Christmas spirit comes alive with street market
THERE will be no Grinch's in Dorrigo with the small town's main street taking on the full Christmas Spirit just a couple of weeks early.
For more than five year's the town has been celebrating with a Made In Dorrigo Street Market - this year to be held on 8 December.
Organiser Helen MacDonald said up 50 Market stalls would line Hickory Street - the main street of Dorrigo - for the markets which will include everything you will need for Christmas - from food to presents and everything in between.
"Made in Dorrigo is a wonderful day for all the family and offers a great opportunity to source unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends," Helen said.
" A great variety of products will be available including goat's milk soap, native plants, woodcraft, preserves, jewellery, home baking, open pollinated seeds, wool products, art, honey, toys, organic skin care, clocks made form re-purposed vinyl records, cacti and succulents, soya wax melts, local fresh produce, recipe books, photography, Dorrigo historical books, homemade dog treats, handicrafts and much more.
"Various local community groups and services will also have information stalls.
"Information, photos and more can be viewed on the 'Made in Dorrigo' Facebook page, please share our page and event with your friends.
A wonderful jumping castle, located in the Dorrigo Community centre, has been generously provided by Peter Gibson of Dorrigo IGA. We are also hoping that Santa will make a stop at our event, which is yet to be confirmed. Sand Art and other activities will be happening near Coronation park ( big log park)."
Made in Dorrigo street market, an initiative of the Dorrigo Chamber of Commerce is happening again in Hickory St, Dorrigo from 9am-2pm. This event showcases local products which are made, grown or produced exclusively on the Dorrigo Plateau.
"A variety of food stalls and local cafes will offer plenty of choice to satisfy hungry visitors and locals," she said.
"Live music will be provided by local musician John Peppercorn plus two local school choirs.
"A wonderful array of shops will be open for you to explore including The Peter Mortimer Gallery, Red Cedar Emporium, Iris & Elm, Dorrigo Sweet Shop, What Do You Think Miss Wink and Lily & Me, just to mention a few."
"Jump in the car and visit Dorrigo for a great day out or stay for the weekend and experience our famous country town hospitality. The plateau has accommodation to suit varying budgets from hotel to beautiful Bed & Breakfasts, so come and discover Dorrigo."
For more information visit the Made in Dorrigo Facebook page or go to dorrigo.com or phone Helen on (02)66575186.