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All Of The Sunshine Coast Markets You Need To Visit This August

By Claire Plush - 30 Jul 2017

From years of experience, we know the best way to beat that winter chill is with the excitement of shopping (and eating) outdoors. 

And thankfully, unlike our tans, the best markets on the Sunshine Coast haven't gone anywhere this winter. So, throw on your winter woolies, arrive with an empty stomach and a bunch of cash, and get ready to experience all the markety goodness that our region has to offer. These are all the markets you need to visit this July!

Timari Village Marketplace

Launching in May for the first time ever, the much-anticipated Timari Village Marketplace wowed us from the beginning. Keep Friday nights free and you’ll be guaranteed hours of delicious street eats—think: dumplings, hotdogs, wood-fired pizzas, dougnuts, schnitzels and a whole lot more. To stay up-to-date with all the happenings, hop over to Timari’s Facebook page and give ‘em a warm welcome to the market scene. Catch ya there!

When: Every Friday from 4pm to 9pm
Where: 10/18 Timari Street, Pacific Paradise

Junction Twilight Market

Great for a delish and fast feed, this family-friendly market is smackbang in the middle of Noosa Junction and filled with food stalls and trailers. Keep this market in mind, if a stroll followed by plenty of street eats sounds like your kind of way to end the perfect beach day.

When: Friday 18 August, 5pm to 9pm
Where: Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction

Nights On Ocean

It feels like it’s getting longer and longer between Nights On Ocean, but that’s because we love it so dang much. Packing Ocean Street with even more epic eats—hello food trucks!—pop-up alleyway bars and local designers, we’re all over this night market. Start with an arvo drink and cheap $5 eats at Orleans, go for a stroll through the stalls and end the night bopping to your heart’s desire at Sol Bar or Old Soul. You’re welcome!

When: Friday 11 August from 5pm
Where: Ocean Street, Maroochydore

Marcoola Market

It’s a Friday night and you’ve got no desire to cook dinner. But you’ve only got $20 in the kitty, so heading to your fave sit-down restaurant is a total stretch. So, what’s a hungry, not-keen-to-cook person to do? Two words—Marcoola Market. This gem, right in the heart of town, is on every Friday night and pulls together some of the best food trucks and stalls from across the Coast. NB: the word has spread and the food does sell out, so get here early to beat the crowd.

When: Every Friday, 4pm to 8pm
Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Havana Nights Markets

This Peregian Springs market is keeping the stomachs of market-goers happy on the 4th Saturday night of each month. Kicking off at 4pm, Havana Nights Markets is the spot to be if a dinner of ice cream curls and halloumi chips are your idea of heaven.

When: Saturday, August 26 from 4.30pm
Where: 220 The Avenue, Peregian Springs

Noosa Farmers Market

Everybody has to go to Noosa Farmers Market at least once. Why? Because this sports carpark turned buzzing marketplace really is something else. Held every Sunday, it brings together ridic food and drink stalls (do NOT eat breakfast before you get here), fresh produce, local seafood, honey, and cheeses, plus way, wayyyy more. Let it be said though, that this market gets packed. As in PACKED, packed. So, wake up with those really annoying noisy birds—you know the ones—and aim to be strolling the aisles just after 7am to beat the rush. Yep, it’s early, but it’s worth it to be able to go at your own pace.

When: Every Sunday, 7am to 12pm
Where: Weyba Road, Noosaville

Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market

If you like your markets minus the hipsterness, Kawana Waters market is as down to earth as they come. Held every Saturday at Kawana Waters State College, we suggest hitting a coffee stall for a steaming brew before filling up your netted bags with fresh produce, creamy cheeses, and everything picnic-worthy. Then, use this hidden picnic spot list to find the perfect posi to lay down your rug and brunch.

When: Every Saturday, from 7am to 12pm
Where: Kawana Waters State College, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Yandina Markets

The real-deal country farmers’ market, Yandina is one of our faves to hit on a Saturday morning. Rock up with a bit of cash and you’ll leave with armfuls of super fresh produce, a few vintage finds for your home, and a hefty parcel of local meat. If this weekly market is known for one thing though, it’s gotta be their plant stalls. Herbs, natives, palms, indoor plants—you name it, it’s here!

When: Every Saturday, 7am to 12pm
Where: North Street, Yandina

Fishermans Road Markets

An oldie but a goodie, this Maroochydore market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to plants and, of course, rainbow bagels, we love the no-frills vibe of this weekly gathering.

When: Every Sunday, 6am to 12pm
Where: Corner Fishermans Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore

Hinterland Harvest Market

Newish to the Sunshine Coast market scene, Hinterland Harvest Market is held every Saturday in Woombye. This farmers’ market has truckloads of local, leafy, tasty things to eat, so if you’re in charge of the BBQ salad this weekend, make sure you stop here.

When: Every Saturday, 6am to 11am
Where: 7/9 Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye

Timari Village Marketplace

The newest farmers market to hit the Sunshine Coast, Timari Village Marketplace is launching a Saturday morning market off the back of the success of their Friday night market. Nestled in the heart of Pacific Paradise, we've no doubt that before long this will be the place to grab your veggies, fruit and what not, without having to cross the bridge. 

When: Every Saturday from 7am
Where: 10/18 Timari Street, Pacific Paradise

Peregian Beach Markets

More of a creative’s market than a foodie’s haven, Peregian Beach Markets falls on the first and third Sunday of every month. If you’re still struggling to spend your Christmas money from nan, then make this your new open-air shopping destination. Homewares, fashion, vintage knick-knacks… it’s all here!

When: First and third Sunday of every month, from 7am to 12.30pm
Where: Kingfisher Park, Peregian Beach

The Mooloolaba Collective Markets

Muse over local designers and dig your teeth into some damn delicious street food at The Mooloolaba Collective Markets. You’ll have no probs shopping like a hooligan from 8.30am to 12.30pm with the likes of macramé, all-natural beauty products, succulent displays, and so much more.

When: Fourth Sunday of every month, from 8.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Mooloolaba State School, 15 Meta Street, Mooloolaba

Caloundra Street Fair

Over 200 stalls, live music, locally-made products and food stalls that are perfect for that Sunday hangover brekkie, Caloundra Street Fair is one of the best street markets on the Sunshine Coast. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking home with an empty wallet.

When: Every Sunday, from 8am to 1pm
Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

Eumundi Markets

A tourist hotspot but still worth the write-up. The iconic Eumundi Markets are only for those that can handle crowds and never-ending lanes of stalls. Need an intermission? Duck across to Humdrum Espresso for a super smooth iced coffee or if it’s beer o’clock, a chilly brew at local institution, Imperial Hotel is your best bet.

When: Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 1.30pm and 7am to 2pm respectively
Where: Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Cotton Tree Markets

Drop by Cotton Tree Markets to pick up a gift for that friend who just announced she’s having a last-minute birthday dinner this weekend. One of the longest running artisan markets on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll be very unlucky to walk away empty-handed.

When: Every Sunday, 7am to 12pm
Where: King Street, Cotton Tree

Got your market fix and looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast? Start here!

Image Credit: Andrew Wilson

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