The third Sunday of every month is marked on many calendars as the day the Williamstown Craft Market is on. It is very popular with people who want to spend a relaxing day browsing for bargains and enjoying the view.
Around 100 stalls are at the Williamstown Craft Market, full of handcrafted items and home made food. The market is also located in a picturesque setting, in Commonwealth Reserve close to the water. Entertainment is also provided at the market by musicians and other performers.
Some of the handmade items for sale include slippers, toy bears, hats, clothing and artwork. Examples of the tasty treats for sale include caramel, chocolate, bacon and egg rolls, hot dogs, donuts, coffee and milkshakes.
The market starts up at 10:00 in the morning and closes later in the day, at 4:00 in the afternoon, making it an ideal place to plan to have lunch at.
A short walk from the market is the HMAS Castlemaine. This ship is a floating museum. It is open on weekends and there is an entrance cost.
To take public transportation to the Williamstown Craft Market catch a train in the centre of Melbourne and go to Williamstown Station or Williamstown Beach Station. There is a walk of four or five blocks to the market.
The market is on Nelson Place, which connects with Ferguson Street. If driving from the west, take Kororoit Creek Road which will become Ferguson Street. Many visitors will need to cross the Westgate Bridge, then take the Williamstown Road exit and travel south along Melbourne Road.