I love, love, love a good market and what’s not to love? There’s an abundance of local hand-crafted homewares and decor, cute boutique designers and let’s not forget about the food options, so many food options.
The next time you visit Geelong & The Bellarine there might just be a market in town and here’s your one-stop guide to make sure you don’t miss out.
📍 OCEAN GROVE
Where – Ocean Grove Park, 70 Presidents Avenue, Ocean Grove
When – Third Saturday of every month, 9am to 1pm.
What - The Bellarine Farmers’ Market is made up of local, hardworking and talented growers, makers and creators who come together to showcase the very best of the Bellarine Peninsula and beyond. The market is located amongst the gum trees in the heart of Ocean Grove, a relaxed seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula – just a short drive from Geelong.
📍 BARWON HEADS
Where – Corner Ozone Road and Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 3227
When – Every Saturday from December to January and on the last Saturday every month from February to November, 8am to 1pm.
A special Good Friday market will be held on 15th April 2022 9am – 1pm.
What – Stalls galore, filled with fresh fruit and veggies, homemade crafts and jewellery, plants and clothing. The Community Hall also opens its doors so you can enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea.
Where – Beckley Park, Broderick Road, Geelong.
When – Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm.
What – A huge range of goods from farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, deli goods, dumplings, confectionery, plants, flowers, toys, phone accessories, homewares, unique jewellery, free-range eggs, industrial items and more.
Where – 1 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont.
When – Every Sunday (except public holidays), from 8am to 1pm.
What – This market boasts stall upon stall of pre-loved and vintage clothing, homewares, jewellery, crafts PLUS fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers, hot food and confectionery.
Where – 114 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb
When – Open 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week, every day of the year except Christmas day.
What - There is a fantastic variety of furniture, records, vintage clothing, books, fine china, glassware, industrial items, jewellery, quality antiques as well as Australian pottery, homewares, memorabilia, retro fashions, collectables and everything in between.
Where – 3 Mackey Street, North Geelong
When – 7 days a week including public holidays (except Christmas day) 10am to 6pm.
What – A beautiful old glass factory that now houses 2,000 square meters of vintage heaven. Over 60 permanent stallholders each specialise in unique items, ranging from shabby chic, to industrial & rustic, vintage clothing, antiques and much, much more.
Where – Steampacket Gardens, Eastern Beach Road, Geelong.
When – First Sunday of each month between 10am to 2pm 9.30 am to 2pm (Autumn/Winter) and 9.30 am to 3pm (Spring/Summer).
What –The market offers local produce, tasty gourmet treats, beautiful art and handcrafts from regional makers and growers in a stunning setting. There is also local live music and tasty hot food on offer.
Where – West Park, Pakington St, Geelong West.
When – Second Saturday of every month, 9am to 1pm from October.
What – A regional farmers and nutritious foods, supporting regenerative, biodynamic and organic producers.
Where – Barwon Valley Activity Centre, 1 Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont
When –2 April, 4 June, 3 September and 3 December 2022.
What – An artisan market that showcases over 100 stalls of beautiful jewellery, adults and children’s clothing, homewares, stationery, gourmet food and more. $2 entry, free parking.
Where – Geelong South Primary School, 200 Yarra Street, South Geelong.
When – First and third Sunday of the month, 9am to 1pm.
What - Fresh fruit & vegetables, free-range eggs, pasta, baked goods, gourmet sausages, local wines and great coffee. A total food sensation!
Where – Princess Park, Queenscliff
When – Last Sunday of the month, September to May, 9am to 2pm.
What – A boutique market full of handmade, homegrown, produce, artworks and goods.
📍 POINT LONSDALE
Where – Point Lonsdale Primary School, 22 Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale
When – Second Sunday of each month, 9am to 2pm
What – One of the larger markets, with approximately 150 stalls, this market has it all covered. From local produce, art & craft, handmade clothes, artwork and children’s rides.
Where – Drysdale Recreation Reserve, Duke Street, Drysdale.
When – Third Sunday of the month, from October to May. 9am – 1pm
What - With a variety of stallholders, food vans and a playground for the kids, there is something for everyone, and you can entertain and feed the kids all in the same place, win-win!
Where – W G Little Reserve, Portarlington
When – Last Sunday of each month from September to April.
What – A selection of arts, crafts, gifts, homewares, fashion and fun for the whole family (including doggos).
Where – Bellarine Estate, 2270 Portarlington Road, Bellarine
When – Second Saturday of every month
What – showcases the best of fresh local, regional and Artisanal produce from the Bellarine Peninsula and the wider Greater Geelong and Surf Coast region.
📍 ST LEONARDS
Where – St Leonards Foreshore, The Esplanade, St Leonards
When –every Saturday in January, Melbourne Labour Day weekend, Easter Saturday, Melbourne Cup weekend
What – A wide variety of art and craft, produce, new and preloved goods, jumping castle and much more. Plus BBQ & refreshments.
Where – 22 Byron Street Bannockburn, VIC, Australia 3331
When – First Saturday of each month (except for January) from 8.30am to 12.30pm.
What – Straight from the farm to you, stock up on fresh fruit, veggies, bread, olives, wines, jams, spreads, plants and more. There is also unique art, handmade homewares, eco-friendly products and family-friendly entertainment. There’s also a Twilight Market that pops up in Summer, you can keep up with upcoming dates here.
So, it’s time to market, to market to buy a nice ring,
No need to go home again, just go on and buy the next thing!