Photo credit: Gilles At the Grounds
Spring has sprung and the markets have begun! If you’re looking for unique ways to spend your weekend during Adelaide springtime, you can’t go past one of Adelaide’s fabulous markets.
From food to fashion, bric-a-brac and crafts, antiques and home-wares, there’s one to suit everyone. The problem is often which one to pick! Here at Glam, we’ve popped them all into nice easy categories for you to make the selection that much simpler.
Given the crazy COVID year we’re all having, make sure to check with each market before you attend, to ensure restrictions haven’t changed, or the market hasn’t been cancelled or postponed. It’s recommended to wear a mask when attending markets, shopping centres, public transport or other areas where distancing might not be possible.
TRENDY, MODERN AND ATMOSPHERIC MARKETS
These markets bring together a curated selection of products from 200+ Australian creatives. Make a day of it with friends and family and enjoy creative workshops, delicious artisan-made food, beverages and live entertainment. You’ll find something for everyone including artwork, homewares, stationery, lighting, skincare, clothing & accessories for adults and kids, all in a relaxed and beautiful setting. Meet the talented Australian designers and makers from around the country, share their passion and stories and enjoy a great day out.
When: November 26-28 2021 | Friday 4pm – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 5pm
Where: Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
$5.50 door entry | Children free (12 and under)
Adelaide’s original fashion and design marketplace. The perfect wholesome Sunday activity, the market – located in the historic Adelaide showgrounds – is filled to the brim with colourful stalls from artisan creatives, collectors, designers of art, plants, homewares, and pre-loved vintage sellers. Emerging designers can bring their ideas to life alongside established brands and recycled clothing sellers. A range of food trucks and drink options compliment the day, where guests can sit on the grass and soak up the Sunday rays together. No one has to miss out, because Gilles at the Grounds welcomes your furry friends too!
When: Sunday October 17, November 7 & 21, December 4, 5 &19 | Doors open 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds at The Brick Dairy. South Boulevard. Enter via Leader Street Showgrounds Entrance off Goodwood.
The Gaol Road Market features bespoke, handmake, local designers, food, coffee and live music. This market has a quirky edge – it’s held at the historical Adelaide Gaol – and if that isn’t spooky enough, it will be held on Halloween! Browse a range of stalls from 10am until 2pm on Sunday Don’t forget a picnic blanket, so you can really settle in for a day of shopping and good vibes. The 31st of October will also see the Gaol host their annual Halloween Event ‘Wail at the Gaol’, with something for the whole family so there’s plenty to do all day!
When: Sunday 31 October | 10am – 2pm
Where: Adelaide Gaol | 18 Gaol Rd, Adelaide
A market institution itself, the Stirling Markets have been running on the fourth Sunday of each month since 1989. Harnessing the true market ethos of ‘make it, bake it, sew it, grow it’, the Stirling Market hosts an array of stalls showcasing handcrafted goods from individuals in the Adelaide Hills region. It is a volunteer-run non for profit, donate a portion of our stall fee’s back into the Adelaide Hills community.
In the summer months, Stirling opens its alleyways to crowds, bringing a fresh outlook to monthly market Sundays and encouraging visitors to explore the sidestreets. Meander through laneways and side-streets and immerse yourself in pop up stalls, local produce and live entertainment. Stirling Laneways is an eccentric celebration of local village life and has a new theme each market in tune with the stunning changing colours of the Adelaide Hills seasons.
When: The next Stirling Laneway market will be held on October 24 from 9am-3pm.
Where: Stirling Laneways in located in the pedestrian laneways and spaces which stem directly from the mainstreet (Mt Barker Road), Stirling
October 24th: #GoGoGreen
November 28: #BlueSkies
December 19: #MerryMerryBerry
This groovy, industrial style market space is fast becoming a go-to gathering zone for friends and family with delicious food, music and atmosphere. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night, the market space comes to life, selling whole fresh and tasty food, fresh produce, unique gifts, live music and a kids zone. Plant 4 Bowden’s ‘Night Markets’ feature specialty pop-up food stalls so you’ll be spoilt for choice for dinner and dessert! Chill out with friends at the in-house bar that serves SA wine, local craft beer and tasty cocktails using spirits from Adelaide’s finest distilleries. On Friday nights, the bar is open late with a DJ on tunes.
When: Every Wednesday + Friday | 5pm-9pm
Where: Third Street, Bowden
Back for the Summer of 2021/2022, Glenelg Sunset Markets will be bringing the outdoor market to the beach once again. These lively markets will host more than seventy stalls showcasing some of the best of fashion, vintage, home, arts and craft, designer and design goods. The markets will also feature delicious local eats and live music entertainment from Adelaide’s local talent.
When: Sunday November 28 | 3:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Jetty Rd, Glenelg
Join the hive of activity at the Barossa Made Market which will showcase the talents of artists, craftspeople and local producers in a family friendly atmosphere. Browse a range of Barossa hand-made products including soaps, pottery, jewellery, scrubs and more.
When: Saturday October 16 2021 | 10am-3pm
Where: Tanunda Town Square, 66 Murray Street Tanunda.
FOOD AND PRODUCE MARKETS
One of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere. Food markets that are packed to the rafters with every possible type of food you could need or imagine! A vibrant, bustling place filled with sounds, smells and atmosphere. If you’re hungry for a meal, try eating at The Big Table. Or just nibble on the produce you’ve just purchased as you go.
Opening Hours: Tuesday 7:00am – 5:30pm, Wednesday 9:00am.- 5:30pm, Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday 7:00am – 9:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm. CLOSED Sunday & Monday.
Where: 44 -60 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Along with great fresh local produce that goes beyond just your standard fruit and veg, this market also has a ‘Market Kitchen’ where chefs use the produce from the market and teach you how to create delicious dishes. It’s an excellent vibrant environment and a fabulous way to spend a lazy Sunday.
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
When: Sundays 8:30am-12:30pm
They have all kinds of local produce from your traditional fruit and veg to confectionary, meats, oils, pickles, preserves and much more! They even serve up Market Breakfast for those hungry early risers. The Barossa Farmers Market is open this weekend from 7:30am – 11:30am Saturday.
When: Every Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am
Where: Cnr of Stockwell & Nuriootpa Roads, Angaston
Over 80 stalls all offering Australian produce only. The largest range of fresh produce in the state. Fruit, veg, ethical free range meat, eggs, bread, flowers, pet food and much more.
When: Wednesday & Saturday 8am – 12:30pm
Where: The Old Spot Hotel, 1955 Main north Road Salisbury Heights
When: Sunday 8am – 12:30pm
Where: Windsor Hotel, 410 North East Road, Windsor Gardens
An initiative of Sustainable Communities SA, the One Planet Market welcome people to come sell, buy or exchange garden produce, home-made food and second-hand goods. The market regularly feature morning tea-centres, a repair café, local native plants and local produce. They also have The Urban Orchard where people can swap their homegrown produce.
When: 10am-12 noon on the third Saturday of each month
Where: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road
These markets sell seafood and crustaceans so fresh; they are sold from the back of boats docked on the water’s edge! This produce is sold amongst a range of local stallholders also selling fresh fruit and veg grown in local farms in the outer suburbs of Adelaide. A great place to stock up on local goods at bargain prices, and then meander around the banks of the Port River!
When: Every Sunday from 6am – 1pm.
Where: Moorhouse Rd, Port Adelaide
Open on the first and third Sunday’s of the month, another great market in the Adelaide Hills selling locally produced crafts and goods, fresh produce and plants. Meet the local makers and growers.
When: First and third Sunday of every month 10am – 3pm
Where: Institute Hall, Greenhill Road, Uraidla
TRADITIONAL MARKETS (WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING)
In the seventh year, this market comes around annual to deliver a brilliant night event for all age. The market features 75 artisan craft and fashion stalls and feature many of the respected “Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail” vendors. Alongside a bustling market scene, music and entertainment fill the air and kids can get amongst free craft activities and a large playground.
When: The first Friday of November, December, February and March from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The next Moonlight markets is Friday 5 November 2021.
Where: Thorndon Park Reserve, Campbelltown
You’ll find all sorts here. Plants, jewellery, pottery, clothing, woodwork, toys, bric-a-brac and collectables, filled with gifts, fresh fruit and veg, jams and sauces and delicious foods prepared by people from all over the world.
When: The next Market is on the 23rd of October | 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. 9am – 1pm.
Where: 411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton
This is the biggest outdoor market in SA and has everything you could want from fresh fruit and veg, preloved clothing, CD’s and records, electrical goods, gardening tools, antique furniture and more. A delightful shambles of anyone and everyone, with any sellers able to set up wherever they like with only a small free – enjoy a rummage and find some hidden treasures!
When: Every Sunday at 7am until 2pm | Entry is $1.50 (kids are free)
Where: Mainline Drive-In, 588 Main North Rd, Gepps Cross
The perfect space to spend a lazy Sunday morning, the Magill Sunset Market offers both indoor and outdoors stalls with a variety of food and crafts to choose from. Early birds can enjoy the fundraising BBQ breakfast of delicious sausages, bacon and eggs sandwiches or zucchini fritters whilst having a browse for your next nic-nac.
Where: The second Sunday of each month from 9am- 2pm
When: Campbelltown Memorial Oval, 47 Darley Road, Paradise – enter via the carpark from Crowle Road.
The Willunga Farmers Market mission is to meet the grower and taste the region. It is one of SA’s premier regional market bringing Fleurieu Peninsula farmers, producers and community members together for fresh, locally grown produce. The fruit and veg on offer is often traded by the farmers themselves, with bakery, coffee and drinks on offer too.
When: Every Saturday, 8am – 12noon
Where: Willunga High School, Main Rd, Willunga SA
Stock up on some great local produce from the Fleurieu area. There’s food, plants, jewellery and arts and crafts. You can pick up some really unique items here, especially the art at really great prices. Add some unique items to your home that have great stories behind them.
When: Second Saturday of every month 9am-1pm
Where: Aldinga Road, Willunga
The Christies Beach Twilight Market is free to enter and full of fun. With market stalls, kids amusements, live music and food trucks there’s something for everyone. The Twilight Markets aim to provide local businesses and market stallholders an opportunity to showcase and sell their wares.
When: Every second Friday starting on Friday November 5 from 5pm – 9pm
Where: Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Inc is a weekly food market in the Southern Barossa. Visitors can shop a selection of fresh staples from independent family farms and local produce. From free range chicken & eggs, grass fed beef, iconic smallgoods to artisan breads, local wine and cheeses, there’s loads on offer.
When: Every Saturday from 8am – 12noon
Where: Mt Pleasant Showgrounds, Melrose Street, Mt Pleasant
The Adelaide Hills Farmers Market sells quality, locally-grown produce, lovely fresh-baked goods, and hand-crafted delights. Building on the community connectedness that the event offers, attendees can look forward to local musicians and a wholesome conversations, with dogs welcome too.
When: Every Saturday from 8am – 12:30pm
Where: 23 Mann St, Mount Barker
KIDS AND FAMILY MARKETS
Lollipop Markets is a highly reputable, established market which has been helping work at home mums and dads and small business showcase their goodies for 4 years. They showcase unique, boutique and handmade, or of limited supply items for expecting parents, babies and children. There are some really adorable things up for grabs and it’s a great family atmosphere.
When: Sunday, February 21 from 10:30 am – 3 pm
Where: Morphettville Racecourse, Morphett Road, Morphettville
Hosted by Adelaide Central Market, Market Minis is a free program designed to help the littlest market goers understand more about the food they eat. It is a fun and engaging way for young market kids – from the ages of 2 and 5 years old – to make great food choices from a dietitian -designed program. The sessions are free for market customers every Tuesday during school term, so you can drop the kids off between 10am-12pm and get some shopping done or have some peace and quiet to enjoy a coffee.
When: The next session is on October 19 | 10am-12pm
Where: Adelaide Central Market
Grab the family, friends and a picnic blanket for a colourful day by the beach. Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve will have plenty of food, drinks, live entertainment activities. 14 of Adelaide’s best food trucks will meet you there, with kids entertainment such as circus skills, Henna, face-painting, interactive 3D dinosaur puzzles and of course, the giant adventure playground.
When: Sunday 17 October | 11am – 4pm
Where: 621 Anzac Highway, Glenelg
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