May 15, 2021


We regret to advise that the Forrest Lovely and Local Market on 13 June is CANCELLED, in light of the increasing COVID-19 risk.

The Forrest Lovely and Local Market will take the place of the famous SoupFest just for this year, with a variety of hot food, local produce, art and crafts on offer.

It will be smaller than the SoupFest, and back at the old venue in town at the Forrest Public Hall 14 Grant St, Forrest VIC, catering for runners in the RunForrest event and their supporters as well as locals and visitors making the most of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Funds raised will go towards maintenance of the Forrest Public Hall, Men’s Shed, Forrest Learning Centre, Lions and other community groups.

Stallholders: If you would like to have a stall, please download and complete the stallholder information and application form and send it to 

Volunteers: If you can spare just an hour or two on the day or the afternoon before, please, please let us know by email ( or phone: 0488 522 448).

Stalls so far include:

  • SoupFest soup kitchen
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Devonshire teas, coffee, slices
  • Hare Krishna vegetarian food
  • Hot potatoes
  • European BBQ
  • Cordials
  • Rocky road, tea cakes, marshmallows
  • Hand-made, hand-painted hemp and cotton clothing
  • Local art, crafts
  • Skincare, soaps, teas
  • Silk and woolen embroidered cushion covers

COVID-Safe Event Checklist