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HOT: Footscray Finds, Footscray

HOT: Footscray Finds, Footscray

Footscray Finds is a monthly market and car boot sale located in Footscray selling the unique, boutique, hard-to-find and preloved items, along with food stalls and barista made coffee.

It started out in June 2017 outdoors at the Footscray Library Car Park and is now housed indoors to the amazing Footscray warehouse space The Line

It is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9am-2pm. All stalls are internal and very much sheltered from wind and rain so no need for wet weather gear.

footscray finds

I’m not expecting anyone to be around early in the morning but it’s already full of families browsing the preloved clothing, toys and fresh produce.

Footscray Finds

There are numerous car boot stalls plus local food vendors, food trucks and stalls from local businesses. Stallholders can apply for either car boot or a 3 x 3m marquee space (BYO marquee and all equipment), for $50 per space.

Footscray Finds

If your kids have left you bleary-eyed then your first stop should be the coffee van – before the crowds arrive!

We buy pastries and bread…

footscray finds

…a Western Bulldogs hand-knitted tea cosy…

footscray finds western bulldogs tea cosy

…and I want the traffic lights – a perfect prop for The Inspire9 Dream City!

footscray finds traffic light

Footscray Finds has a wonderful local atmosphere – it showcases local small businesses and it’s a gathering place for the inner west community.

footscray finds

I buy goods from my neighbours, the grannies who are part of the Footscray Library knitting club and the local florist.

I’m sure Footscray Finds will become more popular as word spreads. Put the next dates in your diary and set your alarm!

If you need food click here for my review of Lickety Split and Slice Girls West next door.


Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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