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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Batemans Bay Sunday Markets move to Clyde foreshore Dec 18th

The first market on the foreshore will be held on Sunday December 18th 2022. No matter what city you visit, the local markets are always interesting and attractive. The town market provides a window into the local economy, the culture and the way of life.

The weekend market provides a chance to mix and catch up, to trade and to find those special little things made by the locals.

Did you know Batemans Bay has had a Sunday Market for more than 30 years?

It was established as a monthly market back in 1989 by the Batemans Bay High School Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association who were keen to raise some funds for the newly established high school.

In those days, stall holders parked around the school oval before dawn and welcomed visitors and locals alike when they came to browse.

In 2011, the Batemans Bay Sunday Market moved to Corrigan’s Beach Reserve at Batehaven.

Twenty six years after it was established, the Rotary Club of Batemans Bay Rotary took over the Sunday Market and Marine Rescue Batemans Bay started a second market in the month at the same location.

In recent years, the weather and covid has played havoc with the Sunday Market, resulting in the cancellation of more than half of the markets in the last three years.

Now, the Batemans Bay Sunday Market is back, bigger and better than ever and moving to the waterfront precinct in Batemans Bay.

The first market on the foreshore will be held on Sunday December 18th 2022.

Market organiser Neil Simpson said "It has been a long, frustrating period as we have not been able to hold regular markets for quite some time".

"Looking for a new beginning and a refreshed market, Rotary has decided to move the Sunday Market to the newly completed Batemans Bay foreshore waterfront precinct.

"All the regular favourite stalls plus a few fantastic new additions will be spread along the Clyde River from the boatshed up to the new bridge".

"The market is open from 9am to 1pm on the first and third Sunday of every month throughout the year. There is no charge for entry.

"Visitors to the market are asked to park in one of the many public car parks throughout Batemans Bay centre and walk down to the waterfront precinct to enjoy everything the market has to offer.

"As well as great market stalls, live music, food and coffee you should check out all the local shops in Batemans Bay on your Sunday morning stroll to the markets.

"There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the music and the view. You can browse over 60 market stalls and then stay on for lunch in beautiful Batemans Bay.

"We are looking forward to a huge market on December 18th to kick us of in the new location" said Neil Simpson. "There has been huge interest and every site is booked. Locals who have never been to the Sunday Market now have no excuse".

The Sunday Markets are proudly organised by the Rotary Club of Batemans Bay, and all proceeds go to local Rotary projects.


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