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We’re celebrating 20 years supporting the community in 2024

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We’re celebrating 20 years supporting the community in 2024

Capital Region Farmers Market celebrates 20 years in 2024. That’s: 

  • 20 years supporting farmers, makers and producers of the Canberra Region. 
  • 20 years providing Canberrans and their families with the best and freshest produce each weekend. 
  • 20 years supporting worthy community projects via their Founders, the Rotary Club of Hall.  

Our official birthday will be celebrated on Saturday 16th March 2024.  

Join us on the day for: 

  • 20th Birthday Cake competition judging.  
  • Families/kids activities including face painting and colouring in.  
  • Exclusive birthday treats created by our many makers. 
  • Exclusive merchandise –20th Birthday produce bags which can be coloured in, and new 20th Birthday shopping bags. 
  • Local entertainment including performers and musicians. 
  • A celebration of 20 years for our long-term stallholders – awards/certificates will be provided on the day. 
  • Live chats with the Market Founders and some of our original stallholders, long-term customers and beneficiaries and community members who have benefited from Rotary Club of Hall support over the years. 
  • Over 100 stalls providing everything you know and love about the Market – fresh Autumn produce galore!   

AND MORE! Stay tuned for more details to be added as they’re confirmed – we look forward to celebrating with you!  

Calling all cake makers! – show us your best cake creations to celebrate 20 years of Capital Region Farmers Market

Are you a talented cake maker? Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a cake connoisseur? Know your way around a butter cream and love the challenge that fondant just keeps giving? 

Then we’d love to hear from you! 

This year Canberra’s favourite farmers market, Capital Region Farmers Market, celebrates 20 years. 20 years supporting farmers, makers and producers of the Canberra Region, 20 years providing Canberrans and their families with the best and freshest produce each weekend, 20 years supporting worthy community projects via their Founders, the Rotary Club of Hall.  

Our official celebrations will take place at Market on Saturday 16th March 2024, and we want to see what the talented cake makers of the Canberra region can bring to the table by way of celebratory cakes to mark this very special milestone.  

The only requirement? Your cake must fit the brief – 20 years of Capital Region Farmers Market. Think fresh produce, farmers and the community! You’re only limited by your imagination! (and size! – all cakes must fit on standard size store-bought cake boards please). Entries are open to all ages from Canberra and the surrounding region who are available to bring their cake to Market for the judging on Saturday 16th March 2024.  

Prizes! Did we mention prizes?! 

We will award winning cakes in two categories – the Adult category, and Under 14s category. In the adult category, winning cakes will receive Market gift vouchers to be spent with any stallholders – $600 for first prize, $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize. For the Under 14s category, winning cakes will receive Market gift vouchers to be spent with any stallholders –  $200 for first prize, $100 for second prize and $50 for third prize. 

There will also be a Shoppers Choice Prize of $100 Gift Vouchers as voted by our shoppers on the day.  

So, what will you create? A fruit bowl made of cake, a farmer out in the field, a Farmers Market in miniature, a basket of freshly picked vegetables, or an ode to Rotary Club of Hall that started the Market 20 years ago? Knowing Canberrans, we’re sure the efforts won’ t be half-baked.  

All the details: 

How to enter 

  • Anyone wanting to create a birthday cake must register their entry by end of day, Friday 1 March 2024.  
  • To enter, please email Capital Region Farmers Market Manager, Sarah Power, at [email protected] with the subject line CRFM Birthday Cake Competition. Please also advise if you are registering your entry for the Adult category, or Under 14s category.   
  • Entries will be capped at 10 registrations per category.  

Share your cake making antics 

  • Share your behind-the-scenes cake making efforts – from your designs to baking and decorating. We’d love to see it all. Feel free to share your cake making on your social media tagging Capital Region Farmers Market on social media with the #20yearsofCRFM (if you don’t have social media, that’s ok too) 

Face the judges 

  • Cake entries will need to be brought to Market at Exhibition Park on a cake board by no later than 8.30am on our birthday weekend, Saturday 16th March 2024.  
  • All cakes will be judged at 10am by the Market’s three VIP judges across both categories.  
  • All cakes will be judged on appearance and the best interpretation of the 20 Years of Capital Region Farmers Market theme only. Cakes will not be judged on taste. 
  • All cakes to be taken home after the Market concludes at 11.30am, Saturday 16th March 2024.  

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