THERE'S always a market on somewhere in central Victoria, full of the fresh produce and great gifts you're looking for.
Whether you prefer smaller local markets or the biggest Victorian markets, you are bound to find what you are looking for at these events.
It's the most wonderful time of the year... almost.
And The Bendigo Zonta Club is getting ready for festivities with their Christmas market.
The club will be celebrating their 40th birthday next year and are aiming to fundraise to make more birthing kits, to bring to the total number to 40,000 in time for the 40th year.
The club is aiming to raise $10,000 to achieve the goal, with the Christmas market set to be a major fundraiser for the project.
There will be up to 40 stalls full of gift ideas for all to browse and buy from.
Stalls will include foods, plants, jewellery, clothing, decorations and much more. Click here for the full detailed stall listing.
The market will also include a silent auction and raffle.
Gold coin donation entry.
Where: Bendigo Club, Park Street, Strathdale.
When: Saturday, November 9, 10.30am to 3pm.
GALLERY BOOK FAIR
Support the Friends of the Bendigo Art Gallery's projects with this gallery book fair.
Find your new favourite series or pick up that early Christmas gift for someone special, there will be many good quality books for sale at this event.
The gallery's projects support monthly art and tea at La Trobe Art Institute, the bursaries that are awarded to visual art students from local secondary schools and other activities that support the gallery.
Where: Gallery Forecourt, 42 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, November 9, 10am to 3.30pm.
With the weather warming up, now is the time to start thinking about purchasing great, fresh produce to create those memorable meals.
This traditional market brings you the very best in regional goodies with a VFMA accreditation.
There will be Christmas puddings, pears, pumpkin seeds, proteas, herbs, apricots, and much more.
A perfect way to support your local farmers.
For more information or see how you can get involved at the market, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, November 9, 9am to 1pm.
The Showgrounds Car Market is on again as there was so much success in October's event.
Private car sellers are welcome to bring their vehicles to the arena for one day only.
All vehicles displayed must be registered and insured, with appropriate paperwork provided.
$10 a vehicle displayed.
Come along and purchase your next "new" vehicle.
Where: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, 42-72 Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, November 10, 8am to 4pm.
POP-UP OP SHOP
Help raise funds for the Community of Christ Church Bendigo at this pop-up op shop.
The church community has gathered a range of clothing for everyone.
Majority of the items are secondhand clothes that will be priced at $2 a item.
There will also be books and DVDs for sale, a cake stall and a delicious sausage sizzle.
Where: Community of Christ Church Bendigo, 60 Havlin Street West.
When: Saturday, November 9, 9am to 3pm.
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