One of my favourite discoveries in living in Newcastle has been finding such a great array of markets! At any of the Hunter Valley Markets, you will find an array of craft, food, boutique designers, handmade and artisan products, local goods, and opportunities for charity. You name it and somewhere in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle region, you will find a market to make you happy! This post is regularly updated, but feel free to comment if you come across new information!
It’s a big claim, but here’s my ultimate guide to Newcastle and Hunter Valley Markets:
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Markets
Especially because of the COVID-19 restrictions. Definitely need to double check the status of these markets using the links — like you i know that it’s no fun to rock up to a place and find that the market isn’t actually happening that day.
Hunt and Gather
Second Saturday each month.
Boutique Designer Markets – focusing on fashion, art, and design.
Pacific Park, Newcastle
This market is not currently operating.
Hunter Street Markets
Weekly, Wed-Sun (5 days) 9am-3pm.
Hunter Street, Newcastle
Newcastle City Farmers & Makers Market
Most Sundays. 7am-1pm. Rain, Hail, or Shine.
Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow (Griffith street entrance)
Newcastle City Night Markets
2nd & 4th Friday Nights. 6pm-10pm
Hunter Street Mall
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Market
Last Sunday of the month. 7am-1pm
Wickham Park, Islington.
New Lambton Twilight Markets
Friday Nights. Check facebook for details.
Fairfield Avenue. New Lambton.
Olive Tree Markets
First Saturday of every month 9am-2pm. (next market is 1 May 2021, 9am-2pm)
This market specialises in handmade, Independent, and artisan!
You can find it at Junction Public School and operates Rain, Hail, or Shine!
An Art & Design Market that bills itself as “Newcastle’s premier market.”:
Olive Tree features a carefully curated line-up of the best artists, designers, makers, and street food purveyors. Meet our creatives, learn their stories, and take home beautiful, consciously created goods.
Parklea Markets Newcastle
Open Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4pm
Hunter Street, Newcastle
Rotary Community Markets
Last Sunday each month.
New Lambton South Public School
Sunday Muster Artisan Market
The Sunday Muster is a roundup of creative people; artists, craftspersons, and designers is a boutique artisan market held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the grounds of Mortels Sheepskin Factory Thornton.
With the ease of substantial off-street and on-street parking, Mortels Thornton is highly accessible. Located off the New England Highway, Pacific Highway and M1, The Sunday Muster artisan markets is the ideal day out with all that is on offer, including a good variety of high quality locally made products and live music. Stall numbers are limited in a market big enough for a great atmosphere but small enough to attract the most discerning buyer. The Sunday Muster culture is upbeat and fun, with variety and surprise
Hunter Valley Markets
Hunter Wine Country Markets
Every week for a month. Check website for dates
De Bortoli Wines
Sacred Tree Markets
Every 3rd Sunday. 9am-2pm.
St Brigid’s Primary School, Branxton
Broke Village Market
1st Sunday of each month. 8am-12 noon.
McNamara Park, Wollombi St, Broke
Cessnock Showground Markets
2nd Saturday each month. 8am-2pm
Hunter Today Handmade/Homegrown Market
1st Sun. of month. 9am – 1pm
Cessnock Leagues Club/Wine Country Motor Inn Park (in between Woolies and Big W)
Denman Farmers Market
1st Saturday of each month, except May.
8am to 1pm, Lions Park, Denman.
Dungog Community Markets
1st Sunday of the Month
Presbyterian Church, Cnr Dowling/Chapman Streets, Dungog.
Kurri Kurri Farmers Market
2nd Saturday of the month. 8am-1pm.
Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri
First Sunday of every month (except January);
third Sunday in October, November & December
Maitland Showground, Blomfield St, 8:30am-2pm.
After 40 years and 4 generations of one family running the market, this market was taken over by a Sydney based company. Currently no on-site parking. Information on this market can be found at www.cambridgemarkets.com.au.
Second Saturday of each month. 8:30am-12:30pm
outside the Bull & Bush Pub, Ferodale Road, Medowie
Morriset Showground Markets
1st Saturday each month
Ourimbah Street, Morriset
2nd Sunday of every month (except January). 8am – 1pm.
Legacy Market, Nelson Bay
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday of every month. 8am-3pm,
Neill Carroll Park, Nelson Bay.
Handmade in the Hunter
2nd & 4th Saturday each month. 9am – 4pm.
Kevin Sobel’s Wines, cnr Broke & Halls Road, Pokolbin
For more information see http://www.facebook.com/handmadeinthehuntermarkets
Raymond Terrace Market
3rd Saturday each month. 9am-2pm
Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace.
Scone Country Markets
2nd Saturday every month. 8:30am-2pm.
Scone Visitor Information Centre.
4th Saturday each month. 8am-1pm
1st Sunday of every month,
Swansea Public School
4th Saturday each month. 7:30am-12:30pm
Quinn Park, next to the pool.
Toronto Market Days
1st Thursday of every month 10am-4pm
The Boulevarde, Toronto
Wyee community Markets
2nd Saturday each month. 8:30am-1pm
Bethshan Ministries, 70 Wyee Road, Wyee.
More Markets outside the Hunter Valley Markets
For a bit further afield, you may want to explore the markets in Quirindi, Gunnedah or Tamworth.
Quirindi Quota Club Markets
Second Saturday each month.
Rose Lea Park, Quirindi
If there are more Hunter Valley Markets you’d like to suggest we include, share in the comments! We know things change on the regular too – so let us know if you notice something in this post is out of date!
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