WHAT’S ON, when and where, from the Tweed to the Hastings.
Now it’s easier than ever to keep up with all your favorite markets on the north coast. Who knows, you may even discover a new one. The north coast market scene is as diverse as it is big; Farmers markets, community markets, car boot markets, country markets, hand made markets, undercover and alfresco, festival and bric-a-brac, and we lovingly embrace them all.
Of course there’s an equally amazing number and variety of stall holders too. No two markets are ever the same, that’s what keeps them exciting. What a fantastic community to be a part of.
If you’re looking for a particular market or location I suggest you use the search box —> on the top right hand side. Alternatively you can scroll down and check out the long list all the markets I could find between Tweed Heads and Port Macquarie…. there’s more than 75!
Markets are listed alphabetically, more or less. Contact details are included where available. I have also grouped the markets by the day of the week/month, and if that’s what you’re after then check out your daily market guide. There’s also a separate tab for farmers’ markets.
This blog was established in January 2012, with the aim of making connections between the general community, stall holders and market organisers, as well as providing information and market news. I am independent and unpaid. I am a stall holder who can see the value in connecting and promoting the market community online.
I use facebook and twitter to post updates and reminders and this blog to focus on things in more detail. I hope you find North Coast Markets helpful and useful, and I’m happy to hear your comments.
While we have created this market directory with care, we accept no responsibility or liability for inaccurate or out of date information. In all circumstances we strongly suggest you contact the market organiser directly to avoid disappointment. However, we do ask that if you spot an error or omission, please let us know so we can amend!
North Coast Market Directory
Alstonville Community Market, Alstonville Showgrounds, 2nd Sunday of the month, from 8am – 12.30pm, Ph: 02 6628 1568. Sites available.
Ashby Markets, Community Reserve, Lismore Street, Ashby, 3rd Sunday of the month, from 8am. Contact Jill Lee p: (02) 6645 2512
Ballina Community Market, Canal Road, 3rd Sunday of the month, 7am to 1pm. Ph 6687 4328. This market is organised by the Ballina Lions group, with proceeds returned to the community. Wide range of stalls, food, fashion, gifts and gadgets. Cafe under the trees. More info here.
Ballina Twilight Market, Fawcett Park, every Thursday evening through summer (daylight savings), 4pm – 8pm. Fundraiser for the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter Service. For more info call Steve Cook 0478 163 038.
Ballina Farmer’s Market, Missingham Bridge, Sundays 6am to 5pm, Missingham Park every Sunday. Contact : Mary Pinzone Ph: 02 6681 6473
Bangalow Markets, Bangalow showground, 4th Sunday of the month. More info from their website.
Bellingen Community Markets, Bellingen Park, Church Street, 3rd Saturday of the month. They have a website.
Bellingen Growers Market, Second & Fourth Saturday, Bellingen Showground, 02 6655 9719
Blue Knob Farmers Market. Every Saturday 9am to 1pm. Blue Knob Cafe and Gallery, 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock. For stallholders information call 6689 7484 or visit their facebook page.
Bollywood Market, Woolgoolga, 1st and 4th Saturday of every month
at Woolgoolga Beach Reserve, corner of Beach and Ocean Street, Enquiries
Ph: 02 6654 7673 or 0458 667 826 ( m), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, blog
Brunswick Riverside Markets, Brunswick Heads Memorial Park, Fawcett Street, 1st Saturday of the month. More info here.
Byron Artisan Markets
Railway Park Byron Bay, weekly through Summer on Saturday afternoon/evening. A showcase of local talent, contact Byron Market organisers for more info.
Byron Bay Markets, Butler Street Reserve, 1st Sunday of the month. More info, click here.
Byron Farmers Market, Every Thursday from 8am, Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay. For more information please call (02) 6687 1137 or visit their webpage.
Byron-Bangalow Farmers Market Every Saturday 8am – 11am, Behind The Bangalow Hotel in Bangalow. For more information call (02) 6687 1137 or visit their webpage
Caldera Farmers Market, Every Wednesday 7am – 11am at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds. The markets focus on fresh local produce grown and sourced within a 50-kilometre radius of the Murwillumbah area. Meet and chat with the growers and producers face-to-face. Find out more by calling (02)6684 7834 or visiting their Facebook page.
Casino Farmers Markets EVERY Thursday 7am – 12pm Richmond Street, Casino (next to swimming pool). Contact Number: (02) 66623249
Coffs Coast Growers’ Markets, City Square Coffs Harbour, every Thursday from 8am. Contact Janice Rooney. Ph: 6648 4000
Coffs Jetty Markets, every Sunday 8am – 2pm, undercover at the Jetty Village Shopping Centre, here’s their website for more info
Coffs Harbour Lions Club Car Boot Market, 1st Sunday 7am to 12pm, Jetty Foreshores, phone 6652 2919 for details
Evans Head Riverside Markets, Held on the 4th Saturday of the Month 7.30am to 1.30pm, Recreation Reserve near Silver Sands Caravan Park (except Xmas holidays at Stan Payne Oval, Booyong Street), For more information please call 0439 489 631
Grafton Cathedral carboot markets, 2nd Saturday of the month, Cathedral Car Park, Fitzroy Street, Grafton, Cathedral Parish Office (02) 6642 2844
Grafton Clocktower Gallery Market 1st Saturday of the month, Cnr Pacific Highway & Spring St, South Grafton, Clarence River Tourism (02) 6642 4677
Grafton Growers and Farmers Market, weekly on Thursdays, Market Square, Grafton. Jeremy Challacombe (02) 6642 3336.
Grafton Showground Markets, 3rd Saturday of the month, except January. Prince Street, Grafton. Suzanne Patricks (02) 6642 2240. Set up from 6am, and open to the public from 8am – 1pm. Stalls are available from $25. Strictly no dogs.
Halfway Creek Markets, 1st Sunday of March, June, September, December
Halfway Creek Hall, Kungala Rd (just off the Pacific Hwy) Halfway Creek.
Liz or Tony Wade (02) 6649 4432
Harbourside Markets at Coffs Harbour – near the Jetty. Held every Sunday from 8am to 2pm – An outdoor market displaying items that are home grown or home made items. Also has food stalls and a great band – usually a different one every Sunday. Here’s a link to their webpage.
Hastings Farmers Market, Wauchope NSW, Held the fourth Saturday of the month from 8am to 12pm. Growers in the Hastings region NSW provide an impressive variety of fresh produce and value added foods offering better variety, quality and freshness. Phone Elly Franchimont on 02 6585 6636 or 0424 220937 for further information.
Iluka Community Markets, Iluka Showground, Cnr Own & Spencer Streets, 1st Sunday of the month, Paul Ryan 0422 010 989
Johns River Market, 2nd and 5th Saturday, Johns River NSW ph 02 6556 5028. Lots of stalls and a wide range of food available including our legendary Devonshire Tea and excellent gourmet food from our BBQ. Held the second Saturday of the month and Public Holiday Mondays from 9.00am to 1.30pm. email Wendy Bawn at email@example.com for further information.
Kempsey Mall Markets, Every Thursday, 0449 265 758
Kempsey Showground Markets, 1st Saturday, 0439 884 867
Kendall Showground Markets, first Sunday of each month from 8.00am to 12 noon. Local country produce, flowers, preserves, local arts and craft. Kendall Showground, Batar Creek Road, Kendall. Parking available, public toilets. Phone Pam McLeod on 6559 4313 for further information.
Kingscliff Beachside Farmers & Friends Markets are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 7am to 1pm, in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade. Lots of parking. Market organised by Kingscliff Lions Club. Contact the market manager on 0406 724 323. Visit their webpage for more info.
Kyogle Bazaar, 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of the month, 8am to 4pm. A day out in Kyogle will take you to a country shopping experience on the main street with great food coffee , music and handcrafted goods. The Bazaar traders are embedded with our shops for an exciting shopping and leisure experience for all the family. Plenty of free parking and the farmers market is also open with fresh home grown produce. 0416 956 744, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Facebook.
Kyogle Farmers Market, Stratheden Street Kyogle, Every Saturday morning 7am to 12 noon, Contact: Rupert on 6636 6233 or Anne 6632 1851
Laurieton River Walk Market, 3rd Sunday, Corner Tunis Street & Short Street, Laurieton. Local market stallholders selling arts, crafts, trinkets, food and produce. Held the third Sunday of each month from 8.00am to 1.00pm. Phone Wayne on 0428 695 084 for further information.
Lennox Community Markets Held on the 2nd & 5th Sunday of the month from 8am to 2pm. Lennox Head Community Centre. For more information please call (02) 6687 8618. Spend a leisurely Sunday strolling around the Lennox Market. Local’s flock to the Lennox Market to stock up on local produce and buy that unique gift for that special someone or to just treat themselves. Here’s a link to their facebook page.
Lismore Car Boot Markets, Lismore Shopping Square, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
Lismore Farmers Market. Every Saturday 8am – 11am. Lismore Showground. For more information please contact Market Manager – Will Cotterill 0418 622 336. The Lismore Farmers Market – Locally grown and farmed produce sold by the farmer direct to you. Fresh, seasonal and local produce supporting the local economy and the local farmer.
The Lismore Produce Market is a friendly weekly market in the heart of Lismore’s CBD every Thursday from 3.30 to 6.30pm. It sells 100% locally grown produce by farmers and value adders, with free entertainment. For all enquiries phone: 6622 5141 or visit their facebook page.
Rainbow Region Organic Market, Lismore Every Tuesday from 7.30 to 11.00am rain or shine. Lismore Showground, Alexandria Parade, North Lismore. For Further information phone (02) 6628 1084 or go to www.tropo.org.au or email email@example.com. The Rainbow Region Organic Market is Australia’s longest running certified organic market. Certified Organic farms grow food with the intent to improve rather than pollute the environment. You can support your local and global environment by buying your local farmers’ delicious produce. Visit their website.
Maclean Community Market, Cameron Park Maclean, 2nd Saturday of the month, Main Car Park, Maclean. Products include: Fresh Fruit & veggies, toys, homemade items, books, jewellery, clothes, plants and garden needs, jams and preserves, second hand goods, baked goods, hot food and more… Stall Sites still available $25 for up to approx 3MX6M. $30 for larger sites. Power available but limited. Contact 0423 333 458 or 0413166876 for more info, and now you can follow their market updates on facebook.
Made with Love Markets aims to showcase handmade, local, boutique and unique items made with love by Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles. Please check with the organisers for the next date – see link below. 9am – 2pm, Coffs Cex Services Club, Coffs Harbour. This market is held quarterly and stallholders come from all over NSW. Here’s a link to their webpage.
Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market, Every Friday from 7am to 11am, Mullumbimby Showground, 51 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby, For more information please contact (02) 6684 5390
The Mullumbimby Community Market is not like the rest. Organisers say it’s a tiny little family festival. A vibrant yet chilled-out local craft market with live music, kids activities, and great food. 3rd Saturday each month, 7.30am to 3.00pm, Cnr Stuart St & Myocum St, Mullumbimby Ph: (02) 6684 3370 Rusty Selvey. www.mullummarkets.com.au or Facebook.
Murwillumbah Community Market, Murwillumbah Showground, 4th Sunday of the month, Murwillumbah Showground Queensland Road Murwillumbah NSW Ph: 0427 725 507
Nimbin Market, 4th and 5th Sunday, Art and craft, bricabrac, food, music. Phone Peace and Harmony Freeborn 0457 506 000 or visit their website http://www.nimbincommunity.org.au/nimbin-markets / facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NimbinMarkets
New Brighton Farmers Markets, Every Tuesday 8am – 11am, (02) 6684 5390. Fresh Tuesday: Fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy produce, nuts, and a good cup of locally grown coffee. Free market hamper draws from 8.30am to 10am on the first Tuesday of the month. Every Tuesday rain or shine, New Brighton Oval, firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a fun website, check it out here.
Nambucca Heads Lions Club Charity Market, 2nd Sunday, Ph 02 6568 737
North Coast Babies and Kid’s Market, bi-monthly on a Saturday (please check with the organisers for the next date – see link below), 9am-1pm $2 entry (for adults), indoor at the Lennox Head Cultural & Community Centre, Cnr of Mackney & Park Lanes, Lennox Head. Bi-monthly market… email: email@example.com, Liz: 0432 073 760. For more details click here
Port Macquarie Arts Society Market, Every Sunday, handmade local arts and crafts, a wide variety of fresh produce and delicious food. 0409 244 317. General Enquiries on 02 6584 4024 or Maureen Cooke 0409 820 694 for further information. Hamilton House, 198 Hastings River Drive
Port Macquarie Foreshore Markets, Second Saturday of each month. The best regional fresh local produce and fine food product combines with the colour and magic of the regular artists market to offer locals and visitors a great morning out by the water, enjoying some of the best hand crafted and locally grown product from throughout our region. Contact Necia on 0401 526 936 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Port Macquarie Mums and Bubs Market,2nd Saturday of each month from 8am to 12pm. St Pauls High School, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie. All things new and pre-loved for Mums, Babies and Kids. A variety of clothing, toys, books, prams, car seats, cots, maternity clothing and other items. For more info contact Shannon Collins, ph: 0435 935 416 or email email@example.com. You can also check out their webpage.
Port Macquarie Markets, second and fourth Sunday of each month from 8am to 1pm. Westport High School. A huge variety of stalls are available. Phone Pat and Greg Clark on 0418 654 401 between 3pm – 5pm only for further information.
Pottsville Beach Community Market, Phillip Street Reserve, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, Coast Road Pottsville. Contact the market coordinator Lee Robertson (02) 6676 4555 ( Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre ) or 0431 201 469. Website link is here.
White Jade Pottsville vintage and artisan market, 1st Saturday, at the White Jade Cafe. Call Mariel 0456 070 200 for bookings and enquires.
Sawtell Trash & Treasure Community Markets, Fourth Saturday of the month, 02 6653 3179
Taylors Arm HubandPub Markets, 1st Sunday of each month, starts 9am till midday. A community market featuring local organic produce, handmade gifts and recycled clothing, coffee, cakes and country relishes at the licenced venue of The Pub with No Beer, at Taylors Arm. Live entertainment. Stick around afterwards for lunch at the pub and more music throughout the afternoon. Find the HubandPub markets on facebook.
The Channon Craft Market, Coronation Park, 2nd Sunday of the month, established in 1976, the longest running craft market on the north coast. They have a website and you can follow the official market page on facebook.
The Lismore Maker’s Markets (previously known as the Con Artists Markets). We continue to be an exclusively handmade makers market and run on the first Saturday of the month from 10am – 2pm at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Visit their website for more info, or head over to facebook.
Tucabia Trash and Treasure Markets, 2nd Sunday of the month, Squatters Rest Private Museum, 23 Collette Street, Tucabia. Carol Atkinson 0428 543 055
Tweed Head Markets. Every Sunday of the month. Police Citizens Youth Club, Florence Street, Tweed Heads. 07 5599 1714. Here’s a link.
Uki Buttery Bazaar, The Old Buttery, 3rd Sunday of the month
Uki Farmers market every Saturday morning.
Up Town Market – Coffs Harbour. Every Sunday, Big W Car Park, Castle Street, Coffs Harbour. Nicky. 02 6652 3813
Valla Beach Community Markets, 1st Saturday of every ‘even’ month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec), focusing on home made and home grown local produce – food, arts, crafts and fantastic musical talent. 8am to 2pm at the Valla Reserve (also known as “Lion’s Park”), Valla Beach, a serene and peaceful seaside village. Visit their webpage for contact details.
Wauchope Community Markets and Arts Bazaar, first Sunday of each month from 8am to 1pm. Market stalls, local fruit and vegetables, bric-a-brac, plants, crafts and more. Uniting Church, Hastings Street, Wauchope. Parking available, public toilets. For more info phone Robin Starr: 6585 1766
Woodburn market is held on the second Saturday of the month from 8am – 2pm in the carpark of the rod n reel hotel pacific hwy. Enquiries Jenny Johnson Ph 0439489631
Woolgoolga Market, Woolgoolga Beach, 2nd Saturday of the month, 7.30am – 1.30pm, Ph: 02 6654 0477
Yamba Farmers Market, held every Wednesday from 7am to noon in the Whiting Beach car park, Yamba. A limited number of sites are available. Call (02) 6642 3336 for more info or bookings. Please note, strict guidelines apply.
Yamba River Markets, Ford Park, Yamba, 4th Sunday of the month, Ford Park, River Street, Yamba. Market Coordinator 0422 420 159. More info here.
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This information was last updated on December 12, 2014.
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