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 takes over the Footscray Library’s Carpark on the third Sunday of every month (it started on June 18).
Its aim is to “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.
Each week you can expect a huge book sale, vintage fashion, handmade candles, vinyl and fresh produce from locals. Food stalls and live music will also pop up.
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 runs on the third Sunday of every month at the Footscray Library Carpark, Paisley Street in Footscray. Register for a stall here. The next market will take place on August 20 from 8am–1pm.
This article was updated on July 23, 2017.