Umina Beach Markets turn five

Umina Beach Markets is set to celebrate its fifth birthday this December with its monthly event held on Sunday, December 20.

Since opening in December 2015 with just 60 stalls, the markets have now grown to feature over 100 regular stall holders.

Event organiser Ricky Simoes said the markets started off as just an idea to see the potential of the Umina area.

“The very first event was a great success – it blew me away how many people from the community flocked to the first event,” Simoes said.

“The market has had its ups and downs, bad weather and the recent COVID-19, but the pleasant community spirit is always there.

“What makes this market so great is all the stall holders and the inspiring stories behind them … it’s buying with meaning.”

Simoes said the size of the markets had been reduced due to social distancing requirements, with buskers to return for the December event.

Art, jewellery, home décor, fashion labels, providore items and a range of street food will also be on offer to visitors.

The markets will run from 9am-2pm at Peninsula Recreational Precinct on Sydney Ave, Umina Beach.

Media statement, Nov 27
Event organiser Umbala Events, Ricky Simoes

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