On Wednesday, 16th November 2016 we made a trip with our Lexis Upper Intermediate A class to Eumundi Market. We caught the bus at 8.55am in Noosa Junction with our teacher Olly. There we made some teams and he gave us some instructions.
Our team had to do an interview with a seller from the Market. While we were walking Kim disappeared and we found him in a clothes’ store.
That is how we met Scott, a 55 old Australian who lives in Coolum. He has been working there for 25 years every Wednesday and Saturday with his wife. He also has another store in Caloundra, where he works every Friday. He was very friendly and open-minded and he told us he really likes working at Eumundi Market because he can meet a lot of people and interact with them. He said we were good guys and he enjoyed talking to us.
We had an amazing time there and saw many different and interesting things. We saw a lot of hand-made things, artistic people and all different kinds of international food. We met a lot of warm-hearted people who gave us the opportunity to speak with them.
We hope you enjoy our text a lot.
See you on the next trip!!!!!
E xcellent opportunities to buy special “Aussie” things
U nique atmosphere surrounded by the melody of the didgeridoo
M arvelous smells of international food, spices, leather, candles and flowers
U nbelievable, friendly and warm-hearted sellers
N ice weather with a fresh breeze for browsing the shops
D elicious flavors of pancakes with chocolate and cream
I nspiring place, people and creations
Eumundi Market: Then and Now
The first Eumundi Market took place on Saturday 24th of March in 1979. The whole market included 3 stalls and 8 people went to the market. Originally the market was created for the local artists who wanted to sell their handmade products. The original Eumundi Market was expanded in 2002 to include a Wednesday market. In 2009 the stalls were expanded to more than 600. Today approximately 1.6 million people visit the market each year. One of the first sellers was Christa Barton. She still produces beautiful pottery but she left the market in 2004 and moved to Tasmania. Eumundi rocks!
By Olly’s class