Must-visit Ipswich markets

A guide to the best markets around the Ipswich region - how many can you cross off the list?
09 May 2018
Eva Lewis, Lifestyle Blogger

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Must-visit markets of Ipswich

If a laid back weekend is what you’re after and you’re keen to discover new local makers, amazing food and fresh produce, then you must visit some of the unique markets the Ipswich region has to offer; we’re really spoilt for choice.

Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain


Held on the first Sunday of each month, the Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain is the perfect way to wind down with the family after a busy week. Located next to the Lagoon, Robelle Domain is transformed into a lively spot, bustling with food stalls, arts and craft stalls, live entertainment and loads of space to wander and enjoy.

8 am to 2 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month
155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

The operators of Springfield Markets have launched a new monthly market at Ripley. Ripley Markets  are held on the second Saturday of every month from 3pm-8pm.


The Handmade Expo Market


There’s something extra special about buying something that is handmade – perhaps it’s the uniqueness, or the love and care put into the item or perhaps, the fact that you are supporting a small business and passionate maker.
Creativity and uniqueness abound at the The Handmade Expo markets, Ipswich. If you have gifts to buy, why not avoid the shopping centres and see what you can find here. Follow The Handmade Expo Facebook page to stay up to date with expo dates.

9 am to 1 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month (4th Saturday in April, May & June 2018)
The Ipswich Turf Club
Brisbane Road, Bundamba.

Markets on Main Street


Run by the same good folk as the Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain, the Markets on Main Street are on the third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an abundance of food, stalls and entertainment as you stroll down Main Street at Orion Springfield Central.

9 am to 4 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month
1 Main Street, Springfield

Ipswich Showplace Markets


You never know what you’ll find at the Ipswich Showplace Markets. An array of second hand goods, handmade stalls, plants and fresh produce make Ipswich Showcase Markets a market goer’s treasure trove. If you’re keen to do a bit of a clean out at home, this is the perfect place to have your own stall.

7 am to 12 pm every Sunday
Ipswich Showgrounds
81 Warwick Road, Ipswich

Museum Twilight Markets

Markets to visit in Ipswich.

The Workshops Railway Museum has the perfect vibe for a night market and to stick with the museum feel; there are even tours by torchlight at these twilight markets. Food trucks, craft workshops, stalls showcasing handmade items by local artisans, live entertainment for adults and kids as well as a licensed bar, all create a unique feel. The Museum Twilight Markets are usually held twice a year and are the perfect way to not only appreciate our city’s historical treasure by starlight but time with family and friends enjoying the best of our city’s culture.  Look out for new dates.

The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich

Eva Lewis Lifestyle Blogger
An Ipswich resident for over 30 years, Eva lives with her husband and two young children in a heritage worker's cottage they are renovating.When Eva isn’t busy wrangling her kids, you’ll often find her enjoying coffee and cake at one of the local cafes. Eva is a freelance writer and blogs at The Multitasking Woman.

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