Best Markets to Hold a Stall in South East Queensland
As a small business a good spot at the markets can be a brand defining experience. Having a market stall spreads brand awareness, provides real-time opportunities for one-on-one market research, the chance to educate your customers about your products and it can be a great earner!
There are so many markets popping up all over the place it can be hard to know which ones to hit, but we have rounded up a list of all the best markets to get a stall at in South East Queensland.
Brisbane City Markets
- Wednesdays at Raddacliff Place
- Thursdays at Cathedral Square
Brisbane City Markets are a weekly market with two location options right in the heart of the city. Because they run on weekday instead of a weekend, it gives you the opportunity and option to fit them in without losing your spot at your current weekend market.
The mid-week market is gaining popularity especially among the office dwellers of the inner city, providing entertainment, and a bite to eat on their lunch break.
This market caters to everyone with food stalls, fresh produce and artisan makers sharing the space equally. Artisan creators, food trucks and crafters would do well with a stall at this market. You can learn more about the market here.
Jan Powers Farmers Market – Brisbane
- Saturdays Powerhouse at New Farm
- 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Manly
- 1st Sundays in Mitchelton
The Jan Powers farmers markets was Brisbane’s first farmers market founded in the 1990s with a focus on local growers and artisan creators. It’s now grown to have three locations.
Thousands of Queenslanders and tourists flock to these bustling open air markets every month. This market has a reputation for quality produce, fantastic street food and beautiful local handmade artisan products.
Small makers and artisan creators along with foodie businesses will do well here. You can check out the Jan Farmers Power markets here.
The Milton Markets
- Every Sunday at Milton
The Milton Markets are committed to showcasing local produce growers and creators. Nestled in the inner west suburb of Milton, Brisbane. This lifestyle market brings together everything from local growers to food vans, bakers, juicers, artists, artisans and creators in the one location.
This market is a winner with the locals and the tourists alike, attracting crowds every weekend.
Food trucks, local produce growers, and artisan creators should check out this market as a possible local. You can learn more about this market here.
West End Markets
- Every Saturday in West End
These vibrant lifestyle markets encapsulate everything that makes West End great, bringing fresh produce, arts and crafts, healthy food trucks and ecliptic fashion together.
This popular market is a weekly event, supported by locals and out of towners, this market is always bustling with life.
Fashion brands, artists and artisans alike will thrive with a stall at the market. You can learn more about having a stall at the West End Markets here.
Nundah Fresh Farmers Markets
- Every Sunday in Nundah
This market has fresh produce, local seafood and even meat every week. Truly a good alternative to grocery shopping. Punters will find local produce on sale next to farm fresh eggs, flower markets and even a few local arts and crafts.
This vibrant food-focused market is a popular choice for the locals and gaining popularity with tourists. Any stall focused on fresh food, or with a local artisan product will do well here. You can check out the Nundah Fresh Farmer’s Market here.
Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
- Every Saturday in Carseldine
These lifestyle markets focuses on local first, with a selection of in-season local produce to choose from and local artisan creators stalls. It’s a perfect location for a food stall, with a reputation for gourmet food trucks attracting a foodie following.
- Every Sunday Redcliffe
This bayside market has everything from fresh produce to baked food, artisan creators to performers. This is a bustling lifestyle market with something for everyone.
If you’re an artisan creator, a foodie business or peddling local produce, this market might be the one for you!
Caboolture Town Square Markets
- First and third Wednesday Caboolture Town Square
This foodie market boasts stalls with some of the best lunch options in town for the busy office workers who patronise this market.
Among a thriving foodie scene, this market also has some local creators and even performers.
A stall here would suit anyone with a foodie style business. You can check out the market here.
- Every Sunday HOTA
Situated on the grounds of HOTA, this community market embraces the local creators, bringing stalls for foodies, farmers fresh produce, fashion and arts together in the one place.
If you’re a local maker this market right be the right place for you!
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market
- Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening Surfers Paradise
This thriving lifestyle market runs multiple times a week and in a location like this, it’s not surprising that they get the attention of both the locals and visitors to the area. The beachfront market includes stalls with fashion, crafts, jewellery, artisan foods and even food stalls for those looking for dinner on the go.
If your product falls into any of these categories, this market might be just the spot to build a loyal following. You can check out the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market here.
Every Saturday Rocklea
The Saturday fresh markets or as they are better known the Rocklea Markets is one of Brisbane’s oldest and largest markets.
With over 150 stalls including everything from fresh, local produce to food trucks, second-hand goods, fashion, jewellery, local artisan crafts, records and even comic books, this market continues to be a crowd pleaser.
Almost any kind of business could find a home at this market, check out the market online here.
The Collective Markets
- Every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday at Southbank
This lifestyle market has strong focus on artisan creators, artists and fashion. There are also some foodies stalls for those who get peckish when wandering around, this market is not for fresh produce or getting your farmer’s local fruit or vegetables, the focus is on fashion and lifestyle stalls.
If you run a fashion brand, create jewellery or anything artisan this might be a good market for you. Check them out online here.
- Every Saturday and Sunday Carrara
With over 400 stalls, this is the Gold Coast’s largest market and one of the oldest too! It’s got a good following and the structure of the location is such that many of the stalls are semi-permanent store fronts.
This market literally has it all, from fresh produce to artisan crafts, second-hand goods, collectables, fashion outlets, jewellery, food, essential services such as key cutting and engraving, preloved books, mystical and new businesses, homewares, pots, plants, health and beauty services, pets and more.
Whatever your business you could make a home for yourself at this market. You can check it out online here.
- Every Saturday and Wednesday at Eumundi
This is the Sunshine Coast’s largest market, attracting thousands of locals and visitors every week.
This relaxed lifestyle market, nestled amongst the trees boasts a very local and artisan motto – make it, bake it, grow it, sew it.
You can check them out online here.
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If you’re just starting out in the market stall scence, you can also check out our blog on How to Start a Market Stall.