Bedfordview Night Market
The Bedfordview Night Market brings the biggest and best markets in the city under a canopy of stars. At this market, you can find a variety of stalls selling a range of hand-crafted items and delectable food. Offerings include finger food, delicious hearty meals, unusual street food and sweet treats, as well as gardenware, art, esoteric items and fresh flowers, just to name a few. This market takes place on the last Friday of every month at 17:00.
East Rand Crafters Market
Based in Benoni, the East Rand Crafters Market is one of the biggest in the East Rand. Offering buyers a convenient place to shop for all their needs, this market is a must-visit. With free entrance, there is no better place to shop, browse and enjoy a day out in the sun. This market also offers a range of activities to keep the kids busy, so you can bring along the whole family.
Crafts In The Park
Crafts In The Park hosts markets and car boot sales on the first Saturday of every month at Bokkie Park in Boksburg and the last Saturday of every month at the newly re-opened Bunny Park in Benoni from 09:00 - 14:30. At this market, you can expect to find quality handmade goods and yummy treats, surrounded by beautiful gardens and farm animals.
Modderfontein Farmers Market
Located in the old mining town of Modderfontein, this market is set on the picturesque grounds of Franz Hoeing Haus. Stop by on an early morning to get your fill of fresh bread, sweet preserves, delicious cheese, gorgeous gifts and produce. If this wasn't enough, soon Modderfontein will play home to a second market. The Fourways Farmers Market will be moving to the Modderfontein Nature Reserve in March 2020, so you'll be able to source even more farm fresh produce in this quiet town.
Country Fair, Carboot Sale & Food Court
Tucked away at Uncle Tim's Centre in Benoni, the Country Fair, Carboot Sale and Food Court occurs on the first Sunday of the month from 09:00 - 15:00. At this market, you can look forward to finding a wide selection of toys for the kids, secondhand bargains, jewellery, books and arts and crafts. There's also a selection of tasty goodies on offer to keep your hunger at bay.
Antique, Arts and Crafts Market
Another one of Uncle Tim's offerings, the Antique, Arts and Crafts Market is the perfect place to hunt down bargains for antique furniture, books, trinkets, china sets, figurines and collectables. And true to the ethos of the centre, this market also sells beautifully handcrafted items, fresh homemade produce and unique giftware. These markets are held on the second Sunday of the month.
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