The shire market guide – Bellingen and beyond
Bellingen shire is well known for its bustling, alternative market scene. With a market or two happening every weekend no matter when you visit you’ll be able to delight in the unique entertainment, delicious foods and eclectic local arts. We’ve compiled the guide below to help you find your favourite market in the Bellingen shire.
Bellingen Growers Market
If you love local seasonal organic produce, delicious homemade goods and non-hybrid seedlings the Bellingen Growers Market is your place to be. Grab a few organic veggies, some aromatic local herbs and feast on local seasonal fruit. Our favourite products are the Valla macadamias, Gerbuchi fermented tonic and whatever fresh berry looks the juiciest! The market includes a cafe green featuring live, local music.
8:00am to 1:00pm, every Saturday, Bellingen Showground, Cnr Hammond and Black Streets, Bellingen | www.bellingengrowersmarket.com/
Bellingen Farmers and Producers Market
Another top of the notch produce market exclusively offering fresh, seasonal and locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, seafood and herbs direct from the farm to you! Everything at this afternoon market is bursting with life, colour and flavour. Along with your fresh goodies make sure you pick up a fresh fresh delicious meal to take home or dine on at the market.
2.30pm – 5.30pm, every Wednesday, Bellingen Park, Church St entrance, just next to the tennis courts | https://www.bellingenfarmersandproducersmarket.com.au/
Bellingen Community Market – Currently postponed due to COVID-19
This is by far the shire’s most bustling and famous market. It’s been running for over 35 years showcasing everything from arts and crafts and vintage clothing to seedlings and local honey. There is live music, roving entertainment, massage booths and food stalls galore. The kids will love the mini rides and sweet treats too!
9:00am to 3:00pm, 3rd Saturday of each month Market Park, Cnr Church and Park Streets, Bellingen | www.bellingenmarkets.com.au/
Dorrigo Community Market – Currently postponed due to COVID-19
Head to Dorrigo Community Market for the ultimate country experience. The market is a small yet bustling gathering of locals, community organisations and regional marketeers who offer a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, pre-loved goods, food, pickles and preserves, handmade jewellery, and many other goodies. You’ll certainly be delighted by the friendly locals and the ‘fair dinkum’ country hospitality!
8.30am – 12noon, 1st Saturday of each month, Hickory Street, Dorrigo | www.destinationdorrigo.com/dorrigo-community-markets
Urunga Riverside Market – Currently postponed due to COVID-19
Affectionately known as ‘the little market with the big heart,’ the Urunga Riverside Market definitely takes the cake for the market with the most picturesque location. Located directly on the banks of the Kalang River this little market gem offers traditional and gourmet foods, designers, artists, musicians, upcyclers, recyclers, boutique, kids activities and purveyors of all things fabulous, fantastic and cool.
8am – 1pm, 2nd Sunday of each month. Urunga Lido, 2 Morgo St, Urunga | www.facebook.com/urungariversidemarket/
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