Saturday is meant to be spent on activities for unwinding and relaxing. You can do just that and more at this pop-up market next to the Pullenvale Hall on Grandview Road.

The Curious Caravan, the travelling cafe and events organizer for hire, and the wellness store The Essential Community are mounting the Pullenvale Saturday Pop-Up Market on the 24th of Aug 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Expect a showcase of crafters, makers, and local food amidst a breezy background filled with greens and trees.

Photo Credit: The Curious Caravan/Facebook
Photo Credit: The Essential Community/Facebook

Keeping the Community Spirit Alive

The Curious Caravan is an iconic presence at the centre of Pullenvale Hall, where a lot of community events take place. Every morning, the tiny cafe’s freshly brewed coffee fills the air, much to the delight of the locals.

There have been dozens of these Pullenvale Saturday Pop-Up Market over the years. However, every event is an opportunity for the locals to touch base with each other and enliven the community.



What to Expect at the Pop-Up

You’ll be pleased to shop and dine at this pop-up’s laid-back atmosphere, amongst a crowd of friendly faces. Aside from The Curious Caravan and The Essential Community, these local establishments will be setting up stalls at the pop-up:

Julia’s Pantry

Julia’s Pantry is a specialty home-based business offering a wide range of goodies like cakes and tarts, as well as preserves and jams. An empty nester with a passion for cooking, Julia makes use of her postgraduate degree in gastronomy to cook food from scratch and sell these at markets and festivals. She also conducts cooking classes in West Brisbane, as there is nothing more she’d love to do but be in the kitchen.  

Photo Credit: Julia’s Pantry/Facebook

At the Pullenvale Pop-up last July, Julia sold these goodies below so expect more treats to hoard from her stall this August: 

Photo Credit: Julia’s Pantry

Seremban Living

Seremban Living is a home decor supplier selling unique crafts for your house or for gifting to friends and family. Their popular items include snuggly throw blankets, resin art trays, and raw cotton cushions. They also have Shibori home products, which makes use of a Japanese dyeing technique.

Photo Credit: Seremban Living/Facebook

A Life Made of Paper

A Life Made of Paper features bespoke cards, home decors, party favours, banners or buntings and other giftables created by Kelly Olds. While she has a day job, she dabbles in the creative arts as a passion and has been Stampin’ Up!© demonstrator for over five years. She also teaches paper crafting classes. 

Photo Credit: Stampin’ Up
Photo Credit: A Life Made of Paper/Facebook

Rani’s Cuisine

Rani’s Cuisine offers authentic Indian and Mauritian dishes prepared by Ranee Veerassamy. Her native island of Mauritius might be known as a tourism hotspot but for Rani, it is the food that’s the heart of her heritage with its curry, pickles and spices. Her friends regard her cooking as healing comfort food.

Among Rani’s best-selling products come in jars sold for $7 or $9 a pop: Mauritian Curry Paste, Mauritian Piment Limon Rouge, Butter Chicken Paste, and the Kerala Fish Curry Paste. She prepares and grinds these following techniques and recipes passed on to her family for generations. 

Don’t forget to ask about her cooking classes. She’s also open to catering dinner parties. 

Photo Credit: Rani’s Cuisine/Facebook


To add to the casual vibe, live music will play while you’re shopping, eating or hanging around with your group at the picnic tables.

The Pullenvale Saturday Pop-Up Market is still open for stall holders if you’re interested in selling at this event. Phone The Curious Caravan at 0452 068 098 or email thecuriouscaravan@gmail.com for enquiries.