One Warwick rodeo event that won’t be stopped
WARWICK may miss the street parade and Mardi Gras at this year’s rodeo, but another iconic October tradition will live on.
For 28 years the Warwick Potters Rodeo Craft Markets have formed part of the bustling rodeo program, and this year will be no exception.
The markets were the inspiration of Warwick Potters Association life member and founder, the late Helen Madsen.
Market co-ordinator Sue Creed said the event had grown from humble beginnings of seven stalls to nearly 150.
“The Potters saw the potential in bringing the local craft groups together to showcase what we can offer locally,” she said.
“Several of the original stallholders still attend regular as clockwork and the public look forward to catching up with the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters and the Warwick Spinners and Weavers.”
The success and continuation of the markets has largely been due to the dedication of the Warwick Potters and an army of volunteers.
Mrs Creed said the Potters had the assistance of the council in using Leslie Park for the rodeo markets, as well as their Jumpers and Jazz Picnic in the Park event.
“As a local club we are able to give back into the community donations to local clubs and support worthwhile charities,” she said.
The Potters are looking for stallholders interested in taking part in the markets.
Mrs Creed said local stallholders had first preference at the markets.
“We accept the unusual and colourful to highlight an array of mixed stallholders,” she said.
“We try not to have too many of the same to allow all stallholders a fair go.”
The markets will be held on Saturday, October 29 in Leslie Park.
For more information phone Sue Creed on 46615548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org