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. Remailing dates for 2017 are:
- June 3
- August 5
- October 7
- December 2
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 June 3
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie forced the cancellation of our April market so we are hot to trot in June with a fantastic line up.
Our musicians this month will be a return visit by Connecting Souls, an awesome duo comprising Sheldon and Lee-Anne both singing and playing different guitars and precussion instruments. Playing energetic and popular cover songs, influences include lots of the latest hits but also Chilli Peppers, Major Lazer, Stevie Nicks, Matchbox 20, The Doors, Jessie J, Tracey Chapman, Calvin Harris, Pink, Ed Sheeran and The Weekend. Connecting Souls also plays originals which their fans love to hear.
From 11:15 to midday they morph into The Sillys with music and entertainment for our younger patrons.
The 3D printer demo by the Mens Shed that was planned for April will now happen this time around - weather permitting!
As usual there will be great coffee and hot food, even more kids entertainment with the jumping castle, kids games, face painting and more.
A large crowd visited the more than 60 stalls and again devoured everything on sale at the Lions Van.
Music was by Lucy's Sky featuring Ali Christopher & Alicia Parry on vocals and guitars.
Our food court included our regulars selling great coffee, Vietnamese and German cuisine, home made cakes, 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.