Where and when to find local markets on the Central Coast

local seaside market stall with clothing and journals
local seaside market stall with clothing and journals
Visiting a local market is the perfect way to support local! With a range of regular, outdoor, artisan options open across the Central Coast your morning meander is good as planned.
Simply follow the list below to find a Central Coast market near you that fits your week and wants...

The NSW Central Coast is proudly home to a growing community of makers, creators and innovators - and you can easily experience the fruits of their labour at a local market every, single weekend.

You can also hunt for vintage treasures, rummage for bargain buys, stock up on fresh hinterland-grown produce, and style your home (or self!) in locally crafted items with a Central Coast market guaranteed to be happening every week! Browse our list below to know where and when our local market scene is open. And as outdoor market are at the mercy of the elements, remember to always check their individual social media pages for the latest event updates on the day.

kid grabs fresh produce at farmgate shop
Credit: Grace Picot, Kyal & Kara
basket of avocadoes
Credit: Isaac Tseng
Weekly markets on the Central Coast

Mountain Growers Markets - Friday to Sunday every week

9am – 2pm

The gem tucked up in the mountains, this is the Coast's Mountain Growers Market in the heart of Peats Ridge. Soak up fresh country air along Tourist Drive 33 and peruse seasonal mountain fresh produce on the day. Add to your basket some of the lovingly crafted local artisan products also on show, such as tasty jams and pickled vegetables alongside antique homewares to add a sense of nostalgia to the experience. 

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Ettalong Markets (in Ettalong Galleria) - every Saturday and Sunday

9am – 4pm

Also known fondly as Ettalong Markets and running since 1979, you can't miss the wonderfully unique location of these local markets in the Mediterranean-inspired Galleria precinct. Discover everything from local art, homewares, souvenirs and handmade wares, to secondhand books, traditional crepes, freshly ground coffee, jewellery, even nostalgic favourites including plaster painting for the kids (and adults!), alongside the old school Cinema Paradiso. 

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Woy Woy Food Markets - every Saturday

9am - 1pm

Located undercover at the Ettalong Galleria, this market features fresh local food from some of the best growers and producers on the Central Coast, an award-winning foodie destination. Family friendly, dog friendly, and focused on filly your basket and belly with good food, work in a visit as part of a wholesome Saturday morning outdoors.

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Gosford City Farmers Market - Sundays

7am – 12pm

Get a taste of the Central Coast's paddock to plate scene with farm fresh produce plucked at its best and ready for your homemade recipes. Visit Gosford City Farmers Market at Gosford Showground to meet our region's farmers, producers and artisans and learn about what's in season right now, following nature's marketing calendar! 

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The Entrance Lions Club Market - Sundays

8.30am - 12.30pm

A car boot-esque market located behind the cinema at The Entrance, making a fun way to spend your Sunday morning exploring the stalls with modest second hand goods, craft and fresh, local produce.

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Toukley Lions Markets - Sundays

8am - 1pm

Morning shop for collectables, second hand items and local small businesses showcased at Yaralla Road in Toukley, the region's north.

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rack of womens dresses
Credit: Isaac Tseng
fresh red chillis in a basket
Credit: Isaac Tseng
Monthly markets on the Central Coast

Long Jetty Farmers Markets - fortnightly Tuesdays

3pm – 6pm

Central Coast farmers markets like this are an amazing way to taste fresh produce directly from the hinterland's farming community, while also supporting them! Long Jetty now hosts this monthly fruit and veg "micro market" at 204 The Entrance Road to make it easy for others to shop sustainable, regenerative produce for their home kitchens. Meat, eggs, dairy, bread, wine and veggies - it's all here. 

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Aussie Nightmarkets - first Friday of every month

5pm – 10pm

Also known as the Gosford Night Markets, experience international street food served up on the Central Coast. Held at the Entertainment Grounds in West Gosford on Racecourse Road each month, these evening markets feature a range of food trucks alongside stalls with local and regional businesses, live music and entertainment for the kids including rides and interactive games.

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The Hidden Night Markets - second Friday of every month

5pm – 9pm

A hidden gem at Erina Leagues Club Archery Field (sssshh!). An exciting new regular pop up on the monthly calendar, this event is perfect for winding down the week with a delicious outdoor street food feed and mooch of local wares in a family-friendly environment. Festival lighting, crates for seating, and casual vibes set the mood for the weekend ahead at this dog-friendly market that showcases a great snapshot of local makers and creators.

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Terrigal Beach Markets - first Saturday of every month

9am – 3pm

How about a shop, beach, eat, repeat kind of Saturday? These long-standing Esplanade markets are a popular haunt for locals, visitors, musicians, foodies and families to gather on the panoramic foreshore of Terrigal Beach while supporting small businesses spread across 50+ stalls. Check out their socials for upcoming dates.

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Betty's Flea Market - last Saturday of every month

10am – 2pm

Long Jetty is known for having a great vintage scene, so time your trip with a visit to this essential thrift market held in Long Jetty Hotel each month. Expect a vibrant collection of preloved items including homewares, homemade, handmade and a spread of unique wares from local artists and small batch makers.

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Long Jetty Markets - last Saturday of every month

9am – 2pm

Within walking or cycling distance of The Entrance and Long Jetty's main shops, head to the scenic Tuggerah Parade Foreshore for this monthly Saturday market by the water. Follow the shared pathway through 100 or more stalls from food to frocks, plants to scrunchies, desserts to local honey and so much more.

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Woy Woy Waterfront Markets  coffee cart
Woy Woy Waterfront Markets
man viewing local artwork on wall with coffee
Credit: Isaac Tseng

Sporties Market in Norah Head - first Sunday of every month

9am - 2pm (summer), 9am - 1pm (winter)

A great market to explore in the northern reaches of the Central Coast, also known as the Norah Head Markets, held monthly at the Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club, Find a range of clothing, beauty, arts and crafts as well as fresh produce and foodie options. When you're done, there's some beautiful beaches and rockpools nearby to dip into when its the warmer months, plus a walk to the iconic Norah Head Lighthouse is surely in order!

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Woy Woy Waterfront Markets - second Sunday of every month

9am – 2pm

Head to Brick Wharf Road in Woy Woy for a taste of local, a browse of handmade ceramics, sustainable homewares and fresh local honey, to name a few. These artisanal inspired market dedicated to creative businesses is just a stone's throw from Woy Woy Memorial Park and Woy Woy Fisherman's Wharf, which means you can easily catch return trip Central Coast Ferries along the scenic waterways to make a day of it. 

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The Market - third Sunday of every month

9.00am - 2.00pm

Simple in name and simple in nature, head to The Market tucked within the lush surrounds of Noraville Green in Toukley, bringing together some of the best local creative small businesses, along with music and tasty food while you browse.

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Umina Beach Markets - third Sunday of every month

9am - 2pm

Around 90 quality, unique and quirky stalls on the grounds at Umina Surf Life Saving Club showcasing the best of the Central Coast's creative community to support local artists, designers, buskers, foodies and more.

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Avoca Beachside Market - fourth Sunday of every month

9am – 2pm

Now entering its 13th year on the Central Coast, the much-loved, multi award-winning, monthly Avoca Beachside Market features 90+ stalls set on the beautiful waterfront of Heazlett Park in the suburb of Avoca Beach. Sharing local food, produce, talent and wares to support the community, you can easily find a souvenir, gift, snack, inspiration, or simply support local. Find all upcoming event dates to plug into your calendar at FixxEvents.com.au.

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Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair - four times each year

Held across two days at the Lions Community Hall in East Gosford, this is a chance to explore a local collection of infinitely unique items, such as antique jewellery, crockery and vintage clothing alongside general bric a brac treasures. Best check their socials for the next confirmed date.

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avoca beachside markets
fresh produce in baskets
seafront markets in sunshine
Terrigal Beach Markets
succulents on stall
Woy Woy Waterfront Markets

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