It’s that time of the year again where there’s an array of fresh produce, locally made trinkets and delicious food stalls from all over the world at your fingertips. Lazily walking around on a sunny Sunday morning or balmy summer night, the markets are perfect for anyone and everyone during the holiday season!
There’s no question that this part of Queensland boasts some of the best markets to wander through. Here is a list of arguably the best markets that you can find at the Sunshine Coast, where you’re bound to discover many hidden treasures, street performers, quirky stalls and food carts bursting with flavour. We’ve come up with a list of our favourites, from farmers markets to night markets Sunshine Coast locals love to visit.
The Eumundi Markets
Australia’s biggest and best art, craft and produce market is the one and only Eumundi Markets. These iconic markets are held every Wednesday from 8am to 1:30pm and Saturday from 7am to 2pm in the heart of their delightful hinterland town. This charming historic market welcomes around 10,000 locals as well as interstate and international tourists with their multitude of arts and crafts stalls, delightful produce and live music and street theatre.
If you’re here for the weekend, why not go for a short drive and stop by the largest Ginger Factory in the Southern Hemisphere at Yandina. It’s the best place to stock up on all your ginger goodies needs and you have to treat yourself to a famous ginger and macadamia ice cream.
Speaking of Yandina, if you want the authentic farmers markets Sunshine Coast locals go to, you’ve got to go on a Saturday morning here. There’s an abundance of fresh produce that can’t go amiss and to all the plant lovers, there’s a wide variety of herbs, natives, and indoor plants – everybody’s got thyme for that!
Be sure to bring some cash and check out the Yandina Country Markets as they run every Saturday from 6am to noon.
Noosa Farmers Markets
Every Sunday from 6am to midday, some of the freshest local produce you’ll find has got to be found here at the Noosa Farmers Market. From favourite market icons with their famous sugar cane juice to all your local gourmet delicacies of seafood, cheese, homemade pastries, kombucha, curry pastes and relishes. There’s an endless amount of possibilities here at these Sunshine Coast markets and you definitely won’t be leaving without a full stomach or something for later.
Fishermans Road Markets
You can’t go past a classic and every Sunday from 6 to 12pm, Maroochydore’s Fisherman’s Road Markets is the blissful way to spend your morning. There’s nothing better than some sun, sand, freshly brewed coffee and a great find from one of their 128 stalls. Operated and managed for the past 15 years by the volunteers of the Lions Club, there’s market fruit, veggies, new and pre-loved clothes, pet treats, face painting, homemade toys, and furniture galore.
With something for everyone, it’s no surprise that they are farmers markets Sunshine Coast locals can’t get enough of.
Cotton Tree Markets
From live music, raffles, great homewares and close to the Cotton Tree shopping village, these unique artisan Sunshine Coast markets are open from 7am to 12pm every Sunday. With all the proceeds going to Bloomhill, the Cotton Tree markets in Maroochydore are a delightful way to spend your morning before or after the beach.
Calling all foodies and live music fanatics, the last on the best Maroochydore has to offer but certainly not the least of the Sunshine Coast markets, are the Streatside Markets. There’s some of the best market food stalls you don’t want to miss out on from Harri Dumpling, Mr. Pulled, Donut Kitchen, Heavenly Cuisine Korean, A la Galette Creperie, just to name a few. Best part is these Sunshine Coast markets run from 12pm to 8pm every Sunday making for the perfect Sunday sesh – be sure to grab yourself a cold craft beer and a picnic rug to enjoy the explosion of flavours, talented musicians and chill vibes.
When you’re unsure how to spend your Friday night or Saturday morning, the Marcoola Markets have you covered. Right in the heart of town, there’s vegan treats, Latin street food, dumplings, and French crepes galore. Open from 4pm to 8pm on Fridays and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays, these are both day and night markets Sunshine Coast residents rave about.
Plus, there’s a great range of holiday homes Sunshine Coast waterfront with views in both Marcoola and a heap of other locations around the coast for you to reach your peak relaxation mode.
Probably the best night markets Sunshine Coast locals are all excited for is the ever-evolving festival of NightQuarter in Birtinya. The ultimate entertainment destination for anyone’s weekend filled with different experiences ranging from award-winning live music, 40 shipping container stalls with tantalising global food and drinks, immersive performances, and market shopping, it’s perfect for all ages. The kaleidoscope of flavours, sounds and colours is open regularly on Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 10pm and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.
There’s no better way than spending the weekend or week away during the holiday period near or by the beach. Whether you’re partial to spending your Friday night indulging at some food stalls or you’d prefer waking up early to sand between your toes followed by grabbing some fresh organic produce to support the farmers markets Sunshine Coast locals.
Prestige Holiday Homes is the best way to fully enjoy and relax during your time along the Sunshine Coast. With their wide variety of stunning Sunshine Coast Holiday Houses that are centrally located to many of the markets, we’re sure you’ll definitely enjoy spending your summer soaking up the sun and the good times whilst also supporting Australian businesses.