Your Guide To Adelaide’s Market Scene

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Gilles Street Market

If you’re looking for unique ways to spend your weekend in Adelaide, you can’t go past one of our fabulous markets. From food to fashion, bric-a-brac and crafts, antiques and home-wares, there’s one to suit everyone. The problem is often which one to pick! Here at Glam we’ve popped them all in to nice easy categories for you to make the selection that much simpler.

On Trend and Modern Markets

A Boutique Life
A Boutique Life is a place where you can shop everything unique and boutique, with gifts, fashion, accessories and homewares from the best of South Australia’s vibrant design community.
When: Twice yearly. The next one is on Sunday November 15th 2015 10am-4pm
Where: St John’s Grammar secondary campus, 29 Gloucester Ave, Belair.

Adelaide Night Market
Unfortunately these are pretty much Summer markets and only run until March but they’re worth noting as they put on a really great show. They host gourmet food & drinks, locally made art & craft, young designer fashion & accessories, home décor and other unusual, innovative and unique stalls to match their relaxing night market vibe.
When: December-March
Where: North Tce between Kintore Ave & King William Rd

Bowerbird
One of Adelaide’s best designer markets. You’ve just missed it but don’t despair, it’s coming back again – it’s held twice a year. There’s amazing clothing, home wares, jewellery plus food, workshops and live music too. If you have a spare moment we highly recommend swinging by.
When: Twice yearly
Where: The Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville.

Flinders Street Markets
This market has been going since 1999. This little market is a bohemian place to find an unusual gift, have a meal or stroll the stalls. It houses an eclectic mix of stalls – from local arts, crafts, food, farm-grown produce, vintage wares to all sorts of clothing. Young stall holders have been coming forward to share their own creations and bringing lots of life to this marketplace.
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm
Where: 230 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Gilles Street Markets
A great fashion market in Adelaide. A combination of new and pre-loved clothing. New and young designers bring their little known apparel to be sold next to second hand designer and popular brands. They also have accessories, modern home-wares and food and drink too!
When: From October to May the market is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am – 4pm.  From June to September over autumn/winter the market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Where: 91 Gilles St, Adelaide

Red Umbrella Market
Red Umbrella Market is put together by two friends who LOVE an event and they’ve put a great one of their own together. Red Umbrella gives local SA creative types the chance to showcase their handmade items. Home-wares, jewellery and accessories, fashion, gift-wares, kids goodies and more. Yummy food and drinks. The outdoor lawn area is perfect for enjoying some delicious food and for kids to run and play.
When: Selected Sunday’s 10.00am – 3.00pm. Check the Facebook page for updates on when the next market is being held.
Where: Goodwood Community Centre, 32-34 Rosa St, Goodwood

Round She Goes Market
If you love vintage, retro and second hand bargains this is the market for you. They also have accessories and jewellery from many different local stallholders.The next ADELAIDE Round She Goes has 50 stalls! We recommend getting your nails done too. There’s some really cute designs for a great price.
When: Selected Sundays 10am-3pm Check here for more dates.
Where: German Club Hall, 223 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Entry: $2

Stirling Laneways
This event brings a fresh outlook to monthly market Sundays. Meandering through laneways and side-streets. There’s pop up stalls, local produce and live entertainment. There’s a different theme at each market.
When: The next Stirling Laneways is on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 10-4pm
Where: In the pedestrian laneways and spaces which stem directly from the main street (Mt Barker Road) and Centenary Place.

That Dapper Market
We strongly recommend looking out for this one. It’s held infrequently throughout the year. They have vintage and second hand designer stalls selling clothing, furniture, home-wares and other funky artsy and crafty bits and bobs. So many bargains and unique items. They have live music, food stalls with vego + vegan friendly ones too, and drum roll please… a licensed bar. Excellent.
When: It’s held infrequently throughout the year so keep your eyes peeled.
Where: The last one was held in a warehouse on the cnr Fifth St + Park Tce, Bowden. The next one could be anywhere.

 

Food and Produce Markets

Adelaide Central Markets

Food markets that are packed to the rafters with every possible type of food you could need or even imagine! A vibrant and bustling market place filled with sounds, smells and atmosphere. If you’re hungry for a meal try eating at The Big Table. Or just nibble on the produce you’ve purchased as you go.
When: Tues-7am-5.30pm, Weds 9am-5.30pm, Thurs 9am-5.30pm, Fri-7am-9pm, Sat-7am-3pm
Where: 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Adelaide Farmers Market
Along with great fresh local produce that goes beyond just your standard fruit and veg, this market also has a ‘Market Kitchen’ where chefs use the produce from the market and teach you how to create delicious dishes. It’s an excellent vibrant environment and a fabulous way to spend a lazy Sunday (or Wednesday.)
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
When: Sunday 9am-1pm

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Where: Vine Street Plaza, Vine Street, Prospect
When: 3pm-7pm

Barossa Farmers Market
They have all kinds of local produce from your traditional fruit and veg to confectionary, meats, oils, pickles, preserves and much more! They even serve up Market Breakfast for those hungry early risers.
When: every Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am
Where: Cnr of Stockwell & Nuriootpa Roads, Angaston

Farm Direct Market
Over 80 stalls all offering Australian produce only. The largest range of fresh produce in the state. Fruit, veg, ethical free range meat, eggs, bread, flowers, pet food and much more.
When: Sunday 8am  – 1pm
Where: 485 Main North Road, Evanston (Gawler)

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When: Sunday 8am-1pm
Where: Behind P.A.L.S. at Parafield

Market Shed On Holland
Also mentioned in our ‘Vegan Hot Spots Guide.’ This Sunday market is packed with food and its all healthy, fresh and organic so you don’t have to feel guilty! They have live music and you can buy produce to take home. Hop on the exercise bike out the front and blend your own smoothie with the power of your legs.
When: Sunday 9am-3pm
Where: 1 Holland St, Adelaide

One Planet Market
One Planet Market is an initiative of Sustainable Communities SA. They welcome people to come and sell, buy or exchange garden produce, home made food and second hand goods. How great is that? The market regularly features morning tea centre, local native plants and local produce. They also have The Urban Orchard where people who swap their homegrown produce.
When: 9am-12pm
Where: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road (cnr Arthur St), Payneham

Organic and Sustainable Market
It’s all in the name really. They provides a one-stop shopping experience where customers can shop for all their certified organic/biodynamic produce, honey, dry goods, wine, olive oil, meat, ready-made foods and much more. It also has an array of eco-friendly, safety conscious, handmade, sustainable/ fair trade gifts, personal care and household products. They even have guests come and cook market produce and teach you their favourite recipes.
When: Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Plant One, Fifth Street, Bowden

The Vale
Featuring locally made produce and products, wine, art and craft, and hand-made souvenirs. It showcases The Vale Market is family friendly, featuring live entertainment from buskers and local acts, plus a FREE BOUNCY CASTLE for the kids!
When: first and third Sunday of every month (September – May) from 10am-2pm.
Where: on the lawns of the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre

Uraidla Hills Produce Market
Where on earth is Uraidla we hear you saying. Yes we said the same. It takes less than an hour to get to there from the centre of Adelaide, just follow Greenhill Road east out of Adelaide. It’s worth it for the great fresh produce grown in the Uraidla area. Grab a Devonshire tea, delicious!
When: First and third Sunday of every month 10am-3pm
Where: institute Hall, Greenhill Road, Uraidla

Wild @ Hart
Local produce, ethically sourced and produced, plenty of organic food, yummy meals made to order or freshly baked, loads of healthy options, juice, coffee, smoothies. There’s also great plants to add to your home wares.
When: Sundays from 9am to 1pm
Where: Mundy St, Hart’s Mill Precinct, Port Adelaide

Willunga Farmers Market
Local growers and makers come together here. Great local produce grown with passion. They even have The Willunga Farmers Market Young Farmers Scholarship, which assists people between the ages of 18 and 40 to enter and create a viable career in the agricultural industry.
When: Every Saturday from 8am – 12:30pm
Where: Willunga Town Square, Willunga

 

Traditional Markets (with a little bit of everything)

Angaston Town Market
An array of Local Artists display their pottery, textiles, Country Kitchen, Plants, Jewellery, Clothes, Retro, Books, Records, Fruit & Veg plus much more
When: Every second Sunday of the month, 10am-3pm
Where: Angaston Town Hall, Washington Street, Angaston

Arteyrea Market (aka the Lincoln Family Market)
A family oriented market specializing in local food, crafts, jewelry, home wares and more.
When: Every 3rd Sunday of the month 9am-2pm
Where: 32 Washington Street, Port Lincoln

Campbelltown Moonlight Markets
Feature many of the respected “Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail” vendors alongside a bustling market scene, this market offers up Art, Craft, Fashion, Children’s clothing, Accessories & Home wares.
When: The first Friday of November, December, February and March each year.
Where: Hamilton Terrace, Thorndon Park, Campbelltown

Fisherman’s Wharf Market
Home wares, antiques, knitted dolls, toys, handbags, clothing and knitwear, silk flowers and more. There’s also a delicious donut stall to visit if you get puckish while shopping.
When: Sundays and on Public Holidays (Mondays only) from 9am-5pm
Where: Black Diamond Square, Port Adelaide

Fullarton Market
You’ll find all sorts here. Plants, jewellery, pottery, clothing, woodwork, toys, bric a brac and collectables, gifts, fresh fruit and veg, jams and sauces and delicious foods prepared by people from all over the world.
When: 4th Saturday of each month. 9am-1pm
Where: 411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton

Gepps Cross Market
This is the biggest outdoor market in SA. A large range of fruit and veg but also bric-a-brac. A great place to go if you love to rummage, but if you get upset at a lack of organization maybe give it a miss.
Where: 588 Main North Road, Gepps Cross
When: Every Sunday at 7am

Magill Sunrise Market
It’s an art, craft and produce market but they have some really creative and unique stalls. Soy candles, delicious food and terrariums to jazz up your home.
When: second Sunday of each month, 8am – 12pm
Where: Campbelltown Library Car Park

Meadows Country Market
Candles, Patchworks, Crafts, Books, Plants and Local Produce. A very traditional market with a rich history.
When: Second Sunday of every month 9am-3pm
Where: Meadows Hall, Mawson Lakes

Original Open Market
This is a craft market as well as a genuine trash and treasure second-hand market. Again, great for a good rummage. You may come home with gold!
When: First and Third Sunday 9:00 am til 2:00 pm
Where: Beach Rd, Christies Beach SA 5165

Pooraka Sunday Markets
There’s a whole jumble of stuff at these markets. They epitomise your traditional market setting with vintage and collectable items, bric-a-brac, household goods and electrical equipment, clothes, toys, books, baked goods, local food produce and affordable Fruit & Veg. We recommend it most for fruit and veg shopping. Great local produce and great prices.
When: Every Sunday 7am-12pm
Where: Growers Pavilion and Undercover Pavilion’s at the Adelaide Produce Market complex
Entry: $1.50. Children Under 12 free.

Prattys Showgrounds Warehouse Markets
An eclectic mix of australiana, industrial and antique furniture, retro and vintage clothing, upcycling stalls, shoes, books, records videos and cd’s, games and toys, handmade clothes books and baby ware, jewellery and art and crafts. It’s all there!
When: Sunday 10am-3pm
Where: Dairy Hall at The Adelaide Showgrounds, Leader St, Goodwood

Willunga Quarry Market
Stock up on some great local produce from the Fleurieu area. There’s food, plants, jewellery and arts and crafts. You can pick up some really unique items here, especially the art at really great prices. Add some unique items to your home that have great stories behind them.
When: Second Saturday of every month 9am-1pm
Where: Aldinga Road, Willunga

 

Kids and Family Markets

Lollipop Market
Lollipop Markets is an highly reputable, established market which has been helping work at home mums and dads and small business showcase their goodies for 4 years. They showcase unique, boutique and handmade, or of limited supply items for expecting parents, babies and children. There’s some really adorable things up for grabs and it’s a great family atmosphere.
When: Sunday May 24 10am- 3pm (check website for other upcoming markets as they are infrequent)
Where: Morphettville Racecourse, Morphett Road, Morphettville

 

Antiques Markets

Antique Market Grote Street
A great destination for collectors, decorators and people with a fetish for vintage clothing and accessories.
When: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Where: 32 Grote St, Adelaide.

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Hannah is a passionate young writer who loves food, wine, fashion and wine. Oh did we say wine already? She is thrilled to be able to share what is new and exciting here in South Australia, through writing the regular 'Glam Guides' and other feature stories.

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