Maryborough’s iconic craft and fresh produce market will be back in the city’s central business district in less than two weeks, reopening on Thursday 28 May 2020.
This follows State Government advice that outdoor markets are now allowed under COVIDSafe distancing restrictions from Saturday, May 16.
The COVID-enforced close-down is the first time Maryborough markets have not operated since being launched more than 30 years ago.
Markets organiser, Fraser Coast Tourism & Events, is working with stallholders keen to return and a strong social media and public relations campaign is being planned to encourage people back to the event.
“Interest has been building for a return to the markets and each week we have been fielding more calls,” FCTE Events manager Robyn Peach said.
“Some stallholders were able to make alternative arrangements, but others have closed their business for the last three months.
“They are keen to come back to Maryborough because of its popularity, but many will have to reinstate their supply lines which is why we have given ourselves two weeks to plan the opening,” Ms Peach said.
There will be new COVID-Safe arrangements on hygiene and social distancing. Stalls will be spaced according to Queensland Health COVID-Safe regulations under stage 1 of the roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions.
Initially the markets will operate only in Adelaide Street and City Hall green if required.
Stallholders wanting to apply for a market permit should call Telaine Feeney – 0419 674 710 of email
Customers are encouraged to follow social media https://www.facebook.com/mbmarkets/ for more information on reopening plans.
Article provided by Fraser Coast Tourism & Events – May 15, 2020.
Photo’s by Kim Parnell – What’s On Fraser Coast