Made in Dorrigo Christmas market

The eagerly anticipated Christmas Made in Dorrigo market will be happening on Saturday December 14 from 9am-2pm in Hickory St, Dorrigo.

This event showcases local products which are made, grown or produced exclusively on the Dorrigo Plateau and offers a great opportunity to source unique gifts for your family and friends and is a day when the Dorrigo community really comes together.

Products available include organic skin care, leather craft, flowers, goat's milk soap, painted garden pots, preserves, jewellery, woodcraft, home baking, open pollinated seeds, honey, groovy clocks, eco-friendly soft toys and bags, cacti and succulents, art, homemade Christmas puddings, soya wax melts, glassware, organic produce, fantasy novels, native plants, handicrafts and so much more. Dorrigo Historical Society will have a range of local historical books. Also various local community groups and services will have information stalls.

For the first time Fiona, from Iris & Elm floristry will have a range of posies, bouquets and wreaths available. Local author Ian Irvine will have his fantasy novels available. The Dorrigo Rotary club will be raffling off a load of locally sourced firewood, a chance to stock up for next winter.

A great jumping castle, generously provided by Peter Gibson of Dorrigo IGA will be in Dorrigo Community Centre and Santa plans to arrive at the Community Centre at 11am, so remember to bring your camera. Louise Tyler from Blueberry Entertainment will be doing face-painting and street performance, she is sure to be hit with the young and young at heart.

Food stalls and local cafes offer plenty of choice to satisfy hungry visitors and locals. Local live music by Dave Munro with a focus on the music of the 1960s and 70s. Mt St John Primary School choir will be performing from 10.30am and some students will be busking during the day.

Kids craft will be happening in Components Cafe garden, so head down for a coffee and relax in the garden while the kids get creative.

Dorrigo RSL will be running a carboot sale in their courtyard from 7am, you never know what you might discover, proceeds will be going to the RSL Sub-Branch.

Come and explore our local shops such as Frock & Wood, Dorrigo Sweet Shop, The Peter Mortimore Gallery, Red Cedar Emporium, What Do You Think Miss Wink and Lily & Me, just to mention a few.

With so much to discover, jump in the car and visit Dorrigo for a great day out or stay for the weekend and experience our famous country town hospitality. The plateau has accommodation to suit many budgets from caravan park to beautiful bed & breakfasts, so come and discover Dorrigo.

For more information visit the 'Made in Dorrigo' Facebook page or or call Helen on (02) 6657 5186. This event is an initiative of the Dorrigo Chamber of Commerce.