Welcome to the Valla Beach Community Market
The Valla Beach Community Association (VBCA) hold a market on the first Saturday of every even month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec), focusing on home made and home grown local produce - food, arts, crafts and fantastic musical talent. It runs from 8am to 2pm at the Valla Reserve (also known as “Lion’s Park”), at Valla Beach, a serene and peaceful seaside village. Dates for 2016 are:
- October 1 2016
- December 3 2016
The location is next to the footbridge across Deep Creek, at the end of Ocean View Drive, and just a kilometre or two from the Pacific Highway. Head towards the Valla Beach Tourist Park and turn left just before the entry - just follow the Market signs!
Next Market - Saturday October 1
The next Valla Beach Community Market will be on Saturday October 1 2016. Musical entertainment will be by Connecting Souls who were scheduled to appear in June when we had to cancel the entire market due to the attrocious weather that weekend. So we are especially delighted to be able to welcome them again. This awesome duo performs a variety of popular covers and energetic originals so be prepared to dance!
But wait - there's more. There will be two pottery throwing demonstrations by local potter Lyn Walsh at 9.45 and 11.30, whilst at 10.00 the kids can do yoga with Karen.
There will also be the usual entertainment for kids with a Jumping Castle thanks to Laser 'n' Lights, face painting by Bellatopia, and our kids craft tent with Phillida from the library.
Come and check out the Valla Nature Stall in the Community Tent where you can ask questions about our local birds, bushes and beasties.
Don't forget the great coffee and cakes, and a good range of food outlets, both hot and cold.
Click on the poster (right) to download a PDF copy suitable for printing (when available).
Our August market music was performed by Rob Norseworthy and was complented our very own Valla Voices.
The market took on an Artisans theme that included arts and craft demonstrations. Our storage shed was wonderfully transformed into an art gallery for the day.
Our food court included our regulars selling great coffee, Vietnamese and Mexican cuisine, ice cream, home made cakes, blueberry pancakes, and our regular supporters, the Lions van.
The Valla Views is published every two months around 10 days before each market and is distributed to households in Valla and Valla Beach. You can download the latest edition by clicking on the image (right).
To find out when the next edition become available, or to keep up with all the latest local news and market updates, you can follow us on Facebook. http://facebook.com/vallabeachmarkets
Supporting the Community
The market is an initiative of the Valla Beach Community Association to raise money for the protection, repairs and positive growth of Valla Beach along with creating an avenue for networking and bringing the community together for good times and great bargains.
The markets contribute funds towards projects at Anderson Park and we are now almost there. We have already outlaid over $15,000 towards a childrens playground and seating, and have recently installed shading over the playground at a cost in the region of $26,500.
We are also working with TAFE Furniture Design students to erect some custom seating at various locations around Valla and Valla Beach. For more details see our Community News page.