2 Markets to check out in Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is not the biggest city in South Africa, but contrary to popular belief there’s more than just roses to this jewel of the Free State. This city has a lot to offer. Besides having quite the vibrant night life, Bloemfontein also has 2 markets that you should check out.

Arts & CraftsLions Kunsmark Arts & Crafts Market: This market takes place on the first Saturday of the month in the gardens of Kings Park (On Kings Way near Loch Logan Waterfront). The market offers a wide choice of food stalls and stalls selling paintings, sculptures and other amazing arts and crafts.

Vendors come from all over South Africa. The Lions Kunsmark Arts & Craft market also offers a wide variety of traditional African crafts. It’s the perfect way to kick start your Saturday morning.

The market is open from 7 AM to 2 PM and entrance is absolutely free.  For more information about this stunning Bloemfontein market, phone 051 4211484.

Bloemfontein BoeremarkBloemfontein Boeremark: This amazing market is on every Saturday morning from 6 AM to 2 PM and is located on  Bankovs Boulevard in Langenhoven Park. Over the years this has become the most renowned market in all of Bloemfontein (and possibly the Free State too).

Visitors are welcome to browse through the various stalls and enjoy traditional South African foods like porridge, kaiings, vetkoek, boerie rolls and much more. They can also expect to find vendors selling fresh bread, pies, biscuits, rusks, chicken, meat products, a wide variety of cheeses, delicious jams, milk, yoghurt and lots more.

There’s also vendors selling flowers, plants, seedlings, spices, dried fruits, clothing, nuts, jewellery, woodwork items, steel art and more. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy a nice cup of team in tea garden after they’ve shopped till they nearly drop. Entrance to the market is free. For more information visit the official Boeremarket website.

There you have it, 2 markets to check out in Bloemfontein. If you’re ever in the vicinity of the city of roses, make sure that you check them out. Spread the word about them by sharing this article on Facebook and Twitter. Sharing is caring after all.

Living in a different part of the country or travelling soon? Over the last month I’ve featured markets that you can check out in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, make sure that you check them out as well.

Watch this space for regular updates in the Fun Corner category on the Junk Mail Blog.

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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