The Market is 44 Years Old this October!

History

In 1976, The Channon Craft Market Inc. was born into The Channon village, near Lismore NSW on the North coast of Australia.

It’s strongly held ethic of “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” flourished and this is still nurtured by the market today.

Since our renowned market’s beginnings in The Channon Hall in 1976, it quickly outgrew that location and moved to its present location at Coronation Park.

The Market was originally set up to trade and barter goods between members of the community and its creation also provided a meeting place for like-minded people to explore current environmental concerns, from these original markets the community’s resilience prospered.

The Channon Craft Market has grown enormously in size and reputation since the start providing a destination for local and visitors to the region the opportunity to purchase artisan goods and products, with over 240 stallholders displaying their wares.

The Market has evolved during the last 43 years to become a Non-Profit Community Organisation with a Management Committee of nine volunteers. The Committee and Manager meet regularly to coordinate the diverse needs of our popular market, representing retailers, The Channon and surrounding local Community Groups and Staff. The Management Committee employs approximately 18 staff members to supervise and co-ordinate the smooth running of the market each month providing local employment and an opportunity to work in the event industry.

Held on the second Sunday of the month, preparation for Market day begins well in advance. The market office is the nerve-centre for staff co-ordination and stallholder placements. It also handles the many inquiries about the The Channon Craft Market, and attends to the various tasks involved in playing host to such a big event each month.