The Central Coast is known for its coastal towns and laid back lifestyle. With summer around the corner, it’s also the perfect spot for a bit of market hopping. Kids can enjoy getting their face painted and some yummy treats, while the adults may enjoy the variety of stalls that offer the best products around. With live entertainment, international and local foods, hot and cold drinks, pop-up stalls, and fun activities for the kids, the markets are a great way to spend time with family and friends. Enjoy the mouth-watering taste of street foods, the range of fresh produce, or a refreshing fresh juice. Have a wonder around the stalls that have a variety of goodies for you to purchase like fashion, vintage fashion, homemade decorations and candles. Freshly made foods like jams and marinades are just some of the amazing products available from the markets. Enjoy the Central Coast experience by having a relaxed look through the markets and enjoy the summer sun.
A couple of our favourite markets to visit include:
The Terrigal Beach Markets
Feel like a local at the Terrigal Beach Markets as the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. These markets offer a variety of healthy foods and drinks; with fresh juices to help you enjoy the summer sun. Come along and shop till you drop with the beach right under your feet and browse over 50 stalls of fashion, jewellery, homewares, food and drinks and much more. With live entertainment come along and support the local artists, have a bite to eat and enjoy the local experience.
WHEN: 1st Saturday of each month, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Terrigal Beach.
Avoca Beachside Markets
The Avoca Beachside Markets are only an 11 minute drive from Terrigal and are the perfect way to spend your Sunday. Go along and enjoy the relaxed environment with a range of stalls including local art, fashion, jewellery and a variety of local and international foods. With live entertainment the Avoca Beachside Markets is a fun family activity to do. These markets have a creative sense about them, with many fun-filled activities for the kids to. Avoca is a beach side town with many activities to occupy your time.
WHEN: 4th Sunday of each month, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Heazlett Park, Avoca Drive, Avoca.
Greedy Guts Street Food Markets
Often the best part of visiting markets is the food stalls. Greedy Guts Street Food Markets brings together all the food you can eat with Terrigal beach as the stunning backdrop. Once a month Florida Beach Bar is transformed into a street food market featuring vendors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney. Each month has a unique theme but every month you are guaranteed to get a night of great food, live music and fun with your family and friends.
WHEN: 2nd Friday of each month
WHERE: Florida Beach Bar, Terrigal
The Central Coast offers a mixture of markets; from markets open every weekend to some which open once or twice a month. Below we have a list of markets available for you to visit while you are here.
Central Coast Craft Sale
WHEN: 2 nd Saturday of each month (excluding January).
WHERE: Art Studios Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford.
Central Coast Community Markets
WHEN: 2 nd Saturday of each month (excluding January), 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Claire.
The Entrance Markets
WHEN: Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Memorial Park, The Entrance.
The Entrance Lions Club Markets
WHEN: Every Sunday, 8:30am – 12:30 pm.
WHERE: The Entrance Cinema Carpark, Bayview Avenue, The Entrance.
Shelly Beach Markets
WHEN: Last Saturday of the month, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Road, Bateau Bay.
Top of the Hills Markets
WHEN: 2 nd Saturday of each month, 10am – 3pm.
WHERE: Anglican Church, 289-291 The Entrance Road, The Entrance.
Woy Woy Peninsula Markets
WHEN: 2 nd Sunday of each month, 10am – 3pm.
WHERE: Andersons Reserve, Corner of Brisbane Water Drive and The Boulevard.
Wyong City Farmers Market
WHEN: 1 st and 3 rd Saturday of each month, 7:30am – 1pm.
WHERE: Wyong Race Club, Howarth Street, Wyong.
Ettalong Beach Markets
WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday including Monday long weekend, 9am – 4pm.
WHERE: Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, 189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach.
Gosford City Farmers Markets
WHEN: Every Sunday, 7:30am- 1pm.
WHERE: The Entertainment Grounds Racecourse Road, Gosford.
The Market Terrigal
WHEN: 2 nd Sunday of each month, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Terrigal Scout Hall, corner of Willoughby Road and Terrigal Drive, Terrigal.
Markets at the Fair
WHEN: 2 nd Saturday of each month, 10am – 3pm.
WHERE: The Hive, Erina Fair, Erina.
Mangrove District Markets
WHEN: 2 nd Sunday of each month, 8am – 2pm.
WHERE: Mangrove Community Hall, Corner of Wisemans Ferry and Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain.
Mountain Growers Markets
WHEN: Every weekend, 8am – 2pm.
WHERE: 1109 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge.
Norah Head Open Air Market
WHEN: 1 st and 3 rd Saturdays of each month, 10am – 3pm.
WHERE: Norah Head Bowling and Sports Club.
Valley Treasures Market
WHEN: 2nd Saturday of each month, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Niagara Park Shopping Centre.
WHEN: Every Sunday, 7am – 1pm.
WHERE: Coles Car Park, Toukley.
Umina Beach Markets
WHEN: 3rd Sunday of the month, 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Peninsula Recreational Precinct, Sydney Avenue, Umina.