for the stallholders, but Mt Martha does that and I'm very proud. We had 30% of stallholders from Mt Martha and all that money generated goes back into the local economy plus retailers in the village reported a huge upturn in trade because of the market which is also great to hear."
Once again the atmosphere was amazing, patrons catching up with friends & family and not just staying a few minutes, but a few hours for a market that has a real community village vibe and the fact that once again Mt Martha locals came with their dogs only added to the day as Paul Harvey went on to say "Dogs are an integral part of most people's families especially here in Mt Martha, so its great to see so many attend and although some patrons may not agree with me, dogs provide a communication point for people to make new friends or just be social and that along with the view is why Mt Martha is so special."
The next Mt Martha South Beach Market is set down for AFL Grand Final Eve on Friday September 27 from 10am til 3pm and is sure to be another great 'event' for Mt Martha.