Children's market a hit | Gallery

MORE than 400 adults, with kids in tow, enjoyed browsing through the vast spread of goods at the Naracoorte Children's Market on Saturday.

The event was a fundraiser for the local branch of Red Cross and managed to raise over $1300 for this year's baby Digby Wight.

It was held in the town hall and organiser Nicki Wight, who is Digby's mum, said she was thrilled with how it all went.

"I was a bit overwhelmed," she said.

"When you hold something like this you just have no idea if even one person is going to show up but when people started flooding through the was just great."

Twenty-five businesses set up stalls selling everything from pre-loved and new clothing and toys to educational and cooking tools.

There was a jumping castle for the kids and free face-painting.

Naracoorte South Primary School also had an activity centre set up with lots of crafts and fun things to do.

Mrs Wight said there really was something for everyone.

"We had a lot of support from the local community as well as outside of it," she said.

"People came from as far as Millicent, Mount Gambier, Penola and Keith and then there were the people who follow the stall-holders around as well.

"There were some people who travelled from western Victoria and they said it was the best market they had been to.

"Others from Millicent and Mount Gambier said it was better than the Mount Gambier one."

Money was raised through a gold coin entrance fee, devonshire tea catered for by the Red Cross ladies and site holder fees.

"We raised a lot more than I ever expected," Mrs Wight said.

"Being the first time we've held this market I just wasn't sure what to expect. There is certainly big potential for it to grow even bigger and better, that's for sure."

Mrs Wight thanked Nigel Nisbett at the Naracoorte Town Hall, Naracoorte Lucindale Council and everyone who supported the children's market.