Each week, month, and quarter, the Central Coast pays host to an array of colourful markets, where you can find anything from Coast-grown produce and artisan products to enterprising locals and amazing food from all over the globe.
A great way to shop local and support the Central Coast community, the markets have become a cultural attraction in themselves, each bringing its own unique flavour to the Central Coast Market scene and summoning visitors from far and wide.
Whether you are a shop-til-you-drop or a bite-to-eat-and-a-browse person, the markets cater to all tastes and ages. Many of them are also conveniently located for heading out and about and exploring the best of the Central Coast, so you can combine a market trip with a sumptuous breakfast, a walk or a visit to one of our favourite bars. You could even go all out with a family weekend and enjoy some of the Central Coast’s best kid-friendly activities (big kids are welcome too).
So, from Farmers’ markets to weekend markets and night markets to Vintage markets, here are some of the best markets on the Central Coast to help you plan your next trip.
Terrigal Beach Markets, Terrigal
The perfect spot to kick off our round-up of the Central Coast’s best markets, the Terrigal Beach Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month. Celebrating local makers and shakers since 2015, the market features an array of artisan treats, fashion, homeware, gifts, and art, as well as great food, delectable desserts and live music.
Taking over the Terrigal Esplanade between the Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific and the ocean, the market makes for a perfect Saturday pit stop before hitting the beach or going for a walk along the boardwalk up to the Haven.
Need to know: First Saturday of the month, 9 am – 3 pm
The Esplanade, Terrigal Beach
Woy Woy Waterfront Markets, Woy Woy
A staple on the Central Coast market scene since 2018, the Woy Woy Waterfront Markets take place on the second Saturday of every month. A friendly, intimate space in a shady waterfront park, the Woy Woy market gives creative Coasties a place to showcase everything from handmade gifts to home-baked goods.
It’s also one of the Central Coast’s most easily accessible markets, with the Central Coast Ferries wharf just a short walk away.
Need to know: Second Saturday of the month, 9 am – 2 pm. Pet-friendly.
Brick Wharf Road, Woy Woy Waterfront
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Gosford Waterfront Markets, Gosford
Taking over the Brisbane Water waterfront next to the Gosford Sailing Club on the third Saturday of every month, the Gosford Waterfront Markets feature lots of great food and local artisan producers.
The perfect spot to grab a coffee and a tasty treat before going for a Saturday morning walk, the markets are also pet friendly, so your furry friends don’t have to miss out on all the fun.
Need to know: Third Saturday of the month, 9 am to 2 pm. Pet-friendly
Gosford City Park, Gosford Waterfront, between Eat St Cafe and Drifters Wharf
Umina Beach Markets, Umina
Held on the third Sunday of every month, the Umima Beach Markets take place in a lush green park just a few steps from the beach. Going strong since 2015, we love the community vibe and the great stalls and stallholders—but we especially love the free shuttle bus that ferries visitors back and forth from Woy Woy and Ettalong. It makes getting there a breeze and takes the stress out of finding parking.
Need to know: Third Sunday of the month, 9 am to 3 pm
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Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach
Long Jetty Markets, Long Jetty
Overlooking the picture-perfect shores of Tuggerah Lake, the Long Jetty Markets transform the Long Jetty Foreshore into a market wonderland on the last Saturday of every month. With over 100 stalls, this isn’t just one of the Central Coast’s biggest weekend markets, it’s also one of the best markets on the Central Coast for kids. From face painting to playgrounds, there’s plenty here to keep every member of the family happy—even the dog.
Need to know: Last Saturday of the month, 9 am to 2 pm. Pet friendly.
Tuggerah Parade Foreshore, Long Jetty
Betty’s Flea Market, Long Jetty
If vintage markets and thrift shopping are more your scenes, Betty’s Flea Market is the place to go. Held at the Long Jetty Hotel on the last Saturday of the month, Betty’s Flea Market is just a five-minute walk from Long Jetty Markets. Add in a nice stroll along Tuggerah Lake Foreshore and a drink or two at the bar, and you’ve got your Saturday sorted.
Need to know: Last Saturday of the month, 10 am to 2 pm
Long Jetty Hotel, 407 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty
Avoca Beachside Markets, Avoca Beach
One of the most popular markets on the Central Coast, the Avoca Beachside Markets takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month. Located on the shores of Avoca Lagoon, visitors come from far and wide to bask in the vibrant atmosphere and check out the colourful array of stalls, food trucks and live music.
We also love their special edition Twilight Christmas Market every December. Perfect for getting us in the festive mood, it’s one of our summer highlights.
Need to know: Fourth Sunday of the month, 9 am to 2 pm
Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach
Gosford Night Markets, Gosford
If there’s one thing we love more than markets, it’s night markets. Descending on the Gosford Showgrounds on the first Friday of every month, the Gosford Night Markets offers some of the best street food on the Central Coast, family fun—including amusement rides and games—live music and the chance to do some late-night shopping under the stars.
Need to know: First Friday of every month, 5 pm – 10 pm
Gosford Showgrounds, Showground Road, Gosford
The Hidden Night Markets, Erina
When it comes to the Central Coast’s market scene, Erina’s Hidden Night Markets might be the new kid on the block, but it’s already created a big buzz—and for good reason. Hidden away in a grassy park in Erina, the night markets are filled with light and life, with fairy lights strung through the stalls and warming fire pits in the winter months. There’s also live circus-style entertainment, plenty of great creators, and it’s also dog friendly. Friday night, sorted.
Need to know: Second Friday of every month, 5 pm to 9 pm. Pet-friendly
Erina Leagues Club Archery Field, Erina
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Gosford City Farmers Market, Gosford
Offering some of the greatest local produce in the world (in our opinion), the Central Coast’s Farmers’ markets give our growers and makers a place to shine.
One of the longest-running farmers’ markets on the Central Coast, the Gosford City Farmers Market is held every Sunday at the Gosford Showgrounds. The perfect place to fill your fridge—and your belly—this weekly spot also offers artisan goods and delicious food.
Need to know: Every Sunday, 7 am to 12 pm, whatever the weather. No dogs allowed
Gosford Showgrounds, Showground Road, West Gosford
Long Jetty Farmers Market, Long Jetty
Every other Tuesday afternoon, Long Jetty is transformed into a locally sourced Farmers’ market wonderland. Giving local producers another chance to showcase and share their wares, Long Jetty Farmers Market is already creating waves with its sustainable community ethos. It also has plenty of post-school activities to keep the kids entertained.
Need to know: Every other Tuesday, 3 pm to 6 pm
204 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty
Mountain Growers Market, Peats Ridge
Close to Somersby and its popular waterfalls, Peats Ridge Mountain Growers Market is well worth a visit if you’re out exploring the Central Coast hinterland at the weekend. Open Friday to Saturday, the Mountain Growers Market features plenty of seasonal produce, as well as artisan-made crafts and products.
Need to know: Friday – Sunday, 9 am – 2 pm
1109 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge
Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair, Gosford
Taking over the Gosford Lions Community Hall for a weekend every quarter, the Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair has become a seasonal staple on the Central Coast market scene.
Attracting avid shoppers from far and wide, the market offers visitors a chance to stumble upon those once-in-a-blue-moon finds or grab a bargain or two.
Need to know: 4x year, 8 am – 4 pm Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm Sunday. Gold coin donation
Lions Community Hall, 8 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford