Welcome to the Valla Beach Community Market
The Valla Beach Community Association (VBCA) hold a market on the first Saturday of every even month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec), focusing on home made and home grown local produce - food, arts, crafts and fantastic musical talent. It runs from 8am to 2pm at the Valla Reserve (also known as “Lion’s Park”), at Valla Beach, a serene and peaceful seaside village. Dates for 2016 are:
- June 4 2016
- August 6 2016
- October 1 2016
- December 3 2016
The location is next to the footbridge across Deep Creek, at the end of Ocean View Drive, and just a kilometre or two from the Pacific Highway. Head towards the Valla Beach Tourist Park and turn left just before the entry - just follow the Market signs!
The next Valla Beach Community Market will be on Saturday June 4 2016.
This market will be themed as an Artisans Market and will include using our equipment shed as an "Art Gallery". Come visit our very own Art Gallery displaying art from the Valla Beach Pre School, The Open Arms Care Art Group and local artists including Chris Wilson and Marlene Griffin. Chris will also draw portraits with proceeds after cost to be donated to the community.
There will also be a Kids Painting Table for painting ornaments, pet rocks, face masks and more as well as the usual entertainment for kids with a Jumping Castle thanks to Laser 'n' Lights, face painting by Bellatopia, yoga for kids with Karen, and our kids craft tent with Phillida from the library.
Musical entertainment will be by Connecting Souls, a Port Macquarie based duo consisting of lead singer Lee-Anne Knuckey also on rhythm guitar and Sheldon Reed on lead guitar and vocals. Playing energetic and popular cover songs, influences include Chilli Peppers, Stevie Nicks, Matchbox 20, The Doors, Jessie J, Tracey Chapman, Calvin Harris, Pink, Ed Sheeran and a variety of great songs from the 70’s through to today.
Their duo also plays originals which their fans love to hear. You can really feel the chemistry between these two when they're on the stage and that energy is contagious and people love to dance and sing along and get into the music.
Don't forget the great coffee and cakes, and a good range of food outlets, both hot and cold.
Click on the poster (right) to download a PDF copy suitable for printing (when available).
Our April music was performed by Paul B Clement accompanied by Michelle Clement.
Paul's strong smooth vocals were complimented by Michelle's percussion played with love.
Our food court included our regulars selling great coffee, German sausages, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, ice cream, home made cakes, blueberry pancakes, and our regular supporters, the Lions van.
The new Valla Nature stall was again present and the volunteers manning the stall were kept busy all day.
In fact nature itself provided us with a suprise - and small inconvenience - as a pair of Black-shouldered Plovers decided to nest in one corner of the market site. As these birds tend to be agressive we had no option but to rope off that corner for the safety of all concerned - humans and birds. These birds are also known as Spurwing Plovers and Masked Lapwings. Our aplogies to any stallholders that were inconvenienced on the day. The birds are no longer nesting there so we should be back to normal in June!
The Valla Views is published every two months around 10 days before each market and is distributed to households in Valla and Valla Beach. You can download the latest edition by clicking on the image (right).
To find out when the next edition become available, or to keep up with all the latest local news and market updates, you can follow us on Facebook. http://facebook.com/vallabeachmarkets
Supporting the Community
The market is an initiative of the Valla Beach Community Association to raise money for the protection, repairs and positive growth of Valla Beach along with creating an avenue for networking and bringing the community together for good times and great bargains.
The markets contribute funds towards projects at Anderson Park and we are now almost there. We have already outlaid over $15,000 towards a childrens playground and seating, and have recently installed shading over the playground at a cost in the region of $26,500.
We are also working with TAFE Furniture Design students to erect some custom seating at various locations around Valla and Valla Beach. For more details see our Community News page.