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Merlynston Market: Your family friendly market providing the community with opportunities to come together and share, meet and make

 

Merlynston Market brings together all the vibrancy and diversity of its local community and delivers it to you with a splash of live music and a generous dollop of entertainment for children, making for a boutique market experience.

Merlynston Market is all about homemade, handmade, homegrown and artisan produce, promoting health and wellness and generating a sustainable environment for future generations. With a wide selection of stalls showcasing the best food and creative crafts the area has to offer and some of the best live music around, the market promises to deliver a unique experience for the whole family.

Come and discover it for yourself, and maybe find that one-of-a-kind gift or treat that you’ve been searching for.

 

Location:

Merlynston Market is located on the Bain Reserve, just 50m from Merlynston train station on the Upfield line. It is easily accessed by public transport, with trains every 20 minutes during the day and the 530, 531 and 534 bus routes all passing close-by. It is an easy 10 minute stroll from the terminus of the number 19 tram line on Sydney Road. There is also plentiful parking available at the train station.

 

About Merlynston

Merlynston estate was first established in 1920 and was named after the daughter of the estate's original owner, Donald Bain. Just 15km from Melbourne CBD with great access to public transport, the area has attracted a diverse community of different religions and cultural backgrounds which delivers a vibrant and inclusive neighbourhood.

Merlynston’s retail strip, situated on Merlyn St just 50 metres from the train station, boasts a 7-day pharmacy and medical centre, a post office, grocery store, 2 cafes, an old-school barber and even a community store and dog groomers – something for everyone.

Merlynston Market brings a whole new lease-of-life to this rapidly growing residential and retail centre and provides the opportunity for local makers, producers and artisans to display their wares for your shopping pleasure.

 

Stallholders:

Who can have a stall at the market?

  • Any supplier of homemade, handmade and homegrown products who resides in Moreland can have a stall at the Merlynston Market.

 

What time should I arrive to set-up on the day?

  • All stall holders will need to be set up by 10am. Bump in time is from 8.00am.

 

What time will the event finish?

  • The event will start at 10am and finish at 4pm.

 

What do I have to provide as a stallholder?

  • You will need to provide your own 3mx3m marquis and trestle table. You will also need to provide any other equipment required for your stall.

 

When do I have to pay for my stall?

  • Before the event, once you have been accepted as a stall holder, an email will be sent to you with payment details.

 

Do I need public liability insurance?

  • Every stall holder will need to have product & public liability insurance. If you do not have your own insurance policy, you can choose to be covered by the Merlynston Market’s insurance policy. There will be an additional fee to your stall fee of $10 for this.

 

Visitors:

Will there be food available?

  • Yes there will be food and drink available at the Merlynston Market.

 

Is the market under cover?

  • No the market will be held at Bain Reserve and is not undercover.

 

Is there an admission fee?

  • No there is no admission fee.

 

Are dogs allowed?

  • Yes dogs are allowed however they will need to be kept on a leash.

 

Is this event suitable for people in a wheelchair?

  • Yes there is ample space for people in wheelchairs.

 

Is this going to be a regular market?

  • The intention is for the Merlynston Market to become a regular event.

 

What access is available?

  • There is ample parking available surrounding the market at the Merlynston Train Station car park which is 30 meters away.

  • To access the market via train, catch the Upfeild train and jump off at the Merlynston station

  • There are public toilets available

 

Are there toilets at the venue?

  • Yes there are toilets at the Merlynston Market.

 

Do you have kids activities?

  • There are plenty of activities for the children. Face painting and paiper mache activities will help keep the little ones occupied. A balloon twister will also be there.

 

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