The Friday before the AFL Grand Final (Friday 3oth September) is a public holiday in Melbourne. Last year was the first year this holiday took place and traders decided it might be a good opportunity to make a feature of the occasion in our trading calendar.
Whilst market crowds on the Grand Final day itself (Saturday 1st October) can suffer from the city’s focus on a TV event, the Friday has the potential for good market crowds particularly as fans congregate in the CBD for the team parade.
- Regular football clinics in A shed.
- Queen Vic Big Kick.
- Bucking Footy.
- Grand Pie-nal Day.
Radio station Gold 104.3 will be holding their Grand Final Breakfast at the market on the morning of Thursday 29th September (see separate article) and we can expect the impetus to flow into the Friday Public Holiday and hopefully into Grand Final Day itself.
Traders are urged to enhance the theatre of the occasion with their stall displays and contribute to making the Grand Final, particularly the lead up including the Friday Public Holiday, a successful and profitable part of our trading calendar.