Ballarat markets

Welcome to the homepage for Ballarat Farmers Market.

New COVID safe operation at Zoo Drive, (just off Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree).

The markets operate on the Second Saturday and Fourth Saturdays of each month and feature the same management & core stallholders. 

We operate all year round – including in the winter – so you have regular access to our wonderful stallholders.  Some stallholders only come once a month, and others have highly seasonal produce, so the range of stalls varies at each market.

We hope you have a great experience visiting our market!  Thanks for supporting our hardworking and creative stallholders who bring such a wide range of fabulous produce & products to the market.

Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, cider, wine, seafood, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, honey, healthy snack bars, balsamic vinegar, hot chilli sauce, salami, roasted nuts, hot take-away food (taiyaki, pasties,  meat/pork/breakfast rolls, dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls,  and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include jewellery, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends, eco homewares, … and lots more!

Yes, we always have a coffee van on site!

Remember, the stallholder range varies with the seasons as one of our priorities is to create outlets for local and seasonal producers.  Some of our producers come just once or twice a year, so you never know what you’ll find!

We also have a FREE stall for local community groups, so please contact us if you’d like to promote your school, charity or service club.  Email ballaratmarkets@gmail.com or call 0409 551 539

Our market hamper draw is temporarily suspended as part of our COVID management plan.   We are also suspending buskers and demonstrations which might draw crowds together.

happy hamper winner!

Our famous hamper competition!

During the COVID 19 pandemic, we’ve opted to suspend the hampers.  This allows us more time to focus on your safety.  We may restore the hampers once new market-going habits are well entrenched.  (We know people loved the hampers!)

Most of our wonderful stallholders donate an item or two toward the hampers.  We create two hampers which are stuffed full of fresh produce, fabulous products and vouchers for hot food, drinks and discounts.   Every stallholder who donates gets a free ticket in the draw.  The hampers vary market to market, but are usually around $200 retail value.  Tickets are only $1 or FREE to first-time visitors.  The hampers are drawn at 10 am and 11.30 am, and winning one will definitely make your day!