Good news for us southern suburbs market-lovers:  a new food and goods market will be launching this Saturday at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch.

Operated by the guys who created the lovely vibey Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg, the Blue Bird Baxter Food & Goods Market will be held every Saturday under the magnificent trees of the Baxter garden.

Visitors can “enjoy an array of wares, entertainment and tasty delicacies while browsing through the variety of stalls with wonderful hand-made and vintage goods on sale”.

The Baxter garden will be transformed into a bustling rendezvous where exhibitors will display and sell vintage-styled clothing and jewellery designs in a convivial and fun atmosphere. These local designers include The Pendant Warehouse, Akimbo, Aeroplane Jane, Yesterday and Tomorrow, Aphrodite, Natasha Woods, love joy jewellery and Like Clock Work. The Little Hattery will launch a new range of amazing hats, and Noon-Gun T-shirts will kick-start their latest range of T-shirts.

There will be also be a nursery selling garden accessories and a variety of plants, and live music will be provided by students from the UCT College of Music.

Not much in the press release about the food element (other than what’s available from the Baxter itself), but I gather there will be a craft beer bar and a variety of food stalls to explore.

Rondebosch being my ‘hood, I’m very excited about the new market, which is more or less within walking distance, making it a very appealing Saturday afternoon activity…  Of course, being an outdoor market, weather is always going to be a factor, but here’s hoping the elements are kind for the launch and that locals come out and play!

For further enquiries and to become a stall-holder, please contact Dylan Speer on 082 493 9055 or email him at For more event info visit

Blue Bird Baxter Market Details:

Where: Baxter Theatre garden, Rondebosch
When: Launches Saturday 5 November 2011. Thereafter, every Saturday from 12 noon to 6pm.

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