Visiting and supporting community markets is a fantastic way to get to know the locals and the places they call home. From fresh, seasonal produce to beautiful handcrafted gifts and even a touch of Bollywood, the markets of the Coffs Coast deliver plenty of variety.
Markets present a wonderful opportunity to shop sustainably and support local, mindful producers and businesses by buying homegrown and handmade products. Here are some of our favourites:
Coffs Coast Growers Market is held every Thursday in the heart of the city, just opposite Coffs Central shopping centre. This market celebrates local produce and is all about the ‘paddock to plate’ experience. Spend your time chatting to a farmer or enjoy browsing the diverse offerings from baked treats, beautiful blooms, handcrafted items and more.
Harbourside Market is a makers and growers market held weekly at the beautiful Jetty Foreshores. This vibrant and popular market is the perfect way to kick off your Sunday morning. And with a philosophy of ethically and locally made goods, you’ll be buying for all the right reasons. These markets showcase everything from jewellery, fresh produce, plants and clothing, to beauty products, furniture and homewares.
Twilight Food Market is on every Friday evening at Park Beach Reserve during daylight saving months. This market centres around food, glorious food with flavours from all corners of the globe. It’s very much a family-friendly event – even the pooch can join in! Sitting back under the stars by Coffs Creek with tasty delights and live music playing is just the ticket to welcome the weekend.
Made with Love Market is dedicated to boutique, handmade goods. Up to 100 stalls showcase an incredible range of items. Local artisans, makers and food producers handcraft items from the heart. Held four times throughout the year in Coffs Harbour, you’ll be sure to find many memorable and unique gifts.
Coramba Village Market offers the beauty of the hinterland along with a visit to the charming historical village of Coramba, just 15 minutes west of Coffs. Stalls at the monthly market showcase produce of the Orara Valley and focus on eco-friendly, repurposed, homegrown and homemade.
Woolgoolga Markets are a regular weekend feature at this seaside village about 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour. Looking for a special gift, clothing or bric-a-brac, the monthly Woolgoolga Beach Market will have you covered – fresh and fabulous!
For colour, fun, delicious food and live music, be sure to check out the twice-monthly Bollywood Beach Market. The concept behind these markets honours the local community, with Woolgoolga being home to Australia’s largest Sikh / Punjabi population.