First stop – Melbourne!
We’re back Melbourne! Break out the sunshine, or at the least the coffee because this weekend is going to be BIG! We’re so excited to bring you another incredible line-up of mindful makers and inspiring creatives! There are over 270 stalls to discover plus Instagram-worthy food and loads of live entertainment all weekend.
Join us this Friday October 18th if you’re up for escaping weekend crowds and down for a happy hour 3-5pm! Day hours are perfect for families as well as parents n’ prams eager to conquer a creative day out. We welcome Lunch Lady back to Finders Keepers, this season taking things up a kid-friendly notch with a giant coloring-in wall by Melbourne local artist Beci Orpin. Stay on from 3 pm – 5 pm for our Happy Hour and shop with champagne in hand – or sit back with a market mate and enjoy the entertainment on offer. We’ll also be serving the legendary FK Spritz to get the spring in your step, made with our favoruite Brookies Gin! The fun kicks on all weekend, Saturday, October 19, 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, October 20, 10 am – 5 pm.
In Melbourne, we welcome our Indigenous Program recipient Gammin Threads. Gammin Threads is a one-woman show creating empowering ‘chillwear’ that pays respect to both women and aboriginal culture. Designed and printed in Melbourne, this is a must-see stall this weekend.
Friday 18th October: 12 pm – 9 pm (happy hour is 3 pm – 5 pm!)
Saturday 19th October: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 2oth October: 10 am – 5 pm
Some sneaky highlights above to put the spring in your step and get you ready for the sunny season’s amazing stallholders. Finders Keepers are so thrilled to bring you over 270 independent designers, artists and makers all under one roof, making shopping small business in a BIG way super easy. Want more? The full design directory is right here.
Spot a frankie – pick it up! That’s right, FREE frankie magazines will be scattered around The Royal Exhibition Building once again and all weekend as part of frankie in the wild. Don’t forget to post your frankie magazine on Instagram and tell everyone about your find by using the hashtag #frankieinthewild #melbournefinderskeepers. You know what they say -FINDERS, KEEPERS!
OH! AND ALSO! frankie will have their annual FK exclusive subscription offer available ALL SEASON! Click here to get frankie in your mailbox at a very rare discounted rate.
Food & Drink:
Who’s hungry for more? It’s time to prepare your belly for feasting! From bao to burgers, we have you fuelled! Seek out Wonderbao for a cloud-like treat, Nutie for your donut cravings and Billy van Creamy for a vegan ice-cream hit! PLUS we are so lucky to have Melbourne’s cheese-loving Firecracker onsite again ready to melt your tastebuds with cheesy-as toasties and grazing boards to match with our beautiful wine offerings all weekend!
Drool over the full line-up of what’s on offer here.
Discovering local musicians and DJs at Finders Keepers is a BIG part of our festival-feel weekends. Bring the kids along Saturday and Sunday for interactive fun with Rachel Heart plus discover a bunch of emerging musicians and DJs including crowd favourite DJ Tanzer spinning nostalgic 90s and up-and-comer FEELDS with his dynamic soundscape set. Check out the Spotify playlist here and plan your weekend at Finders Keepers by getting to know the full Entertainment line-up here.
Lunch Lady, Beci Orpin & Tired Parents Booth:
Hello Lunch Lady and hello hours of fun for the kids! Come along this weekend and join the clever team at Lunch Lady magazine who has partnered with Melbourne artist Beci Orpin to create a HUGE colouring-in wall – ready to come to life! There’s also loads of amazing Lunch Lady merch and (*happy dance*) a Tired Parents Booth if you’re feeling like a market massage!
Xero x Finders Keepers:
Our 2019 partner Xero, proudly sponsoring our debut stallholders, have you sorted if you’re looking for a place to re-charge – both your phone and your body! Find comfy chairs alongside charging stations at the Xero re-charge lounge so you can *breath* and reboot!
Don’t forget you can follow along at the market or from home on our social media pages! This season is all about finding, loving and KEEPING! We’ll be perusing the building all weekend, snapping stallholders and sharing their stories!
Be sure to check out our GIFs on Instagram by searching ‘finders keepers’ and share your Finders Keepers experience with us – we’ll be sharing adventures all weekend. Just be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #findlovekeep!
We also have our Facebook Event here (hint: invite your friends!) and as always, we will be posting live updates from the Finders Keepers market all weekend on our Instagram page and we’d love you to do the same.