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The Eumundi Market - all you need to know

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The Eumundi market, Australia’s premier artisan market, offers a great variety of quality locally made produce and products. Combine this with local entertainment, friendly locals and beautiful surroundings, it is one of the highlights of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. This article looks at the market’s history, what to find, opening hours, how to get there and what else to do in Eumundi.

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Eumundi Market History

The market began at the CWA Hall in 1979 as an idea of holding a European style ‘artisans and farmers’ market in Eumundi, focussing on locally made goods. This focus is key to the market’s domestic and international success.

  • The first ever market, held on 24 March 1979, had three marketeers and a total of eight visitors.
  • By 1990, the market had some 260,000 visitors each year, with many travelling from interstate and overseas.
  • Today, the market has over 600 stalls and 1.6 million people visiting each year.

What to find at the Eumundi Market

There is plenty to find at the market to satisfy all, including:

  • Locally made clothing, artwork, furniture, toys, homewares, sculptures, and even skincare;
  • Delicious locally made food to satisfy everyone’s cravings; and
  • A great variety of fresh local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, cheeses and yoghurts.

A lot of the products sold at the market are also handmade, including the Topshow hats, which are made locally in Eumundi. And when you’re not shopping or eating, each week there are a number of local performers entertaining the crowds.

Eumundi Market Operating Hours

The market is open Wednesday (8am - 1.30pm) and Saturday (7am-2pm).

We recommend you to arrive as early as possible to avoid the big crowds, especially if you plan to shop for some fresh produce – it can sell out quickly!

How to get to there

Eumundi is located in the heart of the Noosa hinterland. There are a number of options available to get to Eumundi.

By car - the easiest option:

  • A 20 minute drive from Noosa and 10 minutes from Cooroy
  • 30 minutes from Maroochydore and 40 minutes from Caloundra
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Brisbane, driving north along the Bruce Highway
  • Plenty of parking available - most of which is available for a $5 parking fee and located just off Napier rd. 

By public transport - another good option:

  • You can catch a public bus from any of the many tourists locations around the Sunshine Coast.
  • From Noosa, buses leave every 30 minutes on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • The jouney will take approximatley 30 minutes and drop you off directly at the Eumundi Market.
  • Check out the translink timetable.

What else to do in Eumundi

If you need a break from the market, there are plenty of restaurants and pubs that you can visit within walking distance. Our tip is to check out the historic pub, Joe’s Waterhole, just opposite the market. Rebuilt in 1926 after a local fire swept through in 1924, it provides a nice historic backdrop to the charming town and a great opportunity to mix with the local characters.

Topshow at the Eumundi Market

Topshow has a long history at the Eumundi Market. My mother and sister were living in Cooroy in the late 1980s when they started experimenting the use of raffia to make women's hats. They began selling these hats in 1990 at the Eumundi Market on Saturdays as a side hobby. Shortly after moving from Melbourne with [...]

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