Byron Bay’s original market started in 1987 and is one of the biggest in the area… and they 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, the market is now in its new home which is in Railway Park and surrounds, Jonson Street.
The Sunday Community market (02 6685 6807) in the heart of town is an eclectic collection of stalls that showcase Byron’s intrinsic authenticity and lively culture, 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.
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 (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.
Byron Farmers Market is located at the Butler St Reserve, a short stroll from the centre of town, diagonally opposite the Byron Bus Interchange.
The summer season Byron Bay Twilight 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!