The complete guide to local markets in the Newcastle region
Who doesn’t love a weekend wander through the markets? Browsing through fresh produce, handmade goods, gourmet delights and trying to work out which food van that amazing smell is coming from.
If you’re looking for a market to attend this weekend, we’ve created this guide of some of the best Newcastle markets around to make it easy for you to work out which markets are on, where and what time. We’ve also provided the social media accounts and websites so you’re able to check for cancellations or any changes to venues.
Some of these markets may offer a range of indoor and outdoor stalls, so it’s important that you check for any cancellations prior to attending.
Please note: We have done our best to provide the website and social media accounts for all of the markets listed below. Please be advised that some of these markets may be cancelled at short notice due to rain, wind or unforeseen circumstances. We encourage you to please check the details on their pages prior to attending in the event of any changes to market dates, venues or times.
Newcastle Farmers Markets
Newcastle Farmers Markets is one of the best markets to attend in Newcastle. You’re able to buy quality fresh produce direct from the farmer and producers.
Our tip is to arrive as early as possible, because some items can sell out very quickly
When: Every Sunday. 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Newcastle Showground – Griffiths Rd, Broadmeadow
Weekends in Wallsend Handmade Market
A smaller market organised by members of the Wallsend community.
When: First Saturday of the month. 10am – 1pm.
Where: Wallsend Rotunda – Tyrrell St, Wallsend.
Made & Found
Run by the same team behind the local ‘Homegrown Markets’, Made & Found is a beachside market with a focus on pre-loved and vintage clothing, as well as local handmade products such as homewares, skincare, etc.
When: Every second Sunday. 10am to 4pm.
Where: Webb Park, Redhead.
Homegrown Markets The Statio
Hosted on the second Saturday of each month at the old Newcastle Train Station, the Homegrown Markets usually has over 100 stalls selling local handmade and eco products.
The market has a really nice vibe and there is plenty to do and see with live music, food trucks, and face painting for the kids.
When: Second Saturday every month. 10am – 2pm
Where: The Station Newcastle – Corner of Scott St and Watt St, Newcastle
Hunter Street Organic Food Markets
Held on Friday and Saturdays between 9am and 3pm, this is a community market that specialises in organic food. You’re able to browse through stalls selling fruit and vegetables, freshly made bread and pastries, cheeses, cured meats and more.
When: Friday and Saturday. 9am – 3pm
Where: Hunter Street Mall, Hunter Street
Adamstown Sunday Markets
At the Adamstown Sunday Markets you’ll find second hand/pre-loved clothing, fresh produce, gifts, toys, plants and vegetable seedlings, home made cakes and snacks and coffee.
Co-ordinated by the Lions Club of Adamstown, this market runs every Sunday.
When: Every Sunday. 7am – 12pm
Where: Cnr of Glebe Road and Brunker Road, Adamstown
Hosted on the last Sunday of the month by (and in support of) the not-for-profit charity Newcastle & Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans, the Islington markets offers a range of stallholders selling plants and seedlings, handmade jewellery, food, coffee and more.
When: The last Sunday of each month (excluding December). 6am – 1pm.
Where: Wickham Park – Corner of Maitland Rd & Albert St, Islington
Friday Night Feast at the Station
An evening market, hosted every second Friday of the month during the months of October and April.
With street food vendors, market stalls, live music and kids entertainment. This is a family friendly market that has a really nice vibe, especially on a warm summer night.
When: Every 2nd Friday of the month between October and April from 4:30pm
Where: The Station Newcastle – Corner of Scott St and Watt St, Newcastle
Markets on the Green at Club Lambton
Community based markets, hosted at Club Lambton. A really nice afternoon with live music and surrounded by plenty of local artisans, makers and designers.
This is an open air market and is also pet friendly.
When: October 15th, November 19th, December 17th 2023. 3pm – 6pm
Where: Club Lambton – 51 Karoola Road, Lambton
The Olive Tree Market
A curated market of over 130 stalls of the some of the areas most talented artists, designers, makers, food producer and street food vendors. Their ethos is all about community, and supporting creators of handmade, maker, and ethically created goods.
This market hosts a huge variety of some really beautiful products made by extremely talented people and is well worth checking out.
When: The 1st Saturday of the month. In November & December, the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. 9am – 2pm.
Where: Civic Park Newcastle – Corner of Darby Street and King Street, Newcastle.
Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets
Hosted by the people that bring you the Newcastle Farmers Markets, the Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets offers locals of Lake Macquarie the option to buy direct from the farmers and producers.
Previously ran fortnightly, the Farmers Market now runs weekly.
When: Every Saturday. 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: “The Big White Top” at Glendale Shopping Centre – Stockland Drive, Glendale.
Home Grown Markets Speers Point park
The Homegrown Markets at Speers Point run twice a month and are one of largest markets in the Lake Macquarie area. All stall holders must produce their handmade goods locally to hold a stall at this market.
Wander around the market listening to live music and browse through a range of products from healthy dog treats, handmade baby clothes, eco-conscious skincare, local organic produce, ceramics, jewellery, indigenous artwork and more.
When: First and third Sunday each month
Where: Speers Point Park – Park Road, Speers Point
Warners Bay Markets
A family and pet friendly market held along the lakes foreshore in Warners Bay. Featuring handmade baby products, jewellery, ceramics, food, coffee and plenty of options to keep the kids busy like face painting or coloured hair braiding.
When: Every third Saturday of the month. 9am to 2pm.
Where: Warners Bay Foreshore Reserve – The Esplanade, Warners Bay
Pelican Foreshore Markets
Held on the Foreshore at Pelican, this market hosts over 100 stalls of local growers, producers & artisans.
Enjoy live local music and browse through a range of handmade products available from jewellery, ceramics, clothing, toys and more.
Feel free to bring the fur-babies as this market is pet friendly.
When: 1st Saturday of each month. 9am-1pm.
From October onwards they hold Twilight Markets every third Saturday from 3pm – 8pm
Where: Pelican Foreshore – Lakeview Parade, Pelican
Hunter Valley Markets
Maitland Community Markets
Hosted every first Sunday of the month at Maitland Showgrounds. The community market features a range of stall holders selling products such as homemade cakes, skincare, dog treats, coffee, clothing, food, plants and seedlings.
Maitland Community Markets are run by the non-for profit organisation Hunter River Agricultural & Horticultural Association. All proceeds go towards the running of the markets and upkeep of the showgrounds.
When: First Sunday of each month. 9am – 1pm.
Where: Maitland Showground – Blomfield St, South Maitland.
Hunter Wine Country Markets
Hosted every Saturday and Sunday by De Bortoli Wines, this boutique handmade market features a range of local artisans.
When: Every Saturday & Sunday. 9am – 2pm
Where: De Bortoli Wines – 532 Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin
Homegrown Markets at Bimbadgen
Homegrown Market, hosted by Bimbadgen. This market runs periodically so we encourage you to check the website for updated dates.
With the goal of supporting local small businesses, this market is about all things handmade and eco-focused. You’ll also find delicious food, coffee, live music and a kids zone to keep the kids entertained.
When: 15 October 2023. 10am – 2pm. Please check the website for further dates.
Where: Bimbadgen – 790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Slow Food Earth Markets Maitland
At the Earth Market you will find a wide range of fresh vegetables from local farmers, meat, honeys, herbs, herbal teas, bread, oil and vinegar. All produced by locals to the Maitland area.
The Slow Food Earth Market has a philosophy of “good, clean and fair food for all” with the following definitions listed below:
“Good: fresh and seasonal, healthy, tasty and able to stimulate and satisfy the senses.
Clean: environmentally sustainable cultivation and production processes, no GM crops, local.
Fair: accessible prices for consumers and fair compensation and conditions for producers.”
All stallholders must meet the suitability before being permitted to hold a stall.
When: First and third Thursday of each month. 8:30am – 1:30pm
Where: The Levee, High Street, Maitland
Handmade in the Hunter Markets
A country community market, hosted each Saturday at Sobels Wines in Pokolbin.
Featuring a number of stall holders selling handmade goods created within the Greater Hunter area.
When: Saturday. 9am-2pm.
Where: Sobels Wines – 5 Halls Rd, Pokolbin.
Wollombi Village Markets
With over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and much more, The Wollombi Village Markets attract visitors from all over the Hunter, as well as Sydney.
Each market is run by various volunteer groups from the small community of Wollombi, including the Wollombi RFS, Laguna RFS and the Wollombi Progress Association.
When: On the Monday of each long weekend (Easter, June and October) and on Australia Day. 9am – 2pm
Where: Corner of Wollombi Road & Great North Road, Wollombi
Broke Village Markets
A small local market showcasing local producers and creators of handmade goods.
When: 1st Sunday of the month. 9am – 1pm.
Where: Stewart McTaggart Park – Wollombi Rd, Broke
The Valley Markets – Singleton
A local community market hosted every second Sunday of the month. With plenty of fresh produce, plants and seedlings, food trucks, coffee and handmade goods on offer.
When: 2nd Sunday of the month. 8am – 1pm
Where: Townhead Park – 23 Maitland Rd, Singleton, or Miller Park – 6 Maitland St, Branxton – Please check Facebook for updates