Testimonials & FAQs

I have had a stall at the Midwest Baby & Kids Market for a few years now and I find the day to be fantastically organised and the atmosphere is great!  It's a great way to showcase your wares to a larger customer base in a short time, connect with people and create new relationships with customers and other stallholders also. All in all, a fun day for everyone!

I have just completed my third preloved stall (over the past five years).  Each time has been so successful that I have sold almost everything I have brought with me.  It's great to go home with only a small box of little left overs and knowing all my well loved kids stuff gets a new home and new lease of life!  A very successful morning's work. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Market Day is a happy and relaxed atmosphere to showcase and sell my goods.  Plenty of display space for me, and lots of room for the shoppers to look around - not the rush and crush of commercial shopping!  Received several orders for goods in different colour than on display and often get follow on sales from friends telling/showing friends what I have available. Looking forward to the November market.

Thanks to Nat for putting on a wonderful market day yet again. This is the first time I've been as an exhibitor and it was just as good from this side. I was provided with all of the information as soon as required and nothing was too hard. Thanks!!

Thank you for your time and effort in organising such a great market day Natalie.  It is so good to have a dedicated event to reach my target market.  Definitely worth while, I look forward to attending the next event!

I really enjoy being a part of the market day.  It's a great way to build my business name and meet new customers.  I also love meeting other stallholders and seeing what our beautiful town has to offer!


1. Why have a Preloved Stall at the Market Day instead of having a garage sale at home?

  • We are a dedicated market selling parenting, baby and children's items so our shoppers are searching for the exact type of products you're selling!  
  • We put in a lot of effort in advertising our event so shoppers are guaranteed to show up.  We advertise in local and regional newspapers, paid Facebook advertisements, daycares, shopping centres, notice boards, letter drops and have large banners and roster signs in prominent various locations around Geraldton the week prior to the Market Day.  
  • Buyers are looking for quality items in as new to gently used condition and are prepared to pay a reasonable price for it, not the rock bottom prices you'd expect to fetch at a garage sale.
  • Our doors are closed to shoppers until 9am so you will have no early birds rummaging through your items before you are set up and ready.  
  • For about the same price you'd pay for a garage sale ad if not cheaper, you can have a preloved stall with morning tea included and you won't have to worry about strangers coming to your home.
  • Our large items section is the first people go to for their big ticket items.  These are the items you probably want to sell the most as they're taking up your precious storage space.  At a garage sale, large items may be overlooked as you may not have new parents as buyers.
  • It's a fun social morning out where you get to catch up with lots of friends and have a chat to shoppers!

2. Why are Trash and Treasure stall fees cheaper than the Midwest Baby & Kids Market?

  • We are a very different market to the usual Sunday morning Trash and Treasure, Flea Market or Swap Meet.  Our shoppers are expectant parents, parents, grandparents and shoppers wanting to buy quality parenting, baby and kids items and find out about products and services. 
  • The stallholder fees help to cover the costs of running the event: venue hire, newspaper and facebook advertising, printed material advertising, paying helpers, and high Public Liability Insurance just to name a few expenses.
  • We provide extra promotion for our business stalls including on our Blog,  Facebook Page (1,950+ Likers) and our Newsletter with 1,100 subscribers.
  • We post photos of each business stall on our Facebook Page following the Market Day with photos of products and include links to their Facebook Page for potential sales, orders and contact following the Market Day.  

3. Why do you charge adults to enter?  Where does this money go?
  • Having an entry fee keeps the stallholder fees lower and it helps to ensure our attendees are shoppers searching for baby and kids items and are more likely to buy, and are not just filling in time on a Sunday morning browsing local markets.
  • As above, the entry fee also goes towards covering the cost of running the market, venue hire, public liability insurance, advertising, printed material etc.

If you have any questions you'd like to ask, please let us know, we'd love to hear from you!  We can be contacted by email mwbkm@westnet.com.au or phone 0427271418.