There was a steady flow of people walking through the Tocumwal Forseshore Market on Saturday despite the heat, with temperatures exceeding 40°C.
Although the market was smaller than usual, tourist and locals were still able to purchase a large range of products including clothing, wine, salami, jewellery, garden supplies and arts and craft.
The icecream and snow cone vans were among the most popular, with many lining up in the blazing sun to get something that would cool them down.
Tocumwal Foreshore Market co-ordinator Bob Bowman said he was impressed with the numbers taking advantage of the market.
‘‘We were concerned with the hot weather and how it would impact the stallholders,’’ he said.
‘‘However, as it started cooling down around 6pm, more people came through and we’re very happy with that.
‘‘There’s nothing much you can do about heat, but we’d much prefer heat to rain.’’
At the conclusion of the market deck chairs and picnic rugs set up in front of the Foreshore stage to take in the pop-up cinema movie The Boss Baby.
‘‘It was a much larger turnout than we expected for the movie and we were very pleased,’’ Mr Bowman said.
‘‘The crowd enjoyed the film and it was wonderful to see so many families taking advantage of the free screening.
‘‘The Tocumwal Foreshore Committee is always trying to find ways to provide family events for locals and visitors.’’