The Forrest Lovely and Local Market will be a highlight of the Easter weekend in Forrest this year, with local musicians and a variety of local produce, food, art and crafts on offer.

While the market will be set up in the lovely grounds of the Forrest Public Hall, you can also wander inside the hall to see the Colac Otway Arts Trail and StudioForrest ‘Seed’ exhibition. Both attractions are free.

Funds raised will go towards maintenance of the Forrest Public Hall and other community groups.

This will be our first market for a very long time, with COVID cancelling all efforts to run the SoupFest and other markets over the past two years. Local bakers, veggie growers, coffee-makers, sausage-sizzlers, knitters, artists, embroiderers, preservers and interest groups will be among the stalls.

Stallholders: If you would like to have a stall, please download and complete the 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).