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Our region is not only renowned for its picturesque beaches but also for vibrant and diverse markets that add a unique flavour to the local culture

Local markets offer a delightful blend of artisanal products, fresh local produce and a lively community atmosphere.

One of the standout markets in the region is the Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers Market. Set against the backdrop of the Geelong Waterfront, this market showcases an array of handmade goods and locally grown produce. Visitors can explore stalls brimming with unique crafts, jewellery, clothing and artwork created by talented local artisans. The aroma of freshly baked goods and the vibrant colours of fresh fruits and vegetables create an enticing atmosphere that captivates both locals and tourists alike.

For those with a penchant for fresh produce, the Torquay Cowrie Market is a must-visit. Held on the grassy lawns overlooking the ocean, this market offers a wide array of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and gourmet delights. From organic honey to artisanal cheeses, the market celebrates the region’s rich agricultural bounty. It’s not just a shopping experience – it’s a celebration of local flavours and a connection to the land.

The Anglesea Riverbank Market is another gem, attracting visitors with its relaxed riverside setting. Here, one can browse through stalls offering handmade crafts, vintage treasures and locally-produced goods. The laid-back ambiance and scenic views make it a perfect weekend outing for families and friends. Live music and a variety of food stalls contribute to the festive atmosphere, making it a delightful experience for all.

The markets are more than just shopping destinations; they reflect the region’s vibrant community spirit and commitment to local craftsmanship. Whether you’re in search of handcrafted treasures, fresh produce or a taste of the local culture, these markets offer an enriching experience against the breathtaking backdrop of the Australian coastline.

Aireys Inlet
Community Hall. Sunday 9am-1pm (October-July)
Check www.aireysinletmarket.com.au for dates
Anglesea Riverbank
Every fourth Sunday of the month
(November-April) 9am-4pm
Barwon Heads
Community Hall. Last Saturday of the month
and every Saturday during December and January 9am-1pm.
Beckley Park Market
Princes Highway. Every Saturday 8am-1pm.
Bellarine Community Farmers’
Ocean Grove Park, Presidents Avenue.
Every third Saturday of the month 9am-1pm.
Drysdale
Recreation Reserve.
Third Sunday of the month 9am-1pm.
Geelong Showgrounds
Every Sunday 8.30am- 2pm
Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers
Steampacket Gardens.
First Sunday of the month 9am-1pm
Golden Plains Farmers’
Bannockburn. First Saturday of each month
(except January) 8.30am-12.30pm.
Point Lonsdale
Primary School, Bowen Road.
Second Sunday of the month 9am-2pm.
Portarlington
WG Little Reserve, Newcombe Street.
Last Sunday of the month 9am-2pm.
Queenscliff.
Lower Princess Park.
Last Sunday of the month 9am-2pm
Ocean Grove
Ocean Grove Park, Presidents Avenue.
First Sunday of the month 9am-1pm
Torquay Cowrie Market
Foreshore. Every third Sunday of the month (October-April) 10am-3pm
Lorne
Foreshore. Every second Sunday of the month (September-May) 9am-4pm
Winchelsea
Old Shire Hall. First Sunday of every month (except January) 9am-1pm

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