Local Markets

MY LOCAL FEAST FARMERS’ MARKETS – EMPIRE THEATRE – EACH THURSDAY EVENINGMy local feast

Toowoomba’s first weekly farmers’ market every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm at The Empire Theatre, 54-56 Neil Street Toowoomba. Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local food. Farmers’ Markets support Australian family farmers to keep doing what they are doing. They give you an opportunity to connect with the people who grow the food you eat. You’ll feel good about being part of something bigger!

For further details head to the My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets website or Facebook page.


TOOWOOMBA FARMERS’ MARKET – WALTON STORES TOOWOOMBA – EACH SATURDAY MORNING

The Toowoomba Farmers’ Market will offer all things foodie, farm, country and community.

Enjoy the region’s local growers and artisans each and every Saturday from 7am to 11am at the Walton Stores, 476-482 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
Farmers MarketThis market defines itself from others within our region. It is a market that advocates for all farmers’, growers, producers and artisans whilst promoting education, mindfulness and awareness and recognises the need for a regular market to help aid change in eating habits and drive demand towards supporting local business’ rather than the big guys and supermarkets. It aims to give our local and wider community a chance to buy fresh seasonal food direct from the people who grew it. To learn of their food’s origin and it’s journey. This market is being brought to the community by a community that supports best farming practices and embraces innovation through sustainability.

For further information and contact details visit the website at www.toowoombafarmersmarket.com.au


PCYC MARKETS – JAMES STREET TOOWOOMBA – EACH SUNDAY MORNING

pcycThe PCYC Sunday Markets have been a major fundraiser for the Police Citizens Youth Club Toowoomba for over 20 years and remain a very successful event. The markets are held each Sunday between 7am – 12:30pm at 219A James St Toowoomba with plenty of parking in the PCYC carpark off Herries street.

Types of goods available include Fruits & Veggies, Arts, Crafts, Trash & Treasure, Plants, Pets and much more.

Funds raised via the markets enable the provision of the PCYC’s activities and youth development programs.


MY LOCAL FEAST FARMERS’ MARKET – COBB & CO TOOWOOMA – EVERY 2ND SATURDAYmy local feast market

My Local Feast farmers’ market is held every 2nd Saturday between 7am and 12 midday at Cobb & Co (near the windmills) 21-27 Lindsay Street Toowoomba. Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local food. Farmers’ Markets support Australian family farmers to keep doing what they are doing. They give you an opportunity to connect with the people who grow the food you eat. You’ll feel good about being part of something bigger!

For further details head to the My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets Facebook page.


DESIGNER MARKETS FOR FIRST COAT – BELL STREET MALL – SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2017

Returning for a fourth year to run the First Coat Market Day, local vintage store Ruby Red Industries has teamed up with travelling boutique vendors, Suitcase Rummage and local Designer Markets, The Original Mix for a specialty market day in Bell Street Mall. Hosted on the Saturday of the First Coat Festival, this market day celebrates handmade, secondhand and local goods through the unique offerings each stall holder.18057756_1912969528981493_2596257941971164385_nThe Original Mix’s Designer Markets curates a selection of local artisan vendors, with a focus on high end boutique and handcrafted designs selling newly created products. Discover unique one off products reflecting an urban indie vibe.

Ruby Red Style Market has created a beautiful and diverse collection of local and regional stockists to bring you delicious vintage fashion, designer, handmade and artisan fashion, accessories and home wares.

Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards. There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made goods, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper and much more!

Together, over 50 stall holders will set up their wares in Bell Street Mall, Toowoomba on Saturday 20th of May from 10am til 2pm.


DINE DOWN TOWN – ST LUKE’S CHURCH TOOWOOMBA – 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTHDine down townDine Down Town Street Food Markets are a new Monthly Food Haven for the Toowoomba CBD. Featuring up to 20 hand picked food and beverage vendors selling Sweet, Savoury, Snacks and Drinks from a mix of Multicultural Cuisines.

Relax on the lovely grassed area under the trees at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Herries Street Toowoomba. $2 entry per person and kids under 15 are FREE. Music and activities to keep the kids occupied. *Cash only No Eftpos.

This event will be assisting St Luke’s Parish to raise funds for the ongoing upkeep of their Heritage listed Buildings.

Keep up to date by following the Original Mix Facebook Page


HIGHFIELDS VILLAGE MARKETS – HIGHFIELDS VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTRE – 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTHhighfields marketsHighfields Village Markets his a community market running the 2nd Saturday of each month from 12pm to 5pm in the heart of Highfields at Highfields Village Shopping Centre.

Bring the family along to enjoy good food, great coffee, a relaxed community feel and of course purchase some amazing local goods! Throw in your picnic blanket, relax and listen to some fabulous live music while the kids enjoy the free Face Painting and Jumping Castle, and play Connect 4, Naughts & Crosses, Hula Hoop, and run around with BUBBLES!

For further information, head to the Highfields Village Markets Facebook page.


MURPHYS CREEK MARKETS – MURPHYS CREEK GROUNDS – 3RD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

THE Murphys Creek Markets are held every third Saturday of the month, with a variety of stalls and entertainment from 7am to 12.30pm. These markets are now being held at the Murphys Creek Grounds,  cross the rail line from Murphys Creek Road and turn left (plenty of signs).

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Stalls include plants, preserves, honey, fruit and veg, clothing, hats, bags, jewellery, books, second-hand, bric-a-brac, jumping castle, face painting, soft serve ice-cream, coffee, great burgers and much more.

For details phone Lyn 0429 403 535 or email murphyscreekmarkets@hotmail.com. You can also head to the Murphys Creek Markets Facebook page.


QUEENS PARK MARKETS – QUEENS PARK, TOOWOOMBA – 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

Queens Park ParketsThe Queens Park Craft Markets are being held again on Sunday 16th of April 2017 from 8am to 1pm – cnr of Lindsay and Arthur Streets, Toowoomba.

Set in picturesque Queens Park, the Queens Park Craft Market showcases boutique art and craft from across South East Queensland. Spend a relaxing Sunday browsing stalls including fine food, art and craft, gifts and home wares, jewellery and clothing. Have a picnic in the park and sample some great varieties of food.

You will find plenty of parking on Lindsay & Arthur St.

All site fees (currently $25/site) contribute directly to new medical equipment for patients at St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba. Contact phone number for enquiries is 0427 265 046 or email ninjawings@bigpond.com

For more information head to the Queens Park Market Facebook page.


CABARLAH MARKETS – CABARLAH SPORTS GROUND – LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTHcabarlah-marketsThe Cabarlah Markets are held on the last Sunday of each month (except December -2nd Sunday for pre-Christmas shopping). Come early and have breakfast, or a little later and stay for lunch – market hours are 7:30am to 12:30pm.

Types of goods available include Arts, Crafts, Trash & treasure, Furniture, Tools, Pet Accessories, Glassware, Fruit & Vegies, Plants, and a veritable cornucopia of other items… Be entertained by local musicians whilst you browse the stalls or grab a bite to eat.

The Cabarlah Markets are held at the Cabarlah Sports Ground (around 25 minutes drive from Toowoomba City) – click here for map.

For further information or to book a stall head to the Cabarlah Markets Website.


BUNYA MOUNTAINS MARKETS – LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

Bunya MarketsThe Bunya Mountains Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month. Markets operate from 9am to 2pm.

There are over 30 amazing handmade stalls with something special to tempt everyone. Hungry or peckish? Sample the local Bunya nut delicacies such as Bunya burgers; Beef and Bunya nut pies; Bunya nut scones with jam and cream; the famous Bunya nut and carrot cake and of course … Bunya nut ice-cream. Try a cappuccino; hot chocolate or chai or locally produced Crows Nest soft drinks.

Sit inside — under the pergola — at the rainforest tables or ask for a picnic rug and enjoy lunch under the trees. Stay the whole day to explore the markets. Enjoy the cool, green beauty of the mountains and explore the National Park walking trails.

All of this just 20 songs away from Toowoomba! At Jondaryan turn right at the Bunya Mountains turn-off. Follow signs to Bunya Mountains Via Quinalow & left at Maclagan. There is 4 km of gravel road on this route. Approximately 90 minutes drive.

For further information and directions head to the Bunya Mountains webpage or Bunya Mountains Markets Facebook page.

Stonestreets Coaches are organising day trip packages for $49 pp. Includes transfers and a BBQ lunch. Phone 1300 555 899.


THE HANDMADE EXPO & VINTAGE MARKET – HARRISTOWN STATE HIGH SCHOOL – SUNDAY 30TH APRIL, 23RD JULY, 22ND OCTOBER AND 26TH NOVEMBER 2017hamdmade expo marketsAward winning Sunday Shopping at its best! With over 130 gorgeous local and visiting stall holders right in the heart of the University precinct. The Handmade Expo has just been voted as Australia’s best Handmade Market with Australian Markets and Fairs Magazine.

The Handmade Expo is exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown with a few quality supplies for you to enjoy your own ‘Handmade experience’. A vintage component has also been introduced to the Toowoomba market, with vintage shops and vintage traders joining the stallholders.

smileThe next Toowoomba Handmade Expo and Vintage Market is being held on Sunday 30th of April 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Harristown State High School Auditorium, South Street Toowoomba.

Entry and parking is free.

More information can be found on the Handmade Expo website and the Handmade Expo Facebook Page.


MARGARET STREET MARKETS – TOOWOOMBA CITY CENTRE – 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH (FROM SEPTEMBER 2017)

Margaret Street MarketsMargaret Street Markets are located in the Toowoomba City Centre (between Neil and Ruthven Streets) and take place on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 8am to 1pm and will begin again in September 2017 after a Winter break!

The Margaret Street Markets are an initiative of City Heart Toowoomba Group Inc., to help to revitalise the city centre and create a monthly weekend event, showcasing local produce and art. Music and other live events are also programmed during the market.

Contact phone number for enquiries is 0408 082 358 and website is www.margaretstmarkets.com.au


PINK FIG MOTHER’S DAY MARKETS – DARLING DOWNS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TOOWOOMBA – SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017

We’ve got the ideal picnic spot. Enjoy live music, gourmet food and an amazing Mother’s Day shopping experience, all under our beautiful fig tree.Pink Fig Mothers Day MarketsStuck on gift ideas for Mum? Spoil her with a great day out at the annual Pink Fig bespoke markets on Sunday 7th of May 2017 between 12pm and 5pm.

Find bespoke and handcrafted gifts from local artisans inside our beautiful marquee, while enjoying live entertainment, delicious food, vintage games, kids activities and more under the canopy of our beautiful fig tree.

Gold Coin Entry. The markets are a major fundraiser for Darling Downs Christian School P&F.

A delightful day out for Mother’s Day shopping and more! You will find the Pink Fig Mother’s Day Markets at the Darling Downs Christian School – 451 McDougall Street, Toowoomba

Head to the Pink Fig Mother’s Day Markets Facebook Event page for competitions and stall information.


CITY DESIGNER MARKETS – CIVIC SQUARE, TOOWOOMBA -SATURDAY 18th MARCH 2017

Find something new every month at the City Designer Markets, carefully curated by The Original Mix who seek out high quality boutique brands from Toowoomba and surrounds.Emerging Designer MarketsThe City Designer Markets return in 2017 on Saturday 18th of March from 9am till 2pm for another amazing year of markets and pop up events. The Designer Markets are a unique concept mixing shopping, food, live music, free family activities & good vibes. This is a destination shopping venue showcasing high quality boutique products from local businesses. There will always be something edgy and one of a kind on offer.

The Emerging Designer markets are renowned for offering something different every month and a great atmosphere to shop, eat, relax and meet friends.

The first Designer Markets for 2017 will be held at the Toowoomba City Library Precinct, 155 Herries Street Toowoomba between 9am and 2pm. Parking is available off Herries Street, behind the Toowoomba Regional Council building and in Mothercraft Laneway.

Contact details for enquiries: phone 0408 428 473 or email: theoriginalmix@outlook.com.au. For more information head to The Original Mix Facebook page.


HANDMADE ART AND CRAFT MARKET – DANISH FLOWER ART – SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2017danish flower artDanish Flower Art will be hosting its third Handmade Art & Craft Market on Sunday 26 March 2017 from 9am till 2pm. You will find Danish Flower Art at Highfields, on the New England Highway.

Handmade arts and crafts of all forms – all lovingly crafted by hand – will be on sale. It is the perfect opportunity for the experienced, the inexperienced & those looking for something new! Come and enjoy an outing at Danish Flower Art, and feast on handmade cakes and meals at the Gourmet Cafe!

Head to the Danish Flower Art Facebook page to keep up to date.


FRIDAY NITE BITES – WALTON STORES – FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2016

Friday Nite BitesThe weather is warming up and so are we! Friday Nite Bites is kicking off again from 4pm Friday 9th of December 2016, supported by Walton Stores, Ruthven Street Toowoomba. Bring some friends and enjoy the great food, entertainment.

Toowoomba is living up to its growing reputation as a foodie haven with a new monthly food market. Over 20 food vans and vendors will provide patrons with a selection of mouth watering treats to tempt every tastebud.

12108762_1522892228014248_7707713784845508567_nWe’d love to see families coming down with their picnic rugs and enjoying a great evening out sampling the diversity of food this region has on offer. Food vendors will include wood fire pizza, burgers, dumplings through to some great healthy options from our local cafes. Sweet tooths will be catered for with donuts, fudges and much more. Patrons will also be entertained by local entertainers throughout the venue.

Friday Nite Bites is a new monthly event. More information is available on the Friday Nite Bites Facebook page or contact Charles on 0447 583 026 or Katie 0423 193 900


HAND MADE UNDER THE STARS ARTISAN MARKETS – COBB & CO. MUSEUM – THURSDAY 1ST OF DECEMBER 2016

Gather a group of friends, pick up a glass of wine, listen to live music, and join us for our annual, twilight artisan markets.hand made under the starsHand Made Under the Stars provides the ultimate Christmas shopping experience. Find unique gifts from more than 50 selected local artisans including jewellery, ceramics, glass and wooden items, gourmet food, toys, clothing and more.

Hand Made Under the Stars is held at Cobb & Co. Museum, 27 Lindsay Street Toowoomba, Thursday 1st of December 2016 from 4pm-8pm and entry is FREE with food and wine available for purchase.hand-made-under-the-stars-255For further information head to the Hand Made Under the Stars Facebook events page or Cobb & Co. Museum website at www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au


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