With the lovely Autumn weather making an appearance, what better way to spend a weekend than visiting the array of farmers markets, organic markets or craft markets in Brisbane with your family?
With so many great markets, here are our top picks:
Eagle Farm Racecourse, Lancaster Road, Ascot; eaglefarmmarkets.com.au
Every Sunday: 7am-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 lovers 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 homewares, 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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Bloomfield Street, Cleveland; clevelandmarkets.com.au
Every Sunday: 7am-1pm
One of Brisbane’s longest running markets, The Cleveland Markets have over 70 stalls that tempt taste buds 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.
Sherwood Rd, Rocklea; brisbanemarkets.com.au
Every Saturday: Saturday Fresh Markets: 6am-12pm
Every Sunday: Sunday Discovery Markets: 6am-12pm
$1 pedestrian entry (under 15s free), $3 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 5,000 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!
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The Ipswich Showplace Markets are held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds. They are open to the public between 6am and 11:30am.
There's always an array of different things to browse and buy at the Ipswich Showcase Markets. Stop and grab a freshly brewed coffee while you browse the fresh fruit and vegetables, purchase a plant or two for your garden, browse handmade items or trawl through the tables full of second-hand goods. You never know, you might find something unique! You really never know what you'll come across at these markets. There's known to be a barber on site, baby animals, pickles, jams and chutneys, even giant animal sculptures made from weathered tin!
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Northey Street City Farm, Northey Street, Windsor; northeystreetcityfarm.org.au
Every Sunday: 6am-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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Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank; southbankmarket.com.au
Every Friday: 5pm-9pm
Every Saturday: 10am-9pm
Every Sunday: 9am-4pm
The Southbank Lifestyle Markets are where you’ll find unique and eclectic goods that you wouldn’t normally find at the shopping centre. The market is host to hundreds of local creatives and the best place to partner shopping with relaxing on the beach or at one of Southbank’s many cafes and restaurants.
Station Street, Nundah; nundahmarkets.com.au
Every Sunday: 6am-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 Showgrounds, 140 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture; caboolturemarket.com
Every Sunday: 6am-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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