Shop sustainably at the Quibble Markets

Find a new way to recycle at these markets...
16 Jan 2024
Ashleigh Howarth, Freelance writer

If you’re looking for a more sustainable and affordable way to top up your wardrobe, be sure to check out Ipswich’s newest market scene, Quibble Markets.

The Quibble Markets are held monthly on Sundays from 8-12pm at the Ipswich Showgrounds Events Centre, as well as the occasional pop-up at various locations and events throughout the city.

This popular market attracts plenty of bargain-savvy shoppers who are looking to stock up on quality pre-loved clothing in all sizes for men, women and children, as well as accessories like shoes, handbags and jewellery.

Some of the most sought-after items include jeans, dresses, tops, swimmers, onesies, clutches, sandals, boots, hats and earrings, just to name a few.

Quibble Market

There are also special themed markets held regularly, including maternity and children’s markets so you can buy what you need without breaking the bank.

A number of change rooms are available so you can try before you buy, plus a coffee van for that all important caffeine hit and a hot food stall for rumbling tummies.

Since the first Quibble Market was held in April 2023 at South Ripley, the market has continued to grow and is now a much-loved social outing for locals and visitors.

The addition of fresh produce stalls was introduced in early 2024 to offer shoppers more variety while supporting local farmers, growers and producers.

New stall holders are also welcome to apply via the website.

More markets to explore


Springfield Markets

The Springfield Markets are held on the first Sunday of each month from 8am-1pm at Robelle Parklands, and the third Sunday of each month from 9am-4pm at Orion Shopping Centre.

With multicultural food trucks, drinks, sweet treats, handmade crafts, homewares, art, clothing, entertainment and more, there’s something for everyone and every age.

Ripley Markets

The Ripley Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month from 3-8pm at Providence, Ripley.

Here you will find a wonderful mix of stalls, shopping and activities for the whole family, including your furry best friend.

Ipswich Twilight Markets

The Ipswich Twilight Markets are held monthly at the Ipswich Showgrounds from 4-9pm.

Each month the Markets host a different theme and features an array of tasty foods, retro and crafty stalls, interactive children’s activities, live entertainment, car shows, competitions and the occasional rides.

Handmade Expo Markets

The Handmade Expo Markets are held from 9am-1pm on the second Saturday of each month at Tulmur Place in the Nicholas Street Precinct.

Featuring more than 100 stalls to browse, as well as live entertainment and food trucks, this makes the scene for a great day out with the family.


Ashleigh Howarth Freelance writer
Ashleigh Howarth is a journalist with more than 12 years experience in the media industry. Her passions include travelling, dessert bars, cocktails and attending music concerts. She aims to inspire others to unlock their own sense of wanderlust to explore this beautiful big world, whether that be on a local or more global scale. You can keep up to date with her stories by following @journo_ash_ on Instagram.

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