Millthorpe Markets draws the crowds for its Christmas market.

No deterrent: Ominous clouds and damp conditions failed to repel the fans of the Millthorpe Markets. The next market is on Sunday, April 8. Photo Mark Logan.
No deterrent: Ominous clouds and damp conditions failed to repel the fans of the Millthorpe Markets. The next market is on Sunday, April 8. Photo Mark Logan.

Redmond Oval may well have been out of bounds, but the soaking the state received on Saturday failed to wash out the rest of the Millthorpe Markets on Sunday.

After it became increasingly obvious that the oval wouldn’t  be available the organising committee implemented Plan B, the wet weather plan that incorporated utilising the car park along the oval, Boomerang St and the school grounds.

Millthorpe Markets Coordinator, Rachel Booth, said that many stallholders were surprised to hear that the markets were going ahead.

“We had the wet weather plan already in the pipeline, so for us it was an easy decision to make,” she said.

A market though is nothing without the punters, and once more the strength of the market attracted customers from afar afield as Parkes, Warren and Sydney.

“For the conditions we had the numbers were down a bit on the normal Christmas market, but everyone that we spoke to, both customers and stallholders, were very happy and at the end of the day there was a really good vibe.” Ms Booth said.