A guide to regular markets in the Hunter
Whether you’re a Hunter Valley local or you’re visiting the area, exploring a local market is a sure-fire way to get to know this diverse region. Full of local makers, farmers, and producers, markets in the Hunter Valley are full of treasures waiting to be discovered.
Do you want to shop local? Here’s a guide to regular markets in the Hunter Valley.
Broke Village Markets
Broke is one of the smaller wine subregions of the Hunter Valley, but the area is full of so many gems, including the Broke Village Markets. There’s plenty of stalls selling local, handmade goods, plus entertainment and food.
When: First Sunday of each month, except January and June; 8am-1pm
Where: Stewart McTaggart Park, 4 Wollombi Rd, Broke
Shop from local farmers and producers at Earth Markets Maitland, run by the members of Slow Food Hunter Valley. It’s a great way to shop seasonal produce and support local growers – there’s fresh produce, plants, baked goods, and stacks more.
When: First and third Thursday of each month; 8.30am-1.30pm
Where: The Levee, 396 High St, Maitland
Handmade in the Hunter Markets
This long-running country market at Sobels Wines is all about showcasing makers and creators from the Hunter who sell only handmade goods. When you visit, it’s hard to resist taking home a treat for yourself or someone special! Bring a picnic and some wine and make a day of your visit to this Pokolbin market.
When: Every Saturday and some Sundays; 9am-2pm
Where: Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Rd, Pokolbin
Homegrown Markets at Bimbadgen
The Homegrown Markets started in Newcastle, but they’ve since branched out to hold a market at Bimbadgen. The market is a celebration of all things handmade, eco-focused, and designed by local makers. There’s also plenty of food and kids entertainment to enjoy. Keep an eye on Homegrown Markets’ socials to see when the next Bimbadgen market is.
When: Next market Sunday 26 November, 2023
Where: Bimbadgen, 790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
Hunter Wine Country Markets
Held at De Bortoli in Lovedale, Hunter Wine Country Markets are a long-standing fixture on the Hunter Valley market calendar. Expect boutique stalls by local artisans, with everything from jewellery and clothes, to candles and local produce.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday; 9am-2pm
Where: De Bortoli, 532 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale
Loved and Local Market
These new markets, held at the historic Abermain Hotel, are a small but vibrant celebration of local businesses. Check out goodies from local stallholders and grab some food from Blue Leaf Cafe or Abbey Bistro while the kids get their faces painted.
When: Third Sunday of each month; 8am-1pm
Where: Abermain Hotel, 27 Charles St, Abermain
Maitland Community Markets
Run by non-profit organisation Hunter River Agricultural and Horticultural Association, Maitland Community Markets are a massive collection of old and new goodies, plus produce from local growers. With more than 100 stalls to explore, head along to shop local and grab a bite to eat while you’re at it.
When: First Sunday of each month except January; 9am-1pm
Where: Maitland Showground, 50 Blomfield St, South Maitland
Meet the Maker Market
Meet the Maker Market is a new market in the Hunter region, held on the picturesque grounds of Newcastle Distilling Co in Pokolbin. Enjoy meeting the people who make the goods you can shop at the market, and browse clothes, plants, homewares, dog-friendly goodies, and more.
When: Second Sunday of each month; 10am-2pm
Where: Newcastle Distilling Co, 16 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin
The Valley Markets
The Valley Markets are typically held in Singleton, but you can sometimes find them popping up at different spots around the Hunter region. Find jewellery, art, kids toys, homewares, and more. Make sure you keep an eye on The Valley Markets Facebook page to see where and when the next market is.
When: Next market at Miller Park Hotel on Sunday 19th November
The Sunday Muster
The Sunday Muster is held at the famous Mortels Sheepskin Factory. Shop artists, craftspeople, and designers soundtracked by live music. Check The Sunday Muster Artisan Markets Facebook page to find upcoming markets.
When: Next market on Sunday 26th November
Where: Mortels Sheepskin Factory, 1 Weakleys Dr, Thornton
Only held on the holiday Monday of each long weekend throughout the year (Easter, June, and October), Wollombi Markets are a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. Discover local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac, and more.
When: Monday 1 April, Monday 10 June, & Monday 7 October 2024
Where: Wollombi Saleyards, 2978 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi
Note: The above information was valid at the time of publishing. Please contact individual venues for up-to-date information.
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