We Perthlings love a good market! Whether it’s to eat, shop, or hunt through other people’s trash for treasures, you can find a good portion of the Perth population at some kind of market most weekends—even in winter, and that’s really saying something.
Perth is home to a bunch of monthly markets, most of which are farmers’ markets sporting fresh, local produce at great prices. The winter months start to bring a whole new haul of produce to be picked up at these amazing markets! August also sees heaps of artisan and vintage pop-ups: get ready for hunting through retro fashion, a surge in your sustainable goods collection, and a browse through homemade wares. Forget the mainstream shops—here are all the markets you need to visit in Perth in August!
Fremantle Markets | Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The O.G. of Perth food and artisan markets, walking around the Fremantle Markets is a true test in self-control that we hope you all fail. Get the crepes! No, get the curry! Eat all the things, then buy some leather goods and friendship bracelets. P.S. Remember they now have BYO every Friday night and it’s freaking awesome! There’s nothing like selecting your mouth watering eats and then enjoying the whole lot with your favourite drop, bought for a reasonable price at the local bottlo’. Get through this list of our favourite eats at the Fremantle Markets!
Girl Boss Markets | Every Saturday & Sunday
Showcasing Perth’s best female entrepreneurs, the Girl Boss Markets will give you the chance to get your hands on some amazing products every weekend in August. This place is all about quality over quantity and makes for a chilled shopping experience where you can get around to every seller and find out the story behind their business.
Perth Markets At Market City | Every Sunday Morning
If you’re looking for out and out incredible, head to the Perth Markets early on a Sunday morning to nab yourself way more than just brekky. Browse new and second hand goods (there’s seriously almost everything imaginable) while picking your way through the food stalls. Of course, Market City is a dedicated wholesale fruit and veg market, so you can do your shopping here too!
Kalamunda Artisan Market At Central Mall | 4 August
A monthly affair, the Kalamunda Artisan Market is your best chance to meet over 170 of the makers and growers from the Perth Hills region and beyond. Shop your way around a bunch of eclectic goods, and taste your way around the food stalls! Think handmade leather bags, vegan, gluten free and lactose free eats, hand crafted jewellery and artists at work as you watch!
Made Local Market At Stackwood | 17, 18 & 19 August
Back again at Stackwood is Made Local Market, a cosy weekend market home to 30 stallholders selling locally-made wares like ceramics, prints, clothing and jewellery. To top it all off, there’ll also be food trucks, coffee from Stacked Cafe, and a bar stocked full of craft beer and mulled wine.
Stirling Square Market At Stirling Square | 19 August
Spend a morning in the quaint surrounds of Guildford, rummaging through locally handcrafted goods, vintage items, collectables and upcycled wares at the Stirling Square Markets. There’s live entertainment, stacks of things for kids to do, and to top it all off the place is pooch-friendly.
Twilight Market At Yagan Square | 24 August
The crew from Perth Makers Market are setting up shop at Yagan Square to put on a series of Twilight Markets for we fine people. Kicking things off in August, there’ll be a curated selection of handmade artisan stallholders for you to browse through, not to mention food from all of the surrounding businesses!
Old Perth Road Markets | 26 August
These cruisy markets are what Sunday mornings are made of. With a bunch of dedicated stallholders who come year round, others who are seasonal, and some who pop up every now and then to surprise you, the Old Perth Road Markets are the place to grab all those things you didn’t know you needed. Think beeswax wraps, pet treats, and eco cleaning products, plus a bunch of food and treats, produce and artisanal goods.
The Dressing Room Markets at The Rosemount | 5 August
Taking place in the Rosie’s freshly renovated Main Room, the Dressing Room Markets are a monthly affair bringing you an incredible selection of vintage and designer clothing, accessories, homewares and furniture! Browse for free before grabbing a beer and a seat in the courtyard.
Pre-Loved Market Winter Edition At E Shed Markets | 12 August
Browse through 35+ pre-loved clothing stalls at this Pre-Loved Market by Little Market Place. With a focus on promoting sustainable fashion through up-cycling and clothing trade, this market is all about shopping ethically (and looking good!). There’ll also be some local boutiques showcasing their stuff, empowering you to shop locally and sustainably even if the pre-loved stuff isn’t for you.
Subiaco Farmers Market at Subiaco Primary | Every Saturday Morning
Though we still lament the closure of the original Subi markets (RIP), the Subiaco Farmers Markets always was and continues to be a darn good place to spend your Saturday mornings. Grab your breakfast (shak shuka, Mr Drummond’s crumpets, a crepe, a bratwurst or the corn fritters?! We can’t decide!) and a coffee, then do the weekly shop, choosing not only from an array of fresh, fruit and veg, but also from a bunch of delicious and inventive creations - we recommend the smoked tomatoes. Also, if you get on the right fortnightly rotation, you can eat all the Portuguese Tarts from Tapasman. Did we mention it’s dog friendly? Though keep your pooch on a lead of course!
Kyilla Community Farmers’ Market at Kyilla Park | Every Saturday Morning
You can practically feel the community spirit seeping into your bones at this beautiful neighbourhood farmers market! The Kyilla Community Farmers Market packs a whole host of fresh produce, direct from the farm to the local community—so you can be sure you’re eating healthy for the week ahead! Plus, enjoy fresh made coffee from a local barista and a delicious breakfast—perhaps from the community run bacon and egg wrap stall! Oh, and all the proceeds go to the local primary school. Love!
Kalamunda Farmers Market at Central Mall | Every Saturday Morning
If you are pretty serious about your fresh produce and like to stock up for the week, there is seriously no better place to do it than at the Kalamunda Farmers Market. If you’re not local, it does take a bit of getting to—but bet your bottom dollar that it’s worth it. There’s brekky eats, coffee, juice and smoothie aplenty, plus a whole host of fresh and local produce for sale at unbelievably good prices. Don’t forget about all the artisanal chutneys, preserves and jams—that’s what life is made of.
Perth City Farm Markets | Every Saturday Morning
Dedicated to providing you with the best quality organic, biodynamic, ethical and sustainable produce from around town, the Perth City Farm Markets are a delightful way to spend your Saturday mornings. Do your shop for the week and then indulge in a lovingly prepared breakfast from the City Farm Cafe—where the food is made with fresh produce from their very own garden!
Growers’ Green Farmers’ Market | Every Sunday Morning
Held at what used to be South Fremantle High School, Growers’ Green is refreshingly spacious as far as farmers’ markets usually go. Get all your goods for the week and chow down on some seriously delicious brekky (we recommend Shak Shuka or The Crepe Cart!) before sprawling out on the mats in the sun and enjoying live, local tunes. You can get basically all your groceries for the week here, too!
Image credit: Nancy Hanna