Are you like us when you go on holiday? Do you just love it when you pass market stalls out in the open? Whether that be in a field or along the bustling shopping strip. Don’t you just love exploring stalls filled with delicious food, fresh produce, beautiful homewares and handmade jewellery?
The Mornington Peninsula Markets are some of the best in the country and in some of the most stunning locations. Suitable for the entire family, (and sometimes including the pooch), these wonderful markets make for a perfect day exploring the Mornington Peninsula. Here are some of the markets coming up this Spring.
No. 1 Red Hill Community Market
Probably the best known and most popular is the Red Hill Community Market. The market is the best place to be on the first Saturday of the month from September-May. Its the perfect morning adventure with friends or family to experience the huge number and variety of stalls on offer. Enjoy not only mouthwatering food but stunning jewellery, handmade children’s toys and even fun Henna tattooing. There’s something for everyone at this iconic location. Not only will it be a day to remember but once you’ve finished wandering around the market, you’ll still have time for a peaceful drive through the spectacular hinterland region that surrounds the Red Hill Community Market. Please note that the market is NOT pet-friendly.
When: 1st Saturday of the Month from September to May
Where: 266 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937
No. 2 Point Nepean Portsea Market
At the Portsea Market, the almost 230 stallholders are masters of their trade, all products offered are expertly made and professionally presented with an essence of the maker’s humility evident.
Original Jewellery designs make a perfect gift ready to wrap. Manchester of various textures and colours to suit a wide range of tastes and homes. A whole range of exciting foods and beverages are represented, all fresh and tempting.
Expect seasonal injections of local fruits and benches full of homegrown vegetables. A huge selection of unique culinary delights makes a mouth-watering taste feast. Parking is simple, straight forward and close by. Stallholders are renowned for their hospitality, so leaving full shopping bags for last-minute pickup is usually no problem.
Over the years these markets have become a meeting place for people from all walks of life as there is a marvellous variety of food to sample in a cheerful atmosphere and an extraordinarily wide selection of high-quality crafts to buy.
The Point Nepean Portsea Market is at the historic Quarantine Station by the beach. As its a National Park there are NO DOGS ALLOWED.
When: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
29 Sep 2019 – Sunday
17 Nov 2019 – Sunday
19 Jan 2020 – Sunday
7 Mar 2020 – Saturday
11 2020 Apr – Saturday
Where: Point Nepean Road, Portsea
No.3 Mornington Racecourse Market
The Mornington Racecourse Market has been a success story for the past 15 years.
The second Sunday every month, no matter the weather, the market swings into action at the picturesque Mornington Racecourse.
Stallholders are masters of their trade, all products offered being expertly made and professionally presented with an essence of the maker’s humility evident. Original jewellery designs make a perfect gift ready to wrap.
Expect seasonal injections of local fruits and benches full of homegrown vegetables. Flavoursome pasta with matching sauces, local wines and home-brewed beer, confectionery and sophisticated modern cooking. Consider original design pieces for the garden and a good range of plants and colourful fresh flowers.
Parking is simple, straight forward and close by. Stallholders are renowned for their hospitality, so leaving full shopping bags for last-minute pickup is usually no problem.
Over the years these markets have become a meeting place as there is a marvellous variety of food to sample in a cheerful atmosphere and an extraordinarily wide selection of high-quality crafts to buy. NO PETS ALLOWED
When: Second Sunday of every month (HAIL, RAIN OR SHINE)
Where: Mornington Racecourse, 320 Racecourse Rd, Mornington
No.4 The Briars Craft and Produce Market
Explore the beautiful grounds of the historic Briars in Mt Martha, while discovering a range of home-made, home-grown products. You could spend the whole day and investigate the wildlife, walking trails, galleries and heritage homestead of the historic Briars.
Purchase the freshest food, the most unique gifts and the most innovative homewares from across the region and engage with our talented stallholders, all of whom love their craft.
The fun doesn’t end when the market wraps up – why not make a day of it, and when you’ve finished exploring the market’s wares, let your feet lead the way through the historic twists and turns of The Briars’ walking trails.
When: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
22nd September 2019
27th October 2019
24th November 2019
22nd December 2019
Where: 450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha
WHERE TO STAY:
Looking for accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula then look no further. You are in the right place. At Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats and Big Blue Yard we have fabulous accommodation for couples and families close to all the best markets.