Byron Bay Area Markets
While the Byron Bay region on the North Coast of NSW is famous the world over for its beaches, its community markets should be just as well-known. The area truly has a market to suit every type of traveller – from families to foodies to fashionistas – all held in stunning locations across the region.
You can buy everything from handicrafts and clothing to the best fresh produce, offered up by an eclectic mix of local artisans and farmers keen for conversation. Markets are family-friendly and many include live music from talented local performers. Most community markets are monthly on a weekend, while farmers markets are weekly.
Markets in Byron Bay
The Byron Community Market is the area’s most celebrated market. More than 300 stalls take over the foreshore on the first Sunday of the month. The Byron Twilight Market is held on Saturday nights from November to April with a focus on local artisans, designers, food and live music.
Pick up fresh local produce, oysters, cheese, spices, honey, bread and more at the Byron Farmers Market every Thursday morning. The Farm also sells produce pulled straight from its fields at the on-site market. Shop for vintage clothing, jewellery and collectables at the Byron Flea Market on the second Saturday of the month.
Markets in Ballina, Bangalow and Mullimbimby
Ballina Market is held every third Sunday, 20min south of Byron Bay. Billed as the ‘friendliest markets around’, they’re the ideal place to eat, shop and listen to live music. The Bangalow Market isn’t far behind with its friendly reputation. It’s held on the fourth Sunday of the month at the beautiful Bangalow Showgrounds.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market is held every Friday, from 7am to 11am. Sit under the fig trees, listen to music and taste delicious local treats. There's a dedicated space for kids to play too. You’ll find more delicious produce at the Bangalow Farmers Market behind the Bangalow Hotel every Saturday from 7am.
For a day trip into the forested hinterland, drive 45min west of Byron Bay to the Channon Craft Market. Held on the second Sunday of the month, there are more than 240 stalls in a setting surrounded by rainforest and mountains. The Byron Bay region also hosts food and wine festivals – check out the events calendar to plan your trip.