Central Queensland is home to an array of markets you can explore as a family. Whether you are looking for fresh fruit and vege for the week ahead, a morning coffee, searching for a unique handmade present, local arts and crafts, or just somewhere to stroll and browse, you’ll find the details below.
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Emerald Lions Flea Market
Where: Rotary Park, Hospital Road, Emerald (opposite the Emerald Hospital)
When: 8am-12pm, First Sunday of every month (February to November)
A monthly flea market held at Rotary Park, Hospital Road, Emerald. Various stalls: cooking, plants, craft, jewellery, clothing & much more. Train rides for the children. hot dog, pies, cold drinks, tea & coffee available.
The Lions Xmas market is held on the 2nd Sunday of December at Morton Park Emerald, on the corner of the Capricorn Highway and Dundas Street.
Stall site bookings & information call Debbie 49 874 385
BAM (Beach Art Music) Market
Where: At the southern end of the park on Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands
When: 2pm – 7pm, First Sunday of every month
These fantastic markets are brought to you by Boyne Tannum Arts Business Community Association Inc. and feature food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creative stalls, walk up chalk board (buskers welcome) and lots more. This is an awesome family friendly outing on the charming esplanade – bring your own chairs or rugs!
(Sorry, Millenium Esplanade is a no dogs allowed zone)
Gladstone Rotary Family Markets
Where: Kmart Carpark at Stockland Gladstone, Dawson Hwy, Gladstone
When: 7am-12pm, Third Sunday of every month (except December)
These all-weather markets are held in the undercover car park at Kmart Gladstone. Here you’ll find a great selection of quality fruit and vegetables at excellent prices, and an variety of food, jewellery, handmade items, plants, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, coffee, entertainment and much more. For those who enjoy a game of chess, pit your skills against the others at tables.
Gladstone PCYC Market
Where: PCYC, 53 Yarroon Street Gladstone
When: 8am-12pm, Second Sunday of the month
Calliope River Historical Village Markets
Where: Dawson Highway, Calliope
When: 8am-12pm 25 February 2018 to 26 November 2018
On the banks of the Calliope River, 26kms west of Gladstone and 100kms south of Rockhampton is one of the largest markets in Queensland.
Over 200 stalls of homewares, fresh produce, plants, and bric-a-brac for sale. Miniature steam train rides. The Clyde Hotel is licensed and operates on markets days. Variety of food and drink stalls. Reserved parking for coaches and handicapped visitors. Dogs are not allowed in the village grounds.
Calliope Twilight Markets
Where: Calliope Central Shopping Centre, 2041 Dawson Highway Calliope.
When: 5.30 – 8.30 pm, Third Friday of every month
A family-friendly community market that show-cases local talent, focuses on hand-made wares and supports local business-pm
Calliope Rotary Markets
Where: Calliope RSL Hall, 32 Stirrat St, Calliope
Indoor market with room for a more than 60 stalls! Stalls vary every time, come see what’s new and support local small business!
Mount Larcom Farmers Market
Where: Mount Larcom State School Oval
When: 9am – 12 pm, Sun 25 March | Sun 10 June | Sun 16 September
The Mount Larcom Farmers Markets is a community market that supports local farmers no matter how big their scale of farming is. The stall holders are housewives, families, farmers and local small businesses who preserve produce, grow produce and create amazing items for use. You will find at the markets, all kinds of preserved oils, hand made leather goods, plants, woodwork, arts, honey, candles, body creams, chickens and piglets for sale, coffee beans, soaps, organic meats and so on. Come along!
Heritage Village Markets
Where: Rockhampton Heritage Village, 296 Boundary Road, Parkhurst
When: Every second month. 8am – 1.30pm
2018 dates: Sunday 8 July, Sunday 9 September, 25 November,
Entry: gold coin donation per person, under 14 year olds free.
The Rockhampton Heritage Village Markets are hosted every second month with around 120+ stalls, farm animals and rides for all ages attracting crowds of people. Each markets hosts a theme including Australia Day Markets,Craft Markets, Mothers Day, Bush Markets, Jazz Markets and Christmas Markets. With live entertainment, working demonstrations, vintage car, stage coach and horse rides its a fun day at the markets not to be missed!
Plenty of off street parking! (sorry no dogs are allowed) Enclosed shoes must be worn on the rides.
Kern Arcade Car Park Markets
Where: Ground floor of the car park behind Kern Arcade
114 East street, (can also be accessed from Bolsover St) Rockhampton City.
When: Every Sunday 8am 12 pm
The Kern Arcade Car Park Markets have been successfully operating in Bolsover street, for over 17 years with plenty of free parking covered and uncovered in and around the market, there is also to other floors above the markets to park free of charge. The Kern Arcade shops are also open for trading every Sunday
CQ Eat Fest
CQ Eat Fest has got your Saturday night sorted, join them for dinner under the stars with lots of food options to choose from, activities and entertainment and retails stalls for everyone. Bring the family or meet up with friends CQ Eat Fest will have something for everyone!
CQ Mummas Market
Where: usually at the Showgrounds, Rockhampton
When: Sun 1st July 2018 | Sat 8th September 2018 | Sat 1st December 2018
Entry: $2 / adult
A mothers markets like no other with babies & children’s items (new & second hand) and support services for mothers all in the one place. See a gorgeous range of babies, children and mothers’ products from a variety of vendors, speak to some of the support services which are attending, and entertain the kids with activities.
By supporting local you can win a fantastic lucky draw prizes – CQ Mumma’s Market has you sorted, from maternity, birth and beyond
That Baby Market Rockhampton
Where: Bauhinia House, Cnr Berserker & High Sts, Berserker
When: 8am – 12.30, Sat 28 July 2018 | Sat 25 August 2018
(dates very – see the Community Events Calendar or their Facebook page for details)
Entry: $2 / adult (under 15 years free)
An indoor, all weather, air-conditioned market that showcases new, handmade & preloved items for maternity, babies and children. Come and see why everyone is so excited about this new baby and children’s market.
Child and family friendly, Loads of handmade & preloved goodies, 100 free door bags
Markets on Quay Rockhampton
Where: 375 Quay Street, Rockhampton (next to the boat ramp)
When: 8am – 12pm (4 times per year)
2018 dates: Sun 25 March | Sun 3 June | Sun 16 September | Sun 9 December
These markets really have the family feel with children’s entertainment like pony and cart rides, jumping castle, train rides, merry-go-rounds, laughing clowns, face painting as well as a special guest at each event. They also have small business’s and stalls including food, ice cream, coffee, handmade items, homegrown plants, homemade items, sweets, health & wellness products, pet products and so much more.
Markets On Quay also love to help other business’s out, and accept donations for People-4-Pets and Rockhampton Food Bank every market.
Gracemere Lions Markets
Where: Conaghan Park Lawrie ST, Gracemere
When: 8am – 12 noon, First Saturday of every month.
Here you’ll find a variety of stalls with great items. Sausage on bread and drinks. Come and support the stall holders that do a great job setting up and supplying these lovely treasures for sale. The kids can play on the equipment in the playground too.
The Handmade Expo Markets
8am-1pm @ Robert Schwarten Pavilion – Sat 17 February | Sat 17 March
10am-3pm @ Botanic Gardens – Sat 28 April | Sat 26 May | Sat 23 June
8am-1pm @ Robert Schwarten Pavilion – Sat 21 July | Sat 18 August | Sat 15 September | Sat 13 October | Sat 17 November | Sat 1 December
This market is all about hand-made, hand-baked and hand-grown! It showcases the talents the region and surrounds has to offer. During the cooler months, wander through the stalls under the big fig trees at the Botanical Gardens and when it starts to heat up they head to the showgrounds pavilion, where its all under cover (and cool). There is also delicious food and coffee and entertainment for the kids.
Yeppoon Community Markets
Where: Stevenson Park/Showgrounds, Yeppoon.
When: 6am – 10 am, Every Saturday morning
This market was started as a Rotary project in 1976 by Mr. Jim Stephens, a Rotary member and farmer with only about 6 stalls. It was later taken over by the Yeppoon Charity Market, and has changed its name and grown over the years to what it is today. This Market has always been about the Community and the profits from stall fees goes back into the local community.
Fig Tree Creek Markets
Where: Merv Anderson Park, Yeppoon.
(adjacent to the Capricorn Coast Tourist Information Centre at Ross Creek Roundabout)
When: 8am – 12 pm, First Sunday of every mmonth
The Fig Tree Creek Markets are organised by Keppel Coast Arts and stallholders display, demonstrate and sell unique, handmade, locally designed, home baked and home grown products. Celebrate our local creativity and enjoy live entertainment each month. Proceeds from the stallholders fees collected also help KCA in other arts related activities within the community.
Yeppoon Boutique Markets
Where: The Strand Hotel carpark at the beach end of Queen Street, Yeppoon.
When: 8am – 12 noon, Every Saturday morning
Yeppoon Boutique Markets have a great selection of local and regional small businesses with stalls selling handmade, home grown and reliably sourced products. Everyone is welcome and it is a great family vibe.
There’s a not-for-profit sausage sizzle every Saturday where Yeppoon Boutique Markets provide the marquee, bbq & gas, and a local organisations can raise money. Once a month on the last Saturday of each month they also host YBM – Monthly Car Boot Sale
Causeway Lake Markets
Where: The esplanade, Causeway Lake
When: 10am – 12 noon, Fourth Sunday of each month
The Causeway Lake Markets are held on the 4th Sunday of every month from 10am – 12.00 noon at Causeway Lake, at the northern end of the causeway. The stalls have a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and other homemade products.
Emu Park Picnic Markets
Where: Bell Park, Hill Street, Emu Park Q 4710
When: 8am – 12pm, Third Sunday of each month
Hosted by Emu Park Lions there’s usually over 100 stalls providing a wide range of new and used goodies including fresh local produce, plants, preserves, craft, novelty items, art, and woodwork. You can find a unique present for a special person in your life and solve the problem of what to buy that “hard to buy for” person. Some people have even been seen buying things like fishing gear and the like just for themselves.
There’s always freshly cooked juicy hamburgers and bacon and egg sandwiches served up by the Emu Park Kindy crew and you can get a cup of the best coffee on the coast and then stay on to listen to the fantastic foot tapping live music provide by our talented local musicians.
All profits from the markets, which are run by Emu Park Lion’s volunteers – with the support of the council – go to local charities and to the maintenance and care of Bell Park facilities.