Lake Macquarie is not only known for its stunning beaches and water activities, but also for its weekend markets. These markets offer a wide variety of local produce, handmade crafts, food, and other unique finds. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, visiting a weekend market is a great place to start. In this article, we’ll guide you through some of the best markets around Lake Macquarie.
The Toronto Markets are held every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Toronto Foreshore. Here, you’ll find over 200 stalls offering fresh produce, artisanal goods, and food trucks. This market is known for its friendly atmosphere and stunning waterfront location.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market
The Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market was previously held every Saturday from 7:30am to 1pm at Speers Point Park. It is now up and running (under cover) at Glendale Shopping Centre. This market is all about supporting local farmers and producers, with a focus on sustainable and organic produce. You’ll also find handmade crafts and artisanal goods here.
Warners Bay Markets
The Warners Bay Markets are held every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8am to 2pm at the Warners Bay Foreshore. This market is known for its eclectic mix of stalls, offering everything from fresh produce to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery.
Morisset Country Market
The Morisset Country Market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 8am to 2pm at the Morisset Showground. This market is a great place to find antiques, collectibles, and handmade crafts. You’ll also find fresh produce and food stalls here.
The Swansea Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of every month from 8am to 1pm at the Swansea Centre carpark. This market is known for its local produce, fresh seafood, and handmade crafts. You’ll also find live music and a friendly atmosphere here.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets
While not technically in Lake Macquarie, the Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held just a short drive away in the Hunter Valley. These markets are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9am to 3pm at the Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin. Here, you’ll find unique handmade crafts and artisanal goods from local makers.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Lake Macquarie, these markets offer a great way to explore the local culture and support local businesses. From fresh produce to handmade crafts and unique finds, there’s something for everyone at these markets. So why not plan a weekend trip and discover the best markets around Lake Macquarie?