THE MYTHICAL MARKETS
Saturday 2nd December 2017
1pm - 5pm
Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve
Sassafras, Dandenong Ranges
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Kids under 18 free
Welcome one and all to this brand new event!
Coming in summer to Melbourne . . . a unique gifts market like no other!
Just in time for Christmas Shopping.
The Mythical Markets will feature enticing crafts, costumes and collectibles from the realms of fantasy and imagination!
WHAT KINDS OF GOODS MIGHT YOU FIND THE MYTHICAL MARKETS?
High Fantasy, Steampunk, Medieval, the Wizarding World,
Folklore, Faerie, Swashbuckers, LARP Adventurers and more!
Bring your friends, get dressed up if you like, and come shop for strange and wonderful things from faraway worlds...
COME VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL FORESTS of MELBOURNE
Enter a magical world of enchantment as you drive to the Mythical Markets!
Just 20mins from the Eastern Freeway, the charming heritage hall is nestled amidst the stunning greenery of Sherbrooke Forest, surrounded by towering eucalypts and dripping ferntrees.
Even the drive up the hill feels like you're entering a mythical realm...
CALL FOR MARKET TRADERS
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Mythical Markets will be curated to display a range of different goods and fantasy genres. We aim to gather a broad array of things to buy. Priority will be given to rare and unusual goods that are hard to find anywhere else.
If you would like to be part of this event please email email@example.com with images and links to your proposed wares.
Please be patient for our response - We will be writing up a Trader Booking package with all the details to send out to traders but it will take some time, and likely will be ready in August (as right now we are deep in preparations for the Buccaneers Ball in September!).
Trader bookings will be finalised in Spring.
Please feel free to share this information on any groups or websites you like - we are keen to spread the word, and very much appreciate your help! :D
Call 000 to report a fire.
Summer in early December tends to be mild and quite pleasant around the mountains, but changing weather patterns mean anything can happen.
In the event of a Code Red the Mythical Markets will be cancelled, for everyone's safety.
Please check the local Fire Status in your area before travelling through any forest or bushland areas. Watch the Fire Danger signs on the side of the highways. Check the news for any announcements.
No barbecues or flames of any kind are permitted during a Total Fire Ban.
BE PREPARED - STOP BUSHFIRES BEFORE THEY START
It's great to keep a wool fire blanket (picnic blanket) in your car boot during summer, as well as several litres of water. You can get 20L tubs of water from supermarkets, and wool blankets from camping gear stores like Aussie Disposals.
If you see a fire starting smother it with a blanket, bury it in dirt or sand, or put it out with water. Move any flammable objects away from the fire, like sticks, leaves and branches and clear the area.
NEVER throw cigarette butts out of cars, or drop them on the side of the road. Only dispose of butts inside your car into a container, and always make sure they are utterly extinguished. Bushfires are started in Australia every year by people carelessly throwing away cigarette butts.
NEVER walk away from a barbecue or campfire while it is lit.
Pouring water on coals is not enough to put out a campfire. Dig right through all the coals and make sure every last ember is completely out. Residual heat can re-start the fire after you've left, so make certain.
Thanks for helping to keep everyone safe!
THE MYTHICAL MARKETS FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to wear a costume?
A: Not at all! While we are delighted to encourage creative costuming, you are welcome to wear whatever you like.
Q: Is there on-site parking?
A: Yes. There's a large open plan car park, and further parking on the side streets. Please be careful not to block any roads or driveways if you park on the streets.
Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes. We hope to set up hot food, snacks and coffee.
Q: Will there be EFTPOS / Credit Card facilities?
A: Not really. Some traders may have card reader devices, but most stalls will be cash only.
Be prepared and stop by your local ATM before you head up to the markets.
Q: Is this event public transport accessible?
A: Yes. Buses run along Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd, one block over from the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve. Use Journey Planner to find the best transport and times from your house to the event. There are only 1 - 2 buses per hour, so make sure you know the bus timetable in advance, and be prepared for any delays in the schedule.