Local Bendigo Markets and Farmers Markets
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 (pictured)
Regional food, wine, coffee, plants, breakfast stall, cooking sessions and music.
When: Every second Saturday of each month from 9am -1pm
Where: Sidney Myer Place (Rosalind Park end of Williamson Street), Bendigo
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Heathcote Region Farmer's Market
The Heathcote Region Farmers' Market will showcase an exciting range of produce. Stalls will showcase what the region has to offer such as local pork from McIvor Farm Foods; beef from Warialda Belted Galloways; award winning handmade cheese from Locheilan Farmhouse Cheeses and Goldfield's Farmhouse Cheese; walnuts from Redesdale's Boonderoo Co; local Heathcote Region wines and olives; fresh fruit and veggies; heritage vegetable seedlings; flowers; honey; sourdough bread; a diverse range of preserves, jams, sauce, relish, mustards, pies, cakes, biscuits, sweet treats, take-home foods and many more. Also live alpacas and chickens!
The Farmers' Market is "plastic free" so bring recyclable shopping bags.
When: Every third Saturday of each month from 9am -1pm
Where: Barrack Park Reserve.
Elmore Community Market
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
P: 03 5470 6340 or 03 5472 5472
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. The market will feature: Gourmet take away food and great coffee; Live music; Kids entertainment and playground; Beautiful gardens to relax in; Historic township to explore; Hand made arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes etc.; Home grown fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce. The Maldon Market starts on 10th November, 2013 and will be held on the Second Sunday of each month in Fountain Street, Maldon, from 9am until 2pm.
When: Every second Sunday of each month 9am-2pm
Ph:03 5475 2093
Wesley Hill Market
When: Every Saturday from 7.30am–1pm
Where: Public Hall Reserve, Duke Street, Castlemaine
The Square - Bendigo's Handmade Market
The Square is Bendigo’s only exclusively handmade boutique market. Each market is eagerly anticipated, featuring over 40 stalls of independent makers and artists from Bendigo and beyond. Open 10am – 4pm with free entry in the historic Town Hall downtown.
2013 dates: 9th March, 8th June, 14th September and 30th November & 1st December
Bendigo Town Hall – Hargreaves Street, Bendigo 3550
Castlemaine Artists’ Market
Showcasing the indigenous art and design from the richly artistic community, the market is located in the Theatre Royal’s Brickyard Garden, ideally located in the centre of Castlemaine.
When: Every first Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm, except January, July and August
Where: Theatre Royal, Hargraves St, Castlemaine
P: 03 5472 2790
The Bendigo Childrens Market
Over 80 stall holders full of new and secondhand items especially for babies and children, handmade goods everything your child could want. Kids entertainment jumping castle, face painting, fairy floss and art and craft.
When: Periodically throughout the year from 9am-3pm, check dates at website
Where: Liborius Centre, Panton St, Eaglehawk
P: Bree 0400 994 399
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