THE Haven Market was once again a hive of activity on Saturday, as sunny weather greeted storeholders and patrons to Haven.
The market moved onto sports fields behind the Haven tennis courts to provide more room for the record number of stalls in attendance and more room for parking.
Market co-ordinator Sue Exell said it was a successful decision, with an estimated 3,500 patrons in attendance to visit more than 80 stalls.
"We were determined this time to keep people off the Henty Highway and to get cars flowing through the venue. It worked really well," she said.
"It made such a difference having all that space, and people really gave us a lot of good feedback for the move."
To abide by COVID-protocols, the committee also made patrons sign in to the venue.
"We're estimating we had about 3,500 people come - our committee counted about 2,000 cars that drove in," Mrs Exell said.
"It's just an amazing turnout and we hope people really enjoyed it.
"My poor committee put in a lot of work and are just exhausted. It was a big day, but a great day."
Mrs Exell said it was also good to utilise the fields and facilities behind the tennis courts.
"We thought last month, when we had to do something to get a bit more room, this was a really good chance to give people an idea of what is at the rec reserve," she said.
"A lot of people had never even seen the tennis courts there before.
"That's a really nice area and would be one we really want to develop."
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