We’re deep in Spring now guys, and the weather is starting to produce the goods. So we suggest getting out and enjoying one of the many markets Perth has to offer.
Regardless of the vibe you’re looking for—food, wine, fresh produce, clothes, plants—Perth’s market scene has something to fit your needs. There are some monthly players as well as some new additions, so keep scrolling to see all the markets you've gotta check out in October.
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. 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.
Markets in the Valley – Ugly Duckling Wines | 7 & 28 October
Boutique vineyard and cellar door Ugly Duckling Wines is located in the heart of the Swan Valley. This market has everything you could want...mostly premium wines and legit cheese boards. Need I say more?
Twilight Perth Marker Market | 5 October
Perth Makers Market is giving us a twilight market series. With a highly curated selection of handmade artisan stalls, the Twilight series is a great place to enjoy some food and shopping on Friday evening.
Springtime Splendour | 6 & 7 October
The Old Pickle Factory
#ADULTING. Nothing says you’ve got it together like an impressive indoor plant collection. Whether you’re a first-time plant owner or looking to expand your growing collection, Springtime Splendour has you covered. Tickets are free and on sale now. Jungle tunes and vibes provided.
Perth Markets At Market City | Every Sunday Morning
If you’re looking for out-and-out incredible stuff, 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.
Spring Fair | 26 & 28 October
The Art Garage 191
If you’re looking to get your garden together this Spring, don’t miss The Art Garage’s inaugural Spring Fair. Featuring gardening and DIY demonstrations, there will be seedlings and plants for sale, plus lots of entertainment.
The Dressing Room Markets at The Rosemount | 7 October
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.
Gourmet Tastings – Vic Park Farmers' Market | Every Sunday
These guys operate every Sunday but the first Sunday of each month is their Super Sunday Market, which includes extra arts, crafts, gifts and gourmet stalls. Live music, amazing breakfast options, fresh fruit & veg and a heap of organic produce—this one has it all.
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 (shakshuka, 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 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? Just keep your pooch on a lead.
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 you can get fresh-made coffee from a local barista and a delicious breakfast—check out the community 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're 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 smoothies 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.
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 brekky from the City Farm Cafe—the food's 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 Shakshuka or The Crepe Cart) before sprawling out on the mats in the sun and enjoying live tunes. You can get basically all your groceries for the week here.
Image credit: Clem Onojeghuo