We all like a good market.
There are several markets on the NSW Central Coast, but below you’ll find the locals’ favourites.
The markets range from bric-a-brac to hand-sourced quality products. You’ll find fresh produce, art and craft, home-made food, jewellery and more.
Sometimes the markets change their dates due to the weather or other reasons. Make sure you check their Facebook page.
When: Every Sunday
Hours: 7am - 12pm
Where: Gosford Showground, Gosford
Gosford City Farmers Markets is a great place to go on a Sunday to get artisan and fresh produce by local farmers and producers, especially fruits and vegetables.
There’s a great variety of fruits and vegetables and other delicious food: Organic sourdough bread. Fresh pasta. Eggs. Raw honey. Grass fed beef. Goat cheese and other cheeses. Olives. Homemade chutneys and relish. And more.
There's also ready-made international food: Chinese dumplings. Gozleme. Falafels. And more.
If you like fresh food that’s the place to go. There are other stalls as well that sell plants, pet items and uggboots.
When: Every 4th Sunday
Hours: 9am - 2pm
Where: Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach
At Avoca Beachside Markets you won’t find cheap and mass-produced things. Only quality, locally-sourced and handmade items. It comes with a higher price tag, but it’s completely worth it.
120+ stalls of beautifully designed arts and crafts, jewellery, textiles. And organic and fresh produce and international food like gozleme.You find jams, honey, cheeses, bagels. Little Creek Cheese and Brooklyn Boy Bagels are some of the stalls.
The Avoca Beachside Markets’ vibe is great. The markets on the edge of the lake, there's a grassy area, live music and a little playground.
The markets are dog-friendly.
Parking at Avoca Beach is hard to find when the markets are on. Get there early, or park on The Round Drive and walk a few minutes. Or park at Avoca Beach Hotel and take one of their shuttle busses to the markets.
Find out more about Avoca Beachside Markets...
When: First Saturday of the month
Hours: 9am - 3pm
Where: Terrigal Esplanade next to the beach, Terrigal
About 30-40 stalls beside the beach. There are many clothes stalls, candles, jewellery, soaps, relishes & chutneys. And live music.
Enjoy the markets, the beach, boutique shopping, Florida Beach Bar, the beer garden, and walk to Terrigal Haven along the esplanade. Terrigal Markets are in a great spot.
Park at Terrigal Haven or in the free carpark on Wilson Rd.
When: 3rd Sunday of the month
Hours: 9am - 2pm
Where: Next to Umina Surf Life Saving Club, Umina
Umina Beach Markets are one of the best markets in one of the best locations.
There are 75+ stalls with everything you can possibly find in a market… Art, fruits and vegetables, clothes, ready-to-eat-food (including yummy churros), jewellery, live music, good vibe and more.
The stalls are beside the beach and Umina Beach Playground. The playground is huge. It has a toddler area, a big climbing net, a flying fox, a BMX track and skatepark. There’s heaps of space for picnics.
The beach is patrolled in summer, so make a whole day of it with your family at Umina Beach Markets.
When: Last Saturday of the month
Hours: 9am - 2pm
Where: Tuggerah Parade Foreshore, Long Jetty
Long Jetty Markets is quite a big market with 100+ stalls and live music. There are nice products: Jewellery, clothes, homeware, candles, skin care and more.
There are also food stalls and ready-made food: International food, fresh eggs, jams, relishes, chutneys, breads, treats, oils & vinegars, fruits…
Kids enjoy face painting and jumping castles.
Enjoy walking or cycling along Tuggerah Lake before or after visiting the markets.
Hours: 8am - 4pm Sat and 9am - 3pm Sun
Where: Lions Community Hall, 3/8 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford
If you like antiques, do no miss Terrigal Antique & Vintage Fair! It’s the only vintage market on the Central Coast.
You find a wide array of genuine vintage, antique and retro homewares. Plus vintage clothing and accessories. Rustic farmyard relics. And more. Some of the collectibles include: Fine china. Oil lamps. Typewriters. Vintage cameras and radios.
When: Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Holidays
Hours: 9am - 4pm
Where: 189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach
The eclectic Ettalong Markets offer items of varying quality, from bric-a-brac and knick-knacks to watercolour paintings, beachy home decor, and beautiful pots and plants.
The markets are located at the Galleria. The Mediterranean decor is striking: stone and polished wood floors, brick and stone walls, statues, murals and stunning stained glass windows.
These markets are certainly unique.
My favourite thing about the markets is the delicious eateries like Taste of France, Lavash, Palaĉinki Cafe and Vegalicious. Make sure you’re hungry before you go there.
Find out more about the Ettalong Markets.