The Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market occurs twice a month albeit at different locations and dates. I ventured to the Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market in Spotswood Kingsville and came away suitably impressed. I'd say the emphasis on 'Slow Food' is perhaps overdone but other than that this market comes as highly recommended.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market sign

On that front the definition of local produce (within 100 km's) is probably stretching the definition of 'local'. Keep in mind I am knitpicking here as to all intents and purposes the Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market feels like it is in the country. No small feat and this is probably largely to the venue and abundanace of trees and being in a park. Quite an incredible feat to make it feel like the country and to be applauded.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market stall

There is plenty of 'locally' made artisan foods and I'd say that it is it's specialty followed by fresh produce of many types. It's definitely not a bric-a-brac market if that is your type of thing.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market food

There of course are plenty of food establishments to get your coffee, pies, Spanish, pastries and more for the peckish.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market customer

It's a particularly family friendly market with a nice park area to walk within, a playground outside although I guess it might be challenged on a wet, wintery day.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market park

There is a good variety of stalls here and it's large enough to keep you entertained and occupied and not thinking I've seen everything already.

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market shop

The Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market in Spotswood is now one of my favourite Melbourne city markets. It's definitely worth visiting atleast once if you live in the western suburbs even if you don't live close to Spotswood and Kingsville.


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It's going to be another cold weekend in west Melbourne and beyond. So rug up but get out and about if you can to enjoy what the west has got to offer.

Board Games in the West (Point Cook)

Looking for something different but nice and warm as well. This family friendly event may be just right for you. On from 6PM - 11PM. Fees apply. Point Cook Community Learning Centre,1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook.

If you enjoy board games this sounds like lots of fun. There is also an adults room so if playing with lots of kids isn't your thing this event has got you covered as well. Bring along your games to share with others as well.

More details here:

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Italian Film Festival (Williamston)

Another great thing to do on a cold wintery day is watch a movie. Catch the all time classic 'Cinema Paradiso' or the modern classic 'The Great Beauty' on Sunday 5 June.


For more details:
The Great Beauty


As it's the first weekend of the month there are plenty of markets to check out if that is your kind of thing.

Markets, Saturday

Darley Community Market (Bacchus Marsh)
The Bridge Market (Ballarat)
Yarraville Village Farmers Market
Yarraville Village Craft Market
Creswick Market
Woodend Farmers Market
Daylesford Sunday Market
Laverton Market
Gisborne Olde Time Market
Ballarat Market
Bendigo Showgrounds Market

Markets, Sunday

Mamma Mia!

It's your very last opportunity to catch Mamma Mia! at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown tomorroe night.

Mamma Mia

Car Torque (Altona)

If you love classic cars and a community feel then this monthly event might be right for you.

CAR TORQUE is a regular get together on the FIRST SUNDAY of every Month 
at the Hobsons Bay Men's Shed, 280 Queen St Altona, gates open 8.30am close 3pm.

Car torque

Visitors are welcome, especially owners of classic vehicles or motorbikes to display and join in with Car Torque members and 'Talk the Torque'.

BBQ and egg and bacon rolls, tea, coffee, water and soft drinks available.

Bring the family and the dog, enjoy the day, see some great vehicles. Shed tours are available - just ask politely!

Facebook link here.

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The Wyndham Multicultural Festival was held on Sunday 29 May 2022 in Point Cook and is definitely one of the best community events or festivals I have been to. Running from 12PM through to 8:30PM at night it provided all day entertainment for lots of happy locals.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival

It was great to see lots of people out and about celebrating the event and enjoying the entertainment, stalls and the fantastic autumn weather. Apparently the festival was to celebrate 2022 lunar new year which is great albeit several months late. I understand a possible delay due to covid-19 issues earlier this year but the tie-in does seem a bit odd when the festival is happening in late May.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival entertainment

For the people and kids not so into the cultural entertainment there was plenty of activities to keep them entertained.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival food stall

It was great to have a wide variety of food to choose from and of course is one of the main reasons to go along to the Wyndham Multicultural Festival.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival clothes

Of course people always enjoy wandering past the shops. I can't say I am a big shopper and really it wasn't about the shops from what I could tell but it's still nice to peruse them as you walk by.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival food truck

But what really set the Wyndham Multicultural Festival apart from most other festivals was it's organisation and entertainment. There was no let up in the entertainment. Each act was interesting, covered different age groups, was short and sharp, quickly moved from one artist to the next, there was a great variety and there were no technical issues. All od this meant there was no time to get bored. this is a real credit to the organisers. Definitely a job well done.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival performer

About the only criticism would be the multicultural aspect of the Wyndham Multicultural Festival. it was predominantly Chinese which I definitely enjoyed but perhaps expanding on a few more cultures would have done the name 'Multicultural' greater justice. Only a small note on the Wyndham Multicultural Festival as overall this is definitely one of the most enjoyable festivals I have been to.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival lady

I noticed the children really enjoyed the live dance performers by other children while the older adults enjoyed the singing from the older performers. There was something for everyone and that is what made this festival special.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival dancers

The organisers have a lot to live up to now!

Wyndham Multicultural Festival gymnasts

More photo's from the Wyndham Multicultural Festival 2022

It looks like the weather is going to be kind to us this weekend so enjoy your favourite market or make it out to one of the special one-off events this weekend. Get out while you can as you never know when the weather will turn really bad and you're stuck at home (or the mall!).

Seaworks Twilight Market

Seaworks Twilight Market
Seaworks Twilight Market
Make it to the Seaworks Twilight Market in Williamstown tonight from 5PM to 9PM. Details and review here.

Wyndham Multicultural Festival

Wyndham Multicultural Festival in Point Cook

On Sunday there is the Wyndham Multicultural Festival in Point Cook. It's a bit odd to be celebrating the year of the tiger at this time of the year but its great to have some family friendly entertainment. It's on from 12PM-9PM so check the schedule for what interests you. For more detail:
Blacksmiths Festival
In Footscray here is the Blacksmiths Festival. I have to say this seems very specialist and not for everyone but it's on nevertheless. For the adventurous it might be worth checking out. It's on both Saturday and Sunday. Details here:


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Mamma Mia

Catch Mamma Mia! Continuing at the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown.

Growers and Makers Market - Tarneit


The Growers and Makers Market is on in Tarneit Sat 28 May (11-3pm). 6 Congo Dr, Tarneit. Catch this infrequent market while you can.

Ballarat Heritage Festival

The Ballarat Heritage Festival continues this weekend. It's your last opportunity to get to this festival.

Bendigo Showgrounds Market
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market (Spotswood)
Lancefield and District Farmers Market
Laverton Market
Eynesbury Market
Ballarat Market
Bendigo Showgrounds Market

Markets, Saturday

Markets, Sunday
The Seaworks Twilight Market is a great market held in the evenings multiple times throughout Autumn and early winter. As both an indoor and outdoor market this is fantastic as if the weather isn't so great you can still go. 

Seaworks Twilight Market

There is a selection of craft and artisan stores as well as a few food outlets including fried jam donuts. Yum! 


As a twilight market it is pretty and it's nice to be able to something different and at night during the cooler months. It's all family friendly and if you like your pub venue you can go to the local Pirates Tavern. 

Seaworks Twilight Market shops

It's on at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place Williamstown on the following nights from 5-9PM: 
  • Friday 27th May 
  • Friday 10th June 
  • Friday 24th June

There is a bit of local entertainment including friendly aliens to keep the kids happy!


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Seaworks Twilight Market store

It's well worth making a visit to Seaworks Twilight Market as it's a pleasant walk around, you might find something you like to purchase and it's just nice getting out and about during the cooler months somewhere local.

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