Surrendering your weekend lie-in often feels like a sacrifice, unless there’s some reward. Scouring stalls, listening to live music and sampling the wares of food trucks feels like less of a sacrifice and more of an ideal Sunday morning. Which is exactly what you’ll be doing at Melbourne’s newest weekend market, Footscray Finds.
Created in collaboration with Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Finds will take over the Footscray Library’s Carpark on the third Sunday of every month beginning on June 18.
It will “showcase the creative industries in the West and rival some of the markets on the other side of the river,” says event organiser Zoe Beyer.
Expect a huge book sale, vintage fashion, handmade candles, vinyl and fresh produce from locals.
DJ Emma Peel of PBS Radio will be on music duty at the first event, and there are plans for Seddon restaurant Copper Pot to curate a breakfast offering. There are also a number of vegan food options in the works.
Footscray Finds is currently searching for local makers and producers from around Melbourne to set up a space. Like Camberwell Market and Coburg's Trash & Treasure, Footscray Finds will allow you to sell out of your car or take over a marquee space.
“If you’re an individual who wants to load up your car boot with what’s unique, boutique and antique, you should come along as well,” says Beyer.
Footscray Finds begins on June 18 from 8am to 1pm and will run once a month on every third Sunday thereafter at the Footscray Library Carpark, Paisley Street in Footscray. Register for a stall here.