Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Winter, Santa & our biggest market yet!!!

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas in Winter! What a massive 2 days and what a turn-out! Despite the terrible weather we saw floods of people enjoying the beautiful products from our very talented artisans, slurping mulled wine, dropping crumbs from the scrumptious gourmet sausages, pies and sweet treats and laughing along with Santa whilst they had their photo in the Partybooth. There was hardly room to move inside the Barn, and we can only imagine what it would have been like if the weather had have been fine.

Saturday saw a consistent and steady flow of patrons either rewarding themselves after voting, or trying to distract themselves and avoid voting. They were tempted by a record number of artisan stalls offering goods such as; children’s wares, jewellery, stationary, home wares, baked goods, clothing, bathroom accessories and gifts. Oh, and have we mentioned the gourmet pies, sizzling sausages, hot chocolate and mulled wine? And, not to forget, the stunning range of wines from Observatory Hill Winery. You also couldn’t miss our very talented musicians/buskers who create such an upbeat atmoshphere, our skilled children’s storyteller and our popular makers demonstration presenter - Amy from Willow Street - who drew crowds and created much interest.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our stallholders for their participation, smiling faces, beautiful presentation and stunning wares, the community for its great turn-out and never-ending support and the Clarence City Council and the Rosny Barn for allowing us to take over the beautiful building/grounds that make The Barn Market such a success!

Click on the photos below to explore the work of our talented Artisan's from August...

Monday, 16 August 2010

Market #4 - This Friday & Saturday!

If you haven’t already heard, The Barn Market is holding an event that you won’t want to miss. This Friday we are offering you a special 2-hour night market with a European Christmas twist, including a wide range of artisan stalls, mulled wine, competitions, wine tasting, carols, Partybooth (a mobile photobooth) and of course a visit from Santa.
This is an event for the whole family and it’s set to be a big night!

And don’t forget our bumper artisan market on the Saturday with a record amount of high quality artisan and food stalls. We will also be presenting 2 makers demonstrations and 2 children’s story telling sessions.

Here is just a sampling of some of the food and beverage that will be on offer; gourmet sausages, quality fresh coffee, hot pies, cookies and cupcakes, and a wide selection of sweets.

For the young ones...

Didgeridoo Children’s Stories for 2 – 8 year olds @ 10.30am and 12.30pm

A short story will be presented by Dean on two separate occasions during the day. Dean is trained in early childhood and is a Hobart-based award winning children’s photographer.

Santa will be visiting between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on the Friday

- you can even get your photo with him in the free partybooth.

Makers Demonstrations - This Saturday.

Origami ball making.

Amy from Willow Street is running a makers demonstration based around the art of making an origami ball from 12 simple units. These balls can be made from recycled book pages, wrapping paper or even christmas paper and are ideal as decorations for around the house.

Amy will be making DIY kits available for sale.