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Open

8.30am to 1.30pm

When

3rd Sunday of every Month

  • 17 November 2019
    Country Roots & Blues Festival
  • 15 December 2019
  • 19 January 2020
  • 16 February 2020
  • 15 March 2020
  • 19 April 2020
  • 17 May 2020

Where

Centennial Park

Sharp Steet

Cooma NSW

News & Events

Cooma Country, Roots & Blues Music Festival

November 16, 2019

As part of the Cooma Rotary markets and building upon the success of the Busking Championships, a Country, Roots & Blues (“CRAB”) Music Festival will be held Sunday, 17 November in Centennial Park, Cooma. After last year’s success, a second event has been organised for 2019. The combination of the CRAB and Markets on Sunday following the Busking Championships on Saturday will combine to make Cooma a great weekend destination for music and family entertainment.

 

The CRAB on Sunday features a line-up of five fabulous performers :–

- Stormcellar

- Den Hanrahan

- Christina Crofts Band 

- PJ O’Brien Band

- Sam Joole (late addition!)

In addition to the great music, this year Rotary will be catering with - 

Southern themed food menu for breakfast and lunch "Food for your belly and your soul!"

BREAKFAST 

- "Biscuits" and spiced sausage mince gravy.

- "Biscuits" and egg and bacon (sandwich)

- Big breakfast (combo of all)

LUNCH

- Jalapeno Chilli (optional) and cornbread smothered in cheese

 Entry is free (as usual!) and music starts at 9am and finishes at about 3pm.

DUCK RACE!

October 18, 2019

Annual Duck Race and water saeth monthj

Be A F.A.S.T thinker and support Stroke Week at the Cooma Markets

September 14, 2019

support week. stroke spring is here and so is stroke Spring is here and so is 

Support Monaro High School P&C and have fun at the Market

August 17, 2019

A fabulous market this August

Warm up at the July Rotary Winter Market in Cooma

July 20, 2019

A great range of goods for you at the July Winter Markets

Rug up for a great market in June

June 15, 2019

Winter is here and we had a great selection of stalls in June, including fresh apples from Canberra and a great range of clothing, arts and crafts. Expect another great market coming up in July.

May Markets 2019

May 18, 2019

Winter is on the way and May is a great month to be in Cooma for the Markets

EASTER MARKETS

April 20, 2019

Easter is almost here. So, come down to Centennial Park on Easter Sunday and enjoy the Rotary Markets. We'll have lots of stalls, the "Lifegate" Easter Egg Hunt for the kids starting at 7.00am at the playground, plus lots more ....

March Markets & Multicultural Festival

March 16, 2019

The Annual Cooma Multicultural Festival is on again. So come on down to the Centennial Park and be entertained by performers representing cultures from all over the world, while enjoying great food too!

….. and, as usual, pick up a bargain or something unique from the great selection of Arts & Crafts, Clothing, Plants and much more.

February Markets - Featuring Live Country Music & RSPCA Pet Parade

February 16, 2019

Come on down and enjoy the Markets in Centennial Park on Sunday 17 February. Lots of new stalls, as well as the regulars. Plenty of seasonal produce. Bring the kids down and enjoy summer in the park. 

ENTERTAINMENT: Country Music entertainer Pete Byfield will be playing at the Markets.

These Markets feature the RSPCA's annual PET Parade. So, if you're proud of your pet, enter it into the parade, or if you just love animals, come down and see people's favourite pets!

January Markets - Welcome to the New Year!

January 19, 2019

The January markets enjoyed perfect weather. What a relief from the previous hot weather! There were about 30 stalls for visitors to enjoy, including seasonal produce - hazelnuts, garlic, potatoes, eggs, honey etc - all from our region. Lots of arts and crafts too. We also had a visit for the first time of a seller of welded steel fire-pits. A huge rage of artistic pieces.

We were entertainment by Martin Lambert from about 11am to 1pm. Martin is a solo guitarist re-interpreting classic hits from the Seventies era and original jazz/blues-flavoured compositions. 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS - Get your special Gifts!

December 15, 2018

Come to the Christmas Markets on Sunday 16 December to buy a special gift from the great selection of Arts & Crafts, Clothing, Plants and much more ...... It's great timing too! 9 days before Christmas.

 

The Cooma District Band will be playing Christmas tunes and Santa will be there for the kids to!!

With the weather warming up, it should be a great day out for the family in Cooma's special Centennial Park. Entertainment for the kids, great food and a wonderful place to catch up with family and friends.

November Markets - Country, Roots and Blues (CRAB) Music Festival

November 17, 2018

WOW! What a day! Weather was great almost 50 stall and lots of visitors.

 

But, the SPECIAL event was what made this market different - the inaugural Cooma Country, Roots and Blues (CRAB) music festival. There were four high quality acts that entertained us for the day - Stormcellar, Den Hanrahan, Bonnie Kay & the Bonafides and Matt Southon. Lots of great feedback - and yes, we do plan to do it again next year!!

 

Thanks to everyone who came along and a special thanks Michael Barry from Stormcellar for organising the entertainment and to the performers who all travelled to Cooma. And it was all for FREE! This was made possible by Stormcellar and Cooma Rotary Club - providing service to the community.

Special Busking Markets - Saturday 3 November

November 04, 2018

Another great day (and weekend) - warm and sunny. Everyone enjoyed the best busking talent from all over the country and enjoyed our great stalls as well! Fabulous day out - great food, entertainment, arts and crafts, clothing and more.

Annual Duck Race - October Markets

October 20, 2018

Well, what a great day Sunday turned out to be! Sunny, with lots of families enjoying the markets. Lots of great stalls with quality arts and crafts, clothing and local produce.

 

And of course the Annual Duck Race was on. Lot's of entries and lots of generous prize sponsors. The event raised approximately $3,000 for local schools learn to swim programmes. A special thanks to Elaine Schofield for organising the event.

Cooma Roots & Blues Festival - November Markets

November 17, 2018

UPDATE: The Cooma Roots and Blues Festival will be part of the November Markets. There will be a number artists playing - including Stormcellar and Den Hanrahan plus more .....

SEPTEMBER MARKETS - Welcome to Spring in Cooma!

September 15, 2018

Winter is behind us, and the September markets should be a great start to Spring. So, come on down - we are expecting quite a few stalls as we enter the warmer weather.

The COOMA DISTRICT BAND will be playing 11am to 12pm.

We have quite a line up for the next few markets:

21 October - The annual Duck Race with lots of prizes. In support of learn to swim programme.

3 November (Saturday) - Special markets to coincide with the annual Busking Championships.

18 November - We are planning a Cooma Blues and Roots Music Festival as part of the markets.

.... plus more later.

AUGUST MARKETS - COLD! THANKYOU FOR THE DROUGHT RELIEF CONTRIBUTIONS

August 19, 2018

The August markets were COLD! At the finish we had snow flurries. We ended up with with 11 stallholders braving the cold and windy conditions. 

Despite the weather, we raised just under $1,300 for the Drought Relief Appeal. A big THANKYOU to everyone who contributed!

July Markets

July 18, 2018

After a cold and foggy start to the day, the sun came out mid-morning and things warmed up! We had 24 stalls. The hot food, including homemade soup was appreciated by our visitors - many passing through on the way to the snow. Speaking of which .... Loie & Ray Herbert were there holding their winter 2nd hand Ski Gear Charity Sale - to raise funds for the mountain people of Nepal. Depending on circumstances, they intend to be at the August markets - so stay tuned to this website!

June Markets

June 16, 2018

Despite being reasonable weather for a winters day (cool, partly overcast) visitor numbers were low and a number of stallholders cancelling due to Bureau of Meteorology forecast of high wind and rain - neither of which occurred! As a result we had 16 stallholders, and a smaller than usual market. Those that did attend had a nice day!

Fantastic May Markets!

May 20, 2018

The May Market was fantastic! Great weather - Sunny (maybe a bit cool to start with). We had almost 50 stalls and great entertainment from JEB 3 on the stage. We had quite a number of community groups attend too, which was great. These included RSPCA's "Million Paws Walk", the MHERV Mens' Health Van, the Cooma Scouts, Berridale CWA, RFS, Monaro Rail Trail and LAOKO. 

 

We  also had the Australian Army come through! They were from the Royal Military College – Duntroon. They are conducting a peace-keeping training exercise in Cooma until 1 June. They are also planning an open day on 26 May from 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Railway Station. (more information on Council's website)

April Market - windy but very entertaining!

April 14, 2018

Despite the windy weather, and lower than usual visitor and stallholder numbers, the April markets were very entertaining! Blues band "Stormcellar" was a great hit, playing for almost 3 hours. The band said they loved playing in such a great location, to such an enthusiastic audience. "Stormcellar" was supported by local entertainer, Oscar Litchfield. Oscar entertained with many of his own compositions. Great to see locally grown talent entertaining to such a high standard and enthusiasm. I'm sure we'll see a lot more of Oscar. 

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