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Open air markets in Bermuda?

mrsbuffer Mar 30, 2009 07:38 AM

Spending 3 days in port in Bermuda second week of May on the Norwegian Dawn out of NYC, I would love to explore any open air markets if there are such a thing. Any suggestions? Mrbuffer and I hate excursions and being herded about like cattle. Since Bermuda seems to have a very good bus/ferry system I would like to use it to the fullest advantage.

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  1. kchurchill5 RE: mrsbuffer Mar 30, 2009 07:45 AM

    My friend who is visiting next month with his best friend who works at a resort there said there is a farmers/craft market every sat am at Bulls Head park or street. Don't know much more but it is Hamilton I believe. He goes down quite often and said that is all he knew about.

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      Anne RE: kchurchill5 Mar 30, 2009 04:34 PM

      I've never been to the market, but found more info:

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        Athena RE: Anne Mar 31, 2009 02:39 AM

        Will you be docked in Hamilton, St George's or Dockyard? Will you be here mid-week or over a weekend?

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          mrsbuffer RE: Athena Mar 31, 2009 01:53 PM

          We are docking at King's Wharf and we'll be here Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    2. phelana RE: mrsbuffer Mar 31, 2009 10:39 AM

      if you are confidant, rent a scooter..the ride along the roads are lovely..the bus system is great but it can take a long ride to get anywhere with many stops.. I always get a little queasy on the buses but LOVE the scooter. Never saw any open air markets in my 20+ trips but Athena can help I am sure..she is our resident Bermuda Onion.

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        Athena RE: phelana Apr 1, 2009 01:42 AM

        Resident Onion reporting back :-) You can take a ferry to Hamilton and wander around - unfortunately you will miss the Saturday farmers market. I agree with Phelana on the scooter - but only if you are confident!

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          JDR1210 RE: Athena Aug 24, 2010 04:02 AM

          Hello Athena:

          We're headed to Bermuda today. Is the Farmers Market open Saturday or is it closed until November? Thanks for your help.

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            bdachow RE: JDR1210 Aug 24, 2010 05:12 AM

            Farmers market in the car park of Hamilton is closed for the summer. Re-opens late October/early November.

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              JDR1210 RE: bdachow Aug 24, 2010 06:31 PM

              Thank you!

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