Byron Bay Community Market
Byron Bay markets (02 6685 6807) don’t come much more authentic than this one held in Byron Bay on the first Sunday of each month plus two special summer markets on the 3rd Sunday in December and January.
Byron Bay’s market is one of the biggest in the area, with several acres of neatly-arranged stalls(370) selling an enormous variety of special hand-crafted items, exotic imports, fresh produce and takeaway food. High-quality jewellery, furniture, pottery, skin care products, candles and clothes jostle with plants, garden furniture and sculpture.
Recently, the Community Market moved to a new temporary location due to construction at Butler St Reserve. The new location is Dening Park, Main Beach Foreshore, Byron Bay. The first market at the new location took place on 4th August, the market will be there until February 2020 and then move back to Butler St Reserve.
Byron Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 7am-11am, the farmers and growers of the area come together for one of the Shire’s most popular Byron Bay markets (02 6687 1137). All manner of fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables, herbs, free-range eggs, organic coffee, seedlings and plants, fresh beef and pork, smoked fish, cut flowers including spectacular roses, as well as sauces, pickles, muffins, cakes and bread are on sale. Come early as the goods sell out quickly.
As of July 2019, Byron Farmers Market is currently in a new temporary home at the Cavanbah Centre, Ewingsdale Road. A handy Magic Shuttle Bus operates from the main bus stop in Jonson Street from 7:30am.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market
Mullumbimby Farmers Market (02 6677 1345) is a wonderful place to shop for fresh, local produce and meet friends, join up with other Mums and Dads and kids, have a coffee and a fresh market breakfast. Listen to some quality local musos and enjoy Mullum at its most colourful best. Every Friday from 7-11am rain, hail or shine. Mullumbimby Showgrounds, Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby
Byron Bay Artisan Market
The summer season Byron Bay Artisan Market is held weekly on Saturday nights in Byron Bay at Railway Park from 4 pm to 9 pm. This boutique market runs from mid October through to the last Saturday before Easter and showcases the best of local Arts and Crafts and provides a great opportunity for locals and visitors to see what is on offer in the region.
The first week of January, Easter Saturday and the Sept/Oct long weekend offer the Beachside Markets (8 am to 4 pm), occupying more than half a kilometre of the Main Beach foreshore and showcasing local sculpture, ceramics, glass, homewares, fashion, craft, toys and clothing.
Aside from these fantastic markets, be sure to check out what other ones are on in the region while you’re here – there’s plenty of other farmers and craft markets happening each month!