Autumn Market set to delight

April 3, 2024 BY

Lauren McQuade Handmade will be one of the artists presenting their wares at Warralily's Autumn Market. Photo: GINGER + MINT.

WARRALILY’S Autumn Market has become a highlight for locals in Geelong and along the Surf Coast, and the event will be presented again next weekend.

Presented by Picadilly Events at Mirrambeena Park, the day will be filled with local artisans and creators, with everything from handcrafted furniture to unique nature-inspired jewellery.

Stallholders include many familiar favourites, as well as newcomers such as S. Chevillet Furniture with ottomans, footstools and reupholstered pieces crafted in Armstrong Creek and Moku Moku Designs’ hand-made jewellery of polymer clay and resin.

A market favourite, Lauren McQuade Handmade, embodies the soul of local artisans and makers.

The small batch ceramics business was born from McQuade’s desire to enjoy slow living by the Surf Coast.

McQuade said making ceramics her career was a dream come true.

“From the moment I sat at the wheel, I fell in love with the craft. It offered a change of pace from my busy lifestyle – a meditation.

Tunes on the day will be suppled by Moto Bella’s Vespa DJ setup. Photo: SUPPLIED


“I love introducing market goers to my one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics.

“Markets like Warralily’s often contribute to community spirit and support local businesses, making them an integral part of the social fabric.”

For more local talent, look out for Geelong artost Arty Chelles Corner or This Design’s handmade jewellery accentuated by beautiful gemstones and lustrous pearls.

For something spicy, try The Chilli Crew’s preservative-free fermented hot sauces.

On the entertainment front, children can delight in face painting, cuddle furry farm friends, or explore the Mirambeena shipwreck-inspired

playground while grooving to the beats of Moto Bella, Australia’s unique DJ musical experience on wheels.

Bring a picnic blanket or use one supplied at the market and indulge in a diverse array of culinary delights from local vendors including 3rd Reef Coffee, Those LiRle Poffertjes, Gypsy Burger, Vietnam Food House, Oz Whip Gelato, Food Station Mexican and Eye Turkish food.

Warralily’s Autum Market will be held at Mirambeena Park, Warralily Boulevard, Armstrong Creek on April 6 from 10am to 3pm.

For more information, follow @Warralily on Instagram.