Turkish Pazar

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Turkey takes over the Queen Victoria Market for two days of food, entertainment and culture

Feast on borek, gosleme and Turkish delights this March long weekend when the Turkish Pazar festival returns to the Queen Victoria Market. This year marks the twelfth year the Pazar rolls into town to celebrate Turkey's rich culture. 

Each year the event attracts around 75,000 eager visitors to the market's hallowed halls. The festival is held over two days, with the event designed to replicate an authentic Turkish bazaar. Expect all the hustle and bustle of a busy Istanbul market without having to endure the long haul flight. 

Grab a cheesy gosleme, some shiny new copper wares, a cup of strong Turkish coffee and maybe even a handwoven carpet. The Turkish Pazar also features live entertainment such as the Australian Ottoman Mehter Band who draw crowds with their haunting music and bright costumes.

You can visit the Turkish Pazar at the Queen Victoria Markets on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. Entry is free.

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