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.
Red Hill 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
Emu Plains Market
come and get lost in wonder...
underneath the ancient glade of a stringybark forest, makers unite to create a craft revolution never before seen on the mornington peninsula.
more than just a market, the EPM brings together the community for a monthly festival-like feast of art, food, design and culture set within the picturesque emu plains reserve, balnarring.
Next market : For the next date check the website here
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.
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.
Where: Point Nepean Road, Portsea
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.
NO PETS ALLOWED
When: Second Sunday of every month (HAIL, RAIN OR SHINE)
Where: Mornington Racecourse, 320 Racecourse Rd, Mornington
Moorooduc Station Market
This NEW Monthly maker and foodie market, is set at the historic Moorooduc Railway Station Site, in Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. The 1st market was a huge success and offer's a great family day out with the opportunity to shop local at Makers stalls, then also ride the historic train into Mornington and back and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Mount Eliza Regional Park.
Best time to go: 7th March, 9am - 2pm
Highlights: Free Entry to Market
Free On-Site Parking for 130 cars with parking also available across the road at Moorooduc Coolstores
Dogs on leads welcome
60+ Makers Stalls
Gourmet Food & Drink Trucks