Markets of all kinds can be found across Brisbane.
They include the massive Brisbane Markets Limited at Rocklea, the crafty Mummy Tree Markets, and the awesome Finders Keepers Markets which showcase creations by emerging artists and designers.
Brisbane also has a treasure trove of markets selling vintage clothing, second-hand goods, art, jewellery, and cool collectibles.
Here are but a few of the locals’ favourites.
Brisbane Markets – Craft and Designer
Finders Keepers Markets are held in Brisbane twice a year. With their festival atmosphere, awesome live music, and funky bar and food scene, they’re loads of fun for left-of-field fashionistas and style mavericks on the hunt for killer one-offs and quality pieces from rising stars in art and design.
The Mummy Tree Markets at River Park Place, Col Gardner Drive, Morningside, and also at the Everton Park Hotel Petite Boutique in Flockton Street, Everton Park, are firmly aimed at families seeking the crafty and quirky. Held four times a year, these unique Brisbane markets have children’s entertainment and loads of nice food, along with clothes, toys and home-wares you won’t find in the High Street.
Brisbane Markets – Cool and Eclectic
Suitcase Rummage, held on the first Sunday of every month at Reddacliff Place, is, as its name suggests, a top market to fossick for all sorts of treasures at bargain prices.
West End Twilight Markets, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, on the corner of Wilson and Boundary Streets, is an event not to be missed. From 4pm to 9pm, there’s an irresistible combo of live performance, yummy food, and one-of-a- kind wares created with sustainability in mind.
Also check out: Bleeding Heart City Markets in the CBD, Kerbside Markets on Constance Street; and Indie favourite – Black Bear Markets at Black Bear Lodge.
Brisbane Markets – Fresh and Fragrant
Brisbane Markets Ltd holds four markets at their huge site in Sherwood Road, Rocklea.
Brisbane Produce Market is the selling epicentre for about 7000 growers. All vie to offer Brisbane’s retailers, restaurants, and cafes the freshest vegies and fruit at the best prices. The public can join in on Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 11.30am.
Saturday Fresh Market and Sunday Discovery Market, 6am to 12 noon on both days.
Brisbane Flower Market is heaven-scent for florists and home stylists alike. It boasts fresh-cut blooms and bouquets from local and international growers. Mon- Fri 5am to 3pm and Saturdays from 6am to 1pm.
Also check out the weekly Eagle Farm Markets. As well as fresh produce, there’s live entertainment and fun stuff for kids.
See a list of Brisbane markets compiled by Brisbane Council.