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Business & Rural

30 October, 2020

New market for parents and kids of all ages to hit Emerald this November

THE North Queensland Babies & Kids Market is coming to Emerald this November, having booked in for Sunday 22 at the Emerald Show Grounds from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

By Ali Goddard

A hint of what's to come at a previous Babies & Kids Market

The North Queensland Babies & Kids Market is a boutique specialist market catering to parents, babies, kids, teens, and mums to be.

“Our markets are just starting. We had to cancel the Emerald market we had planned for April this year due to COVID, but now we’re operating under a CovidSafe plan and we’ll be holding our Christmas market in Emerald on November 22,” said Trisha Armstrong, the market owner and organiser.

“The Babies & Kids Market is a boutique market that caters so families with babies through to teens. We also cater to mums to be. We’re encouraging day cares and community groups to come along and network with families.

“We’re putting on the markets so parents have everything they need in one place,” said Ms Armstrong.

“There will be a lot of local businesses attending, as well as businesses from the Mackay region that will be stallholders.

“It’s an opportunity for people to shop for things that they may not already have access to here in Emerald,” said Ms Armstrong.

“It’s not like a Rotary market, it’s more the boutique and information side of things so we can link families with different businesses. We want to break the community buffer between businesses and families.

“There will be plaster moulds and other activities for the kids, and lucky door prizes businesses have donated for the adults.

“Each market is themed, with this market’s theme of course being Christmas. Kids can dress up, get involved, and even win prizes.

“We’ve been asked many times to come out to the Central Highlands – Emerald in particular.

“We intend on holding two more markets next year, and we want to bring the markets to Moranbah. If we get community support, we will do more,” said Ms Armstrong.

For more information on upcoming markets, please visit the Nth Qld Babies & Kids Market Facebook page.

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