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The Lismore Car Boot Market will be on again this weekend and it has a new temporary home at the Lismore Showground.

Owner / manager of the market Marny Bonner says that in response to COVID-19 safety requirements, the Lismore Car Boot Market team, with the support of the Lismore Showgrounds Trust, are temporarily relocating the market to the Lismore Showground.

‘For 32 years we have operated safely undercover in the Lismore Shopping Square car park but COVID-19 presents special challenges.

‘A temporary move to the Lismore Showground, where there is a lot more space, enables us to provide the safest possible venue while allowing the market to recommence,’ she said.

With over 200 stalls at an average market, the Lismore Car Boot Market has not only supported thousands of small home-based businesses over the past three decades, it has also supported also hundreds of charities and non-profit organisations as well as musicians, performers and artists.

As has been the case with other north coast markets, the Lismore Car Boot Market suspended trade in response to COVID-19 in March.

Ms Bonner says the team at the Lismore Car Boot Market are aware of the important social and economic role of the market in the community.

‘Our stallholders and the broader community are our partners. We are keen to recommence operating to provide much needed economic and connection opportunities.

‘If Covid-19 restrictions change, the market will have to respond accordingly. In preparing for the temporary move, the Market Team has been working with other north coast market managers, Councils and the NSW Department of Health to prepare operational plans that safely maximises the opportunity for the public to enjoy the traditions and services the market has provided for over three decades.’

The Lismore Car Boot Market at Lismore Showground will operate on the first and third Sundays of each month starting this coming Sunday, August 16, and continue there until the COVID challenge has passed.

Stalls will be open from 8am – 2pm.


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