While the Byron Bay region on New South Wales’ North Coast is well-known for its beaches, its community markets should be equally well-known. The Byron Bay markets truly has something for every type of traveller, from families to foodies to fashionistas, all held in beautiful locations throughout the region.
Everything from handicrafts and clothing to the best fresh produce is available, provided by an eclectic mix of local artisans and farmers eager for conversation. Markets are ideal for families, and many feature live music from talented local performers. Most community markets take place once a month on a weekend, whereas farmers markets take place once a week.
Byron Bay Weekly Market Schedule
First Week of the Month
Brunswick Heads Markets – 1st Saturday of the month
Byron Bay Community Markets – 1st Sunday of the month (+ 3rd Sunday Dec & Jan)
Pottsville Markets – 1st Sunday of the month
Lismore Car Boot Market – 1st Sunday of the month
Second Week of the Month
Bangalow Flea Market – 2nd Saturday of the month
Kingscliff Markets – 2nd Saturday of the month
The Channon Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month
Third Week of the Month
Byron Bay Markets – 3rd Sunday in December & January
Lismore Car Boot Market – 3rd Sunday of the month
Mullumbimby Markets – 3rd Saturday of the month
Pottsville Markets – 3rd Sunday of the month
Uki Buttery Bazaar – 3rd Sunday of the month
Murwillumbah Markets – 3rd Saturday of the month
Fourth Week of the Month
Kingscliff Markets – 4th Saturday of the month
Nimbin Markets – 4th and 5th Sunday of the month
Bangalow Markets – 4th Sunday of the month
Other Byron Bay Markets
Byron Beachside Markets – four held annually Jan, Easter, July & the Sep/Oct long weekend
Byron Twilight Market – every Saturday, October to April annually – Railway Park Byron Bay
Visit the region’s weekly farmers’ markets for fresh produce and local meat products. Many local farmers also sell organic fruits and eggs. A list of farmers’ market dates and locations is provided below.
Weekly Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are becoming increasingly popular in this area. It’s laid-back, fun, and all about quality of life and the environment, because the produce is mostly organically farmed and grown locally, lowering transportation costs and the carbon footprint.
New Brighton Farmers Market – every Tuesday (8am – 11am)
Lismore Organic Market – every Tuesday (7.30am – 11am)
Byron Farmers Market – every Thursday (8am – 11am)
Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market – every Friday (7am – 11am)
Bangalow Farmers Market – every Saturday (8am – 11am)
Lismore Farmers Market – every Saturday (8am – 11 am)
Ballina Farmers Market – every Sunday (7am – 11 am)
Byron Bay markets (02 6685 6807) don’t get much more authentic than this one, held on the first Sunday of each month in Byron Bay, plus two special summer markets on the third Sunday of December and January.
Byron Bay’s market is one of the largest in the area, with several acres of neatly-arranged stalls(370) selling a wide range of unique handcrafted items, exotic imports, fresh produce, and takeaway food. Plants, garden furniture, and sculpture coexist with high-quality jewellery, furniture, pottery, skin care products, candles, and clothing.
Due to construction at Butler St Reserve, the Community Market was recently relocated to a new temporary location. Dening Park, Main Beach Foreshore, Byron Bay is the new location.
Byron Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 7am to 11am, the area’s farmers and growers gather for one of the Shire’s most popular Byron Bay markets (02 6687 1137). Fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, free-range eggs, organic coffee, seedlings and plants, fresh beef and pork, smoked fish, cut flowers, including spectacular roses, and sauces, pickles, muffins, cakes, and bread are all available. Arrive early because the goods sell out quickly.
The Byron Farmers Market has returned to its original location at Butler St Reserve, a short walk from the town centre and right near the Byron Interchange.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market
Mullumbimby Farmers Market (02 6677 1345) is a great place to meet friends, hang out with other parents and kids, and enjoy a coffee and a fresh market breakfast. Listen to some great local musicians and take in Mullum at its most colourful. Every Friday from 7 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Mullumbimby Showgrounds are located on Main Arm Rd in Mullumbimby.
Byron Bay Artisan Market
The Byron Bay Artisan Market is held weekly on Saturday nights in Byron Bay at Railway Park from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer season. This boutique market, which runs from mid-October to the last Saturday before Easter, showcases the best of local Arts and Crafts and is a great way for locals and visitors to see what the region has to offer.
Byron Bay Beachside Markets
The Beachside Markets (8 am to 4 pm) are held the first week of January, Easter Saturday, and the September/October long weekend, occupying more than half a kilometre of the Main Beach foreshore and showcasing local sculpture, ceramics, glass, homewares, fashion, craft, toys, and clothing.
Aside from these fantastic markets, while you’re here, make sure to check out what else is going on in the region – there are plenty of other farmers and craft markets going on each month!