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Best Toowoomba Markets: In Town and Further Afield!

This article shares the best markets in Toowoomba.

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Toowoomba’s vibrant and varied market scene is one of south Queensland’s best-kept shopping secrets. So if you’re looking for an interesting change from your local shops for the weekly groceries or a unique gift, head out to Toowoomba and start exploring this weekend.

Toowoomba markets are the perfect shopping and eating destination, and here’s our pick of the best!

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Toowoomba PCYC Market

Toowoomba’s weekly PCYC Market is the place for bargain hunters in search of an eclectic mix of fresh produce, plants, pre-loved treasures, hardware, craft and … well, you never know what you might find! The Toowoomba PCYC Market is a fundraiser for the PCYC. These Toowoomba markets are huge and justifiably popular.

When: Every Sunday from 7:00am – 12:30pm.

Where: On the grounds of the PCYC at 219a James Street, Toowoomba.

Queens Park Craft Markets

If you want to steer clear of all things mass-produced, Toowoomba’s Queens Park Craft Markets are a favourite for homemade jams and preserves, eco-friendly beauty products, gorgeous artisan crafts and jewellery, home baked goodies, home wares, and unique baby gifts, toys and kids’ furniture made by local craftsmen and women. You’re bound to find that special gift or treat you’re searching for right here.

When: The third Sunday of every month (except September) from 8am to 1pm.

Where: Queens Park, Lindsay Street, Toowoomba

You can keep up-to-date with the Queens Park Craft Markets here.

Toowoomba Makers Market

Toowoomba Makers Market

These fabulous markets showcase products and services from local makers, doers and small businesses. There’s a kid’s corner with activities to keep the little ones amused and live music to entertain as well. With a big variety of stall holders you are guaranteed to find something you absolutely love.

When: One Sunday every month from 8am to 1pm (see their website for dates).

Where: The Goods Shed, Victoria Street, Toowoomba

For more information visit the Toowoomba Makers Market

Toowoomba Farmers Market

The Toowoomba Farmers Market puts you in direct contact with farmers and local food and craft artisans. Buy seasonal produce, local meats, hand-made bread, pasta, jams, salts, honey, and locally grown herbs and salad items. Set under the windmills at Cobb & Co, the market is a perfect family outing where you can taste homemade goodies and enjoy breakfast and beautiful coffee while listening to the talented local artists who provide entertainment each week.  

When: Every Saturday from 7am to 12pm.

Where: Cobb & Co Museum grounds, Cnr Campbell and Lindsay Streets, Toowoomba

For more information visit the Toowoomba Farmers Market

Toowoomba Flower Market

Toowoomba Florists

Who doesn’t love flowers? The trouble is, you’d normally pay a premium for the freshest and most beautiful blooms, but that’s not the case at the Toowoomba Flower Market. This is a retail and wholesale flower market that’s open to the public. Offering an incredible range of the freshest flowers at great prices, it’s also a great place to cross paths with the region’s most talented local florists. You can’t go past the Toowoomba flower markets if you’re planning a wedding, special celebration…or just want to brighten someone’s day.

When: Toowoomba Flower Market is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm, and Saturday from 7am to 12pm.

Where: 11-15 Tointon Street, Toowoomba

For more information visit the Toowoomba Flower Market website.

Margaret Street Markets – permanently closed

Toowoomba’s Margaret Street Market was the jewel in the crown of plans to revitalise the Toowoomba city centre, and it certainly paid off with crowds continuing to flock to this monthly market!

The Margaret Street Markets take over Toowoomba CBD, filling the streets with music, exceptional fresh produce, food, artisan crafts and artistic displays. Kids will love dancing along to the live music while you browse the array of stalls. Look out for special carnivals and themed markets throughout the year!

My Local Feast Farmers’ Market – permanently closed

The My Local Feast Farmers’ Market began in 2015 on the lawns of the Empire Theatre, and within 18 months it had grown to add an extra weekly location on the grounds of the Cobb & Co. Museum! My Local Feast Farmers’ Market brings local farmers and the community together in a feast of top quality local produce. Here, you’ll find fresh meats, fruit and vegetables, bread and epicurean products to whet any appetite and inspire the most reluctant chef. These Toowoomba Markets are perfect for anyone wanting to buy fresh and cut their carbon footprint.

No matter what you’re after – a bespoke gift for a very special person, the freshest local produce, a pre-loved treasure, or just a pot of jam like Nanna used to make, you’re spoilt for choice at the Toowoomba markets.

After your trip to the markets, why not see what else Toowoomba has to offer. Read our suggestions for the 50 best things to do in Toowoomba.

Toowoomba markets – got any tips?

Are there some small local markets near you that we haven’t listed? If you’re happy to share the wealth we’d love to know about them so we can add them to our list!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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