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20 years, 20 must-dos

4 September, 2014

Overview of visitors to the Old Bus Depot Markets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In light of our 20th birthday this month, we’ve compiled a list of 20 markets’ must-dos.

Whether you visit us every now and again, or are a regular, here’s our list of the markets’ quintessential experiences.

Perhaps try something new on your next visit.

  1. Start your visit with a freshly squeezed orange juice or hot mulled wine.
  2. Grab a table and a coffee and settle in for some people watching.
  3. Try on a hand knitted designer wool jumper.
  4. Choose a new artwork to decorate your home.
  5. Take in the sounds of an Annie Story sculptural water fountain.
  6. Find your personal style in the large offering of uniquely designed handbags.
  7. Enjoy the sweet sounds of the musicians performing live throughout the day.
  8. Choose your favourite shape and aroma of a scented candle to grace your home.
  9. Ride your bike and stop for sustenance at the Old Bus Depot Markets.
  10. Pick up the perfect gourmet gift on your way to Sunday lunch.
  11. Put together a tasty picnic from the array of goodies in the food area.
  12. Stop for the best cut flowers and posies in Canberra on a Sunday.
  13. Visit your favourite food stall and sit in the sun over lunch.
  14. Buy lustrous pearls for your new squeeze.
  15. Sample the region’s best olive oils.
  16. Introduce your interstate visitors to the true characters of Canberra.
  17. Get your sweet tooth fix at the cupcake stall.
  18. Deck out the kids in a fun new outfit.
  19. Decide on which glamourous Venetian mask to wear to the ball.
  20. Pause and drink in the atmosphere of Canberra’s Sunday best.

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