Events: Markets

Market Shopping in Sydney

When it comes to shopping at Sydney's weekend markets, it's all too true that the early bird catches the worm. So forget your morning sleep-in, grab your eco-friendly bag and make tracks to beat the crowds and grab the best bargains.

The Saturday markets in Sydney's inner west are all conveniently located so it's easy to explore a few on the same day. On Darling Street there are two to check out: Balmain Markets, held in the grounds of St Andrews Church, and Rozelle Markets in the grounds of historic Rozelle Public School. Both are good for second-hand clothing, homewares, antiques and pots of fresh herbs and flowers.

Sydney's most famous alternative Saturday market kicks off in nearby Glebe, and it's great for vintage t-shirts and jeans, books and CDs, sunglasses and leather goods. The buskers and jugglers in the park alongside the main stalls also lend a little charm to the day as you nibble a satay stick in between browsing.

In the eastern suburbs, Paddington Markets needs no introduction - it's arguably Sydney's most famous bazaar, and jam-packed every Saturday with clothing stalls, handmade jewellery, arts and crafts and much more. Save Sundays for Bondi Markets, which are next to the beach, and a great place to snap up artworks, vintage homewares, books and local design finds. For lunch, wander into Bondi for fish'n'chips on the grass overlooking the beach.

The Rocks Markets runs all weekend, and it's souvenir heaven, with Australiana items, old prints and postcards, handmade scarves and bags, and a variety of gourmet Aussie foodstuffs such as rich chutneys or chilli-flavoured chocolate.

True foodies shouldn't miss the 7am auctions at Pyrmont's Sydney Fish Markets, or the monthly Pyrmont Growers' Market. On Saturdays, the Eveleigh Farmers Market and the Sustainable Markets at Taylor Square are both jam-packed with seasonal produce (and the latter boasts pretty good bacon and egg rolls).

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  1. Northside Produce Markets

    Saturday 20 February to Saturday 18 June 2016, Surrounds

    The award winning Northside Produce Market is happening every third Saturday each month.With produce from the growers, artisan food producers with their delights as well as plenty of ready to eat...

    http://www.northsydneycentre.com.au

    20 Feb -18Jun
  2. Oran Park Town Art and Craft Markets

    Saturday 20 February to Saturday 18 June 2016, Camden

    Pick up unique gifts or pieces for your home at the Oran Park Town Art and Craft Markets. Support local artisans and have a great day out.The markets are held in Main Street and the car park behind...

    http://www.oranparktown.com.au/art-crafts-market

    20 Feb -18Jun
  3. Sutherland Night Market

    Friday 26 February 2016, Surrounds

    Discover the Sutherland Shire's newest night market for live music, tasty food, stalls and kids activities. Held in beautiful Peace Park, the market is popular with families and locals for a...

    http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Whats-On-in-the-Shire/Sutherland-Night-Market

    26 Feb
  4. Western Sydney Community Markets

    Saturday 27 February to Saturday 26 November 2016, Surrounds

    Western Sydney Community Markets provides an affordable day out for families and their children. Their aim is to provide a vibrant market place, with jumping castles, pony rides, face painting,...

    http://www.4u2market.com

    27 Feb -26Nov
    Free
  5. Cobbitty Village Markets

    Saturday 5 March to Saturday 3 December 2016, Surrounds

    For a true country market experience, visit the Cobbitty Village Markets, held on the first Saturday of the month (March to December) at Cobbitty Primary School. They have been operating since May...

    http://www.cobbittymarkets.com.au

    05 Mar -03Dec
    Free
  6. Pitter Patter Market

    Sunday 6 March to Sunday 6 November 2016, Camden

    Pitter Patter Market is a great opportunity for parents to either buy quality pre-loved goods (maternity, baby, kids and pre-teen) at a reduced price or to sell items no longer required for some...

    http://www.pitterpattermarkets.com.au

    06 Mar -06Nov
  7. Round She Goes Fashion Market

    Saturday 12 March 2016, Surrounds

    Round She Goes Fashion Market returns to the Marrickville Town Hall with 60 amazing stalls for the final event of the year. Join us for this not-to-be-missed shopping event!Round She Goes Market is...

    http://roundshegoes.com.au

    12 Mar
  8. Glenmore Park Monthly Markets

    Saturday 26 March 2016, Penrith

    Glenmore Park Monthly Markets are community variety markets, showcasing craft, food, plant and clothing items. Many of which are handmade and most of which are local. There are indoor and outdoor...

    http://www.glenmoreparkmarket.com

    26 Mar
    Free

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