Everything old is new again at Kiama’s Vintage-Retro Market which offered treasure hunters the chance to get their hands on some unique and collectible items.


The Old Kiama Co-op hosted the market for the first time at the Masonic Hall bringing together 15 local businesses and sellers.


Event co-organiser, Tammy Read predicted a massive weekend of bargain-hunting fun.


“I expected around 1000 people to pass through the hall’s doors over the two days,” Mrs Read said.


“The crowds will love the atmosphere which is all about fun and the underlying hope that a treasure will be unearthed.


“It’s an opportunity to do some good old-fashioned haggling, which makes the purchase that little bit sweeter.”


The family-friendly market attracted dozens of vendors offering a wide selection of vintage furniture, jewellery, vinyl records and retro goodies, along with special guest performances by the Kiama Balloon Cowboy, who entertained the kids.


Local business “Johnny The Fox Records” was also a stall holder, with its owner Shane Stark one of the event organisers.


Mr Stark said the markets were different from a typical car boot sale.


“Kiama doesn’t have a dedicated market of this kind, so we really wanted to start it off with a bang,” he said.


“All of the items were of a high quality and in great condition.


“The ‘mantique’ pieces had a big presence at most stalls and were of particular interest to those who wanted to add something funky to their man cave.”

Co-organiser Tammy Read setting up for the big weekend ahead. Picture: Amelia Phelps

The market ran across three days in June.

Local art by Robyn Healy was also featured, with wooden sculptures, paintings and sketches available to purchase.

A high tea was also held.