The 2015-16 Surf Coast Shire Market Brochure is now ready to download.
For further information contact
- Torquay Visitor Information Centre on 1300 614 219 or
- Lorne Visitor Information Centre on 1300 891 152.
Below is a summary list of markets held in the Surf Coast Shire.
Check the Events Calendar for the latest events.
*Prior to attending a market listed here, please confirm the dates/times with information on individual market websites or facebook pages.
Aireys Inlet Market: generally held on second Sunday of the month (with some extras thrown in) at Aireys Inlet Community Hall from 9am to 1pm.
2015 market dates
January 4,11,18 & 25
May 10 & June 7
October 11, November 1, December 13 and December 27
Description: A community-owned authentic farmers market specialising in fresh produce, locally made goodies, and art & craft. With a cosy indoor/outdoor setting, the Aireys Inlet Market is perfect in all weather and has become a Sunday morning mecca for Aireys locals seeking out a more sustainable shopping experience. A village market in a true sense of the word, this is the opportunity to fill your cloth bag or trollery with tasty seasonal organic produce, local wines, essential oils, aromatic herbs, and native plants. Meet the maker, the baker, the grower and taste the difference. @ Aireys Inlet Community Hall.
Aireys Inlet Market is seeking new stallholders for the market which is changing its general feel to a homegrown, handmade,recycled and vintage. We already have a lovely group of marketeers, but we do need more. If interested, please email Susan Romyn and John Wilcox at email@example.com or our Facebook page
Contact: Susan or John
Aireys Inlet School Fair : Saturday 31 October 2015 - vibrant, energetic, eclectic and iconic - a great school fair that offers yummy food, coffee and great activities and stalls to keep you entertained, engaged and just wanting more. Come along for the fun of it.
For more information check out www.lornep12.vic.edu.au or call School on 5289 7144
School address Anderson Street.
Anglesea Riverbank Market
Description: Set in one of the most picturesque locations, this Sunday market is a sprawling treasure trove of eclectic stalls and stallholders. Alive and vibrant, a lap of the Riverbank market reveals astonishing variety to the visitor. Food, fashion, tools, toys & trinkets, jewellery & books, plants & gardening good and much much more! The Riverbank Market is part and parcel of the local community and Anglesea life and raises funds for primary school, football club, Lions Club and community house.
Dates 2014-2015 Season:
Organisers - Anglesea Primary School, Lions Club, Football Club and Anglesea Community House
- Sun 2 Nov 2014 - Melbourne Cup weekend
- Thu 1 Jan 2015 - New Year's Day
- Sat 3 Jan 2015 - New Year's long weekend - (rescheduled to 22 Feb)
- Sun 11 Jan 2015
- Sun 22 Feb 2015
- Sun 8 March 2015 - Labour Day weekend
- Easter Sunday 5 April 2015 - Easter
Applications for sites: Anglesea Riverbank Market Stallholder applications are now done online.
Anglesea Music Festival Market - now bi-annual event - next 18 and 19 October 2015
Two day market on Carnival Site at Anglesea Riverbank as part of the Music Festival offering arts and craft with a multicultural food court offering undercover seating plus street performers, buskers competition. For more information http://www.angleseamusicfestival.com.au/
Bellbrae Primary School May Fair : Sun 3 May 2015
10am-3pm – held at Bellbrae Primary School as a fundraiser – fun-filled day with great food, entertainment, stalls & music.
Deans Marsh Festival Market : 22 March 2015
Description: 10am – 4pm, Deans Marsh Memorial Park.
Long standing Deans Marsh Festival now grown to a 2 day event. The Saturday will be a showcase of local wines, food and sustainable living. Tours to local business and sustainable farms will operate on Saturday. Sunday will be main event, comprising of local foods, displays, music and sporting events - a real fun family day of activities and entertainment such as story-telling, bush poetry, snake handling, frog displays, working dogs and horses, the famous dog high jump, Jack Russell races, market stalls, pioneer games, great food and live music.
Check out http://deansmarshfestival.com.au/
Deans Marsh Market: Dates for later in the year to be confirmed.
Market visitors can enjoy art, craft & produce, music & kids entertainment
Check out http://deansmarsh.org.au/market
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Open Day & Fair - Saturday 24 October 2015 - held in the school grounds this delightful and chilled Fair offers an assortment of handmade and homegrown everything. A lovely experience in Freshwater Creek. Check out www.fwcss.com.au
Lorne Kinder Market - Easter Saturday 4 April 2015
Contact: Ph. 5289 1734
Lions Foreshore Market - set on the gorgeous foreshore overlooking Loutit Bay, the Lorne Market offers a delightful array of local produce, art & craft as well as books, secondhand goodies, clothes and yummy treats. Fundraiser for local kindergarten and Lions Club - on Lorne Foreshore from 10am to 4pm.
Dates: 24 January, 6 June and 31 October 2015
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 03 5289 2502
Amy's Gran Fondo Market & Expo - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2015 - held on Lorne Foreshore celebrating a weekend of cycling, food, activity, local produce and wines.
Moriac Makers & Growers Market - TBC
Torquay Farmers' Market - Every Saturday all year round 8.30-1pm
Fall in love with local food at the Torquay Farmers' Market. Located in the carpark of Council offices, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay. This is a genuine European style farmers' market with no bells and whistles, just great fresh food and produce from around the region.
Running every Saturday morning, stallholder specialities include local and regional bread, cheese, wine, organics, eggs, vegies, beer berries, jam, honey and much, much more.
Cowrie Community Market – The Esplanade
This iconic market is nestled amongst the majestic trees overlooking Zeally Bay on the Torquay Foreshore. Offering a friendly atmosphere with local music. Specialises in local art, craft, jewellery, vintage, plants and fresh produce. A great meeting place and never disapoints.
The Cowrie Community Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the Month from September to April from 10am to 3pm
Contact: Kyla - Email: email@example.com - PO Box 469, Torquay Vic 3228
Application: Community Market Guidelines & Application(PDF, 147KB)
- Sunday 21 September 2014
- Sunday 19 October 2014
- Sunday 16 November 2014
- Sunday 21 December 2014
- Sunday 18 January 2015
- Sunday 15 February 2015
- Sunday 15 March 2015
- Sunday 19 April 2015
Torquay College School Fete - Easter Saturday 4 April 2015 - Massive market offering bits of everything. Get in on the action! Check out http://www.torquaycollege.vic.edu.au/ or call the School on 5261 2360.
Torquay Nightjar Market - Thursdays in January 4pm to 10pm
There's plenty of summer lovin' for the new Nightjar Market in Torquay. Held on the wetland common for the first time last year, this twilight celebration of local independent art, craft and design was a massive hit with locals and holiday makers alike. Celebrating the creativity and diversity of the Surf Coast, the NightJar Market is a great place to unwind after a day at the beach. Meander through the stalls, sample some great food, and kick back and enjoy the quality live music on offer. Summer days are driftin' away, to uh-oh those summer nights! Torquay Common, Surf Beach Drive, Torquay
Torquay Festival Twilight Market
Wonderful arts, food, music, theatre, performance, stalls and culture galore. Continue the Festival celebrations and enjoy all that is offered - TBC
Good Bye Designer Market
Like the Mill Market but with Designer clothes, shoes and homewares - held at Surf Coast Sport and Recreation Centre, Beach Road, Torquay - TBC
Check out www.facebook.com/goodbyesecondhanddesignermarket
Surf Coast Baby & Kids Market - Surf Coast Baby and Kids Market features quality handmade items, preloved goods, new products and businesses promoting activities and services for babies, kids and families. Entertainment for the kids and live music adds to the experience. Held at Surf Coast Sport and Recreation Centre, Beach Road, Torquay. Next market - TBC
Check out Facebook page for future dates or contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
DAFT Bell Street Fiesta - 11 October, 2015
The Bell Street Fiesta, part of the Torquay Food and Wine Festival celebrates the local art galleries, restaurants and Torquay's nightlife. A wonderful array of local products and a great weekend of indulgences. Contact - email@example.com
Surf Coast Art & Design Market - next market TBC
Indoor Winter market held at Peppers, The Sands Resort, Torquay - this market aims to support both emerging and established local artists and designers. High quality artwork, sculptures, handmade homewares, jewellery, clothing and more...Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchelsea Festival Market 2015 -
The Winchelsea Festival offers family fun & entertainment, country skills, regional food, wine and produce, arts & crafts, and much more - all in aid of Winchelsea's Eastern Reserve sports and recreation Community Hub.
A full day of Country Fun and Entertainment including Market, Food & Wine stalls, Dog Trials, Shearing, Wool handling, Ute Show, Ferret Cup and Wood Chop.
The Winchelsea Festival was formed in 1997 to raise money to improve facilities at the Eastern Recreation Reserve, with the idea of combining various sporting and community clubs to enjoy the highest standards of facilities in the one area.
The Winchelsea Festival is held in the very place that it exists to benefit - the Eastern Reserve sports and recreation grounds, also known as the Winchelsea Community Hub. The main entrance is right at the end of Bennett Street, off the Princes Highway - coming from Geelong, turn left opposite Knuckeys Farm & Country Machinery and you'll go straight to the Eastern Reserve.
There were no 2013 or 2014 Winchelsea Festivals.
Sadly, there aren't enough volunteers to organise & run a 2014 Winchelsea Festival.
Will there be a 2015 Festival? Too early to tell, but watch this space...
The date below is based on its annual: Second Sunday in November
Winchelsea Footy Ground (Eastern Reserve)
Date: Saturday 14th of November 2015
Time: Gates open 9am, until late afternoon
Bennett Street, Winchelsea | Map
Telephone: 03 5221 8151