Markets & Food Events

A Complete Guide To Brisbane’s Best Markets

By Urban List Writers

If there was ever a time to shop local, it's always. Plenty of the South East Queensland region's top local creators, producers, farmers and makers can be found at markets in Brisbane/Meanjin every week, ready to fill your home, fridge and pantry with the coolest locally made goods and the freshest produce you can buy. 

At Urban List, we're all about supporting the local businesses that make our cities what they are, so we've rounded up the best markets in Brisbane where you can do just that. Grab your green bags and get shopping, whether you're after food, art, crafts, fresh produce or just a Sunday stroll. 

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Pop-Up Markets 

 

Carseldine Wintertide Wonderland Twilight Markets 

Dorville Road, Carseldine 

Live out your dreams of a magical European winter at this pop-up twilight market in Carseldine, which will feature all the things we miss down here in the Southern Hemisphere—namely mulled wine around bonfires and endless rounds of schnapps. An evening edition of the weekly Carseldine Markets, the Winteride Wonderland will feature their usual artisan wares, street eats and live entertainment, only with a wintery twist. A Swiss-Alps pop-up bar will welcome you with traditional Gluhwein and schnapps which you can sip around bonfires as you listen to live music across two stages. With over 250 vendors, there’ll be plenty of wintery eats to tuck into, while the kids are sorted with face painters, a jumping castle and roving entertainment like stilt walkers and fire twirlers. 

The Details 

When: 4pm-10pm, Saturday 27 July 
Where: 133 Dorville Road, Carseldine 
Find out more here

QAGOMA Winter Design Market

We love a home that spills with keepsakes, memories and warmth. With more than 80 stallholders on lock, the QAGOMA Winter Design Market will be totally stocked with more collectibles and mementos for those who love all things crafty, creative and captivating. On display from some of Brisbane’s most talented local artisans will be a selection of jewellery, homeware, ceramics, textiles and garments. While you’re at it, why not take a stroll through GOMA to see the innovative haute couture apparel by Iris Van Herpen, a Dutch fashion designer taking inspiration from technology, the natural world and traditional craftsmanship. Basically, it’s a creative’s dream day out.

The Details

When: 9am-4pm, Saturday 3 August and Sunday 4 August.
Where: Outside the Gallery of Modern art complex, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.
Find out more details here.

Farmers Markets In Brisbane

Brisbane City Markets 

Redacliff Place, Cathedral Square And St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane CBD

a brisbane market in front of a cathedral
Image credit: Goodwill Projects | Supplied 

Ditch the leftovers and grab your office lunch at the Brisbane City Markets. Bringing together the best artisans and producers from across SEQ, this is the place to pick up some fresh produce, get your mid-week market fix and check out some of the tastiest street food stalls in town. Best of all, they're now in THREE locations, all on different days, with a new Tuesday market in the grounds of St John's Cathedral joining the Reddacliffe Place markets on Wednesdays and Cathedral Square markets on Thursdays. 

The Details

St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane CBD: 8am-2pm, every Tuesday 
Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane CBD: 8am–6pm, every Wednesday
Cathedral Square, Brisbane CBD: 8am-2pm, every Thursday
Find out more here.

West End Market

Corner of Montague Road And Jane Street, West End

A Brisbane institution, the West End Market is where you'll find a little bit of everything—from a number of local growers and producers selling their delicious wares to a heap of food trucks and local food stalls dishing up tasty eats, not to mention plenty of local craftspeople and creatives. Basically, you'll plan to just do your weekly fruit and veg shopping but come out with a heap of pantry goodies, a full stomach and probably a new outfit and some homewares. And you won't regret a thing.

The Details

When: 6am-1pm, every Saturday
Where: Davies Park, West End
Find out more here

Nundah Farmers Market

Station Street, Nundah

Northsiders really are spoilt with Nundah's iconic Farmers Market. Open every Sunday from 6am to midday, early risers are a shoe-in—it's the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat and a coffee from one of the stalls serving up freshly made brekky burgers, croissants and crepes. While you're there, it would be a crime if you didn't pick up your fill of Brisbane's best fresh fruit and veg too.

The Details

When: 6am–12pm, every Sunday
Where: Station Street, Nundah
Find out more here

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Rivermakers Farmers And Artisan Markets 

82 Colmslie Road, Morningside 

Coming soon to the heritage-listed riverside precinct that is Rivermakers is a brand new farmers market curated by Goodwill Projects (who are behind most of the farmers markets in Brisbane). Happening every Sunday from 21 July, the fresh new market will feature over 150 vendors, including bakers, growers and makers from all over SEQ and northern NSW—think boujee mushrooms, local honey, organic vegetables and more. Of course, there’ll also be street eats, artisan creations and the chance to explore the Rivermakers precinct, which is worth a visit on its own. 

The Details 

When: 7am-1pm, every Sunday 
Where: Rivermakers, Morningside 
Find out more here

Northey Street City Farm Organic Market

16 Victoria Street, Windsor

Didn't know Brisbane had a city farm? Well we do, and it's great. Also great is the Sunday markets they put on every weekend selling hyper local (aka farm fresh from next door) produce. Northey Street City Farm Organic Market is all quaint country feels—with all the food and fresh fruit and veg you'd expect—just in the heart of the city fringe. God, we're a lucky bunch. 

The Details

When: 6am–11am, every Sunday
Where: Northey Street City Farm, Windsor
Find out more here

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

119 Lamington Street, New Farm | Royal Esplanade, Manly | Blackwood Street, Mitchelton

a cheese stall at the jan powers brisbane markets
Image credit: Jan Powers Farmers Markets | Facebook 

The Jan Powers Farmers Markets are perhaps the jewel in the Brisbane market crown. In four fab locations across Brisbane and her surrounds, these gorgeous Brisbane markets are particularly tempting when the sun is shining. From the absolute best local produce, to the huge array of stallholders serving up some choice dishes, they are consistently voted the ultimate Brisbane market experience—and for good reason!

The Details

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm: 6am–12pm, every Saturday
Royal Esplanade, Manly: 6am-12pm, first and 3rd Saturday of the month
Blackwood Street, Mitchelton: 6am-12pm, first Sunday of the month 
Find out more here

Kelvin Grove Village Markets

Blamey Street And Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove

Who doesn’t love a little market trip on a Saturday morning to put off that weekend to do list. Every Saturday morning Kelvin Grove Village hosts a popular market in the heart and soul of the village. Farmers market style with organic fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses and all of the fun arts and crafts your heart desires. The perfect way to start off your weekend right.

The Details 

When: 6am–1pm, every Saturday
Where: Kelvin Grove Village
Find out more here

Bardon Markets

Baroona Road, Paddington 

They may be small in size, but the Bardon Markets pack a punch. This quaint community market is all for its locals, and then some. Usually stocked with fresh fruit, veg, eggs, meat and baked treats, you seriously won't look back—but we urge you to hunt down the sausage rolls. 10/10. 

The Details

When: 7am–12pm, every Sunday
Where: Norman Buchanan Park, Bardon
Find out more here.

Saturday Fresh Markets

385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea

These are some serious markets for serious market-goers—and we're not kidding. The Saturday Fresh Markets have been going strong for years and showing no signs of stopping—heck, not even the 2011 floods could stop them. With everything from fruit and veg to meat and fish, treats, flowers, pet supplies, nuts, honey, eggs, dairy, bulk shopping is a must. Better yet, they're in an undercover location, so you can shop rain, hail or shine. 

The Details

When: 6am–12pm, every Saturday
Where: Sherwood Road, Rocklea
Find out more here

Carseldine Farmers And Artisan Markets

133 Dorville Road, Carseldine

In-season and all-local fresh produce, the Carseldine Markets are the perfect spot to feast and enjoy local live music. Relax, unwind—there's plenty of room for the kids to run around—and enjoy a quality coffee. A Brisbane market must-do this month and every month.

The Details

When: 6am–12pm, every Saturday 
Where: Dorville Road, Carseldine
Find out more here.

Milton Markets

Little Cribb Street, Milton

a person holding out street food in boxes
Image credit: Milton Markets | Facebook 

The Milton Markets are adult, kid and pooch-friendly and are all about supporting our local South East Queensland farmers, growers, artists, chefs and alike. Head on down for a great selection of the best local produce around. Be quick though (stock doesn't last long).

The Details

When: 10am-2pm, every Thursday, 7am–1pm, every Sunday
Where: Milton Green, Cribb Street, Milton
Find out more here

Towri Growers Market

Grab your wide brim hat and put on your cowboy boots, because on the first Saturday of every month, you can shop directly from the farmers at Towri Sheep Cheeses just over an hour from Brisbane, near Beaudesert. For $5 entry, you can meet the local farmers who grow the paddock to plate produce on offer, with stalls selling fresh dairy, meat, fruit, vegetables, baked goods and preserves. Make a whole day of your weekly grocery shop with wine tastings, live music, sheep milking demonstrations and lawn games to enjoy—it’s even pup-friendly if you want to bring your four-legged friend.

The Details

When: 9am-2pm, first Saturday of every month
Where: Towri Sheep Cheeses, Scenic Rim  
Find out more here.

Lifestyle Markets In Brisbane

Superordinary’s ‘Supermarkets’

175 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton

Shop in style at Brisbane’s newest markets, which are taking over Superordinary’s massive warehouse space in Hamilton every second Sunday of the month. Not just another market, these ‘Supermarkets’ will be a multi-sensory experience combining art, music and food in a jaw-dropping space. There’ll be a selection of stalls offering up thrift, art, fashion, jewellery, crafts and eats, not to mention a roller disco, outdoor skate ramp and communal painting wall, guaranteeing a fresh shopping experience and the opportunity to support numerous small local businesses. 

The Details

When: 8am-2pm, second Sunday of every month
Where: Northshore Precinct, Hamilton
Find out more here.

Vend Marketplace

289 Ipswich Road, Annerley | 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia 

If you’re a true market enthusiast and always eager to hunt through some stalls whether it be a Saturday morning or midday on a Tuesday, Vend is the place for you. This indoor, dog-friendly marketplace is open seven days a week across two separate locations in Annerley and Virginia, convenient for both north and southside Brisbane stall shoppers, did we mention there’s also a cosy indoor café to warm yourself up with a coffee on those chilly winter mornings?

The Details

When: 8am-4pm, daily
Where: Annerley and Virginia
Find out more here

Love Me Again Market


Image credit: Love Me Again Market | Portside 

Find yourself a whole new wardrobe at one of Brisbane’s best pre-loved fashion markets. Set against the river views at Portside Wharf on the second Saturday of each month are more than 20 stalls sprawling with second hand and vintage designer, high-street and popular branded clothing, shoes and accessories. Be fashion forward and fashion sustainable all at once—it only costs a $3 entry fee to find a bargain you’ll love again, and afterwards you can hit one of the many delicious eateries around the precinct. 

The Details

When: 9am-1pm, second Saturday of each month
Where: Level 1 Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Find out more here

The Collective Markets

Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

A Brisbane market institution and open until 9pm on a Friday and Saturday, the Collective Markets are the perfect occasion for a Friday night knock-off. Peruse a plethora of local artists showcasing handmade crafts, paintings, fashion, homewares and some of the best street food in town. On the first Sunday of every month, there's even more reasons to visit with the Young Designers Markets showcasing talented up and comers of the Brisbane art scene.

The Details

When: 5pm­–9pm, every Friday, 10am-9pm, every Saturday, 9am-4pm, every Sunday
Where: South Bank Parklands
Find out more here

Riverside Markets

Alice Street And Albert Street, Brisbane CBD

With so much to do, buy, eat and look, the Riverside Markets are a great way to spend a Sunday, especially now that they're bigger and better than ever. One of Brisbane’s oldest running markets is also one of its most vibrant. With live music, loads of international food and coffee, and tons of art, fashion and gifts on sale you’ve got a bevy of fun things to do on your chill Sunday morning.

The Details

When: 7am-3pm, every Sunday
Where: Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Find out more here

Suitcase Rummage

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane CBD

Head to Brisbane Square for its bi-monthly Suitcase Rummage, where you can pick up anything from second-hand clothes and bags, to jewellery, shoes and one-of-a-kind homemade and handmade pieces. Get your hands ready to rummage, because these suitcases can be pretty full, and competition for a sequin jacket can get intense. 

The Details

When: 12pm-5pm, first and third Sunday of the month
Where: Brisbane Square, Brisbane CBD
Find out more here

The Handmade Markets

Queensland Museum, South Brisbane

a mall with a whale overhead at the handmade brisbane markets

A market under flying whales—now that’s something you don’t see every day. The Handmade Markets take place on the first Saturday of every month, and they’re worth the visit to explore the artisanal product range from over 60 local makers. Located in the Whale Mall within Queensland Museum, come see the incredible quality and craftsmanship from the Queensland community. And don’t worry, the onsite cafe will be ready with your frantic market shopping refreshments. Bonus, you can tie it in with a visit to GOMA next door.

The Details

When: 9am–3pm, last Saturday of every month 
Where: Whale Mall, Queensland Museum
Find out more here

The What We Make Design Market 

52 Methyr Road, New Farm | 300 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo

The What We Make Market is a local design market that brings together creatives, designers, learners, makers and lovers of all things handmade. Whether you want to browse, shop, source or commission, you'll meet talented artists and makers in person as you discover everything from distinctive jewellery and vibrant slow fashion to natural skincare and stunning ceramics. If you want to get hands on, you can even sign up for Workshop Social.  

The Details

When: 9am-1pm, monthly (dates vary, check them here)
Where: Methyr Road Uniting Church Hall, New Farm | Coorparoo Square, Coorparoo
Find out more here

Brisbane Genki Markets

123 Charlotte Street, Brisbane CBD

Located in bustling Charlotte Street, the Japanese-influenced Genki Markets are the perfect way to start the week. Expect Japanese snacks like takoyaki (fried octopus balls), taiyaki (fish-shaped sweet pastry) and matcha cakes ideal for on-the-go market shopping. Genki Mart owner, Mitch Fujimoto, started the event to show off local talents who create pottery, jewellery, crochet accessories and art. With gorgeous arts and crafts, delicious street food and drinks, and all-round positive vibes, how could you not want to visit? And if you miss out this time, there is always next week.

The Details

When: 10am-3pm, every Sunday 
Where: Charlotte Street, Brisbane CBD
Find out more here

Street Food Markets In Brisbane

Alien Night Market

51 Kingston Road, Underwood 

shipping containers marking the front entrance of alien night market brisbane
Image credit: Alien Night Market | Facebook 

This southside street food market is out of this world—quite literally. Featuring colourful stalls lit by festoon lights, Alien Night Market showcases a galaxy of Asian flavours from over 40 food vendors. Eat your way through everything from Korean-style hotdogs and Vietnamese banh mi to Japanese Takoyaki and Chinese-style skewers. Dessert is a must to finish your feast, with Hong Kong bubble waffles stuffed with ice cream and toppings on offer. Basically, you’ll want to go with an empty stomach and a stretchy waistband. 

The Details

When: 5pm-10pm, Friday to Sunday
Where: Kingston Road, Underwood
Find out more here

Eat Street 

221D MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton

The first of its kind in the country (yeah, let that sink in) Eat Street Northshore is notorious for their incredible and, really extraordinary dishes. If you're into the latest food trends, this is the place to be. With over 180 dining and entertainment shipping containers, permanent bars and restaurants and entertainment areas (moonlight cinemas, anyone?) they're bound to please. Loaded doughnut fries, rainbow soft serve, you name it, Eat Street Northshore has got it. 

The Details

When: 4pm–10pm, every Friday and Saturday, 4pm–9pm, every Sunday
Where: Hamilton 
Find out more here

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Image credit: The Handmade Markets | Facebook 

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