Markets & Food Events

10 Markets To Check Out In Melbourne This May

By Jack Colquhoun - 01 May 2019


As we turn to May we are finding ourselves closer and closer to winter and that only means one thing: market season. 

Whether you’re on the hunt for some delicious food, amazing creations or something that you haven’t found online yet, you’ll most likely find it at one of these markets. Here are the best markets to check out in May.

The Ballarat Mermaid Makers Market | Mother's Day Edition

A beautiful indoor market like no other. With an emphasis on quality and unique local brands set to tempt your senses at every turn. With everything on offer from jewellery to handmade food and jams, there is always something hiding there you never thought you needed.

Where: Wendouree Sports and Events Centre, LOT 9 Norman St, Wendouree
When: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Camberwell Sunday Market

A Sunday staple, the home all of the things quirky and creative, old and new, expensive and the dirt cheap. If you can find it anywhere you’ll most likely find it here. Oh, and hot jam doughnuts—we can’t forget about those.

Where: Market Place, Camberwell
When: Every Sunday from 6:00am - 12:30pm

Hawthorn Makers Market

This is one of Melbourne's oldest and most loved markets. With around 70 stallholders, it brings together the local community's best artisans and designers offering a diverse range of handmade gifts and homewares and more.

Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
When: First Sunday of each month, 10 am - 3 pm

Makers Market Thornbury

Everything you want in one place to find that perfect gift for Mum just in time for Mothers Day. The Makers Market at Thornbury brings the very best of locally made art, pottery, toys, greeting cards, homewares, jewellery and accessories and much more all under one roof.

Where: 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury
When: Saturday, 4 May, 10 am - 2 pm

Eltham Design Markets

From the makers of the Eltham Twilight Market, comes the very first Eltham Design Market just in time for Mothers Day. This market will bring together the beautiful stall holders, art, design, gifts and food and coffee to the newly upgraded Eltham Community and Reception Centre. This all-weather event is the perfect place to find a unique and thoughtful gift for Mum or anyone.

Where: Eltham Community & Reception Centre, 801 Main Road
When: Saturday, May 4, 10 am - 3 pm

Chinatown Day/Night Markets

On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, Heffernan Lane in Chinatown will transport you to the flavourful aroma and atmosphere of a packed hawker hall-style day/night market. Be sure to come hungry with an array of stalls selling delicious dumplings, noodles and much more

When: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 4 pm - 10 pm
Where: Heffernan Lane, Chinatown

Vegan Market of Melbourne

Vegan or not, there's always a delish treat or vegan goodie at the monthly Vegan Market at the Abbotsford Convent. With live entertainment, free workshops and children's activities each month there’s something for everyone.

Where: Abbotsford Convent,1  St Heliers St, Abbotsford
When: First Saturday of every month, 9 am - 3 pm

Fitzroy Autumn Markets

The Fitzroy Mill Market and the Fitzroy Market have come together for a permanent collaboration. The permanent collaboration of these two well-respected markets will create a one-stop destination for everything produce, food, artisan, handcrafted, vintage, second hand and local from over 70 stalls.

Where: The Fitzroy Mills Market, 75 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm

The Brunswick Flea Market

Vintage clothing, homewares, furniture, knick-knacks, plants and so much more. Sure, you’ll occasionally run into a bit of trash but we promise they’ll be a whole lot more treasure.

Where: 36 Phoenix St, Brunswick
When: 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 am - 3 pm

Melbourne Farmers Markets

At Melbourne Farmers Markets, there's nothing processed about this process. You can get good food straight from Victorian farmers, that you know has been cultivated with sincerity and love of the product. You can find these markets all around Melbourne.

Here's the list:

  • Carlton Farmers Market: First and third Saturday of the month, 8 am - 1 pm

  • Coburg Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 8 am–1 pm

  • Collingwood Children’s Farm: Second Saturday of the month, 8 am–1 pm

  • Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park: Third Saturday of the month, 8 am–1 pm

  • Slow Food Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent: Fourth Saturday of every month, 8 am–1 pm

  • Alphington Famers Market: Every Sunday, 9 am-1 pm

  • Fairfield Primary School: Third Saturday of every month, 8 am–1 pm

  • Abbotsford Convent Farmers Market: Fourth Saturday of the month, 8 am-1 pm

  • The University of Melbourne: Every Wednesday during the semester, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

For more information, click here.

Bit stretched for cash? Here are a bunch of free things to do in Melbourne this month.

Image credit: supplied 

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