Oude Molen Market joins the Cape Town scene
When it comes to Cape Town markets, the old adage applies: the more, the merrier…
There’s a new market in town… Oude Molen Market. It kicks off for the first time on 26 November at the Oude Molen Eco Village, and will run on Saturdays and Sundays thereafter.
The family-fun market is a thoughtful collaboration between ServiceGurus (a hospitality and retail consultancy launched in 2015) and the Yes We Can Sport & Jazz Foundation (a non-profit foundation that makes positive contributions in the lives of previously disadvantaged youth by empowering them through sports and other cultural activities).
The Oude Molen Market is a return to the authentic community market. An eclectic mix of a fully-fledged fresh produce and food market and an artist craft market. It is a family-fun market where children play, old friends meet & new friendships are made. Local musos, food artisans, crafters & entrepreneurs showcase their artistic flair in an accessible & safe location
Oude but good
The venue for these twice-weekly markets is the hall and surrounding area at the Oude Molen Eco Village, which was started in 1997 by some pioneering entrepreneurs, who turned the abandoned, derelict hospital complex into the bustling, mini village we know today. In addition to hosting the markets, the village offers various recreational facilities during the week, such as horse-riding and accommodation, and even has a charming farmstall café, too.
The market aims to be a regular family and community-orientated event, where local vendors, crafters and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to show off their wares in a safe and easily accessible location.
In addition to live entertainment for children and adults, there will be food stalls and trucks, a range of craft stalls, as well as a bar serving local and craft beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks.
Kids Zone & Themed Parties
And don’t forget to bring the little ones! There’s loads to keep them busy – from a designated play area to horse and pony rides and a jumping castle to boot. The market also offers party planning so you can host your little ones party with no fuss. We will take care of it!
There is ample parking and a lovely outside space for everyone to relax and soak up a little country market atmosphere in the leafy suburb of Pinelands.