20 October 2017
NSW is full of gorgeous townships, many with unique market experiences that offer a chance to support the local community and get yourself a rare bargain. Whether you’re on the hunt for a vintage fashion find, the freshest in food produce, or just looking for a great day out – there’s a wide range of exciting markets across the state to suit your style.
Read on to find out more about beautiful markets in NSW and where you can find them.
Head to Butler Street Reserve in Byron Bay on the first Sunday of each month to explore a wide range of locally made artisanal products at the Byron Bay Community Markets. A huge community event, join the locals as they stroll through the brightly coloured stalls filled with local, creative products and exotic imports. Find handmade soaps, beautifully crafted jewellery, opulent candles and much more, as well as live entertainment and tasty street food vendors.
Head to the North Coast to explore the Bangalow Markets. Situated in lush bushlands between Nimbin and Byron Bay, the markets are popular with backpackers and locals alike. Huge trees provide a stunning forest backdrop to the many vibrant stalls filled with handmade arts, crafts and more. The rural markets are typically held on the fourth Sunday of every month and offer a range of products and services from local artisans, including stunning artworks, baked goods, massage therapy and fresh local produce from local farmers.
Often held on the first Sunday of every month at the Maitland Showground, the Maitland Markets are a large community event with an exciting difference. Each month, the markets are given new themes to give visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. Previous themes have included Easter Fairs, Mother’s Day Galas and the Queen’s Birthday celebrations. Head here to browse over 600 stalls selling locally sourced, handmade arts, crafts, clothing, lifestyle products and more.
Head to the Central Coast to discover beautiful beachside markets at the legendary surf beach Avoca Beach. Open for business every fourth Sunday, the award-winning Avoca Beachside Markets are a great place to while away the afternoon with family and friends. Browse a range of edgy local art, homemade crafts, quirky jewellery and more interesting products, and enjoy tasty local beers from Six String Brewery and rainbow bagels from Brooklyn Boy Bagels.
Known for its celebrated cool-climate wines and lush vineyards, head to Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley to experience the Hunter Wine Country Markets. Held every Saturday at the De Bortoli Wines Cellar Door, the boutique markets showcase local artisans and locally sourced items, from fashion to fresh produce. Shop around the stalls packed with woodwork, pottery, handmade soaps and all-natural beauty products, and enjoy delicious food and wine at the cellar door.
Located on the picturesque shores of Killalea State Park, The Farms Market is perfect place to enjoy spectacular ocean views and find unique, locally-made products. Head to the South Coast and discover more than 90 stalls from a wide range of local businesses including breweries, artisans, street food vendors, clothing stores and more. Held on the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the markets can also enjoy live music and entertainment overlooking the iconic surf beach.
One for the foodies, the Riverina Producers’ Markets are a locally-run community market with a focus on fresh produce and great tasting food. Held every Thursday afternoon at Wagga Wagga Showground, the markets are a way of connecting with the local community and sharing a love of good food. Choose from a variety of stalls selling fresh and prepared food, homewares and more, including meat, cheese, fruit, vegetable, bread, honey, jams, pickles and more tasty treats.