Shop Unique Items @ the Etsy Community Market in Nundah’s Neighbour Ascot

Bris Style will be hosting the “Etsy Community Market powered by Square” at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot on Saturday, the 29th of July, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


What is Etsy?

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Etsy is a global creative commerce platform that encourages small entrepreneurs to showcase their unique goods. It is an online shopping website with different registered sellers of various products — handmade items, vintage goods, and craft supplies.

There are boutiques, craft fairs, and flea markets that the Etsy Teams are organising to help the community find and shop items offline. Etsy Team is a community feature in Etsy that is based in a certain location, where sellers connect with other sellers.


Bris Style — Etsy Team in Brisbane

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Bris Style is a Brisbane-based Etsy Team formed in March 2008 when a small group of Brisbane-based sellers met for tea. The team has since grown to a group of over 350 members, sharing the same interests in handmade, vintage, and crafted goods.

Although Bris Style no longer requires their members to have an active Etsy store, they are still the official Brisbane Etsy Team. They work closely with Etsy events such as the Etsy Community Market in Ascot.

Meet the Bris Stylers here.


The Etsy Community Market

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There will be over 100 sellers in the Etsy Community Market. Local makers, artists, designers, and curators will showcase their handmade goods, vintage stuff, and other interesting products.

Foodies will be delighted with the gourmet fare and various selections of beverages, available at the food precinct. Wines will also be served at the bar. Live music acts, craft workshops, and an artist demo by Ironlak are the highlights to watch out for.


The market is seen to be crowded as families from the surrounding suburbs will be there. Here are the tips before going to the Etsy Community Market.


The Eagle Farm Racecourse is at 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot. Contact Translink or visit the Translink’s Journey Planner for the timetable.


For people arriving by car, there are over 800 parking slots on the venue for free that are accessible via the Nudgee Road. Disabled parking bays are accessible via the McGill Avenue.


No pre-purchasing of tickets required, but the admission fees should be paid at the gate. The market operates on a private property that includes facilities like toilets and ATMs, so there will be an entry fee of $2 per person. However, children are free to enter the event.

Credit Cards are Accepted

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All of the stalls in the Etsy Community Market will be equipped with Square Readers. Everyone can pay directly via debit/credit cards and mobile wallets for a convenient shopping experience.

Dress Code

Just like any other event, wear your comfy clothes. Tank tops, shorts, and thongs are allowed.

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Further details can be viewed on the Facebook event page.

Gear Up for the RACQ Motorfest @ Ascot this Weekend

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) will bring back the RACQ Motorfest to Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot on Sunday, 9th of July, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Entry to the event only costs $2 per person and kids under three are free. All of the proceeds will go to the funds of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue, and Heart of Australia.


Motorfest 2017 Highlights

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Car buffs will have a grand time with the vehicle display. With the vehicle registration already done, show records indicate that more than 500 vintage, unique, and collector vehicles will be showcased during the event.

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The whole family will enjoy the free amusement rides, complimentary face painting sessions, the petting zoo, and the food stalls that will be bringing some of Brisbane’s best delicious concessionaires together in one place. Dreamworld and Australia Zoo will also be there to showcase their attractions.

This year, RACQ will run the “Snap Share Win Competition”. Attendees should snap a selfie at the Motorfest and share it on Instagram with a hashtag #RACQMotorFest. It will be drawn on Monday, 10th of July, at 2:00 p.m. Winners will get Aussie World Family Passes ($175).

View the details here.


Important Reminders Before the Event

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Car buffs and families from the surrounding suburbs will be at the event. The Motorfest can be crowded just like last year, so here are some tips before going to the RACQ Motorfest 2017.


The Eagle Farm Racecourse is at 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot. Contact Translink or visit the Translink’s Journey Planner for the timetable.


The venue has over 800 free car park slots available, accessible via the Nudgee Road. Allocated disabled parking bays are available within the venue, which are accessible via the McGill Avenue.

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Pre-purchasing of tickets are not required. Admission fees should be paid at the gate on the event proper.


Although this is a family event, pets are not allowed to enter the Motorfest, due to the high volume of participants. Only guide dogs are allowed in the venue.

Dress Code

There is no strict dress code. Tank tops and shorts are allowed. Thongs are also accepted, but shoes are better. Bring extra set of clothes for the kids (for you, too) for this day-long event.


Alcohols are not allowed inside the premises. The Brisbane Racing Club reserves the right to confiscate any alcohol brought to the event.

ATMs & Toilets

There are three ATM machines in the area. Toilets (including facilities for the differently abled), and nappy-change facilities are available throughout the event. Refer to the map below.

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Lost Property

Any lost property can be reported or claimed at the Lost & Found at the Event’s Office in the Legends Bar.

First Aid

For emergency and minor injuries, St. John’s Ambulance First Aid will be located inside the front entry gate. MotorFest Volunteers will be there to assist in any type of emergency situations.

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Gear up and have fun at the Motorfest this year! Updates will be posted on the RACQ website and on the Motorfest Facebook event page.