We sussed out the best markets around town
Olive Tree Market
The Olive Tree Market is dedicated to handmade and designer artisan goods. Men’s and women’s fashion, kids toys, homewares, jewellery, photography and design prints are all available alongside some delicious food stalls. The Junction Public School, Union St, Merewether 2291. First Sat of month, 9am-3pm.
Newcastle Farmers & Craft Market
Every Sunday the Newcastle Showground hosts gourmet food stalls, with fresh and organic fruit and veg, tasty preserved jams, sauces and chutneys, gourmet coffees, teas and wines along with a massive selection of international foods. The market also claims to have the biggest selection arts and crafts in the Hunter region. Newcastle Showground, Brown Rd, Broadmeadow 2292. Sun 8am-1pm.
Hunter Street Organic Markets
Run by the same people who put on nine other markets down in Sydney, these guys know fresh food. They sell anything in season that you might need on the main mall Wednesday through Saturday. Hunter St Mall, Hunter St, Newcastle 2300. Wed-Sat 8.30am-3pm.
Hamilton Clocktower Markets
Originally a once-a-month market, the Clocktower markets now run every weekend selling clothes, craft, gifts and a wide range of food. James Street Plaza, Beaumont St, Hamilton 2303. Sat 8am-3pm.
Bargain Hunters, this is your market. This place can be packed on a busty day, so you’ll want to get down early to haggle for the good stuff. Wickham Park, Albert St, Wickham 2293. Last Sun of month 9am-4pm (except Dec).
This is your market for everything, fresh food, kids entertainment, a BBQ, second hand goods, coffee and crafts. Wal Herd Park, Cowper St, Wallsend 2287. Third Sat of month 8am-1pm.
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