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Mt Alford Artisan Markets

Friday, June 01, 2018


Winter is the perfect time to visit the Scenic Rim as the weather is clear, beautiful and perfect for mountain hiking and the many small country towns in the region are alive and bustling with activity in lead up to Eat Local Week.

With a population of just 344, the quaint town of Mt Alford will host the Mt Alford Artisan Markets on Saturday March 16, 2019, and is one of the many fantastic reasons to stay with us over the weekend.

The Mt Alford Artisan markets are held seasonally four times a year featuring stalls that recycle, reuse, are handmade, organic, local and have low food miles. Stalls include homemade ice cream, artisan bread, jewellery, plants, books, ceramics, original artworks, vintage clothes, homemade vegetarian food and organic produce.

Organiser Yonna Powell said the artisan market was an opportunity for people to see what local artists and food producers offered.

The next Mount Alford Artisans Market will be on the first Sunday of the winter holidays. From 9AM - 3PM you can come and experience live music, local artists, a great selection of food and fresh local produce.

About 400 people turned out for the market last season, spending their Saturday admiring the crafts and homemade products at the Mt Alford School of Arts.

While visiting the township of Mt Alford for the markets, we recommend stopping by the Scenic Rim Brewery to taste their craft beer before taking a tour of the beautiful Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm which boasts stunning views of Mt Barney to the south.

Mt Barney Lodge is the perfect place to stay while visiting the Scenic Rim for Eat Local Week. Book now for an unforgettable weekend getaway!


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