Bellingen Community Markets returns Saturday 18 December

We have waited four long months for this day and its going to be a big beautiful celebration of our mighty community spirit , just in time for Christmas.

Well done to our stallholders, volunteers and crew on your resilience. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

We have a very full market, bursting at the seams with a few new artisans and crafters joining us, which is great to see.

If for whatever reason you cant attend as a stallholder when you have booked, please email or call us today to advise. We have over 30 casuals on our waiting list keen to attend, so let me know asap so another can take your place.

15 December marks the day when NSW opens up to everyone (vaxed and non vaxed). Be aware we will have many visitors from the big cities visiting our market. The Covid rules may have relaxed by Covid has not, so please continue to wear a mask when you can’t distance and use sanisizer. Hot food stalls still need to distance people 1.5m waiting in line so please bring your ground markers. Click here to read the new Government rules from 15.12.21. Your vigilance will help keep our community safe.

Because of the influx of Covid cases on the mid north coast and because we attract many, we will continue the QR code sign in. thanks

We are very proud and excited to finally present our inclusive event every month from here on in. With over 260 diverse stalls we have something for everyone, including a good mix of delicious food and coffee.

It’s definitely the place to be every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Read on to find out why.

Live music on the main stage with the Lonesome Boatmen

The Lonesome Boatmen are an original country blues, folk and celtic soul duo consisting of Phil Levy and Steve Gilbert who reinterpret traditional songs in a new light. They are both accomplished musicians and accompany their songs with fingerpicking guitar, harmonica and mandolin and banjo.

They were both members of long time Nth Coast World music band The Romaniacs. They have won best instrumental and best country song categories with two of Phil’s tunes at The North Coast Music Awards (The Dolphin Awards)

Both Phil and Steve have played many festivals and session recordings. Phil has been hosting “The Not Quite Folk Jam “ at the Eltham Hotel for 11 years. One of the most successful jams on the North Coast. Steve Gilbert has been noted as one of Australia’s finest harmonica players. He has played on Aria winning albums with TI legend Seaman Dan and toured with Shane Howard (Goanna Band)

For more info please contact:

Check out their music video –

See and hear them on the main stage from 10am – 2.30pm

Bellingen Youth Group

As our community group for the day they will be on the gates welcoming visitors and shaking the bucket for needed donations for their youth activities so please give where you can. thanks

Free hula hoop session

Join Jesse Jeanes at 8.30am on side of footy oval for a free hula hoop session. Session hoops supplied for free and also available for purchase.This is a great chance to move your hips and body in such a way that makes you feel great !

Santa is coming !

Catch Santa and his little helper on the side of the oval. They will be giving out treats and taking santa photos if your keen.

We’re expecting a big day this Saturday so do come prepared and that means for our radical weather too. The weatherman says sunny and cloudy for the 18th, but how quickly things can change. Click here to read BOM Gov weather report. The grounds are in great shape ready for us to converge, collaborate and celebrate Bello Markets and all within.

Have a fabulous week ahead and see you bright eyed and bushy tailed this Saturday.


Kaz Selbie

Bellingen Community Markets Manager

M: 0400 261 693