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. Future dates for 2015 are:
- June 6 (Queen's Birthday long weekend)
- August 1
- October 3 (Labour Day long weekend)
- December 5
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 April 4 which happens to be Easter Saturday.
Music will be by Didjital; a high energy dance band that fuse didgeridoo and Indigenous languages with electric beats and funky, tribal percussion. The result is an uplifting and inspiring musical, cultural & spiritual journey guaranteed to get you smiling.
We'll also have the usual attractions for the kids; face painting, kids activity tent, and the jumping castle thanks to Laser'n'Lights of Macksville.
And ..... keep a look out for the Easter Bunny!
Click on poster (right) to download a copy.
The February market almost never happened as we had heavy rain in the lead up to the weekend. Part of the normal market area was still under water so we had to close of that area and work with a restricted layout so it was quite crowded but very friendly! We thank all of our stallholders for their patience and understanding.
Music was by Paul B Clement and Mark V Wells who performed a mix of jazz blues, flamenco classics, cool covers and originals.
Laser'n'Lights of Macksville (see links on the left) were there with the jumping castle, and face painting to keep the youngsters amused.
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
You Can Make a Difference
This month's editition of Valla Views asks you to help protect our oceans. Living near the ocean and being on the coast is a huge privilege and responsibility. Given the amount of pressure, pillage and plunder the ocean has had to endure since the industrial revolution most think its doing ok, but its not. Consider what you can do to help to make a difference. Click here to read more.
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. Our next targets are the provision of shading over the playground and the installation of more exercise equipment at a likely cost in the region of $26,500.