A journey out to a local market could be your preferred way to shop and the ultimate way to soak up the community atmosphere.
Local Produce Markets
Bendigo Community Farmers Market
Your chance to purchase fresh, regional produce directly from the farmer and producer, in a friendly, relaxed environment. Seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs, all kinds and cuts of meat (beef, lamb, goat, free-range chicken) as well as fresh bread, cheese, wine, olives, eggs, baked goods and cakes, dumplings and more.
When: Every second Saturday of each month from 9am -1pm
Where: Sidney Myer Place (Rosalind Park end of Williamson Street), Bendigo
Castlemaine Farmers Market
Local cheeses are a specialty (try the goats cheese and wonderful blues), prosciutto and smoked sausages, award winning olive oil and the apples, berries and stone fruits that Harcourt is famous for.
When: Every first Sunday of each month, 9am- 1pm (except January).
Where: Alongside Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
The new Maldon Market is a monthly growers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and hand grown produce from the creative and fertile heart of Victoria, as well as emerging Melbourne talent. From soap to soup, fruit to furniture, plants to pants, jewellery to jumpers, the Maldon Market has something for everyone.
When: Every second Sunday of each month 9am-2pm
Where: Fountain St & the Shire Gardens, Maldon
Wesley Hill Market
A quality country market. Explore over 70 stalls and find a diverse cultural experience with Thai, Chinese and Turkish cuisine. Fruit and Veg, two fresh award winning bakeries, locally made Peanut Butter, Honey, preserves and wines.
When: Every Saturday from 7.30am–1pm
Where:Duke Street (Pyrenees Highway) and Van Heurck Street, Castlemaine
Live music and art, street performers, a huge range of stalls featuring arts and crafts, vintage finds, food producers and local businesses. All in one great location on a beautiful summers night. Moonlight market will bring Hargreaves Mall alive every month with a new night market that has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy trawling for amazing local food and wares in a vibrant night market atmosphere, or just like to kick back with delicious food and watch some brilliant live free music, then Moonlight Market is for you. A friendly, cultured and inspiring space for family and friends to enjoy a great night out!
When: October 22, November 26, December 17, January 21, February 11, March 11, April 1
Where: Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo 3550
Trove Makers' Market
Bendigo already has a place on the map for our gold and our world-class art exhibitions but have you ever tapped into the community and seen the sophistication and quality of our local makers? That is where the real treasure is at. Trove Makers' Market brings those makers together and offers you a chance to soak up the joy of a lazy Sunday at our unique location. Trove Makers' Market has over 40 stalls and features a gallery, a community gourmet barbecue and essential coffee. Whether you love paintings, jewellery, photography, furniture, clothing or decor; Come, gather, grab a coffee and wander the stalls and fall in love with the quirky pieces that are passionately and individually hand-crafted.
When: 16 October, 20 November, 11 December
Where: The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe - 404 Hargreaves Street Bendigo
Castlemaine Artists’ Market
Whether you are after a treasure for yourself or an utterly unique gift, you’ll find the very best art and design talent in the region, along with live music, performance, sumptuous food stalls, top-notch organic, fair trade coffee, and some welcoming country town-folk, making this market a must-see for anyone.
When: Every first Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm, except January
Where: Western Reserve, Castlemaine (Cnr Wheeler & Forest Streets)
Bric a Brac, Trash & Treasure Markets and Car Book Sales
Bendigo Prince of Wales Showground Market
Fresh Produce, hardware, trash or treasure and bric-a-brac. Over 200 stalls to visit.
When: Every Sunday from 8.30am–3pm (except major events)
Where: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Rd, Bendigo
P: Rob 0407 094 805
Heathcote Bush Market
Along the main street of Heathcote adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre you will find a variety of stalls to browse and buy. Stalls include local produce, tools, plants, clothing, bric a brac, beauty products, jewellery, household goods.
When: First Saturday of each month, 8:30am-1pm
Where: Adjacent to the Heathcote Visitor Centre, High Street, Heathcote
P: 0431 733 109
Eaglehawk Lions High Street Market
Produce, clothing, bric a brac, plants, books, crafts, gifts of all kinds. Great setting in historic Eaglehawk.
When: Second Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm
Where: High Street, Eaglehawk
P: Nathan 0419 539 182
Kangaroo Flat Market
Outdoor market and garage sale, produce, cakes , handcrafts, plants, jewellery, sausage sizzle and Devonshire teas.
When: Every fifth Saturday during the year
Where: Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church Grounds (opposite Aldi), High Street, Kangaroo Flat
P: 03 5443 1809
Bendigo Gravel Hill Community Market
A unique market run by Volunteers with 100% site fees returned back into our community. Our market has a variety of stalls including a variety of handmade goods , fresh produce , clothing , cakes , plants , jewellery, soy candles trash n treasure and brick-a-brack.
When: 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-1pm
Where: 65-71 Mundy street Bendigo (old Gravel Hill school)
P: Gus 0408 346 417
Bridgewater Country Market
Friendly Country Market. We are backed by the Inglewood Lions club which allows us to have affordable sites both along the main street of Bridgewater during the warmer months and then at the Town Hall during the cooler months. We welcome all types of stalls from fresh produce to second hand to hand made.
When:Second Saturday of every month except January
P: Joelene 0434269860 or Katrina 0423211998