From fresh breads and juices to antiques and locally made artwork, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for—and much more—at Byron Bay’s best markets. Typically you can make a market stop as part of a guided tour of the Byron Bay region. Read on for some recommendations for where and when to go, and what to buy.
Byron Bay Community Market
On the first Sunday of the month, the Butler Street Reserve hosts the Byron Bay Community Market. Colorfully dressed vendors preside over stalls full of handcrafted wares, locally grown produce, artwork, and freshly prepared food. Imported goods from Africa and Asia add to the visual vibrancy of the market. Families with children are encouraged to make a day of it and enjoy the market’s hands-on activities.
Byron Bay Farmers Market
At the Butler Street Reserve on Thursday mornings, area farmers bring their fresh produce—including many organic products—to the Byron Bay Farmers Market, which guided tours of the area typically include in their itineraries. Available produce changes from season to season, but reliable staples include freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, macadamia nuts, fresh bread, coffee, and honey.
New Brighton Farmers Market
Byron tours running on Tuesdays often stop at the New Brighton Farmers Market, 14 miles (22 kilometers) north of Byron Bay. Set riverside, just a short stroll from the beach, the market’s 30+ vendors offer the best of local produce and prepared goods, from olives and spices to cheese and sourdough bread.
Byron Artisan Market
This small night market, showcasing local art and handicrafts, pops up in Railway Park on Saturday evenings. This market closes for winter and operates from the first Saturday in October to the Saturday before Easter.
Byron Beachside Market
Held just four times a year on the foreshore of Main Beach, Byron Beachside Market is a sprawling, 200-stall web of artwork, crafts, toys, and gifts designed by local artists. As well as supporting the local arts, you’ll likely pick up some great, one-of-a-kind souvenirs.