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Market at The Palms are joined once again by Die Kattebak Market and between the two you can enjoy a feast of the finest foods, wine and craft beer, and find great vintage, bric-a-brac and collectibles. All while enjoying the sounds of the legendary Dave Ferguson. The markets are on from 9am to 2pm and there’s free parking. Head over to The Palms Market Facebook page where you can drool over some of the delicious treats on offer.

BAY HARBOUR MARKET – 12 to 14 September
I’ve been quizzing locals on, inter alia, their favourite markets recently, and Bay Harbour Market is at the top of many lists. Besides the variety on offer, the quality, the live music throughout the weekend and the general vibe, two other reasons stand out: Vintage Saturday and that it is hipster-free (or as near as dammit). There are well over 100 traders selling art, craft, clothing, accessories, gifts, goodies and gadgets, amazing food from around the world, good wine, craft beer, live entertainment and so much more. Also, given that it is on from 5pm to 9pm on Fridays, and 9:30am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, there is no pressure to get up early on the weekend unless you’re so inclined. That’s tops in our book! And of course, this Saturday, 13 September, is Vintage Saturday. See more at their website and Facebook page, where the September gig guide is available.

The Vintage Experience has finally announced their new market HQ – the Woodstock Town Hall – and are kicking off with their first market on 26 September from 5pm to 9pm. The theme is Flower Power – which the team says celebrates spring and “that other Woodstock” – and on the menu, besides food traders and a bar, are more traders (dressed for the theme) than ever before with lots of spring and summer stock at great prices. Vinyl Junkie will spin 60s tunes to add to the atmosphere. Also, dress up in your best hippie chic and you will receive a raffle ticket to win a fantastic prize. Find The Vintage Experience on [Facebook]( and the event page here.

This world-renowned craft market in Somerset West returns on 27 September from 9am to 2pm. Longstanding traders will be joined by a host of new traders, all offering old favourites and new products and designs, from furniture to flowers, knitting to needlework, hats to house ware, country cuisine to clothing and far more than we can mention here. I’ve picked up so many unique gifts for family, friends and myself whenever I’ve visited. You can find all the details at the website and Facebook page

BAR YARD SALE – 27 September 2014
The Bar Yard sale at the Waiting Room returned last month after a short hibernation, but if you missed the August event, make sure to be there on 27 September from 12:30. This is your chance to buy and/or sell anything, including second-hand and vintage clothing. Sell the stuff you no longer wear or snap up something new (to you) for a bargain. Find details on Facebook

This wonderful market is back from 28 September. Relax on the lawns of Central Park between shopping and enjoying scrumptious food and drink while being entertained, this month by Mean Black Mamba. There’s plenty of entertainment for children, including the snake and reptile show. While there, head to Intaka Island for a photography exhibition. Take the kids, too, because they can have fun on a guided bird spotting tour. Check out details of this month’s market and highlights coming up in 2014, here

The Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market returns this month and the last Sunday of every month until May 2015. Hand-crafted goods share space with a new and improved food market that will have more offerings and seating in the shade – much needed in the hot summer months! The market, as always, is held at the Stone Cottages on the corner of Kirstenbosch Drive and Rhodes Avenue and is open from 9am to 3pm. You can download dates for the market season, here. (PDF file)

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