Monday, 18 July 2016

AKOONAH PARK MARKET

Akoonah Park is Crown Land reserved as a Show Ground and Recreation Reserve. It is situated in the City of Casey on the eastern edge of Berwick adjoining the Cardinia Creek. The area of 11 hectares has been developed by the volunteer committee of management to provide facilities for the Berwick Agricultural Society and recreational facilities for the community.

The Akoonah Park Committee of Management conduct a very popular weekly Sunday market from their main buildings and surrounds at the highway end of the Reserve. Undercover or outside stalls are available providing a wide range of diverse products for sale. The market operates rain, hail or shine, although it is not open on Berwick Show weekend (last weekend in February). The profits from the running of this market is the major source of funding for maintenance and capital improvements for this park.

We sometimes visit this market and although we invariably buy something or other, we mainly go for the "window shopping" and the "people watching", both of which provide quite a bit of amusement.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.












8 comments:

  1. I can't imagine how difficult it is to transport the fish tanks back and forth. Looks like a fun place though.

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  2. WOW...looks like such a fun place to spend the day! So much to do & see! Awesome!

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  3. Looks like a day of fun - and so many different kind of things! Is the lady in your thumbnail making a salad? Thanks so much for sharing this fun event with SEASONS:) Always appreciated!

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  5. From 2000 onwards our family would drive past the market on the way to Baw Baw Shire. Sometimes it was active; other times not.

    These windbreakers are terrific - the green pic.

    Hua Hiep Hot Bread - will keep them in mind!

    And the mosaic Buddha.

    From the ingredients involved: perhaps she is making a coleslaw. Her business is peeling and the equipment used to make it so.

    People watching and window shopping are indeed amusing.

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  6. Hello Nick, I do love the markets so much. We have a small version of this market in our small town. We went on a Riverboat trip for two weeks going to all the towns and cities along the Rhine with several countries to visit. It was December and we visited the Christmas Markets. A grand trip and experience. Your photos brought the feeling of the market in such a lovely way. I too love to people watch as well as shop.
    Happy Blue Monday and thank you for linking today.
    Jeanne

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  7. Those places are fun to visit, great shots!

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  8. No dogs or bikes, what about dogs on bikes?

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