Good Fortune Market at Elder Park | OzAsia Festival | 21 Sep – 2 Oct & 6 -10 Oct 2016

Good Fortune Market

Good Fortune Market – a Celebration of Asian Culture & Performance

The Good Fortune Markets will be a melting pot of food, fun and entertainment for everyone. Elder Park will transform into the streets of Asia! It will be a playground of free performances, markets, great music from across the region and a feast of food to tantalise the tastebuds.

Scroll down to see our Play & Go photos at the Good Fortune Market on Saturday 24 September 2016.


Editor’s Note (2 October 2016):

Due to unseasonably bad weather, the Good Fortune Market have been able to extended their inaugural season to include another weekend of what is forecast to be amazing weather…

GOOD FORTUNE MARKET ADDITIONAL WEEKEND
Thursday 6 until Sunday 9 October 2016, Elder Park

FREE ENTRY – Doors from 5pm Thursday then from 12pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

They will still have their amazing food line up, as well as some of the headliners which were cancelled such as KLP (Thursday 6/10) & The Aston Shuffle (Saturday 8/10)! So you can go and dance.. Again!


Adelaide has fallen in love with the Royal Croquet Club and the Alpine Winter Village and we know you will love The Good Fortune Markets. The Good Fortune Markets are a celebration of asian culture and performance for the whole family as part of the 10th anniversary of the OzAsia Festival. OzAsia is Australia’s premier international arts festival with an emphasis on all things Asian.

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Keep your eyes open for some of the best local and interstate stallholders offering delicious delights that you would normally not find on their menus.

The Good Fortune Markets aren’t just about food. A must see is the Sake Bar – experience some of the best Sake Japan has to offer. The best Japanese whiskey has also been shipped in for the occasion. Would you like to try making Wontons or learn to dance like a Bollywood star? Grab some lessons at the Markets! There will also be lion dancers, Indian drummer D.J’s, Indonesian guitarists and dancers or maybe you could relax and try Tai Chi by the river. There’s loads to do!

Kids Zone

Have you got kids in tow? Great. Try the Good Fortune Market’s delights while the kids are entertained in the Kids Zone. There will be Chinese music and art school plus for the big and little kids – table tennis and henna tattoos. There’s so much more… The Good Fortune Markets really is for everyone.

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What can I eat?

With so much yummy food tastings on offer, The Good Fortune Market promises to transport you to the vibrant streets of Asia. There will be 21 amazing stallholders providing delicious cuisine – Japanese pancakes, noodle bowls, sushi, curries, noodles, ice cream. If it’s Asian…chances are, you will find it here.

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What can I do?

There will be live performances from music acts from around the world and plenty of activities:

  • fruit carving;
  • a bamboo orchestra;
  • Indian drummers;
  • Indonesian puppets;
  • Indian Bollywood dancers;
  • the Chinese Music and Arts School;
  • Lion dancers;
  • Indonesian drummers and dancers;
  • Tai Chi;
  • Wonton making and other cooking demonstrations;
  • a kids Zone;
  • Sake tasting;
  • table tennis area;
  • Monkey Magic characters;
  • Fortune Cookie cart
  • and a yummy long table banquet dinner.

The Ukiyo Tent below plays host to many shows during the Good Fortune Market.

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One of the great family friendly shows you can see in the Ukiyo Tent is Croquiky Brothers. These two brothers from Korea can dance, draw and play air guitar, often all at the same time. Loaded with clowning, comedy and audience participation. Find out more here.

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The Phare Circus is also performing in the Ukiyo Tent. Phare is no ordinary circus but an edgy, alternative, down-to-earth, all-singing-and-dancing Cambodian circus extravaganza suitable for all ages. It’s high energy, adrenaline-pumping action. Find out more here.

Phare Circus

PLAY & GO PHOTOS OF THE GOOD FORTUNE MARKET – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

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The Good Fortune Market is set up with stalls and tents in an enclosed, fenced in circle around Elder Park. Therefore it is fenced off from the River Torrens and kids can’t go near the water, which is great for families. Remember how cute the Alpine Winter Village was, with its European Christmas in July theme? Well this is the Asian market version of that. It’s so colourful and bright with gorgeous lanterns strung up, and those large animal and object lanterns from the Moon Lantern Festival on display.  There are plenty of tables and seats, some out in the open, others in under cover tents.

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There are so many food stalls! More than at most festivals we’ve seen. There are plenty of different options, set out like Asian hawker stalls overseas.

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There are pop up bars for the party crowd that will swing into action in the evenings and go til late.

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There are market stalls to check out too.

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See free live entertainment on the main stage. We were treated to a lovely acoustic performance this afternoon.

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There is plenty of space in front of the stage with a large grassy area for kids to dance and run around. Just make sure your stroller is ok going over grass. If it’s been a bit rainy, like when we visited, beware that parts of the ground may be a bit muddy.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the OzAsia Festival Website

What:   Good Fortune Markets

When:  Wednesday 21 September to Sunday 2 October 2016 plus Thursday 6 October to Sunday 9 October 2016 | 5pm on week nights & from 12 noon on weekends

Where: Elder Park  | Adelaide

Who:     Everyone

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