Markets with heart and plenty to see

Plenty to see even when the markets aren't on.

By Mona Oliver

The Calliope River Historical Village Markets have been going since 2012, rising from nothing to over 200 market stalls due to hard working, forward thinking, locals.

This was in the days of very few markets and people were hungry for the experience.

Across the years Covid hit us all and the market circuit diminished somewhat but with fresh teams of volunteers and the aiding and abetting of Facebook our markets have expanded into the hundreds of stalls again.

Some of our stallholders, too many to name, have been with us since inception!

Though the Markets are our big fund raiser, we offer daily self-guided, easy-walking tours of the Village and a small kiosk for refreshments. Both are very popular, and we always receive positive feedback. These ventures allow the Historical Village to keep upgrading and restoring while offering enlightenment, education, and an entertaining insight into what once was a way of life.

People of all demographics whether it be local trade or visitors to the region, keep us going and our friendly volunteers welcome one and all.

About the Village

The Village is open to tourists and locals alike and is home to some 20 display museums and is a great place to take the grand children through the holidays.

Open seven days a week all are welcome to come check out the displays from yesteryear. Do a self-guided tour or book a group tour, school groups catered for. Volunteers are welcomed.

A small kiosk is available daily for Devonshire Teas and light snacks.

Check out their website for regular Country Market days.

Find the village at: Calliope River Historical Village, 50951 Old Bruce Highway

River Ranch, Calliope

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