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15 of the Sunshine Coast’s best markets to check out

15 of the Sunshine Coasts best markets to check out

The Sunshine Coast markets always deliver the goods. 

15 of the Sunshine Coast’s best markets to check out
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Fruit and vegetable at Eumundi

Whether you want to fill your pantry with farm fresh fruit and veg, feel like blissing out to local music whilst devouring drool-worthy eats from food trucks or are keen to pick up some unique art - the Sunshine Coast markets always deliver the goods. 

Not sure where to start? Grab your reusable bags (trust us, you’ll need a few) and work your way through our guide to the best markets on the Sunshine Coast. 

Farmers Markets

Yandina Country Markets
Established back in 1990, the Yandina Country Markets are one of the Sunshine Coast’s original spots for picking up farm-fresh eats. Taking place every Saturday from 6am, you can load up on spray-free produce, plants, and street food eats.

Witta Markets
Held on the first and third Saturday of every month from 7am, this adorable farmers’ market is the perfect place to stock up on fresh produce for the week ahead. Nestled in the  Blackall Range just past Maleny, at Witta Markets you’ll score vibrant fruit and veg picked from the farm that morning as well as honey, homemade jams and sweet pastries.

Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning from 6am - rain or shine - you’ll find locals slinging hot coffee, fresh fruit and veg, cheeses, bread and plants at Kawana Waters Market. Pro tip: bring plenty of reusable bags, you’ll fill them easily here.

Fishermans Road Market
Also known as the Maroochy Market, from 6am every Sunday make your way to the Fishermans Road Market where you can browse more than 120 stalls. Here you can fill your basket with fresh fruit and veg and shop for preloved clothes while sipping on a smoothie. Added bonus - there’s a bouncing castle for the little ones. 

Night Markets

Currimundi Lake Twilight Market
Set on the banks of the water, the Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets are a must-do. Held on the third Friday of each month from 4pm to 8pm, you’ll find more than 20 mouth-watering food stalls as well as craft beers from Your Mates Brewing. So all you need to do is come hungry and bring a picnic rug so you can devour your delicious haul while watching the sun set over the lake.

Maleny Lane Night Market
Marrying street eats with live music, your Friday night is sorted with a visit to the Maleny Lane Night Market. From 4pm, snuggle underneath a canopy of twinkling fairy lights, while tucking into dishes from Mexico to Korea while blessing your ears with sweet beats.

Maleny Lane on Maple Street, Maleny
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Maleny Lane on Maple Street, Maleny

Mooloolaba Sunset Markets
Watch the sky turn into a technicolour rainbow of orange, pink and purple while tucking into epic street food at the Mooloolaba Sunset Market. Taking place on the first and third Saturday of each month from 5:30pm, stroll along the Mooloolaba Esplanade and browse the array of eclectic stalls, slinging local homewares and art, plus hawker-style eats and live music.

NightQuarter
For good vibes by the truckload, go on a sensory journey at Nightquarter. Every Friday and Saturday night when the sun sets, you can devour towering burgers, wood-fired pizzas and doughnuts stuffed with Nutella, shop vintage clothing, play arcade games and listen to some of Australia’s biggest musical acts on the main stage. It’s not your regular night market - it’s even better.

Enjoying Drinks at Enchanted Garden
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Enjoying Drinks at Enchanted Garden

Marcoola Market
Held every Friday evening from 4pm, the Marcoola Twilight Market is the perfect spot for your end of week treat meal. Here you’ll find a plethora of tasty stalls selling soul-nourishing ramen, dumplings, Japanese pancakes and delicate crepes. Yes, you’ll want to arrive hungry and wear comfy pants for a visit here. 

Lifestyle Markets

Caloundra Street Fair
With more than120 stalls to explore, your Sunday mornings are officially sorted thanks to the Caloundra Street Fair. Kicking off at 8am every week, spend your morning shopping local homewares and fashion, treat your tum to a fresh smoothie or dumplings from the food trucks and enjoy epic live music.

Eumundi Markets
We couldn’t make a list about the best markets on the Sunshine Coast and not include Australia’s biggest arts and crafts precinct - the Eumundi Markets. Wander amongst towering heritage-listed fig trees, listen to live beats, get your fortune told and work your way through hundreds of incredible stalls selling everything from plants and jewellery to candles and clothes. Fortunately, this beauty is held twice weekly, on Wednesday and Saturday from 7am.

Twilight Foodie Markets Eumundi
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Twilight Foodie Markets Eumundi

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
Grab a hot cuppa and some tasty street food eats, while checking out the region’s plethora of talented local designers at the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets. Held at the Coolum State Primary School once a month, expect to give your bank balance a workout here - but trust us, you won’t regret it.

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
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Sunshine Coast Collective Markets

Sunshine Coast Vintage Market
The Sunshine Coast Vintage Markets is a mecca for unique fashion and one-of-a-kind finds. Held once a month at The Lakehouse in Mountain Creek, you can shop vintage threads, vinyl and jewellery, while listening to live music and tucking into tasty treats from roving food trucks. In short, it’s the perfect day out.

Kenilworth Country Markets
Soak up pure country charm at the Kenilworth Country Markets. The village park comes alive every Saturday morning from 8am with stalls selling art, craft, homewares and fashion. Post shopping spree grab a smoothie bowl or baked treat for an alfresco meal in the park.

Cotton Tree Markets

Running every Sunday morning from 7am on King Street, the Cotton Tree Markets offer a little something for everyone. Think: 70 stalls slinging books, homewares, jewellery, art, clothing and plants. But best of all? The markets donate all profits to Bloomhill Cancer Care so you can shop for a good cause.