The best Sunshine Coast weekend markets
When you come to visit Coolum Beach and the Sunshine Coast a great way to enjoy a family outing without costing the earth is a trip to one of the Sunshine Coast’s popular weekend markets. The Sunshine Coast markets provide something for everyone, and a great way out to experience another side of the Sunshine Coast.
Here are a few of the popular weekend markets available on the Sunshine Coast…
Big Pineapple Markets
The best of the Sunshine Coast’s weekend starts early on Saturday at the Big Pineapple Markets. The iconic Big Pineapple which has been a landmark on the Sunshine Coast for what seems like forever, comes alive every Saturday morning at 6.30am with the Sunshine Coast’s largest all weather marketplace, where you’ll find a host of goodness in the lively atmosphere. everything from handmade local foods to the freshest produce including fruits and veggies, seafood, chicken and a variety of local delicatessen products, are all available. the kids will enjoy a ride of the original cane train while Mum enjoys one of the local freshly brewed coffees and local treats available.
If you love it fresh, the Big Pineapple Markets is the place to start your weekend shopping and a great morning out at the same time!
The Caloundra Street Fair
The Caloundra Street Fair Markets is all about fun, food, fashion and much more!
the markets began in 2002 and have grown in size and popularity in the 12 years that they have been active, with over 200 stalls each week offering a wide variety of products, well-being services and some very tempting food being served up street-side.
The markets come alive with performance and street theatre as mix of well known and local artists perform for the crowds that flock here to enjoy the vibrant and colourful market atmosphere.
The Caloundra Street Fair Markets are held every Sunday from 8am until 1pm, so get yourself there and check out one of the Coast’s best ways to spend a Sunday.
Without a doubt one of the most popular weekend markets on the Sunshine Coast, the Eumundi Markets is where both Sunshine Coast visitors and tourist alike come to enjoy the great festive atmosphere, sample some local treats and find those special unique gifts that you may not find anywhere else but at Eumundi.
The Eumundi Markets are just a short drive from Coolum Beach, but it’s best to get up to the markets early to avoid the sometimes slow wait to get a parking spot.
The Eumundi Markets truly has something for everyone with an assortment of arts and crafts, food and health products, great gifts for the home and garden and plenty of fashion and jewellery for the ladies and even plenty of art which is unique to the local Sunshine Coast artists.
The kids will enjoy the jumping castle and other attractions, plus there is plenty of live music and some great eateries that you could easily spend the entire day finding your way through the maze of stalls.
the Eumundi Markets is the kind of place that you when you have plenty of time, and is a great way to relax and soak in the Sunshine Coast air as you wander relaxed through some very uniqe stalls. Recommended for every visitor to the Sunshine Coast.
Noosa Farmers Markets
The Noosa Farmers Market is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular markets when it comes to healthy fresh locally grown produce.
There are plenty of stalls with everything a foodie could love, from fresh fruit through to tasty cheeses, fresh local coffee and more. The German sausage is a taste sensation and something every visitor must try. You’ll also find some very nice sweet treats such as local fudge from Lief Chocolates. Yum!
It’s not just all food though, and you’ll find yourself trying to resist the assortments of gifts also available, from luscious smelling bath soaps to the Eumundi Bonzai’s that look amazing in any home.
Of course there is plenty of entertainment to provide a real market atmosphere for young and old, but make sure you get there early for the tastiest local delicacies and the best parking spots as it can get busy early.
For more information about the Sunshine Coast markets while you stay on the Sunshine Coast, talk to your friendly host Wade at the Beach Retreat Coolum resort and he will be able to give you more advice on the best times to visit, and other attractions.