Spend a day by the river…

Every 4th Sunday of every month Yamba River Markets are held at Ford Park on the foreshores of the Clarence River.
The natural riverside location is the ideal backdrop for a relaxed morning market, trading from 8am till 2pm.
Enjoy local and regional fresh food, coffee, craft, art and performing artists in a festival atmosphere. Handcrafted, innovative designs are on offer with stall holder numbers averaging around 80 to 125 per market.
In addition to the arts and craft stalls the market also provides free live entertainment, showcasing local emerging talent as well as touring bands and musicians.
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Sunday 23 September – Musical guests at the markets this month are The Atoms. The ebb and flow of the river and the community vibe of the markets are two aspects of Clarence Valley living that inspire Ian and Avie, the nucleus of The Atoms. Boosted by an ever-changing energy field of local musos, their songs resonate in local frequencies … the best possible accompaniment to the fresh-cooked food, coffee and myriad market delights.

Also this Sunday there will be a kite-making workshop from 10am. Find Donnie and John under the large shade cloth at the centre of the market. Participation is by gold coin donation. And Dads…try to let your kids do some of the work 😉

Sunday 28 October – Shy Seamus are a razor sharp band of jazz fusion, swing with African accents, hailing from the northern rivers of New South Wales, with a wealth of high-end skills and experience. It’s funky; it’s tight. Tio Moloantoa (Ziggy Marley, Lucky Dube, Ash Grunwald, Xavier Rudd) on cool bass, Roland Porath (classically trained) on keyboards and vocals, Terry Gould (Boss Cocky and numerous successful original and cover bands) on drums and percussion, Bruce Knight (Stevie Wright, Phil Emmanuel) on guitar and Andrew Watson (Skunk Hour) on sax and vocals.

Sunday 25 November – pied piper, Moonshiner and all round local music champion Ryan Enns amasses students from schools across the lower Clarence for the annual ‘fun’draising belter of a concert, featuring choirs, soloists, guitars a plenty and sing-along choruses. Prepare to exercise your vocal chords.

Sunday 23 December – after his debut on the Plunge Festival Stage, hosted at the markets last April, we had to get Coalby back to serenade the crowd. Switching between the pedal steel slide and a keyboard to accompany his emotive folk, soul and blues flavoured songs, Coalby’s singing style is timeless and evocative.

2018 market dates

Sunday 26 August

Sunday 23 September

Sunday 28 October

Sunday 25 November

Sunday 23 December

A message for dog owners

Ford Park – home to the markets each month – is a dog friendly place, albeit with exclusion zones applicable at certain times.

Specifically, dogs are not permitted within 10m of food preparation and serving areas.

So when bringing your pooch to the markets, which you’re very welcome to do, we ask you to please be considerate and observe the rules.

Keep your dog on the lead and clear of the food stalls and dining area under the large shade cloth.