MARKET WEEK 2013

Market Week returns to Queen Vic Market from Saturday 7 until Sunday 15 September. It’s time to discover (or rediscover) what makes Markets truly special and enjoy a jam-packed program of events and activities. This year’s theme is all about Icons!
Market Week is about celebrating spring and everything you love about your local Market!

See below for our Schedule of Events.

Saturday 7th September

Market Insider Tour
Fashion blogger, passionate bargain-hunter and self proclaimed shopaholic Emily Collie from Melbourne Girl will be hosting two Market Insider Shopping Tours this September.
10am, Departing from 69 Victoria St, Bookings melbgirlEssential
FREE during Market Week! Booking details – 9320 5835 or tours@qvm.com.au


Sunday 8th September

Fashion Parade & Style Challengefashion show - blog
Marking the beginning of Market Week, and Spring, the QVM Fashion Stage will host the hottest looks of Spring available form the market traders. The theme will be ‘Spring’ and with it will come a fresh vision for fashion at QVM. Hosted by Lauren Brain from the blog ‘The Cut & Paste’, the Fashion show will feature fashions fit for the Spring Racing Carnival, and a more laid back and simple Spring Casual.
Fashion Parade at 11am, 12pm & 2pm
Style Challenge: 11.15am & 1pm
Performances by Cat Sanzaro: 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm
FREE, Queen Street


Tuesday 10th September

Traders Cook Off HEAT 1
It’s a recipe for fun and excitement as trader takes on trader in an epic battle for food glory at the Trader Cook Off. MC’d by Wendy Hargreaves, watch Alain from Bill’s Farm cook off against Jenny from Market Juice as they whip up iconic dishes from their countries of origin for celebrity judge Ian Curley. Pick up your free recipe cards on the day as well! – GRAND FINAL Sunday September 15
11am, Queen Street
FREE

Seasonal Stars with Ian Curley
Enjoy a free cooking demonstration from our Seasonal Star Ian Curley of the European. Ian will be showing us how to prepare delicious seasonal recipes for spring, and there will also be free recipe cards and tastings.
12pm, Queen Street
FREE


Thursday 12th September

Traders Cook Off HEAT 2
It’s a recipe for fun and excitement as trader takes on trader in an epic battle for food glory at the Trader Cook Off. MC’d by Wendy Hargreaves, watch Michael from M&G Caiafas cook off against Maria from Seafood & Oyster Spot as they whip up iconic dishes from their countries of origin for celebrity judge Ian Curley. Pick up your free recipe cards on the day as well! – GRAND FINAL Sunday September 15
11am, Queen Street
FREE

Seasonal Stars with Ian Curley
Enjoy a free cooking demonstration from our Seasonal Star Ian Curley of the European. Ian will be showing us how to prepare delicious seasonal recipes for spring, and there will also be free recipe cards and tastings.
12pm, Queen Street
FREE


Friday 13th September

Traders Cook Off HEAT 3
It’s a recipe for fun and excitement as trader takes on trader in an epic battle for food glory at the Trader Cook Off. MC’d by Wendy Hargreaves, watch Linda from Sardes Meats cook off against Tony from George the Fishmonger as they whip up iconic dishes from their countries of origin for celebrity judge Ian Curley. Pick up your free recipe cards on the day as well!
GRAND FINAL Sunday September 15
11am, Queen Street
FREE

Seasonal Stars with Ian Curley
ianEnjoy a free cooking demonstration from our Seasonal Star Ian Curley of the European. Ian will be showing us how to prepare delicious seasonal recipes for spring, and there will also be free recipe cards and tastings.
12pm, Queen Street
FREE

3AW Live Broadcast with Denis Walter
Join 3AW’s afternoon team with Denis Walter as they broadcast live from Queen Vic Market!
12pm – 3pm, Queen Street


Saturday 14th September

Great American Doughnut Giveaway
Every Market has an icon but not many come bigger than the Vic Market’s American Doughnut Kitchen. On Saturday, September 14, the Market will hold its inaugural Doughnut Giveaway to celebrate one if its iconic gems!
Details coming …

Market Insider Tour
Fashion blogger, passionate bargain-hunter and self proclaimed shopaholic Emily Collie from Melbourne Girl will be hosting two Market Insider Shopping Tours this September.
10am, Departing from 69 Victoria St, Bookings Essential
FREE during Market Week! Booking details – 9320 5835 or tours@qvm.com.au


Sunday 15th September

The Paella Festival
The final day of Market Week 2013 is chock-full of fun events, with the Spanish Festival—featuring paella stands, Spanish entertainment and dancing—and the grand final of the Trader Cook Off, which will be judged by special guest miguelMiguel Maestre.
10am – 4pm, Queen Street
FREE

Spanish Churros Eating Competition
The annual Market Week eating comp is back! Last year it was oysters, this year we’re embracing the Spanish theme with a Churros eating competition!Also known as Spanish donuts and usually dipped in chocolate sauce, these fried sticks of doughy goodness have people forming long, orderly queues every Market day.If you’re a fan – prove it!
1.30pm, Queen Street
FREE, Register on the day