Food & Drink

Shop And Eat Local At The Best Sunshine Coast Markets This Weekend

By Urban List Writers
25th Sep 2020

A collection of handmade pottery on the Sunshine Coast.

If there was ever a time to shop local, it's now.

You'll find plenty of the Sunshine Coast’s local growers, producers and makers are at the markets, ready to fill your fridge and pantry with the freshest produce you can buy. Plus, some of our favourite night markets have also fired back up their stalls.

So, get outside—while keeping to social-distancing rules, of course—and head to one of the Sunshine Coast’s best markets this weekend.

Night Markets

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. We’ve got two words for you—Marcoola Market. This gem, right in the heart of town, is back in business for your Friday night takeaway needs with six stalls setting up this week. Feast on burgers, Mexican, doughnuts, seafood, Japanese or Italian—the choice is yours!

When: Friday 25 September, from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 26 September (Farmer's Market) from 8 am

Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Produce Markets

Noosa Farmers Markets


Everybody has to go to Noosa Farmers Market at least once. Still being held every Sunday through the pandemic, it brings together ridiculous food and drink stalls, fresh produce, local seafood, honey, and cheeses, plus way more. So, wake up with those really annoying noisy birds—you know the ones—and aim to be strolling the aisles just after 6am to beat the rush. Yep, it’s early, but it’s worth it to be able to go at your own pace. 

When: Sunday 27 September, from 6am 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. Still being 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 place to lay down your rug and brunch.

When: Saturday 26 September, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Kawana Waters State College, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Yandina Markets


The real-deal country farmers market on the Sunshine Coast, 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 spray-free produce and a hefty parcel of local meat. If this weekly market is known for one thing though, it’s got to be their plant stalls and as of this week, they'll be popping up once again. Herbs, natives, palms, indoor plants—you name it, it’s here!

When: Saturday 26 September, from 6am 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’ll want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to takeaway feeds and fresh blooms to take to mum's this Mother's Day, we love the no-frills vibe of this weekly gathering.

When: Sunday 27 September, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Corner Fishermans Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore

Lifestyle Markets 

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets


Get excited because the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets are back this weekend. You’ll be hard pressed to not find something you’ll absolutely love; these guys have a seriously great array of stalls, so you won’t want to miss it.

When: Sunday 27 September (Every 4th Saturday)

Where: Coolum Primary School, Barns Lane, Coolum Beach

Caloundra Street Fair


With loads of stalls, live music, locally-made products and food stalls that are perfect for that Sunday hangover brekkie, the Caloundra Street Fair is one of the best street markets on the Sunshine Coast. This weekend, the Caloundra market will feature a new layout enabling free flowing movement in line with social distancing requirements.

When: Sunday 27 September, from 8am to 1pm

Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

Original Eumundi Markets


The iconic Eumundi Markets are here to cater to all your and potato slinky needs. From art and crafts to delightful produce, you’ll definitely want to pop in this Saturday for a browse and a cheeky snack or two.

When: Saturday 26 September, from 7am - 2pm

Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Cotton Tree Markets


You’d be hard-pressed not to find something interesting at the Cotton Tree Markets: clothing, jewellery, gifts, books, plants, homewares and many other surprises await you. And the best part? It’s all set in amongst the gorgeous Cotton Tree shopping village precinct and yes, that means endless coffee options and treats with the beach nearby.

When: Sunday 27 September, 8 am - 12 pm

Where: King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore

StrEATside Market


Maroochydore’s new StrEATside Market had its grand opening last month and we’re super excited. With food, live music and stalls galore, it's a massive hit. Some of the food stalls include the likes of Noosa’s Mr. Pulled, Donut Kitchen, That Pizza Guy, Samba Catering, Flavours Of Brazil, Harri Dumpling and many more which you can check out on StrEATside’s Insta page. See you there.

When: Sunday 27 September, from 11am until 8pm

Where: The MET, Corner First Ave and, South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore 

Looking for more things to do this weekend on the Sunshine Coast? Hit this list

Image credit: Lumea Photography

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