If you’re looking for something to do on the weekend, why not visit the local markets? Search for treasure, pick up amazing farm fresh produce, admire the local art and craft, grab a bite to eat, and do some socialising!

To help you on your way, we’ve listed 10 of our favourite Heritage Highway markets in order of when they occur in the month.

1. Evandale Sunday Market

When: Every Sunday
Where: Falls Park, Evandale
Time: 8:00am – 1:30pm

This popular country market is on every single week, attracting people from near and far to the gorgeous heritage town of Evandale (just a 20 minute drive south from Launceston). The Evandale Market is made up of more than 100 stalls selling tasty fresh products, preloved treasures, plants, art, and more. This is a great one to bring the kids to, with family friendly entertainment on offer.

2. Brighton Market

When: First Sunday of the month
Where: Brighton Memorial Hall
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

If you’re exploring the Southern Midlands, find a bargain at the Brighton Market. There are indoor and outdoor stalls offering trash and treasure, plants, bric-a-brac, jewellery, art, craft and more. The BBQ is usually fired up, and there is hot and cold food for sale.

3. Oatlands Market

When: First Sunday of the month
Where: Oatlands Community Hall
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

The historic sandstone town of Oatlands hosts a lovely monthly market. Browse the stalls offering home made cakes, wooden boxes, hand made cards, photography, goats milk soap, butterflies and glass painting, bric-a-brac, knick-knacks, craft, and more.

4. Liffey Valley Market

When: Second Saturday of the month (Sept – May)
Where: 1443 Liffey Valley Road
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Browse the variety of stalls at the Liffey Valley Market and enjoy the lovely surroundings. Choose from upcycled and preloved treasures, bric-a-brac, homemade baked goodies, plants, veggies, handcrafts, collectables, and more.

5. Epping Forest Market

When: Second & fourth Saturday of the month
Where: Epping Forest Hall
Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Browse the stalls at the Epping Forest Market and discover wonderful local produce, homemade cakes, books, jewellery, plants, bric-a-brac, and more. Make a day of it and explore the sights of the Northern Midlands.

6. Coal River Valley Farmers Market

When: Second Sunday of the month (Oct – Apr)
Where: Campania Hall & Grounds
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

You’ll find quality and variety at the Coal River Valley Farmers Market. Browse the amazing local offerings, including fresh fruit, vegetables, jams, pickles and sauces, as well as beautiful hand-crafted goods and gifts. Tuck in to the barbecue and enjoy real country refreshments.

7. Tunbridge Country Market

When: Second Sunday of the month
Where: Tunbridge Hall
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Experience a real rural market in the quaint town of Tunbridge, in the Southern Midlands. Browse for treasure and pick up a souvenir!

8. Ross Market

When: Third Sunday of the month
Where: Ross Town Hall
Time: From 9:00am

Once a month, undercover at the Ross Town Hall (c. 1891), you’ll be delighted to discover home baked goods, fresh locally grown produce, handmade garments, crafts, arts and photography, bric-a-brac, and lots of new and preloved bargains. Enjoy home-made breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee at the Market Kitchen. Stay awhile and explore all the attractions of this quaint heritage village.

9. Longford RSL Market

When: Last Saturday of the month
Where: Longford RSL
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Visit the indoor and outdoor stalls at the Longford RSL Market and discover a wonderful mix of farmers market produce, gifts, crafts, books, trash and treasure, and more. Soak up the charming English atmosphere of the historic town of Longford.

10. Campbell Town Market

When: Last Sunday of the month
Where: Campbell Town Hall
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm

Bargain hunters, head to the Campbell Town Market and browse the stalls undercover in the lovely Campbell Town Hall. Cast your eye over great bric-a-brac, clothes, plants, cakes, and more.


Please note that extreme weather can impact the markets. If it’s a bit hairy out and you’re still keen, we recommend checking with the individual market organisers directly to make sure it’s still on.


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Header image:
Evandale Sunday Market@sota_ishikawa/Instagram

Words:
Isabel Galloway