Arno Bay celebrates biggest markets

The Arno Bay Memorial Hall’s Christmas Craft Fair kick started the festive season in a big way on Sunday, celebrating the largest market in its 15 years.

This year the market had 29 stalls selling products to the public as the perfect gift for Christmas.

The market offered everything from baked goods, dried fruit and nuts, to planting seeds and clothing.

The ladies from Conversations on the Hill were there making coffees for the crowd in addition to a barbecue and jumping castle.

Stallholder Graham Edwards from Graham’s Delicacies helps co-ordinate the markets.

“We used to be a part of the Cleve markets but came here 15 years ago,” Mr Edwards said.

“We normally get around 20 stalls and now we have started getting them outside.

“It’s great to see such a big variety of products here.”

Mr Edwards has been a stallholder at the markets for the entire 15 years.

Darke Peak’s Deb Pilgrim is a consultant for Scentsy and generally visits the local markets.

“I come to these kind of markets because they are a great way to put the products out there,” Ms Pilgrim said.

“It’s also a great way to get to new people.” 

Cleve is holding its Christmas markets on Friday, December 8. 

Franklin Harbour will have markets on December 30 from 4pm to 7pm.