Spend your cash at these 7 fun markets in October

October is a month that promises tons of Halloween parties while being bone-chillingly close to the festive season. Below, find some markets that won’t give your wallets a fright.

Crafter’s Market (Oct 4-6)

Local cafe Farmers and Chefs will be hosting a Crafters’ Market at the courtyard of the Singapore Conference Hall to feature other local businesses. The highlight of the event: White Rabbit Milk Tea, exclusive to the pop-up. The old-school candy will be making an appearance with their White Rabbit Milk Specialty Drink Stall which offers milk tea versions of the sweet and other merchandise such as White Rabbit perfumes, bags, lotions, shampoos and more. Additionally, find stalls offering other knick-knacks like customisable purses by Amusse and even musical instruments.

Where: Singapore Conference Hall

Wheeler’s Market (Oct 5)

The idyllic Wheeler’s Estate at Seletar Aerospace Park is throwing a weekend market filled with food, music and shopping. Enjoy live music performances from busker Johan and pick up a trinket or two from local vendors and crafters like bagfullofdreams, The Good Makers Company, The Pet’s Couture, Petale Tea and Kynstore.

Where: Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Ln.

Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market October Edition (Oct 11-13)

Whether you’re a vintage purveyor or a casual flea-goer, this market that runs every second weekend of the month is for you. You’ll be sure to find a horde of booths lining Katong Square, with a myriad of vintage items including haute couture, home decor, keepsakes, jewellery, vinyl records and more. Live DJ acts will be manning the decks as you grab deals left and right, keeping entertainment at a high throughout.

Where: Katong Square, 88 East Coast Rd.

The Alternative Market (Oct 19)

From the organisers behind Singapore’s largest craft sake festival Sake Matsuri comes The Alternative Market—a showcase of craft beers, wines, ciders and spirits, courtesy of Temple Cellars and The Straits Wine Company. For a fee of $30, go on a bottomless adventure through hundreds of products and score a bottle or two for up to 50% of retail prices. Avoid drinking on an empty stomach; fill up on fare from Ippudo Ramen, The Butcher’s Cut and more. And to seal the deal, each ticket comes with Schott Zwisel glass that’s worth $15.

Where: UE Square

Sustainability Fair 2019 (Oct 22-23)

A conglomerate, all-encompassing market of everything supportive of sustainable living; the Sustainability Fair plants itself at Eco-SIM once again from Oct 22-23. Check out beauty, healthy juices and reusable cutlery from The Body Shop, Ugly Food, Unpackt and more, or grab preloved books off the shelves at Moby Books. There will also be a thrift store facilitated by Eco-SIM touting secondhand clothes for extremely low prices, and all proceeds will go toward charity.

Where: Eco-SIM

PAssionWaVe x TGIF Bazaars Pop-Up Festival at Marina Bay (Oct 26)

Shop fresh produce and artisanal products against the scenic Marina Bay skyline at Passion Wave @ Marina Bay’s first pop-up festival. Besides supporting your locally-organised farmers market, stay on for water activities that’ll happen from 2pm-5pm.

Where: Passion Wave at Marina Bay

Sunday Social Market (Oct 27)

See music, fashion and food come together at this regular Camp Kilo Charcoal Club event. Shop fashion accessories and crafts; get bakes from artisanal bakers and indulge in Camp Kilo’s hearty roasts. All while some musical accompaniment by various DJs put you in mood to spend.

Where: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club