Do you live in the Hunter Valley or spending the day there? Local markets in the Hunter Valley give you the opportunity to experience and support local stores, producers and businesses. Check out these great markets the next time you visit the Hunter Valley:
Held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, Saturday and Sunday of long weekends, plus ‘special event’ markets from 9am-3pm. At Kevin Sobels Wines (Broke and Halls Rd), Pokolbin. The Wine country’s only 100% handmade market featuring our local creative artisans and food producers. March 5, 12, 26-27 and April 9, 16, 23-24. www.handmadehuntermarkets.com.au www.facebook.com/handmadehuntermarkets
4th Sunday of month, 9am to 3pm. Sunday 20th March; Sunday 24th April. Check with Murrurundi Visitor Information Centre in Mayne Street. Features baked items, fresh produce, knitwear, jewellery and art.
3rd Sunday of month, 9am to 2pm. St Brigid’s Markets will have their first community market on Sunday 21st Feb at the St Brigid’s Old School Grounds in Branxton, then every 3rd Sunday till December 2016. Come along and support your Real Community Market, with local stallholders, home made items and lots of goodies, great food & coffee. Run and supported by volunteers of the Catholic Parish of Branxton, Greta and Singleton. Collection bucket at the gates, proceeds shared 50/50 with the two groups.
Newcastle’s most popular indoor fashion event for quality women’s fashion! Experience preloved fashion shopping at it’s best. Shop 50 stalls full of high end women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and more. With sizes 6 to 26, an ATM onsite, your wardrobe shopping just got easier. Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Cnr Curley Rd and Young Rd, Broadmeadow. 9am VIP Entry (limited tickets), 10am to 1pm General Entry $5 For upcoming events check: www.raidmywardrobe.com.au
The markets start from 8:30am and finish up around 2:00pm on the lawn of the Scone Visitor Information Centre Kelly Street. A sausage sizzle gets underway from 10:00am provided by the Scone Garden Club. There are lots of different stalls selling something for everyone including sewing and craft supplies, hand-made jewellery, children’s clothing, plants, lotions and potions, home-made cakes and much more! Anyone looking to have a stall at the markets is most welcome to join. For enquires please phone the Visitor Information Centre on 6540 1300
1st Saturday of the month, 8.30am to 1.30pm. Come and enjoy a relaxed Saturday morning at our friendly markets! Free kid jumping castle, great food and stalls. Come for breakfast, come for a browse and come for a bargain! 43 Gan Gan Rd, Anna Bay. Phone Colin 0429 506 802 www.gatewaypresbyterian.org.au/markets
You won’t find a full sized aeroplane here, but you might just find the kitchen sink! There are second hand items on sale, but most of the goods at Maitland are new and a large proportion of them are the amazing work of the creative and predominantly local people who sell them. Maitland Market held monthly at the Historic Maitland Showground. It prides itself in displaying the best of homemade, home grown and home baked goods, local artisans, musicians, gourmet food and the finest quality craft ever assembled. With over 600 sites, Maitland Market is without rival and represents the epitome of the Hunter Valleys cultural and artistic diversity. Within its industry it is now recognised as one of the largest and most successful regional Markets in Australia. The markets are also a vehicle for local charities and a much needed outlet for the arts and crafts people of the Valley. And for visitors most just like to come and experience shopping the way it used to be, at Australia’s largest country market. Held on the first Sunday of the month February to December inclusive and including the third Sundays October to December. Address: Maitland Showground, Blomfield St, 8am – 2pm. Phone 02 4962 5522 www.maitlandmarkets.com.au www.facebook.com/Maitland-Markets
First Sunday of every month from 8am to 1pm. The little market with great stalls for the community, by the community. Gourmet foods, boutique wine, novelties, farmers produce, hand made gifts, collectables and pre-loved trinkets. A BBQ and Coffee are available with plenty of parking all within 10 minutes drive from the Hunter Valley Gardens. For more info: www.brokefordwich.com.au
3rd Saturday of month, 9am to 1pm. Cnr Bettington and Bow St, Merriwa.
April 23, 9am to 3pm. Discover a curated line-up of 80 stallholders from Newcastle leading art and design markets. Plus gourmet food and music at the award winning MRAG. Phone: Justine on 0439 649 058. www.theolivetreemarket.com.au www.facebook.com/theolivetreemarket
First Saturday of every month 9am – 3pm. Newcastle’s leading contemporary handmade art and design market. Music, gourmet food and more. Held at Civic Park, Newcastle. Phone: Justine on 0439 649 058. www.theolivetreemarket.com.au www.facebook.com/theolivetreemarket
Do you have suggestions for other great markets in the Hunter Valley? Let us know so we can include it in our list.
Also visiting the Central Coast? Check out our list of the top markets on the Central Coast.