Come any Wednesday, and your shopping options are even bigger. The Main Street Market has been running for 30 years (pavements were widened specially to accommodate it) and is filled with crafts, clothing, accessories and jewellery; lots of produce from fresh foods to preserves, olive oil, pasta and sauces; and even masseurs and aromatherapists who’ll instantly de-stress you.
Held every Wednesday on beautiful Main Street Mornington, rain or shine, 9am to 3pm – visit www.facebook.com/mainstreetmarketmornington for further details and updates.
The ongoing popularity of Main Street market has made Mornington a weekly destination for hundreds of shoppers, bringing a regular boost to the local economy, particularly the cafes. Wednesday regularly is one of the busiest days of the week! “The market is known far and wide, and shares Mornington’s success as a friendly, vibrant place to be. Wednesday is ‘market day’; it’s a part of the town’s culture.” said Briars Ward Councillor Bev Colomb, while Councillor Anne Shaw commented that “Mornington market brings such a diversity of local produce and crafts to our wonderful township, it is a true tradition.” New Briars Ward Councillor Andrew Dixon enthused that “Mornington market is an awesome example of how the people make the place – it’s a huge community event! There is plenty for the whole family whether it’s budding artists or quality street food!”
Although the we aim to operate the market every week there are some weeks where this isn’t possible due to extreme weather, please see below our high wind and heat policies.
High Wind Policy: Please note that when the wind is 30km per hour or above there may be a limited number of stallholders at the market as it is a safety risk for some stallholders to set up. There are certain stalls that will still attend the market, such as fruit & veg stalls so please still come to Main Street to pick up your produce for the week.
Heat Policy: As we have experienced some extreme heat in previous summers we have implemented a heat policy:
- 40 degrees Celsius or above: The market may have limited stalls due to the heat
- 37 – 40 Degrees Celsius: Market times changed to 9am – 12pm
Becoming a Stallholder
All products offered at the market must be home made, home grown or home baked by the stallholder. Please note that all stallholders must have their own public liability insurance to trade at the Main Street Market Mornington. All applications received will be reviewed by the market committee who meet fortnightly, and a decision will be given in writing to the applicant.
All stallholders must supply their own equipment required to set up at the market, there are no powered sites on Main Street.
Full Site (3x3metre marquee) & Half Site (Trestle Table & Umbrella)
Winter Rates (May – Oct): Full Site – $120 per month or Half Site – $60 per month
Casual Winter Rates: $45 per week
Summer Rates (Nov – Apr): Full Site – $200 per month or Half Site – $100 per month
Casual Summer Rates: $65 per week
Must be home made, home grown or home baked by the stallholder
Must register their business on www.streatrader.health.vic.gov.au – please visit this website for further information.
If you would like to download the application form please click the link below or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have completed the application form you will need to email or post it back to the office with images of your products and any other supporting documents you require.
Mornington Chamber of Commerce
Po Box 40
Mornington VIC 3931
Ph: 03 5975 4522