With Bazaar 2021 just around the corner, we’ve compiled this handy guide of need-to-know tips and tricks to ensure your day at the market is a successful one. Read on and get excited about WA’s favourite Christmas Makers’ Market, which returns to FAC from 3-5 December.
Download the Safe WA app before you leave home
All visitors to Fremantle Arts Centre must register their contact details.
Download the SafeWA app before you leave home for the quickest entry. Then you’ll simply need to scan FAC’s QR code, available at the entrance, before you enter our grounds.
If you prefer not to use the app, speak to our gate staff to register your information.
Your contact details will be encrypted and stored for 28 days by the WA Health Department. They will only be used if COVID-19 contact tracing is required.
Card payments A-Okay!
For the first time in Bazaar Each stallholder, our front gate and all food vendors are fully equipped with card facilities.
Entry is $2 per adult, kids under 12 are free (payable by card or cash).
Cash or EFTPOS payments for products can be processed at reception. Fremantle Arts Centre gift vouchers can also be used at reception.
Please respect our neighbours and don’t park on the residential streets surrounding FAC. Limited free street parking is available on Finnerty, Ord and Vale Streets. Parking is also available at John Curtin College of the Arts and Fremantle Leisure Centre for a small fee.
Alternatively, take public transport. FAC is a short 10-minute walk from Fremantle train station with several bus routes stopping nearby. Head to the Transperth Journey Planner to find your best route.
BYO shopping bag
While some stallholders have bags available upon purchase, it’s a good idea to bring along your own shopping bag to ensure you get all your goodies home safe and sound.
Grab a Map
Pick up a map at the gate to help you easily find specific stallholders, toilets, bar, food vendors and change rooms.
Gift Wrapping Available
Want your gifts beautifully wrapped? We can help! Gift wrapping is available by donation – head to our station in the Inner Courtyard.
Search #FACBazaar on Instagram
Search the #FACBazaar hashtag for a sneak peek at all the amazing products you can expect to find at Bazaar and to follow stallholders you love.
We’d also love you to share your Bazaar experience with us. If you take any pics over the weekend be sure to tag us @fremantleartscentre and #FACBazaar.
Meet the makers
There’s nothing better than buying direct from makers and artisans. Take the time to chat with the people who have made the things you’re coveting. They’d love to tell you more about their range and how their products are made.
Food & Drink Offerings
There will be lots of yummy food to choose from to keep your energy up while you shop. Head to the food court area at the rear of the building to find a selection of delicious meals from an array of food vendors and a fully stocked bar (open from 5pm on Friday and 12pm Sat + Sun).
This year’s food vendors include: Tommy Taco, FareGo Food Truck, Pak Catering, Banh Mi (Traditional Vietnamese Food), Canvas Café, and Canvas Stall serving coffee and muffins, Big Loaf and La Paleta.
We will also have a water station, so bring your refillable water bottle.
Workshops & Activities
There will be a kids’ activities area located on the top tier lawn, offering Christmas bauble decoration workshops as well as advent calendar colouring in sheets designed by local artists Anthea Carboni and Flora Waycott in the Kids’ Activities Area up on the Top Tier. These run from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Adults can get in on the making too, learning to create their very own block printed tea towel with multi-disciplinary artist and popular FAC tutor Bori Benko. She’ll guide you through the process of designing, carving and printing onto fabric in this ninety-minute workshop. There are eight sessions available across Saturday and Sunday. More info and bookings available via www.fac.org.au/courses/adults/
Browsing the stalls will be made even more fun with the addition of live music throughout the weekend, including a roving Mariachi band and brass band, as well as a fun Christmas playlist curated by DJ Rok Riley.
Be sure to pop in and check out Hundreds & Thousands: An Immersive Kids’ Colour Adventure – a vibrant exhibition taking kids and families on a journey through colour and art.
Change rooms are located on the croquet lawn next to the water fountain near stall 37.
Leave your dog at home
We love dogs but they’re not permitted within FAC grounds.
Go on, you deserve it.