1st Calen Community Markets

It was fantastic to see Calen buzzing with our new

Community Markets recently.

What a great idea Peta Sturdy. Good on you for taking action and making it happen! I’m sure it will become a regular event. Funds raised were donated to the RSL Hall.

Calen markets organiser Peta

Peta, our action taking organiser. Congratulations on a great event. Can’t wait for the next one.

The block of land next to the RSL hall was perfect for the markets. I for one was surprised how many stalls could be set up, with room for even more.

Yummy food and great catch ups, topped off an awesome morning. Lunch across the road at the Calen Hotel seemed a popular choice too.

Calen market day set up

Calen market day






We have so many talented locals making and promoting cool things.

Also lots of bargains to be found with many families clearing outgrown items . One person’s trash really can be another person’s treasure.

Talented Calen local 3

Super Cool Handbags



Young Calen entreprenaurs

Young Calen Entrepreneurs







Talented Calen Locals1

Handmade Hair Clips and Fascinators

Talented Calen local

Cool Clothes









Talented Calen cake makers

Beautiful Cakes

Healing in Calen

Healing Products








Wind-chimes among the Sugar Cane

Wind-chimes among the Sugar Cane

Kolijo River House table

Local Interactive Postcards & Flashing dog collars









Calen markets plants

Healthy Happy Plants

Calen markets honey

Serendipity Honey









Fish Moulds Mackay display  was a crowd favourite!!

Have your best catch turned into a talking piece by talented locals from Seaforth.

Find them at Facebook.com/fishmouldsmackay


Fish St Helens

Fiah Moulds Mackay







 This Mud Crab made my mouth water!

So prevalent in our waterways and part of many local’s diet.

Mud Crab St Helens_


Calen RSL kictchen



Hardworking ladies were cranking out the yummy treats inside the RSL kitchen.




Calen School Fundraiser

CDPSA Raffle



Fundraising efforts were also well supported by the locals.


Time to draw the Calen District Progress & Sports Association’s raffle.

Hardworking chef and CDPSA President Fiona popped out from lunch prep at M’Lanes Restaurant for the draw. Peta drew out the lucky winner’s ticket.

Thanks to everyone who supported our first ever raffle!

The winner is.Calen_

Calen Hotel Chef and CDPSA pres

Your the winner mate!!









In closing I would like to say this was a lovely day, well supported and accepted by locals. Our community spirit is continuing to grow and prosper. Keep it up everyone, we live in a fantastic area. Let’s continue to promote our lifestyle and talents and have some fun along the way!!

See you at the next Calen Community Markets.

Cheers,Leanne Profile Pic


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3 Responses to 1st Calen Community Markets

  1. Lyn Olsen says:

    It looked like a great day. Congratulations to the organisers and im sure the market will get bigger with more stall holders once the word is spread. 🙂

  2. brian-I am the dad !!!! says:

    great coverage of Market day.Colour pics really did show the spread of stalls !

    • Leanne says:

      Thanks Dad. It was a very colourful day with all the locals coming out to show off their skills. Can’t wait for the next one!!

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