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:
- 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 December 3
The next Valla Beach Community Market will be on Saturday December 3 2016. Musical entertainment will see the return of Paul B. Clement who is one of our local favourites with his guitar virtuoso and vocals. This veteran jazz, blues & flamenco artist also turns his hand to contemporary hits and original compositions. We are also pleased to see the retuen of the Valla Voices choir.
There will also be the usual entertainment for kids with Yoga for Kids led by Karen at 10:00, a Jumping Castle thanks to Laser 'n' Lights, face painting by Bellatopia, and our kids craft tent with Phillida from the library. Also look out for the Santa sleigh where there will be photo opportunities.
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. The Lions Club will also be on hand with Christmas cakes and puddings available for purchase.
Click on the poster (right) to download a PDF copy suitable for printing (when available).
Our August market music was performed by Connecting Souls who were mid tour on the Mid North Coast.
The recent Artisans theme was extended to include pottery throwing demonstrations by local potter Lyn Walsh who set up in our storage shed transformed into an art gallery for the day.
Our food court included our regulars selling great coffee, Vietnamese and Mexican cuisine, 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.