Northern Rivers Weekend Markets
The Northern Rivers is the birthplace of the weekend market culture, which originated from The Channon Country Market, just out of Lismore, some 20-odd years ago.
These days, country markets are held in various towns and villages every weekend, with artists, craftspeople, woodworkers, blacksmiths, potters, horticulturists, fruit and vegie vendors, pizza makers, cookie bakers, buskers, clowns, palm readers, psychics, astrologers, jewellers and second-hand dealers all vying for the attention of locals and visitors.
There's always plenty of entertainment, too - and not just at the weekend markets. The performing arts flourish in the Northern Rivers and local theatre and dance troupes have achieved national recognition for their world-class productions and innovative new works.