Day Trip To Eumundi Markets, Sunshine Coast. Australia
Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Mark it in your diary – open rain, hail or shine every Saturday and Wednesday. Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia. Meet the talented hands behind handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, cutting-edge fashion and jewellery, and chat to the farmers and bakers selling fresh produce and gourmet delights. When you need a shopping break, rejuvenate with a massage, have your palm read or lose yourself in the stellar line-up of musicians and street performers. It’s an experience like no other.
What does Woodford Folk Festival, the Noosa Food and Wine Festival and The Original Eumundi Markets all have in common? Festival vibes. You’ll feel them as soon as you cruise into Memorial Drive, however Eumundi Markets doesn’t come with a hefty entrance fee. Get the feel-good vibes minus the price tag and follow the whiff of market aromas, groove along to live music and entertainment, discover artistic treasures and of course…you’ll always spot a few hippies getting around.
Shopping is alot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creative’s. There’s no denying Queensland’s 50 shades of blue will take your breathe away, but in between the beaches, reefs and islands is a unique experience with 50 plus shades of colour. A dose of the Original Eumundi Markets is the best medicine. Think warming aromas, live music, buzzing alleyways, authentic smiles and there’s always a few hippies getting around. How can this not make you smile? It doesn’t matter how many times you visit we, there’s an ever-evolving range of artisan treasures to discover and this time we got to experience it on a Wednesday.
The iconic and towering heritage listed fig trees rise above the 600 plus stall market. Wide shady walkways make strolling among the stalls and old quirky buildings a pleasant experience. A plethora of all things locally handmade, the market sells everything from delicately constructed craft to organically grown produce. Their policy of make it, bake it, design it, sew it or grow it, ensures that they select the very best of items and crafts.
Tips for Visiting Eumundi Markets
It’s worth paying a few dollars for the parking lots rather than cruising the streets looking for a spot
Saturdays are usually a quieter day than Wednesdays to visit
When your shopping’s done, pop into one of the cafes on Eumundi’s main street
Wander under the huge shady trees among the dozens of stalls
Get your face painted
Get your palm read
Get your feet massaged
Listen to local musicians, including didgeridoo players
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The market is approximately 90 minutes drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway or Hwy 1, take the Eumundi Exit and drive into the town on Memorial Drive where you will run into the market in full operation. Take your time and enjoy the journey.