Who doesn't love to attend a market, where you can find peruse the items from the local maker or trader, indulge in food from the local purveyor or simply enjoy the music from the local entertainer. Markets, and food festivals are more than a destination, it's a whole experience dedicated to showcasing the best on offer in Newcastle and surrounds. Across the year there are many markets, and food festivals planned, some regularly and others as one-off events where you can encounter the sights and sounds of a fabulous event experience.
Olive Tree Market
Olive Tree is usually held on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9am-2pm however the next market will be on 16 July in Civic Park.
The Olive Tree Market showcases a carefully curated line-up of over 130 of the best emerging and established artists, designers, makers, gourmet artisan food producers, and delicious street food purveyors each month.
Homegrown Markets at the Station
Monthly June 25, July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 10
Following on from the success of the Homegrown Markets in Speers Point, the iconic Newcastle train station is the perfect venue and comes alive on market days. The tracks are filled with handmade, eco focused goodness and the positive vibes are next level! Each market day the station is filled with 100+ unique stalls!
Hamilton Markets at Gregson Park
Monthly on Saturdays
11 June, 9 July, 13 August, 10 September, 8 October, 12 November, 10 December
Hamilton Markets offers a large variety of stalls selling beautifully handmade and locally designed and sourced products. The market encourages emerging artists, designers, unique fashion and accessories, continental food, condiments, sweet treats, dog treats, fresh produce, eco-friendly and recycled goods to showcase their wares each month.
My Kids Market
Sun 31 July and Sun 4 December
At My Kids Market, families can host a stall and recycle gently used baby and kids items into cash instead of adding them to landfill while savvy shoppers will save big on all the popular brands when buying quality pre loved clothing, toys, books, shoes, bikes, prams, puzzles, nursey items and more for a fraction of the cost of buying new!
James Street Providore Markets
Every Saturday from 7 May- 23 July
If you love you mum, love your dog, or just looking for something special for yourself…this is the market for you. Running every Saturday in James Street Hamilton, the Providore Markets have something for everyone. From accessories for your fur babies, candles, melts, handmade earring, gourmet spices, elegant easy to wear jewellery for men, handmade carvings and nick knacks or something a bit unique.
Sun 3 July
Head to the Station for an authentic French market, with the largest selection of French gourmet food and artisans. Bring your market basket to pick up the finest French produce and products from Newcastle and visiting makers and traders.
Homegrown Markets Speers Point Park
First and Third Sunday
The Homegrown markets in Lake Mac are bursting with community spirit, celebrating all things handmade, eco focused or designed locally.
Homegrown Markets Bimbadgen
Sunday 26 June
After a successful market experience in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, residents and visitors of Pokolbin are now able to experience the markets at Bimbadgen. A fabulous venue to shop, eat and relax in the huge amphitheatre.
Maitland Community Markets
First Sunday of every month
At the Maitland Community Markets you can find something new, something old and lots in between plus food and local produce from local farmers and backyard gardeners.
Made & Found Markets Redhead
2nd Sunday of Month
Made & Found Markets have a curated line up of quality vintage, beautiful preloved items, along with a selection of homegrown favourites.
Hunter events bar and BBQ festival
Sat 16 July
Hunter Events is excited to be returning with the Bar & BBQ Festival this WINTER at the Maitland Showground! A full-throttle weekend of the best BBQ, drinks, food, entertainment & market stalls that the Hunter region has to offer.
Seafood and Cider Festival
Sat 10 and Sun 11 September
Hunter Events Group are extremely excited to announce the freshest festival yet, the Seafood & Cider Festival!
A sofishticated day of the freshest locally caught seafood, tastiest local brews and entertainment.
Soak up some Vitamin Sea, feast your way through the huge variety of food and discover your own treasure at artisan market stalls.