Have you wondered where and when markets in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland are happening. Here is all you need to know.
James Cutcliffe and Mel Shieldhouse discuss some of the ginger that James brought to one of the recent the Obi Surplus Enjoyment events, which are held on the first Wednesday of each month from around 9am to 12noon. Photo: Richard Bruinsma
Blackall Range Growers Markets
The Blackall Range Growers markets features a whole range of locally grown produce, including fruit and vegetables, honey, and more.
The markets are held in the grounds of the Old Witta School Community Centre, at Witta, one of the most historic and quaint areas of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
The Blackall Range Growers Markets are held on the third Saturday of each month, at 316 Witta Road, Witta, from 7.30am to 12 noon.
Witta is about eight minutes by car from Maleny, and 20 minutes from Montville.
Crystal Waters Country Markets
The Crystal Waters Country Markets are a friendly and relaxing market that provides a wide variety of produce and foods.
Crystal Waters is located at 65 Kilcoy Lane, Conondale. The markets are held on the first Saturday of each month, from 8am to 12noon.
Those bizarre but alluring vegetables, the choko, big well-priced avocados, Bunya Nut pesto, traditional fruits and vegetables, bric a brac, hand-made craft items and homewares, a regular sausage sizzle, and more are among the items on sale at the Mapleton Markets.
Funds raised from stallholder fees and the sausage sizzle at the Mapleton Markets go towards the upkeep of the Mapleton Hall.
The markets are held at the Mapleton Community Hall, 31 Obi Obi Road, less than one kilometre from the Mapleton Hotel, on the fourth Saturday of each month.
Montville Local Produce Market
The Montville Market features a wide range of items, from local fresh produce through to arts and crafts, with visitors free to browse in the friendly atmosphere while enjoying live relaxing music.
The market is conveniently located in the Montville CBD, and is walking distance from local shops, cafes and major car parking.
The Montville Market is held in the grounds of the historic Village Hall, Main Street, Montville, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7am to 12noon.
Obi Surplus Enjoyment
The Obi Surplus Enjoyment market allows locals to bring their surplus items – including home grown fruit, vegetables and herbs, home-made jams and chutneys, clothing and anything else they regard as surplus to their needs but may benefit someone else – to give freely to attendees.
The event also includes a speaker at most events, who discusses and demonstrates an interesting skill – in the past, guests have shown how to pickle grapes, the use of Bach flowers as remedies for common ailments, and even how to prepare a live chicken for the oven,
The Obi Surplus Enjoyment is held at the magnificently-restored Obi Obi Hall, on Obi Obi Road, which is located about 10 minutes drive from Mapleton. It is held on the first Wednesday of each month from around 9am to 12noon.
Maleny Sunday Markets
The Arts and Crafts, Bric-a-Brac, and Collectables Markets are held at the Maleny RSL Hall every Sunday from 8am to 2pm.
The markets feature a wide range of items, including local produce, in a convenient location in the Maleny CBD, opposite the Maleny Hotel.
The Landsborough Markets are held at the School of Arts Memorial Hall, 189 Old Landsborough Road, in Central Landsborough, on every Saturday from 7am (8am in winter) to 1pm.
Landsborough is 13 minutes drive from Maleny, and 16 minutes from Montville.
Beerwah Village Craft Markets
The Beerwah Village Craft Markets are held at the Scouts Hall, on Steve Irwin Way, on the first Saturday of each month from 8am to 1pm. Beerwah is 18 minutes drive from Maleny and 21 minutes drive from Montville.
The Glasshouse Mountains market is held at 58 Coonowrin Road, Glasshouse Mountains, on the second Sunday of each month, from 8am to 1pm
Glasshouse is 20 minutes drive from Maleny and 24 minutes drive from Montville.
Forest Markets, Buderim
Described as an artisan market, the Sunshine Coast Forest Market provides spray-free produce, delicatessen and gourmet goods, quality arts and crafts, jewellery and gifts, hot food, coffee and more.
The market is hosted by Bloomhill Cancer Care, with all proceeds from stallholder fees going toward supporting those of all ages on the Sunshine Coast to live well with cancer.
The Forest Market is held on the first Saturday of each month at Bloomhill Cancer Care, 58 Ballinger Road, Buderim, from 7am to 12noon.
Buderim is 24 minutes by car from Montville, and 33 minutes from Maleny.
Yandina Plant and Produce Markets
The Yandina Markets are perhaps the largest of the local markets, with a very wide range of goods on offer, from locally grown fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers, freshly baked bread, olives, spices, drinks, trash and treasure items, collectables, garden tools and much more.
The markets cover almost an entire soccer field at the Yandina Sports Ground, North Street, Yandina. Parking is quite good too.
The Yandina Plant and Produce Market is held every Saturday from 6am to 12 noon. Yandina is about 24 minutes drive from Montville, or 36 minutes from Maleny.
Garry Woodford and Rachel Crawford chat to Clare Tilyard at her Sweetpea Silversmithing stall the the Montville Markets. Photo by Richard Bruinsma
Anne and Brad Veivers were cooking sausages for happy customers like Michael Nichola at the Mapleton Markets recently. Funds raised by the sausage sizzle go toward maintenance of Mapleton Hall. Photo by Richard Bruinsma
Terry Wareham with a box full of chokos for sale at the Mapleton Markets recently. The unusual vegetable grows anywhere and doesn’t really have much of a flavour but evokes memories from many locals who remember it as a staple vegetable growing up. Photo: Richard Bruinsma
Article published for June/July Edition of Come on Up.