Valley Market Warburton

Sunday 3rd March 2024

We are gearing up to our next Warburton Valley Market on Sunday 3rd March, 11am-3pm and would like to welcome Leigh Sloggett to the market stage!

Leigh Sloggett March 2024

Leigh Sloggett’s earthy songwriting and commanding style extends into Blues, Folk and Country music and is delivered with evocative timbres and a soulful touch on searing roots guitar. The musicality of Chris Riseley on double bass and Matt Crump on drums add an extra dimension of depth and vitality creating a distinctive musical experience.

In October 2022 Leigh released his fourth album titled ‘Wait for the Change’ which went on to reach No.1 on the US based ‘Roots Report Top 50 Australian Album Chart’ and No.10 on the ‘Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart’. In the UK it was also ‘Album of the Month’ on West Norfolk Radio’s ‘The Sunday Show’. His 2012 album ‘More Than I Need’ reached No.8 on the ‘Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart’. As well as numerous festival appearances, Leigh has toured internationally and has twice been a finalist in the MBAS Blues Challenge – most recently with his trio in 2023. Leigh has been performing consistently over two decades and continues to build his reputation as a unique songwriter and guitarist.

Enjoy Indian hot food for lunch with live music on the lawn and a large array of stalls with art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Valley Market Feb CANCELLED

Sadly, due to extreme heat and high winds forecast for this Sunday 4th Feb, we have had to make the difficult decision to CANCEL the Warburton Valley Market this month.

This is never an easy decision to make and we have had to take into consideration the safety of all. 

Factors we have taken into consideration are:

  • It does not feel safe to be putting up marquees in high winds
  • High winds cause marquees to be at risk of damage to people and property
  • Risk of exposure to high temperatures of patrons and stallholders
  • Fire Rating; whilst only rated high at this stage, due to Warburton’s limited exit routes, should a fire break out, safety risk is increased.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 3rd March in beautiful autumnal Warburton.


Warburton Valley Market

Sunday 4th February 2024

The Warburton Valley Market is back for 2024, starting Sunday 4th February, 11am-3pm behind The Arts Centre Warburton.

Come and join us for a lovely day out by the Birrarung (Yarra) river in beautiful Warburton

Enjoy Indian hot food for lunch with live music on the lawn and a large array of stalls with art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

February Valley Market Musicians

Returning to the market all the way from Brazil we have the Forró Lamparina band.


Forró Lamparina delivers to the public an authentic experience with traditional instruments and arrangements of a very popular genre of Brazilian music/party called forró. The word lamparina is the Portuguese name for the kerosene lamp used back in the days in Brazil especially in underdeveloped areas where forró comes from. Many forró parties have been carried out at the light of the lamparina. Lamparina is sure to present a very vibrant performance navigating between heart warming slow paced songs and fast paced ones where not moving the body is not an alternative.

Starting off the music for 2024 at midday we have local duo – Awol Monks.

AWOL MONKS are an acoustic duo from The Yarra Valley. The band formed in 2020 from two music loving friends who met in their teens and reignited their passion for music with a shared love of Artists such as Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Jimi Hendrix.

AWOL MONKS brings a unique brand of entertainment fusing soaring vocals and enchanting rhythms, captivating audiences with their engaging and theatrical performance. Boasting a mixture of originals and unique interpretations of covers, AWOL MONKS will make you want to dance and sing along. Their musical chemistry and passion is known to silence the room! Or silence the Cicadas in this case…

See you there with your dancing shoes on!


Warburton Valley Market January Break

Warburton Valley Market is taking January off. 

See you Sunday 3rd Feb.

All 2024 dates are available on the website: 

Warburton Valley Market is taking January off!

See you Sunday 3rd Feb.

All 2024 dates are available on the website:

We’d like to thank our sponsors Yarra Ranges Council & Upper Yarra Community Enterprise.

Have a great summer!!


Warburton Valley Market 3rd December 2023

This Sunday 3rd December 11am-3.30pm, Warburton Valley Market will once again be collaborating with The River Folk Festival

There will be a full line up of artists to include a youth showcase, kids African drum and dance workshop with Kofi Kunkpe and @Frank Adjei and performance from Kofi Kunkpe & The Yarra Drummers!

There will be lots of stalls with Indian Hot Food for lunch, local produce, art craft and 2nd hand goods!

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Warburton by the river behind the Warburton Arts Centre!

Thank you to Vic Health, Yarra Ranges Council and Upper Yarra Community enterprise for sponsoring the market and activities.

Photos thanks to Kate Baker photography.


Warburton Valley Market 5th November 2023

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday 5th November 11am-3pm for The Warburton Valley Market. 

As Spring heads into Summer, it is going to be a glorious day along the Birrarung as we enjoy the natural beauty of Warburton in the Yarra Valley.

We have an amazing line up this month with three fantastic local bands; Lothlorien, Follow the Robin and The Constellations.


90s festival Afro Celtic Folk Funk Trio Lothlorien are in re-formation again after a long hiatus. 

With Nic Morrey on 12 string and vocals, Michael Arvanitakis on double bass and cello and Roderick McLeod on kora, hand pan and percussion this trio will give a taste of their world music folk fusion.

Follow the Robin:

Follow The Robin is a singer/songwriter weaving stories, poetry and

metaphorical images into her Folk and Indie songs.

Creating music filled with wonder, Follow The Robin transports listeners to an ethereal plane.

Performing regularly since 2020, Follow The Robin has opened for artists such as Little Green and Steve Baker and The LiveWires (in Germany) as well as doing several solo performances.

A finalist in the 2023 AFMA’s, Follow The Robin continues to create new music daily with the hopes of releasing a debut album in 2024!

Follow The Robin on Spotify

The Constellations:

The Constellations are a four-piece band from Healesville High School that have been a jewel in the crown of this year’s school music concerts. 

The band has been a vehicle for the VCE music exams of guitarist Grace Howie, and features Grace Hodgson on drums, Erica Wiggans on bass and special guest Mannix McGovern on soaring vocals. The band’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, beautifully fingerpicked acoustic ballads and jazz.

Groove to the tunes this Sunday while you shop for artisan products, enjoy the sunshine, and perhaps get crafty yourself…


Warburton Valley Market September 2023

Spring is here!
Come join us for what’s going to be a delightful
Father’s Day with this lovely man…

This Sunday 3rd Sept. 11am-3pm, there will be live music with local legend Trev Dwyer, Indian Hot food will be available for lunch and a large array of stalls for your shopping pleasure!

Trev Dwyer is a folk singer & songwriter from the Yarra Valley, Vic.

As the dobro/banjo player in the Vic folk group ‘The Humbuckin’ Pickups’ he is a regular at folk festivals along the east coast of Australia including Yackandandah Folk Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Sydney Folk Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, etc

His songs tell stories about small town romances, day dreamers and growing up in regional Australia. Keeping to the folk tradition of simple accompaniment and poignant content Trev’s songs balance the line between humour and heartache.

After years accompanying various songwriters he has finally stepped from the side of the stage to the centre and is currently acclimatising to his new position.

He’s a daydreamer, a songwriter and a folk singer…but more than anything…he’s our lovely local, Trev Dwyer.


Warburton Valley Market August 2023

Come and join us for a lovely day out by the Birrarung (Yarra) river in beautiful Warburton.

The wattle and daffodils are in bloom and the birds are nesting…

Enjoy Indian hot food for lunch with live music on the lawn and a large array of stalls with art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

Feature Musicians:
Clancy Woodbine and Michael & Penelope.

“Clancy Woodbine is a non-binary singer, guitar-er and occasional song-er who was born on Wurundjeri country in the hills near Belgrave. They have been a musician from a young age and have performed all over the continent. They love sharing the joy and connection of music with others and can regularly be found behind a microphone in bars and pubs around the Valley.”

Folk Funk fusion duo, Michael and Penelope Arvanitakis are brother and sister. Michael is a magnificent multi instrumentalist who plays in various bands and teaches music in the Valley.  Penelope is a poetic soul with a voice that dances between the realms of song and performance. You can listen to her debut album on bandcamp.

Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis
Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis
Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis
Penelope & Michael Arvanitakis


Warburton Valley Market Sunday 2nd July 2023

Come and join us for a day out by the river in beautiful Warburton. With a large array of art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!

Zephlyn will be running a free craft activity. This will be a fun, hands-on crafting activity suitable for all ages. 

Crafts at Valley Market Warburton
Crafts at Valley Market Warburton

We are delighted to have Afro Moses returning to the market with his energetic and culturally enriching performance. Joining him on stage we will have our very own local percussionist Leanne Hall, adding to the performance to create an uplifting show, sure to get you dancing!

Afro Moses
Afro Moses and Leanne Hall

Afro Moses Bio:

Afro Moses, also known as Moses O’Jah, is a multi-talented Ghanaian-Australian singer/songwriter who is widely acknowledged as one of Ghana’s most internationally renowned artists. Because of his enthusiastic and somewhat quirky performances, he is frequently referred to as the African James Brown.

Afro Moses
Afro Moses

He grew up in the Ghanaian hamlet of Ateiku, where he began gathering local youngsters at an early age to teach them how to make their own instruments and perform.

He holds high regard for African culture, which is shown in all of his songs and performances. Afro Moses is a natural-born entertainer and speaker with a magnetic presence that draws crowds in the thousands to his concerts, where he has shared the stage with great names such as Ziggy Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, and Richard Tognetti.

His solo performances are instructive, incorporating 14 traditional African instruments that not only inspire and soothe the mind, body, and soul but also make you want to dance! His use of classic instruments combined with modern methods astounds his audience, particularly the young.

He also performed and composed music for the short film Inja, which received an Academy Award or Oscar nomination in 2003. He is a member of the Moses Ojah Band, which he leads.

Debi, No Victims, Do Me Wrong, Mama Africa, Ka ne Wu, Home Sweet Home, Judas, African Market Makola, Yele yele, Dabi Nsroma, Nsama, Nice Girl, and Highlife Carnival are just a few of his songs.


4th June Valley Market News

Warburton Valley Market will be back in Warburton next month on Sunday 4th June 11am-3pm!

There will be lots of stalls with Art, craft, plants, local produce, food with Indian hot food and more…

Performing we are lucky to have Stephen McCulloch returning bringing his beautiful songs and voice!

Stephen McCulloch – Angel – Official Video

Stephen McCulloch is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Melbourne, Australia. His music draws on folk, country, rock and pop sounds, with intricate acoustic guitar work and a voice that ranges from gentle and tender to soaring and powerful.

His songs explore the joy and pain of being human with an honesty that is immediate, engaging, and often uplifting.

Stephen McCulloch – Wheel of Life – Live

Stephen’s performances on Channel 9’s The Voice in 2015 helped propel his debut album ‘Good Things Take Time ‘ to number 15 on the Australian iTunes Singer/songwriter charts. Stephen has also performed at major Australian music festivals including Woodford, The National and Maldon Folk festivals.

His early exposure to music came through his father’s country record
collection, with Charlie Pride, Neil Young, Slim Dusty and Merle Haggard all featuring frequently in the family home in Gippsland, rural Victoria. At age 15 he picked up the guitar and harmonica which both still feature in his music today.

Stephen McCulloch – Saved by The Sea

“A rich smooth voice, with an edge that makes you want to hear more!”   
Nick Seymour (Crowded House)

“Stephen McCulloch- What a beautiful voice!”   Delta Goodrem

” The variation and accompaniment was perfect and always left you
curious how the next song would run and where it would take you ”   
Andrew Clermont  (Golden Guitar winner, Musician and Producer)