GIDDY UP: Chloe, 12, and Madison Batchelor, 9, admire the beautiful rocking horses on display at the markets.
GIDDY UP: Chloe, 12, and Madison Batchelor, 9, admire the beautiful rocking horses on display at the markets. Christopher Chan GLAWOOD

Crafty types enjoy festival

THIS reporter left the Calliope Craft and Wood Festival with a bag filled to overflowing with delicious treats.

Inside: gooey chocolate and caramel fudge, ridiculously spicy chilli sauce, ironbark honey and tart candies called Acid Drops.

The market ran over the weekend, and it attracted a large crowd.

Just before lunch on Sunday, the German sausage vendor had to shut up shop. He'd run out of bread.

Luckily, there was plenty of other food - sausage sandwiches and juicy hamburgers among the other options.

The market was held at the Calliope Historical Village. And it was the perfect weekend for it.

The sun was out and shining. But stallholders said the mornings were very brisk indeed.



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