February 9, 2021
A new monthly market is set to enliven Nanango’s CBD within a few weeks.
The aim of the market – to be held on the third Sunday of every month – is to bring some life and colour to the centre of town at a time when it is usually deserted, as well as provide local residents and visitors with a fun, new shopping experience.
The markets are the brainchild of Sassy Mama boutique owner Sharon Johnson and are being sponsored by the Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA).
Sharon said the idea of CBD markets came to her in February last year when NaTDA helped organise a sidewalk sale in Drayton Street to raise funds for bushfire victims in Cobargo.
Despite some rain on the day, the event was a great success, helping to raise more than $8200 for Cobargo’s fire victims.
Sharon said she wanted to bring more activity to Nanango’s CBD which was often a ghost town from midday Saturday through to Monday morning.
“This is a real pity because weekends are the time when most tourists and visitors come to our region,” Sharon said.
The first Nanango Sunday Sidewalk Sale will run from 7:00am to about 1:00pm on Sunday, March 21, along the footpaths in Drayton, Henry and Fitzroy streets.
The markets will not sell fresh fruit and vegetables or secondhand clothing or good, to avoid interfering with the businesses of CBD traders.
Instead, Sharon is hoping that crafts people and artisans will set up shop – and at just $5 for two tables worth of space, they can have plenty of room to display their wares.
The markets will also offer two sausage sizzle spaces free of charge to local community groups so they can use the event for fundraising.
And while the new markets will initially run on the third Sunday of each month, they could be held more often if there is sufficient demand.
Potential stallholders who would like to find out more information can phone Sharon on 0411-783-274 or email her