The popular Kempsey Riverside Markets will be returning to the banks of the Macleay River this weekend following further easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Organiser Belinda Fowler said it has been tough over the past few months while the markets were put on hold.
"Our last market was at the start of March, so it's been around four months of not having our usual market at Riverside Park," she said.
"I know there's a lot of people chomping at the bit to get back."
The markets will run from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, July 4, in the Riverside Park carpark.
"We decided to move up off the grass area and into the carpark for this market so that stalls can be more spread out and it will create more of a flow for market goers," Belinda said.
"It will make it easier for people to social distance while being able to look at each stall.
"We will also have hand sanitiser at each stall and there will be reminders of social distancing throughout the area."
The live entertainment section will also be moved to the area behind the public amenities building and locals are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or their own chairs as seating won't be provided.
"There will be an open grass area for people to sit down with their picnic blankets and chairs to watch the entertainment."
A number of regular stalls will be returning as well as some new ones for locals to check out.
"We're going to have a lot of produce and plants as well as a selection of foods. There will be an obstacle course for the kids and we have some exciting live entertainment as well."
Belinda said she's looking forward to seeing everyone getting out and enjoying the markets again.
"It's so good to be back, I really missed it. It will be great to be back in the community enjoying being outside at the markets," she said.
Locals are being asked to stay at home if they are feeling unwell.