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.
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!