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The Laurieton Riverwalk Markets are making a comeback on Sunday, October 17

BACK FOR OCTOBER: Laurieton Riverwalk Markets. Photo: Supplied/Josh Moses.

BACK FOR OCTOBER: Laurieton Riverwalk Markets. Photo: Supplied/Josh Moses.

The Laurieton Riverwalk Markets are making a comeback on Sunday, October 17 after being cancelled twice earlier this year.

The markets were previously shut due to a NSW statewide lockdown in August and were postponed again in September to avoid encouraging large gatherings of the community.

Laurieton Riverwalk Markets coordinator Tahshi Payne said stalls will cover the area of both Tunis Street and Bruce Porter Reserve along the river during the event from 8am to 1pm.

"We are looking forward to bringing the markets back. Our stallholders are really looking forward to coming back for the October markets," she said.

"They have been hit hard with so many markets being cancelled so we want to support them and get these great markets back up and running for both stallholders and our community.

"We have such an amazing range of stalls, some that have been coming for 20 years and some that are just starting. There will be over 140 stalls with fresh produce, local art, clothing, treasures for the house and even something for your favourite pet.

"We will also have a great range of food stalls, if you come early grab a bacon and egg roll to start the day. Stalls will be selling a range of fresh macaroons, quesadillas, dumplings, fresh juice and the best coffee around.

"Residents who have visited our markets through this year will know that we abide by all NSW Health requirements and these will be in place. We will have a great range of buskers playing music plus some jumping castles for the kids to be entertained.

"The markets are a great day out in the fresh air for the family and supporting local. We hope to see everyone there."

BACK FOR OCTOBER: There will be COVID guideliens for the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets. Photo: Supplied/Josh Moses.

BACK FOR OCTOBER: There will be COVID guideliens for the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets. Photo: Supplied/Josh Moses.

Market organisers are in consultation with NSW Health and the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to meet current COVID guidelines.

There will be sign-in stations with sanitiser and each stall will have market QR codes. All stallholders and visitors are asked to wear a mask unless they have an exemption.