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Things to do in Melbourne in October

October's best events all in one place – Check out all these fun things to do, eat, drink, see and experience

By Rebecca Russo, Nicola Dowse and Cassidy Knowlton

Wondering what to do in Melbourne in October? We can help. Check out our curated guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne. Performances, museums and venues have been closed and cancelled right now, so this list is a reflection of events you're able to do at home and events that have moved online.

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Best things to do in Melbourne in October


5. Abbotsford Convent Farmers Market

Shopping The Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford

The market is managed by social enterprise Melbourne Farmers Markets (MFM) who connect Victorian farmers and food producers with several urban neighbourhoods in Melbourne. 


7. Gasworks Farmers' Market

Shopping Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park

Every third Saturday of the month, enthusiasm for high-quality local produce runs like electricity at this Port Melbourne arts space, and your tastebuds will feel it too.

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Photograph: Visit Victoria

9. Go on a picnic

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We've collected the best ways for you to experience Melbourne while staying at home here into this hub, so you can stay sane, comfortable, fed, watered and entertained at home – while helping small business owners, hospitality workers and creative people who desperately need your business.


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