Mini Market Hitting the Showground for GO Festival

Written by: Nitty Brown

Girls, Ladies, Women, Mothers, Sisters and Girlfriends will be flocking into the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 12th & 13th of October 2013 to enjoy the Girls Only Festival. A festival celebrating women and giving women a chance to let their hair down relax and enjoy a day of pampering and fun.

After a huge launch and success of the first GO Festival in the middle of a heat wave in February this year, the second one was called for by exhibitors and the public. “There is nothing like this where women can have a day out with so much to do from free massages to fashion parades” says the girls from the first festival.

“This is such a great opportunity for exhibitors to be able to reach their target audience of women in one hit” says Nitty Brown the owner of Markets and Community who runs a website that lists and promotes local markets, fairs, events and businesses nationally. “We have decided to have a mini-market at the expo showcasing the micro businesses, majority of our clients are mum’s at home who sell at markets and online and we thought this would be such a fantastic opportunity to help get these businesses out there beyond their online community and networks.”

Some of the businesses that will be showcasing at the mini-market are The Natural Flame who sells soy scented candles at markets around Melbourne. Toadstools and Tails with their range of luxurious bamboo baby blankets, accessories and gift sets. KMJ Selection with a range of LED Light fashion accessories like tweezers and lip glosses. Made by Elise with Custom made bridal bouquets, clutches and hair accessories and many more. “We are very excited to be able to offer this rare opportunity for these businesses as we will not only sell their products but feature them in a magazine that the visitors can take home to reference back to use for their Christmas shopping” says Nitty who loves to think outside the square and take up opportunities that help grow small businesses.

Whilst the team at Markets and Community are busy getting these small businesses organised, the festival organiser, Wishful Events on the other hand is busy filling up the showgrounds with a range of exhibitors that would suit women. This time round we have a huge selection of exhibitors already booked in such as Fujinella, Bendigo Bank, Soul Divas, Julie Hyne Image Stylist, Whyami, Hampers n Things, Wine Stoppers Australia, Fifth Avenue just to name a few.

Tickets are on sale through the website

If you are a small handmade or homemade business who wants to take up the opportunity at Markets and Community’s mini market or in the magazine you can email us at for an info pack.

If you would like to exhibit at the festival you can also email to get an exhibitor kit.

Markets and Community


Image courtesy of Sarah Louise Photography at the GO Festival Melbourne in Feb 2013.


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