Heathcote: Perth Makers Market returns to celebrate all things local and handmade

Heathcote: Perth Makers Market returns to celebrate all things local and handmade

PERTH Makers Market is returning from a winter break bigger and better than ever, now boasting 180 stalls.

The Heathcote market, back on September 24, is a celebration of all things local and handmade, with every item sold designed and produced in WA.

The market has grown rapidly since debuting in February 2016 with 75 stallholders and 1500 visitors, with 180 stallholders and around 4000 visitors expected at the upcoming September iteration.

Manager Erin Madeley said the market’s success was due to its support of the community and the support the community gives back.

“We are big believers in giving back to the community,” she said.

“As part of that, we offer free stalls to not-for-profit organisations to promote their work and provide fundraising opportunities.”

Stalls are also available to students and emerging artists at a significant discount.

The market will run on September 24, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The on-site pirate ship playground is being refurbished, but with a petting zoo in attendance for the first time, along with face-painting, balloon-twisting, sand card art, henna tattoos and giant garden games, there will be lots of activities to keep the little ones busy.

Food is also available for purchase, alongside the usual selection of jewellery, clothing, homeware and arts and crafts.