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Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Tell us about your market. Belgrave Big Dreams Market is a place of connection, creativity and community. We’re an outdoor market with over 70 stalls over the winter months and up to about 120 over the spring/summer season. We have a mixture of craft, design and produce stalls and we are super kid and dog-friendly.

What is the history behind your market? The market was established nearly five years ago by Dee and Lee Appleton, who had attended lots of markets as stallholders and never found one that felt like home, so they decided to create their own. The market has since evolved and grown to become a mini monthly festival in the hills.

What do you love about market culture? We love the quality of the people you meet. So many legends have passed through and helped give the market the vibe it holds now. It's amazing to watch people and their businesses evolve and grow.

How has your market fostered a sense of community? The market has fostered a sense of community through encouraging all stallholders to get to know each other and through us greeting and getting to know all of them, too. We all work as a team and as we have a good number of regular stallholders, we’ve become like a family.

What does your market offer? The market offers an amazing variety of top quality stalls with lots of produce and hot street food stalls. We have live music, awesome coffee, heaps of kids activities and sweet vibes.

The Belgrave Big Dreams Market runs every second Sunday of the month (except January) from 9am to 2pm at St. Thomas More Primary School, Reynolds Lane, Belgrave.