THINGS TO DO: 13 of the BEST markets in Brisbane

30 July 2018
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Put on your comfortable shoes and prepare to spend hours whiling away the day at some of Brisbane’s best markets, where a wonderful selection of produce and crafts await you.

Jan Powers Farmers Market

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Four locations – Powerhouse, Queen Street, Manly and Mitchelton

Powerhouse: Every Saturday 6am to 12pm/Manly: First and third Saturdays, 6am to 12pm/Queen Street: Wednesdays 8am to 6pm/Mitchelton: First Sunday, 6am to 12pm

A colourful bustling market selling fresh farm produce and food related items. A feel good grassroots experience with a positive social and community vibe.

Eat Street Markets

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Hamilton Wharf, Northshore, Brisbane

Friday and Saturday: 4pm to 10pm

Eat Street is a wonderment of the senses from aromatic international cuisines and vibrant textiles to the enchanting sights and sounds of live performers.

Milton Markets

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Cribb Street, Milton

Every Sunday: 6am to 12pm

A great inner city market located right outside the Broncos Leagues Club and full of fantastic, fresh farm produce, including meats, eggs, honey, and seafood. Check out the gourmet food stalls, arts and craft, live music, and activities for the kids.

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The Gap Farmers Market

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Hilder Road State School, 104 Kaloma Road

Second and fourth Sunday: 7am to 12pm

A superb selection (over 60 stalls) of farm produce, meats, artisan ware, body products, fashion and ready-to-eat food. The pony rides, live music, and arts and crafts are sure to keep the kids entertained too.

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Kelvin Grove Village Markets

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Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove

Every Saturday: 6am to 1pm

Offering some of the best quality farm-fresh produce and unique local crafts. Grab a great breakfast and coffee while you browse the stalls, listening to the live music, and treat the kids to a bit of face painting.

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The Collective Markets

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South Bank Plaza, Stanley Street, South Brisbane

Friday: 5pm to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 9pm, Sunday: 9am to 4pm

The new Collective Markets includes arts and crafts, home wares, object design, photography, furniture, food, fashion, jewellery, vintage and pre-loved clothing, unique wares and accessories.

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Eagle Farm Markets

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Eagle Farm Racecourse, Lancaster Road, Ascot

Every Sunday: 7am to 12.30pm. Entry: $2 (Children under 15 are free)

There’s fresh food galore at the Eagle Farm markets. Fruit, veggies, eggs, nuts, oils, honey, fresh juice, freshly baked read … it’s a food lover’s dream. You can buy fresh cut flowers here too, and plants for the garden. But it’s not all just food and greenery, there are home wares, crafts and fashion for sale here too, as well as great coffee which you can enjoy while listening to the live music on show.

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Cleveland Village Bayside Markets

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Bloomfield Street, Cleveland

Every Sunday: 7am to 1pm

One of Brisbane’s longest running markets, The Cleveland Markets have over 70 stalls that tempt tastebuds and tickle the fancy of those looking for something a little different. From coffee, fresh produce, arts and craft, entertainment and children’s activities, this is a Brisbane market ideal for families living on the bayside.

Brisbane Marketplace

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Sherwood Road, Rocklea

Every Saturday: Saturday Fresh Markets: 6am to 12pm
Every Sunday: Sunday Discovery Markets: 6am to 12pm 
$1 pedestrian entry (under 15s free), $4 Vehicle entry

The Rocklea markets are long running Brisbane markets that are still going strong, with the Saturday Fresh Market and Sunday Discover Markets. On Saturdays, you can enjoy what is the largest fresh food and lifestyle market in Brisbane. With a whopping 220+ stalls, you’ll get the best selection of fruit and veg, meat, poultry, fresh flowers, baked goods, gourmet foods, plants and lifestyle products. The Discovery Market is one of the best Sunday markets in Brisbane, where it’s all about finding a bargain or hidden gem. You’ll likely be joined by over 5000 bargain hunters to explore over 380 stalls, so get ready! From plants to collectables, to books, to toys, to tools, you’ll be able to spend hours here. Be warned!

Northey Street Organic Market

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Northey Street City Farm, Northey Street, Windsor

Every Sunday: 6am to 11am

One of the most popular organic markets in Brisbane, the Northey Street Organic Market is the perfect place to go if you’re after organic and environmentally sustainable produce.

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Springfield Lakes Markets

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Robelle Domain, Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

First Friday of the month: 3pm to 8pm

What a great way to end a busy week! A visit to the Springfield Lakes Markets on a Friday is a must. With a huge array of options for dinner, from Mexican, Turkish and Italian cuisines, to favourites like loaded fries, wood-fired pizzas and baked pies, there’s much eating to be done! Alternatively, let the kids have a swim at the Lagoon, enjoy the array of local artists and craft stalls or shop for homewares – the choice is yours!

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Nundah Farmers Markets

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Station Street, Nundah

Every Sunday: 6am to 12pm

When you wake up on a Sunday, don’t have your coffee and breakfast at home, instead head here and enjoy a freshly roasted coffee and breakfast from a selection of stall holders, while you stock up on fresh produce, including meats, seafood, herbs, spices, fruit, vegetables and farm fresh eggs. And if you are feeling adventurous, there are even flower and plants stalls, crafts and homewares pop-up traders and alternative therapies on offer too.

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Caboolture Country Markets

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Caboolture Showgrounds, 140 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture

Every Sunday: 6am to 12pm

If driving into Brisbane city is a little too far, don’t worry, the Caboolture Country Markets are the perfect spot for fresh local produce, second hand goods, clothing, lifestyle products, plants and more.

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