Any day is a good day at the Bollygum Community Market.
This country market in Kinglake has been going for over 25 years and has grown from just a few local producers to a wide variety of stalls.
The market showcases unique one-off pieces, artistic talent and creative minds, as well as local home-grown and homemade food and wine.
Regular stalls include clothing, plants, pots and garden art, soaps and candles, pickles, jams and honey, bread and wine, fruit and vegetables, hand sewn homewares, jewellery, coffee and hot food, cakes and slices and much more.
Then there are always the new stalls that continuously contribute to the changing face of the market – marketgoers never know what they might find!
As well as the market there is also a skate park, dry creek beds for a spot of fishing (rods provided), a sandpit with a mechanical digger, bridges to cross, five sets of swings (including a birds nest), tunnels to explore, spiral and tunnel slides to slip down, climbing walls, distorting mirrors, musical cylinders, and for the thrill seekers there are flying foxes, monkey bars and much more.
The park is based on the book of the same name written and beautifully illustrated by Australian author and wildlife artist, Garry Fleming.
Bollygum is the story of a little possum who is taken from her warm and comfortable ‘roof’ home in the city and let loose in the dark and unfamiliar forest of Bollygum. Frightened and all alone, she is befriended by wombat and his friends who help her find her way back to her family.
The Bollygum Community Market is held from 10am to 2pm on the second Sunday of the month (from September to May) in the award-winning children’s park, ‘Bollygum’ (40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake).
All the proceeds from stall fees are used to maintain the park. Copies of the ‘Bollygum’ book are also available at the market or by contacting the market co-ordinator on 0474 837 900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.