The small country town of Fernvale is normally a peaceful and quiet area 60km from Brisbane. With a wealth of fresh air, playgrounds and picnic tables, locals and campers enjoy the solitude away from the busy cities and stressful work life. Every Sunday morning however things change in Fernvale with the peace busting Fernvale Country Market. Cars park up from over a kilometer away from the local Primary School as people from all over the state descend in a bid to buy fresh produce, arts and crafts or dig up a rare antique that's been locked away for years in a garage.
Fernvale Country Market offers a true blue insight to the suburban world in Australia. Before you even walk into the gates you find pick up trucks outside selling live chickens and sometimes even puppies. The market has been operating since 1988 and you can still feel a twinge of its original vibe in the air. Like most country markets there are a number of stalls selling fresh local produce and delicious homemade jams.
Having grown considerably in size and appealing to more and more visitors each week, there are now a great number of second hand stalls where the vendors offer everything and anything. Fernvale Country Market is a real trash or treasure place and with its interchanging sellers and items there is always something new to discover.
If you're a vintage and antiques enthusiast, you'll love Fernvale. It's famous for its authentic high-quality pieces, but be ready to do a bit of rummaging - it's worth it! The vendors here sell anything from old books and records to antique and ornate homeware items. Some of the products on display require a little TLC but for the prices you purchase them for this is a small if not meaningless issue. Vintage coat stands and post war rocking chairs are an easy find. Search deep in the boxes of seemingly random items and unearth a magical treasure. Handcrafted early century pocket watches alongside Victorian costume jewelry dazzle and sparkle in the sunlight.
When you visit Fernvale Country Market, make sure to take a break and stop by one of the amazing cafes for some refreshing treats. The food is cooked using fresh ingredients straight from the market, giving it a delicious and satisfying taste. If you're looking to add some life to your garden, keep an eye out for the fruit tree stall. They're known to have the best prices in the area. And finally, don't leave Fernvale without trying the world-famous Old Fernvale Bakery. People come from far and wide to taste their award-winning pies - with over 100 flavors to choose from, you're sure to find one you love. Trust us, one bite and you'll understand why it's so popular.
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