10 must-visit markets in New South Wales
From fresh produce to arts, crafts and antiques, here’s the low-down on ten of New South Wales’ best markets to visit.
No matter where you are in New South Wales, there are plenty of places to stroll through the markets. From the Murray Darling to the Southern Slopes and Far West, you’ll find talented Aussies selling their wares all over the state. Here are AAMI’s top ten markets that we think are worth the trip!
1. Bathurst Artisan Market
Bathurst’s favourite boutique market only pops up a few times a year and most Aussies will know that it’s always popular! If you take a swing by the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery & Library, you will find a forecourt overflowing with beautifully crafted and unique creations. From vintage clothes, quirky button-themed stationery and artisanal candles to soap and beauty supplies, fine food and local music performances – it’s a great way to spend a day. Check out facebook.com/BathurstArtisanMarket for upcoming events.
2. The Olive Tree Market, Newcastle
3. Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers Market
Mudgee is one of New South Wales’ premier fine food and wine destinations, and that makes their monthly farmers market officially unmissable. Held on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30am to 12:30pm, the food is all sourced locally, and all produce is grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders themselves as close as possible to the town. Check out mudgeefinefoods.com.au for more info.
4. The Artist Market
5. Nimbin Markets
Heading into the Rainbow Region? You won’t want to miss Nimbin Markets. Held on the fourth and fifth Sunday of every month, no two events are the same at Australia’s most famous hippie destination – it all depends on the music! Whether it’s blues and roots, smooth jazz, reggae, rock or acoustic, the tunes will set the tone. Enjoy up-cycled and vintage clothing, as well as handmade jewellery, arts and crafts. Find the upcoming highlights and schedules at facebook.com/Nimbin Markets.
6. Tilba Market
7. Terrigal Antique & Vintage Fair
Held quarterly each year in January, April, July and October, the Terrigal Antique & Vintage Fair is the only dedicated antiques market on the whole Central Coast. For a gold coin donation, you’ll step back in time with fabulous stalls selling everything from antique, vintage and retro finds to shabby chic, industrial and up-cycled accessories, plus loads more. Log onto visitcentralcoast.com.au for more info.
8. Sprout & About Market
9. Collectors Plant Fair
10. Broken Hill Community Markets
Heading to Broken Hill? Then you’re in luck – this frontier mining town is as rich in arts, crafts and culture as it is in precious metals and minerals, and there’s no better place to check it all out than at the Broken Hill Community Markets. Held monthly from November to May, visitors can enjoy everything from sweet treats to jams and preserves, plus local produce, original works of art and more. Don’t miss the handmade chocolates or locally grown and pressed olive oil – and be sure to swing by the sausage sizzle for a good old-fashioned Aussie barbecue lunch. See brokenhill.nsw.gov.au for details.
Go to www.visitnsw.com to discover more must-visit markets and great towns in NSW, or to plan your next road trip.
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