Whether it’s for the fresh produce, the arts and crafts or the atmosphere, exploring your local markets can be loads of fun for the whole family.

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to markets on the South Side, with exciting new markets popping up all over the place each month.

If you can’t decide which one to go to next, we’ve listed a few of our favourites for you.

Jimboomba Country Markets
If you’re looking for farm fresh produce, venture out country way to Jimboomba for their monthly country markets. Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7am to 12pm at Jimboomba State School, the Jimboomba Country Markets boasts around 300 stalls filled with fresh fruit and veg, arts and crafts, plants and more.

Beenleigh Crafts and Farmers Market
Held every Sunday from 6am until 12pm at the Showgrounds, the Beenleigh Crafts and tamborine-country-marketsFarmers Market features fresh produce and fish, crafts, a variety of new and second hand goods and a range of pet products. Grab a coffee and go for a wander through all the fantastic stalls!

Global Food Village
If you’re looking to enjoy a day out with an exciting international atmosphere, Global Food Village is the way to go! Held every Sunday from 6am until 2pm on Croydon Road in Woodridge, these markets feature more than 185 nationalities in the form of traditional cuisines, multi-cultural costumes and shopping experiences.

Beenleigh Town Square Markets
Held every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm at Beenleigh Town Square, the Beenleigh Town Square Markets are the best place for delicious food, farm-direct produce and unique crafts. The markets feature a huge range of gourmet breakfast stalls, food trucks, heaps of fresh produce at market prices and a wide selection of flowers, plants, arts, crafts, knick-knacks, clothing, handmade gifts, and more.

Creative Markets
Held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am until 1pm at Tudor Park PCYC in Loganholme, the Creative Markets showcase over 40 handmade and unique boutique stalls, fresh produce, healthy and organic food/drink options as well as great coffee. There is also a wide range of live entertainment and children’s entertainment throughout the day.beenleigh-early-bird-markets

Tamborine Mountain Country Market
Located at the showgrounds and held every 2nd Sunday of each month from 7:30am until 1:30pm, Tamborine Mountain Country Markets features fresh produce, jams and preserves, and a range of handmade arts and crafts.

Kuraby Farmers Markets
On every Saturday from 6am until 12pm next to Wally Tate Park in Kuraby, the Kuraby Farmers and Food Markets is the perfect place to shop, eat and relax your weekend away. Packed with fresh fruit and vegetable sellers, growers, traditional foods, arts and crafts, second-hand items, coffee, baked breads, seafood, premium meats and handmade items, this is one market you can’t go past.

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