Markets

When you're visiting Queensland, keep an eye out for local markets. These pop up events are your opportunity to taste local produce, buy hand-made knick-knacks and listen to live music.

Farmers Markets

Queensland is blessed with fresh produce from the Atherton Tablelands in Cairns and all the way south to the food and wine region of Southern Queensland Country. So, it's very common to stumble across fresh fruit and vegetable markets across the state. Check out: The Eumundi Markets in the Sunshine Coast is actually a collection of five markets in one. With stalls as far as the eye can see you can pick up knick-knacks, fresh produce, homeware and clothing or dine on international cuisines. You can even dine on everything from freshly made French crepes and German sausages to Brazilian acai bowls and Sunshine Coast cheese and cured meats. Eumundi Markets are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The Jan Power's Farmers Market in Brisbane City is the place to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy lunch if you're wondering through the city. The markets are located on the top of Queen Street (in front of the Treasury Casino) and are buzzing with stalls and patrons every Wednesday.

Saturday and Sunday Markets

Weekend markets are the best way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday. Find food, art, clothing and jewellery stalls in coastal cities like Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast and Agnes Waters in Gladstone. These are some local spots to meet up and hang out with friends and family:

  • South Bank Collective Markets
  • Airlie Beach Foreshore Markets
  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Night, Community and Flea Markets

If you're in Brisbane and are looking for a different kind of night out, head to the Eat Street Markets for live music and great food from around the world. Or, if you're looking to pick up a souvenir or knick-knack, head to a community or flea market. Here are our top picks:

  • Brisbane Twilight Markets
  • Cairns Night Markets
  • Kuranda Original Rainforest Market
  • Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast
  • Mt Gravatt Marketta

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Captain Cook 1770 Festival

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area
From AU$0 - 11.00
25 – 27 May 2018
In 2018, the 26th annual Captain Cook 1770 Festival will commemorate the landing of Lieutenant James Cook on 24 May, 1770 at Bustard Bay. The award winning festival includes a foreshore re-enactment event at dusk on Friday 25 May 2018, followed by two full days of entertainment at the SES Grounds on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$10 - 300
30 June – 8 July 2018
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is your backstage pass your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. Eat your way around the region through a program of festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences to suit foodies of all ages.

Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival

Aratula, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$10 - 10
7 July 2018
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
13 July 2018
From where ever you are, come and join Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and immerse yourself in a CIAF experience of your own. The CIAF 2017 cultural festivities welcomed more visitors than ever before, 50,000 people attended across all venues enjoying the diversity of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture and taking the chance to attend and buy the latest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art from across Queensland, at the CIAF Art Market and Art Fair.

Yeppoon Community Market

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 April 2018
The Yeppoon Community Market is held each Saturday morning at the Yeppoon Showgrounds. It has been operating for over 35 years and all profits from stall fees go back into the Community.

City Farmers Markets

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 28 April 2018
Held in the heart of Gladstone's Central Business District at Library Square, Gladstone residents and visitors can purchase delightful fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts and much more at the City Farmers Markets.

Rocky Swap

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$2 - 6
4 August 2018
This is the 21st swap and a special welcome to the swappers who have attended every year since 1996. Welcome to the treasure hunters from all over Central Queensland – Mackay, Emerald, Bundaberg, Yeppoon and Rockhampton who all line up as early as 5.

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 20 – 21 April 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

Biloela Markets in the Park (at the Bowlo)

Biloela, Banana Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 21 April 2018
Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, the Biloela Markets line the grounds of the Biloela Bowls Club on Gladstone Road. This is where you’ll find those unexpected gems, the funky hand tooled or crafted specialties, homemade treats, jams and sauces, candles and scents, organic fruit and veg.

Miriam Vale Lions Markets in the Park

Miriam Vale, Gladstone Area
From AU$1 - 1
Monthly from 21 April 2018
The Miriam Vale Lions Markets in the Park are held throughout the year on every third Saturday of the month at the Miram Vale Lions Park. Stroll through the delightful cool and shady park to view a variety of stalls.
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