Calling all ‘cave’ men

August 09, 2017

Michael O'Brien from Moama showing off his lanterns.

TATURA has a new weekend market, but organiser Jody Vincitorio promises it is not for everyone.

‘‘There are no plants, no doilies and no baked goods, so it’s not your average market,’’ Mr Vincitorio said.

‘‘It’s just man stuff.’’

Dubbed the Man Cave Madness Garage Sale, the monthly event started earlier this year as a way for Mr Vincitorio to get rid of some of his excess goods.

Realising one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, he put the word out for people interested in specialty markets dedicated to man caves.

A handful of stallholders turned up to the first event, but gradually the word has been spreading.

Most recently, 13 stallholders were set up, selling everything from old records and beer cans, to furniture made from parts of old cars and machinery.

Mr Vincitorio said the popularity of man caves was attributed to men just wanting a special place close by in which to chill out.

‘‘People build their shed and have the boys around,’’ he said.

Stallholders are charged $10 a stall, with the proceeds going towards the upkeep of Tatura Scout Hall.

The Man Cave Madness Garage Sale is on the last Sunday of each month, from 9am at the Tatura Scout Hall on Martin St.

For information, phone Jody Vincitorio on 0423 402 023.

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