Gather Round

8 markets happening in Adelaide & South Australia over Gather Round weekend

Glam Adelaide’s guide to markets around South Australia during the Gather Round weekend in April.

Image: Adelaide Showgrounds’ Markets

So you’re in South Australia, and you’re killing a little time before the Gather Round matches kick off for the day. You could go and have brunch (here’s a handy little guide for that), or you could go shopping (another guide), but if you’re after some markets to quench your thirst for handmade artisan homewares, local art, fresh produce, and general market knick knacks, we have you covered.

We’ve also listed their drive time from Adelaide Oval for perspective.

Autumn Markets in Prospect 

When: Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th, 10am – 30pm
Free Entry
Vine Street Plaza, Prospect
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving): Approximately 10 minutes

Adelaide is set to sparkle with the arrival of Gather Around, igniting Prospect Road with a weekend of pop-up markets. As autumn colours begin to paint the city, Vine Street Plaza becomes the vibrant heart of Prospect, hosting an array of stalls that offer everything from the finest local fare to unique handmade treasures.

These markets are a celebration of local craftsmanship and culinary delights, featuring an eclectic mix of food, baked goods, coffee, handmade accessories, homewares, bespoke jewellery, art, and a curated selection of new and pre-loved clothing. The markets are family friendly, pet friendly, and will be set to the backdrop of soul-soothing tunes.

The excitement doesn’t end with shopping and dining. On Sunday, 7th April, the Prospect markets take a thrilling turn with the arrival of @theprojectbreak mobile van, Adelaide’s only smash room experience.

For those with a sweet tooth, Kristy’s bakery, known as @backinthedaybakery, makes a much-anticipated return on Saturday, 6th April. Her stall, a haven of homemade delights ranging from biscuits and cakes to brownies, is a testament to the bakery’s prowess, with the lemon cake already earning legendary status among locals.

Adding to the weekend’s allure, @shoshostudio_ will be showcasing an exquisite collection of crocheted flower posies and bouquets on Sunday, 7th April. This is a perfect opportunity to admire and perhaps take home a piece of Peter’s handcrafted beauty.

Food enthusiasts have much to look forward to, with the markets serving as a gastronomic paradise. The introduction of Brava la Parrilla on both days brings a taste of exquisite grilled meats and the signature chimichurri sauce.

Urban Market Co.

When: Sunday April 7th, 10am – 30pm
$3 per person. Children under 12 free entry.
393 Payneham Road, Marden SA, 5070
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving): Approximately 15 minutes

Adelaide’s newest market launches on Sunday April 7th, and is a celebration of innovation, sustainability, and the unique charm of fashion and small businesses. The Urban Market Co. (#UMCo) stands as a vibrant and forward-thinking gathering, dedicated to showcasing the best of local entrepreneurship and creativity.

Visitors to the market are offered a unique opportunity to meet and connect with the brilliant minds behind the carefully selected small businesses featured each month. #UMCo prides itself on fostering a strong sense of community and collaboration among these businesses, encouraging them to work together as a united collective.

The commitment of #UMCo extends beyond merely organising a market; it’s about creating a space where premium products and warm, inviting experiences come together seamlessly. By supporting small, local enterprises, #UMCo not only contributes to the local economy but also offers a platform for these businesses to shine, bringing together a diverse range of offerings in one cohesive space.

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Sunshine Heart Market – Blackwood – April

When: Sunday April 7th, 10am – 30pm
Free Entry
Blackwood Community Hall, Blackwood
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving): Approximately 30 minutes

The Sunshine Heart Market is a vibrant and welcoming marketplace that spreads its warmth both outdoors and through two expansive indoor halls. At its core, this market champions the spirit and creativity of South Australian artisans, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, offering a dynamic platform for both emerging talents and returning vendors each month.

This market is a family-friendly haven where visitors of all ages can enjoy a plethora of activities. Outside, you’ll find engaging games, while indoors offers a cozy corner for the little ones. The market is a treasure trove of handcrafted goods, community initiatives, fundraising efforts, mouthwatering eats, and, indispensably, coffee.

With a strong community ethos, the Sunshine Heart Market is dedicated to uplifting non-profit organizations and community groups, creating a nurturing environment for local buskers to showcase their talents. The market features an eclectic mix of stalls, including fresh produce, fragrant flowers, and one-of-a-kind offerings.

Visitors are invited to relax at the available tables and chairs, perfect for savoring a coffee or enjoying a leisurely lunch with friends. For those looking for entertainment, there are card and outdoor games to keep you amused throughout your visit.

The market is a celebration of South Australian craftsmanship and small businesses, complete with a play area for children, shaded seating for relaxation, and a vibrant atmosphere that encourages lingering. Whether you’re there for the coffee, food, or the unique shopping experience, the Sunshine Heart Market at Blackwood Memorial Hall is a community-centric space where everyone is welcome.

The Magpie Market at Salisbury Football Club

When: Sunday April 7th, 10am – 30pm
Free Entry
Salisbury Football Club, Memorial Avenue, Salisbury
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving): Approximately 30 minutes

The Salisbury Football Club is hosting the Magpie Market for the Gather Round Sunday! This event will feature over 75 local artisans and small businesses. A diverse array of stalls will offer everything from personalised gifts, exquisite wood and leather crafts, to adorable crocheted toys, handmade soaps, candles, and much more. Whether you’re in search of unique jewellery, skincare products, or something special for your furry friend, the Magpie Market has it all, including an incredible selection of food ranging from gourmet cupcakes and cookies to exotic spices and sauces.

But that’s not all! The Magpie Market is a feast for the senses and a celebration for the whole family. Enjoy the thrill of pony rides, the artistry of face painting and henna designs, or get creative with badge making. For those who love a bit of sparkle, there’s hair braiding, and sports enthusiasts can dive into free footy activities. With the bar open and footy broadcasting live in the clubrooms, it’s the perfect day out for everyone.

Featuring a coffee van to kickstart your morning, food trucks, and the Club BBQ serving up sizzling favourites, your taste buds are in for a treat. And for the adults, don’t miss out on the gin tasting experience.

The Magpie Market is also a day to connect with the community. The club will be hosting local groups like PBA-FM, the 1st Salisbury Scout Group, the Salisbury Business Association, and BTG Greyhound Rehoming, making it a day of community spirit and engagement.

Adelaide Central Market

Open: Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th during Gather Round – note closed Sunday
Free entry
44 – 60 Gouger St, Adelaide
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving):
8 minutes

Looking for a market with over 70 traders under one roof, serving up fresh produce and great vibes? The Adelaide Central Market has it all, in fact, it’s one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere, buzzing with life and colour all year round.

Adelaide Central Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, smallgoods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries. It remains one of Adelaide’s premier food destination for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce.

Adelaide Farmers’ Market

Open: Sunday 7th April
Free entry
Adelaide Showground, Rose Terrace, Wayville
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving):
11 minutes

The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market is a great place to wonder around and see what amazing produce South Australian growers and makers have to offer.

The market has grown considerably over the past 16 years and sees on average 3,500 shoppers attending every Sunday to shop with approximately 100 stallholders indoors and outdoors at our home site in the Adelaide Showground.

With everything from Fleurieu Milk with “real milk, how it used to taste” to Barossa Bagels with the majority of their bagels being vegan friendly and dairy free, to Gooseberry Hill Farm with organically grown flowers (they sell bouquets, vegetable and herb seedlings, fruiting plants and bulbs).

Aldinga Air Show

When: Sunday April 7th, 10:30am – 4pm
Adults $30 (age 16+), Kids $15 (age 5-15), Kids under 5 free
Aldinga Airfield, Aldinga
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving): Approximately 60 minutes

The Aldinga Air Show will have something for all the family including lots of aerial displays, static displays, free kids entertainment, market stalls, local wine, gin, beer and produce.

Immerse yourself in a day of aerial splendour and local delights at the event which is set against the picturesque backdrop of Aldinga,. This event is a celebration of aviation excellence, local craftsmanship, and culinary delights, scheduled to take the skies by storm on April 7th, 2024.

The skies above Aldinga will come alive with the roar of engines and the sleek silhouettes of aircraft, including the historic CAC Winjeel and CT4A from the Royal Australian Air Force’s heritage fleet. These iconic planes offer a rare glimpse into the rich tapestry of aviation history, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship and enduring legacy of these flying marvels. The excitement reaches new heights with the awe-inspiring flypast by the mighty P-8A Poseidon, a testament to modern aviation’s prowess and grace.

Adding an extra layer of thrill, Barossa Helicopters will be offering helicopter rides, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to view the airshow and Aldinga’s stunning landscapes from an exhilarating new perspective. This family-friendly attraction promises to elevate the airshow experience, literally and figuratively, offering memories that will last a lifetime.

Market stalls will feature a diverse array of goods, including the exquisite wines of Larnook Wines, crafted with passion and expertise by winemaker Alexia Roberts. Savour the authentic flavours of Sicily with Santopalato’s street food, or indulge in the natural beauty products from LycanCo, all while enjoying the traditional Greek delights from OREXI.

The airshow also offers educational experiences, such as the RFDS Simulator, where families can immerse themselves in the life-saving missions of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Cool down with a hand-crafted snow cone from The Melt: Down Under, or be inspired by the young and talented Alicia Hayes, a 16-year-old pilot showcasing her flying skills. The event will also feature a breathtaking aerobatic display by Emma McDonald from Matt Hall Racing, promising an adrenaline-fuelled performance that will captivate and amaze.

Saddleworth Country Markets

When: Sunday April 7th, 9am – 1:30pm
Free Entry
Saddlesworth Institute, Burra Road, Saddlesworth
Distance from Adelaide Oval (driving): Approximately 90 minutes

Discover the charm of rural South Australia at the Saddleworth Country Market, nestled in the scenic Clare & Gilbert Valleys. This vibrant market, known as one of the largest in SA, offers a treasure trove of over 180 stalls for visitors to explore. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a regular, the market promises an array of exceptional finds, from artisan crafts to delicious food, live entertainment, and more.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Clare and Gilbert Valley, just a leisurely drive north of Adelaide along the Barrier Highway, the Saddleworth Country Market is the perfect destination for a family day out. It’s a place where the community and visitors alike come together to celebrate the best of country living, showcasing the talents of local artisans who travel from across Adelaide and beyond to share their unique creations.

From garden art and beautiful plants to antiques, collectables, retro items, and an eclectic mix of bric-a-brac, the market offers something for everyone. Children can delight in glitter tattoos and face painting, while the entire family enjoys the lively atmosphere set to the tune of live music. With a vast selection of stalls, including 38 inside the institute alone, you’re sure to find that special something, whether it’s a unique handcrafted product or a tasty treat.

The Saddleworth Country Market is proud to be dog-friendly, inviting you to bring along your furry friends (kept on a leash and supervised at all times) to enjoy the day. However, visitors are reminded to never leave dogs in cars and to bring cash, as there’s no ATM in Saddleworth.

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