Bay Bay Markets in January 2020

Byron Bay is known for our markets! Especially through the Summer season ☀️

The Byron region is renowned for its community markets. There are regular markets held every weekend that often follow a “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” principle. Some markets also offer a range of Arts & Crafts activities for both children and adults. There are also a range of Farmers’ Markets held on weekends and some weekdays. Browse the list below to plan your visit to the markets.

New Brighton Market

New Brighton Farmers Market Tuesday 7 January 2020

The New Brighton Farmers’ Market is a bountiful fresh food market held in the New Brighton Oval, across the road from the New Brighton shop and playground, every Tuesday morning, rain or shine, from 8am until 11am. New Brighton is a small, beachside area located between Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach, about a 20-minute drive north from Byron Bay. To get there, exit the Pacific Highway at Brunswick Heads, and follow the signs to New Brighton. A not-for-profit organisation runs the New Brighton Farmers Market, ensuring affordable prices and quality produce. The market supports the idea of local people eating local produce, as it makes farm-fresh produce available directly from the farmers to the public. The food does not travel far, which decreases the cost of transport as well as the carbon footprint. To ensure this, the market is supported by and managed by local farmers and local residents. Most of the produce is organic, and the market sells more than just fresh fruit and veggies: meats, nuts, baked goods, olives, bread, eggs, and dairy. There are also a few breakfast options, and hot, local coffee. The atmosphere of the New Brighton Farmers Market cannot be beat. It is very popular among local people. There is usually some live entertainment performed by local musicians, which adds to the atmosphere of the market.

Byron Bay Beachside Markets

Byron Beachside Market Wednesday 8 January 2020

The Byron Bay Beachside Markets are held four times each year: in early January, Easter, mid-July and in late September. The markets are located on the foreshore of Main Beach, east of the Surf Club in Byron Bay. The Markets open at 8am and run until 4pm. The Market’s unique location is not the only thing that sets the Byron Beachside Markets apart; the market has a ‘make it, bake it, grow it’ ethos, focusing on authenticity and sustainability, so the products and produce are of top quality. The 200 market stalls, stretching over half a kilometer, showcase an exciting array of original artworks, from paintings and drawings to ceramics, as well as clothing for the whole family, crafts, toys, giftware, and home wares, all created by talented local designers and artists. The incredible locally made goods make for wonderful gifts and unbeatable souvenirs. There are also a variety of wellbeing services offered by experienced practitioners; you can enjoy a professional massage with the sound of the waves crashing in the background. The Byron Bay Beachside Market offers local talents a huge opportunity to showcase their work to a large audience. By coming to these Markets, you are supporting local industry and local arts. Along with the handmade products, there is delicious and exotic food, baked goods, and coffee available. The Byron Bay Beachside Market offers a vibrant atmosphere that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Because the Market is not on all year long, you can expect something really special from them.

Byron Bay Farmers Market

Byron Farmers Market Thursday 9 January 2020

The Byron Farmers’ Market, which began in 2002, is one of the most popular in the area. They are held every Thursday morning, beginning at 8:00am and finishing up around 11:00am. The markets are held on the Butler Street Reserve. The Byron Bay Farmers’ Market loves supporting local producers. Purchasing food that is locally grown means that the produce does not have to be transported long distances. The produce is fresher, and more delicious! This Farmers’ Market has a variety of stalls, some of which are organic, and other which are conventional local producers. The Byron Farmers’ Market Association (who also run the Bangalow Farmers’ Market, which takes place Saturday mornings from 8am until 11am) work closely along side farmers and producers to ensure the that products are sold for a fair price, while still maintaining a sustainable business venture for stall owners. The great thing about shopping at the Byron Bay Farmers Market is that the fresh produce available is constantly changing with the seasons; that being said, there are a few products that are available all year round. These range from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice and macadamia nuts, to prime cuts of beef and prawns that have been farmed in Ballina. You will also find kitchen staples, like bread, coffee, honey, and olives. With a group of local farmers that are ever growing, the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market is a must. The Market has is a unique and much loved part of the Byron community, where locals and visitors can discuss community issues, and explore all the delicious products that the Byron Shire has to offer.

Mullum Farmers Market

Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market Friday 10 January 2020

The Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market is held every Friday, no matter the weather, from 7am until 11am. They are located at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds on Main Arm Road, between Chinbible Street and Coral Avenue. There is lots of free parking at the Showgrounds! The Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market is a fantastic way to experience Mullum’s community spirit. There is a myriad of delicious fresh produce stalls, as well as exotic market breakfasts and hot coffee. Relax, enjoy the atmosphere, and enjoy the local musical talents that perform each week. The Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market began in April 2010. Since then, it has become a central part of the Mullumbimby community, and a meeting place for locals. Shopping at the Mullum Farmers’ Market helps support small, local farms. This keeps money in the local economy, and ensures that the market can be sustained in the long-term. The Market features over 50 stalls, and this includes 13 certified organic producers. The great thing about shopping at the Farmers’ Market is that the fresh fruit, vegetables and herb varieties change with the weather. That way, you can enjoy the best the season has to offer. You will also find a range of products that are made by local bakers, and other local producers. These range from artisan wood fired bread, amazing local honey, and a range of local nuts, to sustainable meats, such as local beef, pork, chicken, as well as seafood that was farmed in Ballina. The Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market is a great place to purchase your weekly groceries, to catch up with friends, and to relax on a Friday morning with a coffee and some music!

Byron Flea Market

Byron Flea Market Saturday 11 January 2020

The Byron Flea is a monthly market nestled in the parklands behind the Byron Bay Library right in the centre of town. A social enterprise aimed at giving young people opportunities and bringing the community together, often described as having that unassuming ‘Old Byron’ feel and people return month after month. The Byron Flea is a monthly event not to be missed attracting an eclectic bunch of locals and travelers selling art, second-hand goods, as well as creative enterprise and locally made food.

Bangalow Farmers Market

Bangalow Farmers Market Saturday 11 January 2020

After the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market became very popular within the local community, the Byron Farmers’ Market Association decided to initiate another Farmers’ Market in the neighbouring town of Bangalow. The Market began in 2004, and is still a popular place for people to pick up their weekly fruit and veg. The Bangalow Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday morning from 8am until 11am. It is located at 1 Byron Street (in the Bangalow Hotel car park), right in the town of Bangalow. Although this is a fairly small Farmers’ Market, it has everything you need to stock up your pantry with local produce. You will find a range of organic fruit that is grown locally, fresh vegetables that change with the season, as well as baked goods, bread, preserves, and nuts. You will also be able to grab a cup of coffee. Supporting local farmers is a great way to support the community. The Byron Farmers’ Market Association works closely with both organic and conventional local farmers to ensure that both the Byron and the Bangalow Farmers’ Markets are a viable business venture. This association also makes sure that produce is priced fairly, and is of a very high quality. The produce at the Bangalow Farmers’ Market does not have to travel as far as the produce in supermarkets. This means that the fruit and veg will be much fresher, and will produce a much small carbon footprint. After the Farmers’ Market, explore the quaint town of Bangalow. Grab breakfast at one of the many gourmet cafes, and enjoy your Saturday.

Byron Twilight Market

Byron Twilight Market Saturday 11 January 2020

The Byron Twilight Market takes place every Saturday, 4pm – 9pm from 9th November 2019 – April 2020 at Railway Park, Byron Bay. With boutique stalls of local artisans selling jewellery, leather goods, clothing and accessories which focus on authenticity, originality and sustainability. Saturdays in Railway Park is a place to find original and creative products as you listen to great music and enjoy a snack or stay for dinner; the food is delicious food and the beverages plentiful. The Byron Twilight Market provides a fantastic opportunity for artists, designers and healers to showcase their talents in a vibrant, family friendly atmosphere. Its conception echoes the growing demand for direct-from-the-artist handmade, high quality and affordable art and design products. Many great locals come to play – the line up has included: acts such as: Nomad Flamenco, DidgEra, Chris Mallory, Si Mullumby, Chris Arensten, The Hottentots, Matt McHugh, Hayden Hack, Guy Kachel, Dinkum Bohos, Maple Duo, Andy Jans Brown, Carl Creaves, Jesse Morris.

Mullum Markets

Mullumbimby Community Market Saturday 18 January 2020

The Mullumbimby Museum Market, known as the Mullum Market, is held on the third Saturday of the month. Mullumbimby is an eclectic and scenic town located about a 20-minute drive north of Byron Bay. The town has a personality and style all of its own, which makes Mullum Markets stand out from other markets in the area. The Markets take place in Summers Park, located on the corner of Stuart and Myocum Streets. The grounds are shaded with huge trees, which are great for sitting beneath with a cup of coffee or tea. They also protect you from the hot sun. The Mullum Markets showcase some of the best local arts and crafts from the Northern Rivers region. You will find a range of handmade clothing, shoes, giftware, and jewelry. Products made locally make for some of the best souvenirs. You will also find a range of imported products, fresh produce, and second-hand clothing and bric-a-brac. There is also a huge variety of delicious and exotic food. Each Market features an entertainer from the local area. The Mullumbimby Community Market is also located right beside the Brunswick Valley Historical Museum, which will give insight into the history of the area. After the markets, it is worth taking a stroll through Mullumbimby town and soaking up the atmosphere of the biggest little town in Australia. The Mullumbimby Markets are open from 9am until 2pm. It is best to come early, and stay for the whole morning. That way, you are sure to grab a bargain!

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Byron Bay Markets Sunday 19 January 2020

Byron Bay's Community Market, held at the Butler Street reserve, is one of the best in the region. Covering several acres, the market offers a vast array of handcrafted wares, locally-grown produce, and artworks of every kind. It's best to get there early and allow a few hours to take in all the stalls, indulge in some fresh food and culture. Stallholders, in their eye-catching colourful splendour, are a spectacle in themselves. Rainbows, sparkles and angel wings seem to be the 'uniform', making you feel as if you truly are in a magical world. Come and listen to some great bands as well as our featured busker. While you're there, enjoy hundreds of craft stalls as well as fresh local produce and delicious food and drink. There's plenty for the kids to do with candle making, face painting, tie dying and rides. Everyone is welcome, but please remember to leave your dogs at home. For stall holder inquiries please go to the website: More Markets in Byron Bay Byron Farmers' Market: Every Thursday 8:00am - 11:00am. This Farmers’ Market has a variety of stalls, some of which are organic, and other which are conventional local producers. The fresh produce available is constantly changing with the seasons; that being said, there are a few products that are available all year round. These range from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice and macadamia nuts, to prime cuts of beef and prawns that have been farmed in Ballina. You will also find kitchen staples, like bread, coffee, honey, and olives. Byron Artisan Market (Oct through Mar): Saturday Evenings 4 - 9pm Railway Park, Jonson St, Byron Bay A small night market based in the centre of Byron Bay showcasing the best of local arts and crafts. This provides a great opportunity for locals and visitors to see what is on offer in the region, and displays the culture and vibrancy of our community. Come along and enjoy some great music as you try the delicious cuisine. Byron Beachside Market: Held 4 times each year - early January, Easter, min-July and late September. Open from 8am until 4pm. The Byron Bay Beachside Markets are held three times each year: in early January, on Easter, and in late September. The markets are located on the foreshore of Main Beach, east of the Surf Club in Byron Bay.

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Bangalow Markets Sunday 26 January 2020

Set below the shade of the camphor laurel and fig trees, the Bangalow markets are some of the best on the North Coast. Bangalow is a small, historical town about 20 minutes south-west of Byron Bay. The picturesque streets are lined with nineteenth-century buildings that house boutique shops, quality restaurants, and gourmet cafes. Check these out before you leave! Behind the primary school is the Bangalow Showgrounds (where market parking is available), and adjacent to these are the Bangalow markets. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the showgrounds fill with over 300 stalls, and people from near and far are drawn to the town to enjoy the unique atmosphere. The store holders, some of which are unchanged since the markets beginnings in 1982, provide a huge variety of artisan products such as ceramics and woodwork, fresh produce and baked goods, and delicious food and coffee. There are also many stalls that stock imported clothing and jewellery. Beneath the canopy of the huge trees, there is also live entertainment performed by local talent. Sitting on the roots of the fig trees, drinking a hot coffee, and enjoying the music is an experience unique to the Bangalow Markets. Each month, a percentage of the Bangalow Market profits are given to community groups and charities. The markets are now run by the Bangalow Park Trust, who care for and maintain the luscious market grounds and parking area. The incredible location and atmosphere of the Bangalow Markets has been key to the market’s long-term success.

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