2023 Community Festival

Get ready for a huge day of fun for the whole family as Montrose Football Club celebrates its community at the annual Community Festival.

DATE: May 6th 2023, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy music from live artists, food from all corners of the globe, local traders wares including jewellery, fashion, homewares, and fun for the kids including face painting, jumping castles, and various rides for all thrill seekers. A whole range of community and local business stalls, together with local sporting clubs will be on hand with displays and interactive activities.

State Government Public Health Message

Every attendee is asked to do a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home and not attend if you are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine.  A reminder attendees must maintain at least 1.5m physical distance between those from other groups at all times. To minimise movement, attendees must stay with their allocated spaces where practical.


Public entry to this event is free.


Montrose Football Club
950 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road

The following stalls have been confirmed for 2023 are:

Big thank you to our sponsors on the day, including but not limited to:

Sponsors for the Scrambler Ride this year are: Full Bore Automotive, Mr Hummer Limos & The Acorn Bar & Restaurant
Sponsors for supplying our picnic tables, thank you to Big Event Picnic Tables
Sponsors for all our signage for the festival, thank you to Marlin Signs

Other sponsors are:
Bell Real Estate
Bendigo Bank, Mount Evelyn

Welcome to the new stall holders for 2023:

Hair by Bec Ellis – Festival Braids, Styling, Happy Hair Brushes, Raffle Tickets & Hamper
Kimaya Collective – Polymer Clay Earrings
Clark’s Cyclone Taties – Potato Spiral Spud
Here2Craft – Resin Keyring, coaster and Mother’s Day gifts
Aaron Violi MP, Federal Member for Casey – Provide community information to residents of Montrose
Hewish Road Child Care Centre – Advertise to the childcare centre
Little Lion Yarns – Knitted & crochet items (beanies, headbands, boys, bags) and Knitted Wire Art
Nicnacks Scrubs – Moisturising & Exfoliating body scrubs

Thank you to the following stall holders who are coming back for another year:

Soap Shakin Sisters – Reusable Soap Shakers
Montrose Preschool – Facepainting & Mystery Jars
MadRam Cafe – Hot Chocolate, Coffee & Tea
Mr Quick Whip – Soft Serve Ice-Cream etc
Montrose CFA Fire Brigade – Fire Trucks
Enchanted Treasures by Chloe – Earrings
Totally Diamond Paintings – Diamond Painting Kits, Accessories & Jewellery
Tupperware – Tupperware
The Barbershop Gents & Rascals – Hair Cuts, Products & Vouchers
Calming Co – Anxiety / Fidget Rings
Sensory Street – Sensory Tools / Fidget Toys
Handmade Jems – Hair Accessories & self-care items including scrunchies, wristlets, re-usable make-up wipes, pet bandanas and more..
Repete360 – Football Beanies and Scarves, kids toys and warm socks
The Wattle Tree Co – Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate
Pixie & The Princess – Handcrafted soft toys, dolls, hooded towels and embroidered gifts
JC Assist – Promoting the Different Support Services

Like to be a stall holder?

The festival celebrates its 8th year in 2023 and is proud to be part of the community to support festival partners and local businesses. Expressions of interest are sought from not for profit or business organisations that are based in Montrose or local surrounds, including:

  • Art & Photography
  • Mens & Womens – Fashion & Accessories
  • Jewellery
  • Interiors
  • Kids
  • Lifestyle
  • Garden / Plants
  • Services

Commercial vendors who believe they can add value to our festival are also welcome to apply however the events committee must approve, with possible consultation to our local traders. Your expression of interest may be declined if it is determined that your event will directly compete with any of our existing businesses in the precinct that are participating in the festival.

Please send your expression of interest on email to the event coordinator via communityfestival@montrosefc.org.au with details of your stand.

Once you have received written confirmation, payment will be required online via the link below.

Pricing of stalls
3m x 3m stand, space only $50
– 3m x 3m stand, space only with car park $60 (limited spots available)
– 3m x 3m stand, space only with power $60 (limited spots available) – SOLD OUT
3m x 6m stand, space only $85
3m x 6m stand, space only with power $95 (limited spots available)
If you require a larger space, please contact the event coordinator at communityfestival@montrosefc.org.au

Not for Profit Stall Holders
All fees will be waived for community groups / not for profit stall holders at this event.
– 3m x 3m stand
– 3m x 3m stand, space only with power – SOLD OUT
– 3m x 6m stand
If you require a larger space, please contact the event coordinator at communityfestival@montrosefc.org.au

Community Stall Holder Application Form

Stall Holder applications will close Saturday 22 April 2023

Stall Holders Insurance Details

Whilst all care is taken, Montrose Football Club will not accept any liability for equipment that is lost, stolen or damaged whilst on site for the festival. Individual Stall Holders with Insurance Please send through a copy of your public liability to communityfestival@montrosefc.org.au together with your expression of interest. Please note that it is a strict requirement that a Stallholder must have in place a PRODUCT LIABILITY policy with a minimum of $20 million cover in the Stallholder’s name if the Stallholder offers for sale any of the products listed below.

  • Second hand electrical goods & toys
  • Cosmetics & beauty products
  • Medicines, Potions, Oils, Fragrances & Soaps
  • Massage, manipulation of muscle, chiropractic or similar
  • Food


Individual Stall Holders with No Insurance
A waiver will be required stating Montrose Football Club assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly from injuries arising from public and product liability. Individual traders will assume responsibility for adequate insurance for their stall and for products sold on the day.  This will constitute a complete and unconditional release of all liability to Montrose Football Club and its employees and agents.

Food Safety
All hazardous food suppliers (temperature controlled food and/or food not sold in manufacturers original packaging) must have their food safety supervisor certificate. This certificate must be available on request. This is at the responsibility of the stall holder.

Site Safety Rules

  • No pegs to be driven into the grass
  • Marquees and temporary structures must be adequately secured with weights
  • Stallholders must not exceed the boundary of their site
  • No access, or items to be attached to the club rooms, unless authorised by the event coordinator
  • Only use powered tools and equipment that have been appropriately tested and tagged by a qualified electrician. Records to be maintained by the stallholder
  • Electrical leads are not to present potential slip/trip hazards
  • Gas bottles (where used) must be within inspection period dates
  • Report all safety incidents immediately to the event coordinator on the day, at the Information HUB

Rubbish & Waste

All rubbish, waste and packaging must be taken away with the stallholder. Bins provided do NOT cater for stallholder rubbish and may not be used by stallholders to dump packaging, boxes, food scraps etc. The stall site must be left in the condition it was found. If stallholders do not abide by these rules, then refusal to trade at future markets will be issued. Montrose Recreational Reserve and its surroundings is a public place for everyone to enjoy, please treat it as you would your own home, and please respect our neighbours and local community.

Stall Holder applications will close Saturday 22 April 2023

Stall Holder Floor Plan

Set up & Operating Times

All sites will be numbered to allow for a speedy set up. Your stall number will be allocated on the day & available from the HUB from 7am.

SET UP TIME:  The stall holder information HUB will be open from 7am in the Away Change Rooms. You are welcome to set up from this time. We request that all stalls be set up by 10.30am, ready for trading. Car access to public areas / stalls will be closed at 9.30am.  All cars will need to be moved from stalls to public parking by this time.

MARKET OPENING HOURS:  11.00am – 4.00pm

DISMANTLING OF SITE: From 3.30pm onwards pending foot traffic Car access to public areas / stalls will be open from 4pm Please remember to bring your own tables, chairs, racks, decorations, signage, cable ties, extension cords etc. as none can be provided on the day. Please do not park illegally, double park in traffic lanes, queue across traffic intersections, undertake illegal U turns or traffic manoeuvres, or otherwise hinder traffic during set up and pack down.


We understand things sometimes happen beyond your control, and you may need to cancel your stall.  If you need to cancel and require a full refund, we need notification in writing to communityfestival@montrosefc.org.au   This will allow us to inform other stalls holders that may be on the waiting list.  

Cancellations after the date stall holder applications close will forfeit a refund, and money paid will be considered a donation to the Football Club. In the event that a market is cancelled by market management (due to external factors such as extreme unsafe weather, government restrictions) confirmed stallholders will be contacted by 6am on the morning of the event.

Need more information?


Event Coordinator & stall holder bookings, Rachael Hutchin | 0418 497 222 | communityfestival@montrosefc.org.au

On-Site Coordinator, Glenn Bower | 0400 809 700 | junior.president@montrosefc.org.au