Art & Design

Melbourne Market Calendar | September 2014

By Ella Pleasant
31st Aug 2014

Looking for the best markets in Melbourne? You've come to the right place, my craft-loving, vintage-wearing, organic kale-munching friend! Not only have we found Melbourne's best markets to visit this September, we've compiled them into one nifty calendar for your perusing pleasure. 

Print out our September Melbourne Market Calendar, stick it on your fridge and make like little piggie! 


Round She Goes Pop-Up

To celebrate the launch of their online vintage clothing market, Round She Goes is opening a week-long pop-up event smack bang in the centre of Melbourne CBD. You can shop the preloved and vintage designer wares, get your nails did (or did them yourself!) at the Trophy Wife Nail Art's DIY nail workshop or get gluey at an Unleash Creative craft workshop. Make sure you also bring along any unwanted clothing to the pop-up to donate to the Red Cross (donations will snag a prize!). See you there, marketeers!  

Where: The Drill Hall, 26 Therry Street in Melbourne

When: 30 August – 6th September, 8:00am –5:00pm weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm weekends


Abbotsford Market

One of the darned cutest Melbourne markets we've ever seen, Abbotsford Market provides a plethora of pre-loved and hand-made vintage goods, with everything from frocks to instruments (musical and scientific) on offer. Hungry? Pierogi Pierogi will be supplying the Polish dumplings (yes!). 

Where: Abbotsford Primary School in Abbotsford

When: First Saturday of the month, 9am – 2pm

Northern Regards Artisan Market 

Northside hipsters, this one's for you! Northern Regards Artisan Market, held at Northcote Social Club's band room (sticky carpet and all!), boasts an impressive selection of sustainable, up-cycled, and recycled handmade wares. Oh, yeah, and beer. That's right, this sustainable market encourages you to get boozed while you shop. Could this be one of the best markets in Melbourne? Yes, we think so!

Where: Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street in Northcote

When: First Saturday of every month, 11:00am – 4:00pm 

NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market

One of Melbourne's best curated art and craft markets, NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market boasts an impressive selection of quality handmade clothing, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass, and timber works. Grab a borek and/or a hot jam doughnut and spend your day perusing the handmade wares.

Where: Shed A, Queen Victoria Market, 155 Victoria Street in Melbourne

When: First Sunday of every month, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Love, Evelyn Market

Love, Evelyn Market? Yep, we love it! Held on the first and third Saturday of the month, head to Love, Evelyn to peruse books, clothing, assorted vintage wares, and other handmade pleasantries. Big Friday night? Love, Evelyn will be serving up beers and Bloody Marys (really!), sure to mend any sore heads. Oh yeah, and a tarot card reader will also be doing the rounds. As you do.

Where: Evelyn Hotel, 351 Brunswick Street in Fitzroy

When: First and third Saturday of every month, 12:00pm – 5:00pm 

Nana Cool

Nana Cool is the ultimate celebration of old school craft, with stallholders selling everything stitched, crocheted, and knitted, plus handmade jewellery, baked treats, and oh so much more. Bring your knitting needles and head to the Craft Room to brush up on your craft skills. Ready, set, KNIT, craftsters!

Where: Chelsea Activity Hub, 3-5 Showers Avenue in Chelsea

When: Saturday 12th April (held monthly), 10:00am – 2:00pm

Maribyrnong Makers Market

The Maribyrnong Makers Market is a not-for-profit, boutique craft market in Melbourne that showcases the handmade wares of local arty folk. Pick up a bite to eat, meet the makers, and explore the vibrant Seddon Village. 

Where: Seddon Uniting Church Hall, cnr Gamon & Mackay Streets in Seddon

When: Saturday 13th September, dates change, 9:30am ¬– 3:30pm

Federation Square Book Market

My bookish babes, have you checked out Federation Square Book Market yet? It's the largest weekly book market in Melbourne, featuring over 5000 new and pre-loved titles, covering literature, history, gardening, travel, art, and oh-so-much more. The perfect spot to pick up a new read (or another literature lover, if that's your type!)

Where: Atrium in Federation Square

When: Every Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sisters' Market

Head to the Brunswick Town hall for the Sisters' Market to shop locally-made handcrafts, with everything from ceramics to clothing on offer. Don't forget to pick up a Bretzel (or three!) from Bretzel Biz.

Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road in Brunswick 

When: 13th September 10am – 4pm

Brunswick Flea

Held on the second Saturday of every month, Brunswick Flea is largely considered one of Melbourne's best markets by hipsters the Northside over. Boasting both new and pre-loved wares, this market features everything from edible treats to old school vinyl beats.

Where: 7 Dawson Street in Brunswick

When: Second Sunday of every month, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Camberwell Sunday Market

Looking for a car boot bargain? Every Sunday, thousands of bargain hunters flock to the Camberwell Sunday Market—a market packed with second-hand, homemade, and knick-knacky treasures. Pick up a jam donut or a bratwurst (heck, get both!) and prepare to do some serious haggling. One of Melbourne's best markets, hands down. 

Where: Station Street in Camberwell

When: Every Sunday, 7:00am – 12:30pm

Docklands Sunday Market

The Docklands Sunday Market, held at Waterfront City's Promenade and Piazza, boasts an impressive array of art, vintage ware, retro clothing, old books, and jewellery. Keep an eye out for Terry the piano player—he's one smooth crooner!

Where: Waterfront City New Quay Promenade in Docklands 

When: Sunday 10th August, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Bentleigh Sunday Market

The Bentleigh Sunday trash 'n' treasure trove boasts over 145 stalls, with vendors selling everything from plants to cosmetics to pre-loved clothing, all from their car boots. 

Where: 1 Bent Street in Bentleigh

When: Every Sunday, 7:00am – 12:00pm

Bend & Snap Market

Held at 1000 £ Bend on the last Sunday of every month, Bend & Snap Market boasts 30 stalls showcasing the creations of local illustrators, fashion designers, jewellers, and textile artists. Order your poachies at the café, peruse the wares and check out Crafternoon Corner for an afternoon of gluey fun.

Where: 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street in Melbourne

When: Last Sunday of every month, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Take 2 Markets

Boasting a huge collection of recycled designer and vintage fashion, Take 2 Markets is THE place to go if you're looking to spruce up your style (and don't want to have to mortgage out the house!). Marketeers, please note: the date and location changes every month, and this month it's at A Shed at Queen Victoria Markets!

Where: A Shed Queen Victoria Market, location varies each month.

When: Sunday 14th of September (dates change monthly), 9:00am – 3:00pm

Rose St Artists Market

Another favourite of the Fitzroy hipsters, Rose St Artists Market is one of Melbourne's best art and design markets. Held every weekend, the market boasts prints, photography, fashion and jewellery, plus tasty treats and beats… Oh yeah, and a bike hire service, too. Make sure you also check out Young Bloods Diner on the rooftop (they sure know how to coddle an egg!). 

Where: 60 Rose Street in Fitzroy

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Fitzroy Market

And yet another Fitzroy favourite, the Fitzroy Market boasts 65 stalls covering all things vintage, second-hand, and hand-made, with records, seedlings, craft, old books and more. 

Where: Fitzroy Primary School, 322-326 George Street in Fitzroy

When: Third Saturday of every month, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

The Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market showcases the handiwork of over 80 of Victoria's finest artisans selling everything from candles and aromatherapy to preserves and other delicious delicacies. 

Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn in Melbourne CBD

When: Every Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Esplanade Market

A popular destination for locals and not-so-locals alike, The Esplanade Market features over 120 unique stalls, showcasing an impressive selection of handcrafted wood products, artworks, jewellery, homewares, artisan goodies and oh so much more! 

Where: Upper Esplanade in St Kilda

When: Every Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Produce Markets

Southbank Farmers Market

My fellow city slickers, you don't have to trek to the outer 'burbs to get your mits on Victoria's best produce—just head to the Southbank Farmers Market! Launched last month, the Southbank Farmers Market houses over 40 producers selling their wares. Expect to see favourites Golden Axe Cider, Milawa Cheese, Woodfrog Bakery, Dr Marty's Crumpets, Plains Paddock… Just to name a tasty few! 

Where: Boyd Community Hub in Southbank

When: First Saturday of every month, 8:00am – 1:00pm  

Slow Food Melbourne

Fast food, shmast food… Slow Food Melbourne is where it's at! On the fourth Saturday of every month, Slow Food Melbourne invites sixty of the state's finest growers and producers to share their quality produce at Abbotsford Convent. Buy your fruit 'n' veg directly from the farmer that grew it, learn a thing or two about sustainability and learn to appreciate every delicious mouthful you take.

Where: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street in Abbotsford

When: Fourth Saturday of every month, 8:00am – 1:00pm 

Coburg Farmers Market

Held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, the Coburg Farmers Market is the place to go for your weekly shop, covering everything from fruit 'n' veg to nuts and oils, along with ready-to-eat sweet treats to keep you sated. Kids a little restless? Coburg North Primary School has a huge playground for them to monkey around in. 

Where: Coburg North Primary School, 180 O'Hea Street in Coburg 

When: Second and fourth Saturday of every month, 8:00am – 1:00pm

The Substation Farmers Market

The Substation Farmers Market serves up fresh produce and local handmade goodies, sold directly from the producer to you! What's on offer this month, you ask? Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese, Spring Creek Organics, Doctor Chan's Feeling Good Ferments… Plus many more tasty offerings! 

Where: The Substation, Market Street in Newport

When: First and third Sunday of each month, 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market is held at St Kilda's favourite organic, community-run garden, Peanut Farm Reserve, on the first Saturday of the month. It's all organic here, with everything from fruit and vegies to free-range eggies, all sold directly from the producers to you. 

Where: Peanut Farm Reserve, Chaucer Street in St Kilda

When: First Saturday of every month, 8:30am – 1:00pm

Collingwood Children's Farm Farmers Market

Held at Collingwood Children's Farm, this monthly farmers market features over 50 of Victoria's best producers and artisans, selling everything from organic veggies to toasted nuts to tasty ready-to-eat fare (hello buffalo sausages! bonjour, bliss balls!). The kiddies will love it here too, with chooks and cows roaming the grounds. 

Where: Collingwood Children's Farm, 18 St Heliers Street in Abbotsford

When: Second Saturday of each month, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Fairfield Farmers Market

Held on the third Saturday of every month, the Fairfield Farmers Market is filled to the brim with free-range meats, freshly laid eggs, seasonal produce, milk straight from the farm, handmade cheeses plus more! Head there at 8am to grab a bite and flat white (beans from Eureka, made with Schulz milk), before a long day of shop hopping. 

Where: Fairfield Primary School, Wingrove Street in Fairfield 

When: Third Saturday of every month, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Main image credit: Burlap and Hay

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