Inglewood on Beaufort Markets start on Monday August 1 and run every Monday to the end of March from 6pm to 9.30pm from Sixth Avenue to Dundas Road and run rain, hail or shine.
Dates: From Monday August 1 every Monday to March 27
Venue / Address: both sides of Beaufort Street from Sixth Avenue to Dundas Road, Inglewood Beaufort St Inglewood, Inglewood
This year up to 150 stalls will be featured, spreading out on both sides of Beaufort Street from Sixth Avenue to Dundas Road at the town clock.
A new food, entertainment and seating hub will be introduced this year in a cul-de-sac on Seventh Avenue, adjacent to New Look Drycleaners.
Founder of the markets, local butcher Vince Garreffa from Mondo Butchers says crowds of between 2500 and 5000 visitors attended the markets every Monday during the 2015 season.
Organisers are expecting numbers this year to be even bigger with the inclusion of the new food and entertainment hub.
There will also be a focus on artisan-style stalls in the library precinct.
Vince says the decision by organisers to hold the markets on Mondays was proving to be a good one with both local visitors and those from further afield saying it was a great option on a Monday night when there wasn’t a lot else going on.
“It’s a great way to get exercise, not have to cook on a Monday night, eat healthily and go for a walk with the husband and the dog,” he says.
“Up and back, both sides of the street is a comfortable kilometer stroll,” he says.
The markets run from 6pm to 9.30pm every Monday and includes stalls in the Library precinct and around the Westpac Bank.
Visitors this year will also be part of a more vibrant streetscape with planter boxes made from recycled materials brightening up Beaufort Street.
There will be food outlets, with arts, crafts, fruit and vegetables, plants and others.