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Overview


During COVID-19 precautions, White Hat will continuosly monitor as many events and attractions as we can in an attempt to provide information about those we have confirmed to be operating normally and those we have confirmed to be temporarily closed.

With many thousands of listings on our website and information changing rapidly our listings can only be treated as advisory.

In particular, those events or venues marked with:

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To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is operating as usual despite COVID-19 precautions. However, due to rapidly changing conditions, always double check with the organiser or institution before making a special trip.

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To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is currently cancelled, postponed or suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. If in doubt check with the organiser or institution involved. White Hat will constantly monitor events and venues in an attempt to update listings when conditions change.

.. have been recently checked. Treat all other listings as things that would normally be on that day and requiring checking before making a special trip.

Whether you are after fine food, trash and treasure, collectibles, antiques or just local colour, you will find markets all around Queensland on most weekends.

Below is a comprehensive list of markets sorted by region. Markets in the Brisbane metropolitan area can be found at Brisbane Markets.

You can also see them sorted by day of the week by clicking on the links below.

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Gold Coast

Corio Bay, Geelong
New Helensvale Farmers Market

White Hat has not yet had a chance to attend the New Helensvale Farmers Market so we cannot comment on its offerings, but we wish the venture every success.

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Carrara Markets
A large market on a dedicated site with over 500 stalls featuring clothing, trinkets, gifts, accessories, produce. White Hat suggests you will find it a far cry from the glitz of the nearby casino or the sophistication of the upmarket hotels, but if you can't find a bargain here, you're ot trying. ..
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Farmers' Market
Sensationally Fresh Produce, Farm Fresh eggs, Plants, Fresh Italian Bread & Cakes, Home Baked Goodies, Arts 'N Craft. Come for Breakfast or Brunch. Relax and enjoy the live Musical Entertainment. ..
The Farmers' Market - Mariner's Cove
New Ownership (Previously Marina Mirage Farmers' Markets.) (07)3103 2325 (this G.C. Skype number incurs normal call costs.) info@thefarmersmarkets.com.au. A premier lifestyle market on the Gold Coast. Fresh produce, gourmet foods & specialties. Parking – turn left into park just before Mariner’s Cove. ..

Townsville

Townsville Marina

Conroy Hall Markets

Located close to the Botanic Gardens, this is an all weather market. White Hat suggests that on any particular month you are likely to find an eclectic range of books, quirky antiques, random bric-a-brac, b, clothing, examples of local craft work and some snacks for nourishement.



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Lucinda Markets

White Hat recommends that the Lucinda Markets are well worth a detour off the highway. With over 30 stalls in a seaside atmosphere and Hinchinbrook Island in the background there are plenty of relaxing things to see and do in Lucinda. It also offers wonderful opportunities for photographs, including the engineering achievement of the large Lucinda jetty.



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Mercer Lane Markets

White Hat finds this to be a particularly well-chosen location for a market featuring hand made local art and craft. The location is in front of the nearly 50 metre long mosaic created by local artists and celebrating the history of the district -particularly the sugar cane industry. Take the time to observe the hidden details of the mosaic and the fine details of the craft works for sale.



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Raintree Markets

If you find yourself just north of Townsville on the third Sunday of the month, White Hat suggests you might like to have a lazy picnic in the Rotary Park and wander around the Raintree Markets. It is also a great park for the kids to have a run and play. The market is set under an impressive group of raintrees and features fresh local produce, bric-a-brac, snacks, coffee, tropical plants and local craft.



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Forrest Beach Market

White Hat can recommend Forrest Beach Markets as a very pleasant market under the trees in a beach setting. The market fresh local produce, local arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, family activities and the opportunity for a barbecue lunch.



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Cotters Market
An arts and craft market also featuring stalls selling seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables. ..
Horseshoe Bay Markets
A market showcasing arts and crafts and held under the trees in the delightful setting of horseshoe bay. There is live music from 11am and local shops offer market day specials. Ask bus and ferry operators about special market day fares. ..
Rollingstone Markets
A market featuring arts, crafts, produce, preserves and more. Breakfast and morning tea are availabale at the Rollingstone Historical Society Muesum. ..
Showgrounds Market - Charters Towers
A wide range of articles for sale include produce, bric-a-brac, hand made items and plants. White Hat recommends that you keep an eye out for gemstones where the astute buyer may pick up a real bargain. ..
Strand Night Market
A diverse range of entertainment and a huge variety of food, fashion, craft, jewellery and home & leisure displays. ..
Townsville Showgrounds Market
A market with a range of bric-a-brac and second hand goods together with clothes and produce. Licensed bar, food & live entertainment. ..
Willows Markets
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Tropical North Queensland

View of Coral Sea from Port Douglas

Tropical North Queensland

Markets

General information about Tropical North Queensland including Cairns and Mission Beach


Rusty's Market

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Trading but FOOD STALLS ONLY. To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is operating as usual despite COVID-19 precautions. However, due to rapidly changing conditions, always double check with the organiser or institution before making a special trip.

A bustling produce market that also offers a variety clothing, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Anyone inteersted in tropical fruits and vegetables is likely to be delighted with this market and White Hat particularly suggests you search out the PNG stalls and talk to the stallholders about how they use the food they have on offer.



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Palm Cove Markets

This large waterfront market is about half an hour's drive from Cairns and White Hat suggests it is well worth the trip if you want to experience a busy community market in a tropical atmosphere. There are local handmade goods including jewelry, clothing, pottery, plants, food and skincare products together with family entertainment.



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Port Douglas Markets

This picturesque market has the mountains and the Coral Sea as a backdrop offers local fresh produce and hand crafted goods. White Hat advises that his market is officially a ‘Cotters Market’, thereby ensuring that goods offered for sale are made by the stallholder.



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Cairns Cruise Liner Markets

This market is primarily provided for visitors arriving on cruise liners but locals and other visitors are welcome. The market has tourism items, local produce and gifts such as jewelry, leather goods and souvenirs.

Market dates depend on the cruise ship schedule. White Hat suggests that the following are possible 2019 dates since cruise ships will be in port on those days:

9th, 14th, 25th, 27th & 28th January
8th, 11th, 20th, 23rd, 24th & 28th February
7th, 9th, 10th, 17th, 18th & 21st March
2nd, 3rd & 14th April
12th & 24th May
21st & 26th July
2nd & 11th September
10th, 15th, 22nd, 28th & 30th October
19th, 21st, 24th, 27th & 29th November
2nd, 3rd, 11th, 16th & 20th December



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Cairns Esplanade Markets

Cairns Esplanade Market

The Esplanade Market is held on the Cairns waterfront and features locally made products including pottery, clothing leatherwork and skincare. White Hat recommends this market for a leisurely Saturday getaway where you can also take advantage of a swim in the lagoon, and cook lunch on the free barbecues while the kids are in the playground.



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Cairns Night Markets

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To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is currently cancelled, postponed or suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. If in doubt check with the organiser or institution involved. White Hat will constantly monitor events and venues in an attempt to update listings when conditions change.

With over 70 stalls and a range of food court options, the Cairns Night Markets are a major tourist shopping hub in Cairns. The market is under cover and operates every day of the year.



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Cooktown Markets

White Hat recommends a visit to this relaxed market situated in the wonderful surrounds of a shady park next to the Endeavour River. Mix with a colouful mix of locals and enjoy fresh local produce as well as locally made handicrafts and random bric-a-brac.



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Gordonvale Cottage Markets

Please Note: The Gordonvale Market for February 2020 has been cancelled due to the wet state of the ground.

A general market in a pleasant parkland setting.



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Holloways Beach Markets

Currently the Holloways Beach Market is being held in the Syd & Jane Granville Park in Cassia Street while the upgrade to the Esplanade is under way. White Hat suggests that these community markets, about 15 minutes drive from central Cairns, make for a pleasant Sunday outing where you can combine a visit to the market with a barbecue and a swim or a stroll along the beach



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Kuranda Rainforest Markets

 

Known by a number of names - Kuranda Original Markets, Original Kuranda Rainforest Market, etc - Kuranda is definitely a market town, and the markets are definitely aimed at tourists. If this is your cup of tea, White Hat suggests you allow yourself a few hours to take in what is on offer.



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Malanda Markets

Malanda Markets

The Malanda Markets offer fresh local produce, local crafts and a range of other goods. It is managed by the local Lions Club which White Hat usually finds is a good indicator of a community-oriented event.



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Mission Beach Markets

 

The Mission Beach Markets offer a wide range of goods and are held under the trees on the scenic beachfront. It is always worth a visit to Mission Beach and the market offers a good excuse. White Hat reminds you that the beach markets are different from the Monster Markets Mission Beach which are also organised by Rotary.



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Mission Beach Monster Market

 

The Monster Markets Mission Beach ia held in pleasant parkland with a range of stalls and has an emphasis on family-friendly activities. White Hat reminds you that the Monster Market is different from the beach markets which are held on the first and third Sunday of each month throughout the year which are also organised by Rotary.



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Mossman Markets

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Trading but FOOD STALLS ONLY. To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is operating as usual despite COVID-19 precautions. However, due to rapidly changing conditions, always double check with the organiser or institution before making a special trip.

Mossman Markets

Located under the huge raintrees near historic St David’s Church, this market offers fresh local produce and local crafts. White Hat suggests that visitors may choose to combine a visit to the market with a swim in the nearby Mossman Gorge.



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Mount Sheridan Plaza Community Markets

The Community Markets is a celebration of the community and local producers, growers and artists all under the one roof. Peruse the stalls to find a diverse and unique range of quality handmade artworks, antiques, plants, pottery, hats, bric’n’brac, clothing, books, bags, toys, jewellery, candles, soaps, beauty, alternative products and so much more.

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Redlynch Community Markets

A a lazy Sunday morning with great people, coffee, food, market stalls and conversations in gorgeous parklands. The bi-monthly markets which are alternated between the Redlynch Valley along Freshwater Creek on Gamburra Drive and Regis Aged Care Facility, in Short Street Redlynch.

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Sunset Markets at The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

This waterfront market has a backdrop of palm trees and luxury yachts which White Hat suggests may offer a clue to the products on sale. Handmade jewelry, clothing and souvenirs are well to the fore. If you want to continue into the evening, there are plenty of quality restaurants nearby overlooking the water.

As well as Wednesdays, this market functions when cruise ships are moored off Port Douglas. Those currently scheduled dates are as follows (but may change):

  • 2018 - 13th Dec
  • 2019 - 23rd Jan, 21st Feb, 1st & 31st March, 15th & 24th April, 22nd May, 19th June, 17th July, 2nd Aug, 11th, 23rd & 24th Sept, 9th, 22nd & 28th Oct, 19th & 20th Nov, 3rd & 4th Dec


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Tanks Markets

Showcasing , the markets are a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning.
This market lines Tanks promenade on Collins Avenue, with live entertainment provided by local musicians. Stalls feature a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectibles and local natural health products. White Hat suggests this venue as a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning. You may then want to wander on to relax in the nearby Botanic Gardens.



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Yungaburra Markets

Yungaburra Markets

The Yungaburra Markets is the main fundraiser for the Yungaburra State School Parents and Citizens Association and is a pleasant hour and a half's drive from Cairns. There are plenty of stalls to choose from and you can find full information at Yungaburra Markets. White Hat can particularly recommend the Christmas Market on the third Sunday in December.



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Archers Creek Markets

White Hat has yet to visit this market, but surely any event organised by the Malanda Lions Billycart Committee must be worthy of support.

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Bloomfield Markets

As with many small communities, this monthly market provides an opportunity for the locals to get together and for visitors to sample some of the local produce and wares.

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Rossville Market

A small community market featuring local produce and other goods.

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Mid Queensland Coast

Noosa beach

Mid Queensland Coast

Markets

General information about the Mid Queensland Coast including the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg and Rockhampton.


Yeppoon Community Market

Yeppoon Market banner

This Community Market has a great history and over its nearly 50 years existence has has used the stallholder fees to contribute considerable amounts to a wide range of community causes. Here you will find local arts and crafts, home-made and home grown goods and and a wide range of other products. White Hat recommends that if you are after the freshest of the local produce that you arrive early.



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Kern Arcade Car Park Markets

The Kern Arcade Car Park Markets have a large range of local fruit and vegetables, including organic and spray free produce. There are two mobile butchers plus over 150 stalls featuring locally made cakes and biscuits, chutneys and preserves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, ladies and children's fashions, collectable coins and notes, plants and timber craft.

White Hat recommends this market as a particularly efficient place for Sunday shopping since there is plenty of free parking both covered and uncovered in and around the market, and the Kern Arcade shops are also open for trading.

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Noosa Farmers Market
A large range of local produce from local farmers and producers. Fruit, vegetables, seafood, jams, chutneys, and all the seasonal produce that this part of Queensalnd has to offer. In addition to the foos the is a range of other handmade goods. White Hat recommends that if you are taking a holiday in Noosa you make sure to get to this market to stock up for the week. ..

Mackay

Mackay - Pioneer River

Whitsundays

Beach at Whitsundays

Inland Queensland

Sunrise in Inland Queensland

Cabarlah Markets

Cabarlah Market

This market features Arts, Crafts, Trash & treasure, Furniture, Tools, Pet Accessories, Glassware, Fruit & Vegies, Plants, and many other items. Sorry, no dogs allowed. For full details White Hat recommends you visit the Cabarlah Market website.



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My Local Feast Farmers' Market

This farmers' market runs twice a week all year except for two weeks at Christmas.

Wednesdays: 2 to 7pm, The Mills precinct, cnr Ruthven and Campbell Sts, Toowoomba
Saturdays: 7am to 12noon, Cobb & Co, cnr Campbell & Lindsay Sts, East Toowoomba

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Canungra Village Market
A large outdoor market selling new and second hand goods. Casual stallholders welcome. ..

Outback Queensland

Gum trees in landscape at Mount Isa, Queensland

Cloncurry Sunday Morning Markets

The Cloncurry Sunday Markets feature homewares, jewellery, fashion, food, art and craft. White Hat suggests that for a leisurely Sunday morning in Curry you come along and meet and support members of the local community.

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Cloncurry Twilight Markets

The Cloncurry Twilight Markets feature baked goods, giftware,  jewellery, handmade items, food, art and craft. In addition there is sometimes a jumping castle and an outdoor feature film. The market is presented by the Cloncurry Historical Society and White Hat suggests it as a relaxed family outing for a Saturday evening.

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Mount Isa Community Markets

The Mount Isa Community Market supports local community services and all the money that is raised, is given to different local charities in the area. The room is donated by the Overlander Hotel so why not make it a Sunday outing by having lunch at the hotel before or after you browse the market. Apart from an array of products, including some hand made by locals, you might find some interesting offerings from out of town travellers who are welcome to hire a table at a reasonable price. (White Hat suggests that might be a useful way to offload that stuff you're never going to use that your partner bought at previous markets down the road.)

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