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Address: Jan Smuts Ave | The Big Red Barn, Pretoria 1666, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 667-1659
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The Irene Village Market at the Big Red Barn is an arts and crafts market....

The Irene Village Market at the Big Red Barn is an arts and crafts market. The market has received many accolades from the likes of various magazines and newspapers, provides an environment bringing together artists and patrons alike while offering excellent family entertainment. Only original art and craft are traded with exhibitors and their wares undergoing a strict selection process. The market is famous for its South African handmade arts and crafts and is situated on the beautiful grounds of the Sunlawns Estate that overlook vast grasslands and the Kaal river. If you are interested in applying for the market, click on the Applications button and fill in the form. Note that the selection process may take up to two weeks.Thanks

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Pleasant morning outing, nice food, plenty of exhibitors and a safe haven for children. Affordable prices and enough parking. Relaxing outdoors activity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dsmiff
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Pretoria
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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant morning outing, nice food, plenty of exhibitors and a safe haven for children. Affordable prices and enough parking. Relaxing outdoors activity.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was my 3 trip to Irene's Market. I must say my favorite seller is Mike Nolte, Mike and his wife hand paint birds and animals on slate slabs. They have very reasonable prices. I have bought from him several times and his artwork is able to be displayed outside or inside with no fear of fading. If Mike doesn't... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

a good bustling market for handmade crafts and food, get there early as can be quite crowded, but out in th country and a lovely morning out if you are in the mood to browse.

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Johannesburg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We invited several friends to join us try out something new. On 21 March (Human Rights Day) we arrived with our teenage kids just around lunch time (starving) and ready to have a good time. There was a long long long wait for enough tables to get 8 of us seated at the restaurant and the buffet braai in the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little market. But if you looking for quiet this is not for you. Also if you bring your teenage kids make sure you have made financial provision as there are loads of useful and interesting things to purchase at a diverse selection of market stalls. NOTE: Arrive early as the queues for traffic and coffee are a... More 

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Thank JacquesE89
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here specifically in search of a gift.we got there just after 8:30am. There is off road parking for R5 (the parking section is bumpy). Market was already operating by this time so no need to wait until 9am. If you do not get there before 9 you will most likely be stuck in an extremely long queue of cars... More 

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Thank Ryan W
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Great place to spend a Saturday morning...the homemade ginger bear from the tea garden was amazing (and not overly sweet)

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We went to Irene Market around 9am and there were quite a lot of people already. If you're into a great variety of fresh, yummy home-made food and clothes/jewelry/decorations/bags, etc, this is the place to visit! I went with my mom and we spent over two hours there! I would suggest go there early to avoid traffic into parking place.

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Thank LanaWood
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We love going to Irene Market. The stalls are very nice selling original hand made products and the food for sale is to die for. We love visiting this market as a family and the children enjoy this just as much.

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Thank Stellie-Bell
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This market is truly a "real" one with goods made by hand. No commercial junk. It's on Jan Smuts one of the presidents of SA his old farm includes his original house presidential car and old tank with a musuem. The food area catered for every taste bud. I came from Durban to see this market. I saw families with... More 

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