There’s a twitching in the curtains, there’s a creaking coming from the big red doors, there’s a rumble in the tummy waiting to be filled and there’s your Saturday’s sorted from October to April. It’s Remarkables Market time!
The Market is now in it’s NINTH, yes I said it, NINTH season and is on every single Saturday 9am-2pm from October 20th right though til April 2019.
If you’re a visitor to Queenstown, a local, old man and his dog, have a crew of best friend’s, get your shopping bags ready and your list written and be there early. The Remarkables Market is one of my favourite (and I’ve visited a few) markets around, the feeling of community is right there in the heart that makes this place beat. So much love goes into every. single. Saturday.
Families, kids, friends and newcomers all gather around coffee, bacon butties, plants and the mighty sandpit and always leave saying “see you next week?”.
A newly sealed visitor carpark so you can car share (more parks) or even better get the bus, walk there or get on your bike!
Pram and wheelchair friendly stones under the pergola. No more pushing but not getting anywhere you can now roll around the market as free as you like with the small ones in tow leaving your arms free to grab more stuff!
Lots of lovely recycled trees surrounding the market making for a beautiful place to sit and sip your morning coffee, gaze up at the Remarkables and listen to some live music.
The mug tree (my fave) is back! You can use a cup and know it’s not going into the ground; use it, return it, it gets washed, use it again (I know you’ll be having two coffees) and leave feeling all smug! The Remarkables Market is all about doing as much as they can to help this small globe we inhabit.
And in the stalls section there will be long time faces; tea, baby and kids clothing, french bread and pastries, fresh fruit and veg, salmon, cheese, meats, empanadas and some newbies; soap, chocolate, candles, vietnamese food, hand woven gifts, pottery, turkish jewellery, art.
Treats for your grandma, lovely presents for your best friend, awesome delights for Christmas (just around the corner people) and always always something for you. Actually make that all of the above for you. It’s been a tough week.
If you’re new to the area it’s the absolutely perfect place to make new friends, to bring your kids around the massive sand pit and chat, to find out what’s happening in the community (and believe me there’s lots) and the fact that it’s on every Saturday means you only have to wait 6 more days to do it all over again. Don’t be alone, come join!
The Remarkables Market is in my heart every single year. It’s grown from humble beginnings to a space where the community hums, you can feel it. There’s a buzz in the air, there’s laughter and smiles and dogs and coffee and whooping of joy from me, you and everyone there. Come settle in and hang out with us.
Every Saturday October 20th- April 2019
The Big Red Shed
This post was lovingly sponsored by Remarkables Market but if I didn’t think you’d like it I wouldn’t work with them.