Redmond Oval may well have been out of bounds, but the soaking received on Saturday failed to wash out the rest of the Millthorpe Markets on Sunday.
After it became obvious the oval wouldn’t be available, organisers implemented a contingency that incorporated utilising the car park adjacent to the oval, Boomerang Street, and the grounds of Millthorpe Public School.
Markets coordinator Rachel Booth said many stallholders were surprised to hear the markets were going ahead after Saturday’s torrential rain.
“We had the wet weather plan already in the pipeline, so for us it was an easy decision to make,” she said.
Once more the market’s reputation attracted customers from afar afield as Parkes, Warren and Sydney, though the rain had a slight impact on the attendance figures.
“For the conditions we had the numbers were down a bit on the normal Christmas market,” Mrs Booth said.
“But everyone that we spoke to were very happy and at the end of the day there was a really good vibe.”