Rodeo market continues to grow since inception
WHAT started almost 40 years ago as a way to bring some shopping opportunities to rodeo visitors, the Warwick Rodeo markets are now an unforgettable part of rodeo festivities, according to the market's co-ordinator.
Warwick Potter's Association president, and organiser of the markets, Sue Creed, said she was still shocked by the market's humble beginnings of seven to the now 150 vendors she had lined up this year.
"Our former president Helen Madsen was watching the procession when she thought 'it wouldn't hurt to have a few craft stalls'," Mrs Creed said.
"From there it's really grown."
Mrs Creed said this year's markets include jewellery, pottery, plants and baking stalls, and would be the perfect opportunity for some early Christmas gifts.
"It's not too far to Christmas, why not stock up on reasonably priced gifts?" she said.
"And there's always a friendly face."
The rodeo markets are on Saturday, October 26 from 9am to 2pm at Leslie Park.
Entry is free.