Victoria, Arcadia, Arcadia Fire Brigade Country Market

EVENT DATE: Sunday 29 November 2015

The Arcadia Fire Brigade which is a fully volunteer brigade belonging to CFA District 12 is holding a Garage Sale and Market at the Arcadia Recreation Reserve and Community Hall on Sunday 29th of November 2015 from 9am until 1pm. Entry to the event is by gold coin donation and all monies raised go towards the purchase of a new Ultra Light Tanker for fire fighting.

Stall sizes are 5 x 2 metres and the cost of a stall site is $15.00. Market stalls could include Fresh Produce, Plants, Arts & Crafts, Tools, Clothing, Furniture, Garden Items, Toys and more.  Arcadia is 24 kilometres South of Shepparton off the Goulburn Valley Highway/Freeway and is well signposted.

Date: Sunday 29 November 2015
Venue: Arcadia Recreation Reserve
Address: 12 Main Road, Arcadia
Time: 9am to 1pm
Entry: gold coin donation, $15 per site for stallholders

Bookings: Contact Ray McManus on 0418 267 261 or Sue Spence on 0429 860 900


Prior to building the Arcadia Community building, the people of Arcadia held their meetings and their events such as Australia Day celebrations and Christmas Carols by Candle light in the tin shed that was home to the Arcadia Fire Brigade Fire Truck. The building was not heated in winter nor cooled in the summer which was at times quite uncomfortable. In 1994, negotiations were held with to purchase a small area of land in Arcadia that was owned by the Victorian Railways. There had been some houses on part of this land that were occupied by employees of the Railways before the Railway Station was closed down on June 30th 1977. With the purchase of the land by the Shire of Greater Shepparton Council, Arcadia Progress Association were then able to go ahead and plan for a new meeting place at Arcadia. The CFA members, local tradesmen and the Community embraced the project whether by cash donations, or in kind labour and on April 19th 1998, the Community Centre was officially opened The new building has been a great asset to the Arcadia Community. Memorial boards are kept there honouring those that were lost in war and photos of early settlers are housed there as well.