The Finders Keepers Market returns to Melbourne NEXT WEEKEND, and we can’t wait to see you! Join us at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, for three days of conscious shopping, creativity and connection as we bring together 240+ amazing local and interstate makers. It’s going to be HUGE!
Kick off your weekend at The Finders Keepers Market – we’ve got DJ Small Fry soundtracking our opening night on Friday! Our green-thumb friends at The Borrowed Nursery are hosting hand-building ceramics workshops on Friday and Saturday alongside their plant stall and handmade take-home ceramics! Visitors will score free Peppermint Magazine issues all weekend in the Read & Refresh Lounge, plus all online ticket buyers go in the draw to win an annual subscription!
Some sneaky highlights above to warm you up for the weekend! We are thrilled to bring back our curated lineup of independent designers, artists, makers and foodies under one roof. Start your maker wishlist, join the conscious shopping revolution, and invest in your community by shopping small and local. Want more? The full designer lineup is right here.
Indigenous Program Recipients:
Each season we sponsor one First Nations-owned small business to join our lineup, and this season we’re welcoming TWO! Meet our Melbourne/Naarm Indigenous Program recipients, Numbulwar Numburindi Arts and Mwerre Soap & Skin!
Sips & Bites:
Catch up with our friends from Minimum Wines and Moon Dog at the FK Bar, who will be pouring all of our favs and a bunch of new brews too! We’ll have the crews from Bussy Mcbusface and Buena Onda & Co. serving coffee, and Chai Shai Fitzroy is taking over the Rathdowne St side serving their cosy, calming chai tea and Indian snacks. Fancy a feed? We’ve got you covered with TWO food and bev areas cooking up delicious eats, including Bao Melbourne, Hamsa Hummus Bar, Pasta Face and more! You can also taste, sample and take home delicious creations from makers and bakers like Keating & Co Condiments, Brookies Gin, and Cookie Doh Co. Check out the full food and drink lineup here.
Drop in and join the crafty folk from See Make Play at their kid’s Cupcake Box Decorating Workshop. Hooray! Workshop tickets are $12, with a percentage going towards the Royal Children’s Hospital. After that, treat yourself to something sweet with locally made ice cream from Billy Van Creamy or greek donuts and desserts from St. Gerrys. Yum!
Meet you at the markets!
Tickets: $5 daily entry. Kids under 12 FREE! Pre-purchase your ticket here to save time, or grab a ticket at the door.
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton – Enter via Nicholson Street.
Visit our directions page for suggested parking and transport options. The Royal Exhibition Building is a disability-accessible venue. Whilst we love our furry friends, pets are unfortunately unable to visit the markets, with the acceptance of registered assistance dogs only.
Friday 14th October 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 15th October 10am – 5pm
Sunday 16th October 10am – 5pm
Don’t forget you can follow along with all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook Event here (invite your market mates!) and our Facebook page. We will post live updates from the market all weekend on our Instagram page, and we’d love you to do the same. Use the hashtag #melbournefinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers. We’ll be re-sharing our favourites all weekend!
All set for an inspiring weekend? It’s time to BUY YOUR TICKETS and get ready to reconnect with Finders Keepers this October!