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. Blacktown Markets

    Sunday 8 May to Sunday 18 December 2016, Blacktown

    Located in Sydney's last remaining Drive In Theatre, the Skyline Drive In, this bustling market is held every Sunday from 7am till 2pm.Complementing the wide variety of stallholders are food...

    08 May -18Dec

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  2. Frenchs Forest Organic Markets

    Sunday 8 May to Sunday 18 December 2016, Northern Beaches

    Every Sunday morning the Parkway Hotel comes alive with some of Sydney's best seasonal produce and quite a few other surprises.The range on offer is expansive and includes organic to...

    08 May -18Dec

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    Free
  3. Marrickville Organic Markets

    Sunday 8 May to Sunday 11 December 2016, Surrounds

    If you like BoHo in the city, then this is the place to be. Organic Food Markets are located at The Addison Road Centre Marrickville and are on every Sunday - rain, hail or shine.From the eclectic...

    08 May -11Dec

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  4. The Live Smart Festival

    Tuesday 10 May 2016, Camden

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Live Smart Festival is an annual event which the organisers thank the Macarthur District for supporting, each and every year. On the day they...

    10 May

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    Free
  5. Prestige Car Auction - Sydney

    Friday 13 May 2016, Surrounds

    Over 80 Prestige and Elite vehicles on offer.Don't miss this exclusive prestige auction, featuring top of the range luxury brands such as Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW and more. With low kilometres...

    13 May

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  6. North Sydney Market on Miller

    Saturday 14 May to Saturday 11 June 2016, Surrounds

    A curated monthly market showcasing retro, up-cycled, recycled, handmade, boutique, funky, unique, and pre-loved objects. Wander amongst over 100 stalls, enjoy delicious food, great coffee, live...

    14 May -11Jun

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  7. Wollondilly Markets

    Sunday 15 May to Sunday 19 March 2017, Surrounds

    Wollondilly Markets have been held at Wilton on the third Sunday of every month since July 2014. Stalls include a collection of local small businesses with homemade, unique and interesting goods,...

    15 May -19Mar

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  8. Glenorie Growers Markets

    Sunday 22 May to Sunday 27 November 2016, Hawkesbury

    The front grounds of Glenorie RSL Club is the venue for Glenorie Growers' Market, which is held on the fourth Sunday of each month. The Glenorie RSL is located behind Woolworths and there is...

    22 May -27Nov

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