Winter market just the tonic

Get cosy with your furry friends at Aireys Inlet Market. (supplied)

Winter holidays on the Surf Coast are a great time to rug up and explore the diverse offerings in the region, such as the Aireys Inlet Winter Market on Sunday July 10.

Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to browse more than 60 eclectic stalls curated to provide some of the region’s favourite winter warmers.

Everything from woollen beanies and tea cosies, to fiery chilli sauces and hot salami will be on offer, along with regular hot food favourites including momos, crepes, Turkish gozleme and delicious gluten-free donuts to warm the belly.

“This is a great opportunity to rug up and enjoy the region,” market officer Fay Valcanis said.

“Our stallholders are a passionate community who put a lot of love into everything they make, and we want to celebrate that this winter.

“You can warm up with natural bath soaks made from jojoba and cocoa butter, rug up with handcrafted scarves and beanies, and treat your dog to some winter treats as well.

“The market also showcases many of the region’s finest art and craft stalls, with everything from carved wooden homewares to handcrafted journals, bespoke handmade jewellery, clothing, paintings, children’s gear and more.

“It has a wonderful relaxed vibe and is the perfect time for the community to come together, meet the makers and creators, and make new connections.”

The market operates from 9am to 1pm at Aireys Inlet Community Hall on the Great Ocean Road. See social media or for details.