When it comes to markets in Tasmania, Salamanca is usually the first thing that comes to travellers’ minds, after all it is one of Tasmania’s major tourist attractions. However there are plenty of other fabulous markets that offer a great range of local produce, crafts and Tasmanian made gifts. Whether you are loading up on fresh produce, perusing local goodies, or simply grabbing a coffee and going for a weekend wander, there is something for everyone hidden in these great Southern Tasmanian markets.
Farm Gate Market
A local favourite when it comes to fresh produce, Farmgate Market’s ethos has and will always be: if you can’t eat it, drink it, grow it or meet the producer, then you wont find it at the market. Home to a huge array of local Tasmanian flavours, fresh florals and some great eats that you can munch on while you wander, the Farm Gate Market is a must when visiting Hobart.
When: 8:30am – 12:30pm every Sunday
Where: Bathurst Street, Hobart
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Southern Tasmania without meandering you way through the Salamanca Market on a Saturday morning. Home to a great range of goodies from Tasmanian artists, designers and producers, the Salamanca Market is more than just a shopping trip, it is an experience in itself.
The market is currently running an interim, smaller market called Tasmania’s Own Market (thanks to COVID) and features a selection of your favourite Salamanca stallholders.
When: 8:30am – 1:30pm every Saturday
Where: Salamanca Place, Hobart
The stalls range between fresh produce, hot food, gourmet tea & coffee, bric-a-brac, handmade clothing, and local plants.
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm on the first and third Sunday of the month
Where: Cygnet Town Hall
Hobart Twilight Market
Head out on a Friday afternoon, enjoy some live music and have a chat to the passionate local stallholders at the Hobart Twilight Market. Located at Long Beach in Sandy Bay, the Market is home to a superb selection of Tasmanian eats, drinks, design and music.
The market is also dog-friendly, so bring your canine companion along for a Friday night out!
When: 4:30pm – 9:00pm on the first and third Friday of the Month (October – March)
Where: Long Beach, Sandy Bay
Oatlands Mini Farmers Market
Located in the beautiful rural town of Oatlands on the Midlands Highway the Oatlands Mini Farmers Market is well worth a visit. Their motto is: Make it, Bake it, Grow it, which is exactly what you can expect when visiting the market – locally grown, made or baked goods.
The market features a wide range of seasonal goods, fresh veggies and herbs, locally grown seedlings, local goats cheese, freshly baked breads and locally raised meat.
When: 10:00am – 1:00pm on the third Sunday of each month
Where: Oatlands Roche Hall lawn
Bream Creek Farmers Market
Focused on locally grown, fresh, seasonal produce and sold by those who make it, the Bream Creek Farmers Market is a great place to meet the maker. The market showcases a range of products from flowers and fresh veg to cheeses, seafood, gin, wine and plenty more. There are even a couple of friendly Alpacas that stroll around the market – much to the delight of the kids (and adults!).
When: 9:00am – 1:00pm on the first Sunday of every month
Where: Bream Creek Showgrounds
The Market at Franklin
Franklin is a picturesque town situated on the banks of the Huon River, 40 minutes from Hobart. The town sits in the heart of the apple-growing region of Tasmania and produces some exceptional local produce. The local community prides itself on its strong creative community from which you will find plenty of evidence at the Market at Franklin. Pick up some fresh produce, local arts and crafts or just soak up the unique country atmosphere. Breakfast, refreshments and great coffee are also available.
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm on the last Sunday of each month
Where: Franklin Palais Theatre
The Judbury Market is a real hidden gem in the Huon Valley. Featuring locally made woodcrafts, gourmet preserves, cakes, slices and plenty of wonderful arts and crafts, the Judbury Market is a must visit when exploring the Huon Valley on a Sunday.
Pack a picnic blanket, bring the kids and sit back and enjoy some live music from local artists.
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm on the second Sunday of each month (September – May)
Port Arthur Makers Market
Featuring some of the finest producers and artisans of the Tasman Peninsula, the Port Arthur Markers Market is held at the beautiful Port Arthur Historic Site. Take a wander around the market to find a range of goods; from local honey and chocolate through to candles, glassware, knitwear and, of course, Tasmanian wine and gin. There is a little something for everyone.
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm visit the website for upcoming dates
Where: Port Arthur Historic Site
Willie Smith’s Artisan and Produce Market
Showcasing the Huon Valley’s famous local produce along with local artisans, Willie Smith’s Artisan and Produce Market is a great stop when touring the Huon Valley on a Saturday. The market features gourmet pork products, honey, baked goods, condiments, jams, pickles and preserves along with local handmade ceramics, handcrafted wood products and quality leather goods.
When: 10:00am – 1:00pm every Saturday
Where: Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove.
For more information on upcoming market and events in Southern Tasmania, visit our Events Page
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