Markets in Lismore and Surrounds
Our top picks for the best markets in Lismore
Lismore is a creative region blessed with plenty of colourful markets. No matter which market you choose, there is something for everyone. You’re sure to come across locally grown organic produce, handcrafted goods, second-hand finds, amazing arts and crafts and fabulous local musicians.
For a truly unique, open air shopping experience, make a day of it.
Here are our top picks for the best markets in Lismore and surrounds.
Monthly markets in Lismore and surrounds
Lismore Car Boot Market
A most beloved pastime in Lismore is a trip to the Car Boot Market on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. This eclectic market holds over 200 stalls undercover in the Lismore Square car park. Local artisans and a large variety of other stallholders gather to offer a diverse assortment of wares, often literally right out of the boot of their car – hence the name! In addition, there is plenty of fresh food and coffee to keep you happy whilst browsing. As any Lismore local will tell you, this is a truly unmissable experience that showcases quintessential Lismore.
The Channon Craft Market
Just a short 25-minute drive from Lismore, The Channon Craft Market is nestled in the Northern Rivers Hinterland and is a trip well worth your while. Often attracting up to 10,000 people, this is a vibrant market and a great day out. Held on the 2nd Sunday of each month in Coronation Park, the tiny town of The Channon comes alive with colour as arts, crafts, local produce, buskers, hair braiders, henna tattoo artists, bouncing castles and face-painters are scattered around the park.
Lismore Handmade Market
With a focus on handmade art and craft stalls, the Lismore Handmade Market is popular with a wide range of local artisan stallholders selling clothing, homewares, jewellery, collectables and more. This popular market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month in the Northern Rivers Conservatorium of Music in Lismore. A treasure trove of all things handcrafted, you’re sure to find some one-of-a-kind gems. Go along and be inspired!
Lismore Recycled Market
On the 3rd Saturday of each month you’ll find Lismore Recycled Market at the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre. This is an event that promotes sustainability, where old materials and products are given new life instead of becoming landfill. Stallholders sell everything from upcycled furniture, clothes, art, jewellery and lots of other second-hand items. This is an eye-opening market with many beautiful, interesting and functional products up for grabs. There is also live music, fun for kids, fresh food and hot coffee to be enjoyed. The markets are undercover, so come along rain, hail or shine!
Farmers markets in Lismore and surrounds
Lismore Farmers Market
Every Saturday in Lismore Showground is Lismore’s biggest farmers market. At over 10 years old, this is a local favourite with fresh produce, meat and seafood being very popular drawcards. As you shop for locally grown and produced items like macadamias, preserves, sauces, biscuits, coffee and other condiments, you’ll be treated to a variety of buskers, face painting and hot coffee. This is also a handy market for residents living in more rural areas of Lismore, with live poultry, garden mulch and livestock feed also available.
Lismore Produce Market
Lismore Produce Market boasts a handful of friendly stalls selling 100% locally grown seasonal goods. Held in the heart of Lismore CBD in Magellan Street, you’ll find a huge variety of great tasting items, such as seasonal fruit and vegetables, herbs, eggs, seafood, beef, cheese, milk, honey, coffee, fudge, dips, cakes, freshly baked bread… The list goes on! Is your mouth watering yet? You can visit the Lismore Produce Market every Thursday from 3:30pm.
Lismore Organic Market
The Lismore Organic Market is held every Tuesday morning, bright and early in the Lismore Showgrounds. As the name suggests, this market showcases the best organic produce in the region. Founded in 1999, this market is run by the market stallholders, ensuring that market visitors get the highest quality organic produce at the best price possible. Strike up a conversation with the stallholders and you’ll also discover how to grow your own great-tasting fruit and veggies.
Blue Knob Farmers Market
A small rural community 35 minutes from Lismore, Blue Knob’s farmers market is held weekly, on each Saturday. This is a friendly local market with a great range of fresh local fruit and vegetables, seedlings, pastries, homemade produce and delicious organic wood-fired breads. You’ll find this treasure of a market at 719 Blue Knob Road, near the Blue Knob Hall Gallery.
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