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All The Brisbane Markets You Need To Hit Up This September

By Urban List Writers - 01 Sep 2018

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Welcone to spring, Brisbane! It's time to shrug off those bulky woolies and slip into something far more, er, breezy, because with the change of season comes warmer weather, and warmer weather means we're champing at the bit to check out Brisbane's best markets!

This month's market haul you can expect all the usual local lovelies; cakes and pastries to rev up your weekend appetite, the freshest spring produce, handmade local goods from the city's finest, unique wares and ALL of the international foods and food trucks ripe for the feasting on. 

Here are all the best Brisbane markets you need to hit up this September.

Sunday Discovery Markets

Every weekend more than 380 stalls pop up at the Sunday Discovery Markets—it's quite a sight. A Brisbane market icon, these fabulous markets specialise in all things vintage, collectable and homewares. Check out plant stalls, antiques, second-hand furniture, vintage clothing, records, gadgets and more. This really is a place to while away a morning.

When: Sundays 6am–12pm
Where: Sherwood Road, Rocklea

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Pets At The Gabba

Pet's at the Gabba has gone from newbie Brisbane market to fave weekend haunt for locals and four-legged locals alike. Each week there is a great mix of stalls offering all things canine, feline, avian and things for their human best friend (hot tip: get your furever friend a bowl of“Paw Blonde” doggy beer—they'll love you forever).

When: Saturdays from 3pm-8pm
Where: The Gabba

The Collective Markets Southbank

A Brisbane market institution and open until 10pm on a Friday, 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. Southside date, anyone?

When: Fridays 5:00pm­-10:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm, Sundays 9:00am-5pm
Where: Southbank Parklands

The Village Markets

Keen for a little weekend drive down the Coast (always!) The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads—aka one of the most beautiful spots in SEQ—is the perfect day trip or post-long weekend pit-stop. Muse over local designers, shoulder sway to live musicians and dig your teeth into some delicious street food at Gold Coast’s bi-monthly Sunday ritual. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking away with an empty wallet with the likes of ceramics, homewares, bohemian threads and accessories, all-natural beauty products, babies wear so adorable your ovaries will burst, and oh so much more. Fill up the tank and make a morning of it before cooling off at Burleigh Beach.

When: September 2 & 16; 8:30am-1pm
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Burleigh Heads

Eat Street Northshore

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. 

When: Fridays and Saturdays, 4pm-10pm, Sundays, 12pm-8pm
Where: Hamilton Foreshore

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The Sunset Social

Offering some of the best food and bevs in town, The Sunset Social markets at Davies Park in West End certainly caters to everyones pallet—and is a great spot for knock-offs at the end of a long work week. Being pet friendly AND fully licensed, this Brisbane market has it all! Catch you for a cocktail jug or a beer (or two), paired with some of Brissie's fave delicacies. Swoon!

When: First and second Friday of the month, 5pm-9:30 pm
Where: Davies Park, West End

Mount Gravatt Marketta

As advocates of this utterly GORGEOUS marketta, we can vouch that you will leave with 100% happy bellies! A night jam-packed with foodie delights, Mount Gravatt Marketta boasts some of Brisbane's best street food, live music, crafties and cocktails.

When: Saturdays from 4pm-10pm
Where: Mount Gravatt Showground

Food Truck Collective Brisbane

Well and truly back for 2018, the Food Truck Collective Brisbane are gearing up for their second 'Food Truck Festival' of the year! Every third Friday night of the month, get along to Shorncliffe's happening parade and feast upon some of Brisbane's best food trucks. From That Greek Truck Ruby The Little Red Ice Cream Van, Spud The Food Truck and more, it's a foodie gathering not to pass up!

When: Every 3rd Friday of the month 4:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe

Brisbane Vegan Markets

The Brisbane Vegan Markets are the ideal spot to join the vego fun. From all things facon (that's fake coconut bacon), vego-patties, soy milk and cruelty free, you'd be crazy not to check out Brisbane's only totally vegan market!

When: Every second and fourth Sunday of the month, 9am-3pm (2nd), 12pm-8pm (4th)
Where: 56 Russell St, West End

Satori Organic Farmers Markets

Looking for fresh produce in Brisbane sans all the pesticide nasties? Sandgate's very own Satori Organic Farmer's Market is where you'll find the best of the best. With decadent sourdoughs, spelts, pastries and flowers all a mainstay of these iconi Brisbane markets, this is the best spot for all your organic needs. On every Wednesday and Sunday, The Satori Organic is one not to miss!

When: Every Wednesday and Sunday, 7am-11am
Where: 198 Seymour Street, Sandgate

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Eagle Farm Markets

A morning seriously well spent, stock up on the best organic produce from some of the best stallholders in Brisbane at the Eagle Farm Markets. Have a wander, enjoy a coffee—there's even entertainment for the kids. Good stuff!

When: Sundays from 7am–12.30pm
Where: Eagle Farm

Bardon Markets

They may be small in size, but 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. 

When: Sundays from 6am
Where: Norman Buchanan Park, Bardon

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

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!

Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Saturdays from 6am–12pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane CBD
When: Every Wednesday, 8am-6pm
Where: Reddacliffe Pl (top of Queen St Mall)

Manly
When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 6am–12pm
Where: Waterfront, Manly Harbour Village

Mitchleton
When: 1st Sunday of the month, 6am–12pm
Where: Blackwood St, Mitchleton

Saturday Fresh Markets

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!  

When: Saturdays 6am–12pm
Where: Sherwood Road, Rocklea

Milton Markets

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!).

When: Sundays, 6am–12pm
Where: Cribb Street, Milton

Carseldine Farmers And Artisan Markets

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 February.

When: Saturdays from 6am–12pm
Where: QUT campus on Beams Road, Carseldine

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List; Unsplash

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