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Forrest Beach markets – a whale of a time

It's a dog's life: Carla Livermore took this shot of her pet pooches at Ingham's iconic Forrest Beach, where there are markets this Sunday.

AS the sun rises from the Coral Sea at Forrest Beach on Sunday, there will be a special buzz in the air.

While the first glints of light spark a new day to life, dozens of stallholders will be setting up camp and preparing for the August markets.

Organisers are promising it will be bigger and better than last month’s event, which was the first since coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

And there is a chance whales may be seen breaching in the distance.

Forrest Beach Progress Association President Kevin Hill said: ‘The weather has been just magic lately.

‘There were even breaching whales visible from the beach on Saturday – so it’s the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy what Forrest Beach has to offer.’

Punters will be entertained with music as they cruise around more than thirty stalls.

A treasure hunt and other activities will be staged for children at the markets, which run from 8 am until midday.

There will be a barbecue with fresh local produce and Mr Hill is expecting a bumper crowd.

He added: ‘The attendance in July caught us by surprise. It was a great event but we’re making extra efforts to cater to the influx of locals and visitors who are clearly seeking to get out and about following the [relaxing of] Covid-19 restrictions.

‘We’ll have games for the kids all day and a treasure hunt starting at 11am, with every child winning a prize.

‘Everyone who purchases food and drinks from us will go in the draw to win a $30 meal voucher from Forrest Beach Hotel or vouchers that can be redeemed with any of the stall holders.

 ‘We’d love to see people come down and make a day of it in Forrest Beach, enjoy some fish and chips in the park or a meal at the hotel.’ 

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