We’re back, Melbourne! We’re so excited to bring you another incredible line-up of mindful makers and inspiring creatives! There are over 250 stalls to discover at the Royal Exhibition Building, delicious food, interactive workshops, and live DJs all weekend! Read on to discover this season’s market highlights.
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. The full designer lineup is right here.
The Change Room:
Meet a swag of positive change-makers in the new fashion-centric zone, The Change Room. Bring your worn-out textiles and see how they can be recycled with Upparel. Shop IRL from cult underwear label Nala, ethical jeans label Hera Denim, and Tiktok fave Swim by Elly, who handmakes sustainable swimwear. Discover plant-dyed clothing by TOR and try on your new fave hat as we welcome back Will & Bear – plus many more fair fashion labels!
Food & Drink:
We are super excited to announce a drool-worthy line-up of local food trucks and vendors to fuel you for a big market day out! Bao Melbourne will serve up their warm and fluffy buns alongside Hamsa Hummus Bar with their wholesome bowls and vegan shwarma. You’ll also find local favourites Mister Alejandro, Nem n’ Nem Food Truck, The Funguys Mushroom Kitchen and That Arancini Guy.
Indulge your sweet tooth at our Sweet Spot, where a delightful lineup of delectable treats awaits! Mrs. Browne Bakes is back with her coveted cookies, Billy Van Creamy will cool you down with their creamy scoops and Lisboa Caffe will serve up authentic Portuguese tarts. Don’t forget to stock up on some heavenly caramel sauce from Misty’s, or savour a slice of freshly baked pie from Cakehouse Collective. And if you’re in the mood for something hot and delightful, Jamm’d Dessert Bar is frying up delicious Danish donuts!
Indigenous Maker Lineup:
This season, we welcome Indigenous start-up Gardening On Country as our Indigenous Program recipient. This Australian-made brand uses about 75 plastic bottle lids to make long-lasting gardening tools! Read our Creative Catch-Up here to learn more. We also welcome back Haus of Dizzy, Wulkuraka Designs, Alejandro Lauren, Baljil Arts and Sea Bubs.
ClassBento is joining the Finders Keepers fun, shaking things up with their Cocktail Making Masterclass on Friday night hosted by the passionate mixologists from Pineapple Jam. On Saturday, unleash your inner artist and join a Paint For Fun class and on Sunday, relax and enjoy ceramic pottery painting with Studio Soli. Book your spot here.
Our pals at See Make Play are back with a bunch of super cute crafty workshops for the kids (and kids at heart). Decorate a cotton cap, craft your own glitter cookie keyring or papier-mâché cupcake with entry to all workshops donating to Starlight Australia. Drop in and play!
Bars, Brews & Beats:
Kick back with a bevvy from our bars hosted by Minimum Wines (new vintage release!), Listo (margaritas & mocktails!) and Molly Rose Brewing (with a bottle shop!) while listening to live DJ sets. Coffee on Cue and Buena Onda & Co will keep us fuelled across the weekend with hot coffee, and Allpress will have their NEW cold filter cans.
Peppermint x Finders Keepers:
The crew from Peppermint Magazine will also be joining us with their locally made mag choc-full of sustainability gems, brands doing good and free sewing patterns. We think you’ll love them too, and for your chance to WIN one of 5 annual subscriptions, pre-purchase your ticket online, and you’ll go in the running!
Cocobella x Finders Keepers:
This season, we’re welcoming the crew from Cocobella, who will have you sorted if you’re looking for a place to recharge – both your phone and your body! Find comfy chairs alongside charging stations at the Cocobella re-charge lounge so you can cool down and refresh yourself!
See you at the markets!
Tickets: Our tickets are $6, with kids under 13 FREE! Buy them on the door (cashless only) or pre-purchase online now. When you pre-purchase your tickets, you’ll go in the running to win one of five annual subscriptions to Peppermint Magazine!
Visit our directions page for suggested parking and transport options. Whilst we love our furry friends, pets are not able to visit the markets, with the acceptance of registered assistance dogs only.
Site Map: Download a digital map here
Friday 13th October 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 14th October 10am – 5pm
Sunday 15th October 10am – 5pm
Don’t forget you can follow along with all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook event and page here (invite your market mates!). We will post live updates from the market on our Instagram page all weekend, and we’d love you to do the same. Use the hashtag #melbournefinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers. We’ll be re-sharing our favourites all weekend!