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Artisan Christmas Markets – Adelaide


Dirty Girl Kitchen presents……Artisan Christmas Markets


Your Christmas has just come early. Two weeks early actually. Dirty Girl Kitchen is happy to announce our very first Pop-Up market party in Victoria Square Friday December 12th (12 noon – 9 pm) and Saturday December 13th (10 am – 7 pm) and it’s free for the whole family.

The event will showcase artisan gifts, food and fashion made in Australia with a local focus of course. As well as being a unique shopping experience for Christmas shoppers it will also be a place for people to enjoy the Christmas spirit from lunch time to sundown each night. So whether you’re in the market for some hand-made gifts, someone to wrap them for you, a unique gem from our nana’s cupboard or just a drink, a feed and a place to dance the sun down, put these dates in your diaries and meet us at the market.

*  Food stalls for take home Christmas goodies (not so free)

*  Crafty & Artsy gifts (also not free)

*  A Granny Skills Retro Wrapping service using wrapping from recycled materials nicked from granny’s cupboards nationwide (donation to Granny Skills Foundation and CWA)

*  Music and dance floor (Fun and Free) and stupid dancing allowed

*  Closet Collective – Vintage Clothes (Cheap as and Vintage, hosted by the adorable Katie Spain of SA Weekend and the Advertiser)

*  Nana’s Cupboard – Vintage crockery (Those gems you have been searching for at op shop prices)

*  Kids edible Xmas Decoration making and gingerbread classes (FREE and like babysitting)

*  Hipster Homesteading to make Xmas Jams, Chutneys for gifts (Almost FREE)

*  Our Long table Xmas lunch (Saturday) register online and bring a plate (potluck) FREE

*  Land Rover Bar and our Oyster Ute Bar featuring Eyre Peninsulas finest Oysters and Scott Wines bubbles

*  Fall From Grace in the City (the coolest wine shop of them all from McLaren Vale for the weekend)

*  Gourmet Hot Dogs by Richard Gunner of FEAST Fine Foods, Mike’s Salt & Pepper squid, Steven ter Horst’s   Christmas dessert bar, Loca Pops, the cold brew king Mr Mischief + more food & drink

*  Our favorite Organic Market, the Mini Market Shed is popping up in the square

*  Christmas Cooking stage, for a fool-proof Xmas – tips and tricks from some of our favorite SA producers and chefs, hosted by Lambs’ Ears & Honey’s Amanda McInerney (FREE, fun and embarrassing questions are allowed and encouraged)


More info will be released over the next few weeks. Bring on the silly season……


Huge thanks to Splash Adelaide and the Adelaide City Council for their support in making this event happen. As well as the volunteers, tirelessly giving their time, enthusiasm and encouragement.

This is a not for profit event and all monies raised go to the Granny Skills Movement, a foundation set up by Dirty Girl Kitchen’s Founder, Rebecca Sullivan.

So if you are an artisan producer or maker and want to be part of our market, please email me ASAP as spots are filling fast.


About the Granny Skills Movement

Aims and Objectives of the movement

–        To reconnect us to our land and communities both urban and rural

–        To pass down basic cooking skills to the next generation

–        Actively work toward positive ageing by placing elderly persons into schools and community groups to teach basic cooking skills – Skills Sharing between both groups – children and adults, the children then cook for meals on wheels and retirement homes

–        Re-skill the elderly and create encore income and voluntary programs

–        Work with children around seasonal and local food

–        Encourage less waste by being frugal ‘like our grannies used to’

–        Develop students skills in literacy and numeracy

–        Develop students skills in critiquing, designing and making.