Ballarat Market Guide

Planning an escape?

A weekend in the country plus a great local village market makes for a winning combination.   The Ballarat and Pyrenees region boasts some fabulous market experiences that will satisfy all your foodie desires along with your fossicking tendencies.

Why not plan your visit around one of these great local experiences.

  • Talbot Farmers Market
  • Beaufort Market
  • Ballarat Farmer’s Market
  • Creswick Farmers Market
  • Ballarat Market

Talbot Farmer’s Market

The most popular market in the region, the tiny village of Talbot comes to life on the 3rd Sunday of the month when over 80 stallholders take over the streets to showcase their produce and wares.  Talbots boasts a fabulous selection of farm-fresh produce, baked goods and delicious local wines.  The streets are abuzz with live music so grab a coffee, take a seat in the village square and soak up the wonderful country charm of Talbot.

Beaufort Town Market

4th Saturday of the month (September – May)Two vintage-loving friends offer their unique and unusual finds sourced from all around the country at “The Shed on Mair”.  The huge shed has a vast and interesting array of ever-changing stock.

Ballarat Farmer’s Market

Held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month this market is a foodie’s delight.  Wonderful produce to take home and plenty of delicious options to enjoy while you wander around this market. The market is adjacent to beautiful Lake Wendouree so you can enjoy the easy picturesque walk and burn off some calories from your market indulgence.

Creswick Market

Open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, hail, rain or shine the Creswick Market is a happy small-town market featuring fabulous local food, wine, art & craft, plants, fresh produce, artisan bread, oils, eggs, small goods, secondhand wares & more.  They aim for as many stallholders as possible to be within one hour of Creswick so you are guaranteed a truly local experience.  Creswick is a beautiful town to explore after your market adventure and don’t forget to stop in at the famous Creswick Woollen Mills to check out their range of locally made luxurious clothing and blankets.

Ballarat Market

If your idea of a perfect market experience involves fossicking for a diamond in the rough and a good old fashioned hot jam doughnut then the Ballarat Market at the Showgrounds is for you. You never know what you might find, and well let’s be honest, that’s the appeal, isn’t it?  You have nothing to lose except perhaps the inevitable jam stain on your clothes.

Plan your visit to explore these unique village markets. No matter the season, a Wonder Inn awaits. Come and experience the extraordinary.