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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!



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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.



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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.

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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!



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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: https://valleymarket.com.au/

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

Have a great summer!!



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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.



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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.

Lothlorien:

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…



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Warburton Valley Market

1st October 2023

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday 1st October 11am-3pm for The Warburton Valley Market. 

It is set to be a beautiful day out along Birrarung (Behind the Arts Centre Warburton) as we welcome the long awaited Daylight Savings…

We are pleased to have Murray and Vicky returning to the Valley to play for us all!

Murray & Vicky will be performing funky acoustic classics and soulful originals with a percussive twist to get you dancing.

Murray & Vicky October 2023
Murray & Vicky October 2023

Also joining us we have Claire Garvey – proud Wurundjeri woman – bringing her soulful voice, playing a variety of covers, accompanied on guitar by Sam Berry. 

Claire Garvey October 2023
Claire Garvey October 2023

There will be an array of stalls with Falafels for lunch, art, craft, produce and 2nd hand goods!

See you there in the Sunshine!



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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
(Singer/songwriter/actress)

” 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)



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Warby Market Moves to ECOSS in May!

***We have a big announcement** Change of location & date***

Due to the closing of Warburton Hwy we have decided to relocate The Warburton Valley Market in May to Yarra Valley Ecoss.

We feel it would be inappropriate to encourage more traffic to use Old Warburton Rd at this time.

The Market will be at ECOSS- 711 Old Warburton Rd Wesburn on Saturday 6th May 11am-3pm

Yarra Valley Drummers and Wala means life will be playing – hope to see you all there!!