The Surf Coast is home to many markets that support local farmers and artisans. Here’s a round up of markets near Freshwater Creek including the popular Torquay Farmer’s Market and the summer Nightjar Festival that runs throughout January.
Markets near Freshwater Creek Cottages.
Torquay Farmers’ Markets.
Fall in love with local food at the Torquay Farmers' Market every Saturday all year round. Stall-holder specialities include local and regional bread, cheese, organics, eggs, veggies, berries, jam, honey and much, much more. This is a genuine European style farmers' market with no bells and whistles, just great fresh food and produce from around the region.
1 Merrijig Drive
8.30am - 1pm
Farmers’ Place Markets.
675 Anglesea Road
Last Sunday of the month
The Farmer's Place is all about supporting local farmers and producers through the promotion, use and sale of regional produce. The Farmer's Place creates a great vibe for the monthly market where you can support local producers and enjoy quality foods. The café will be open as usual.
Torquay Cowrie Market.
Third Sunday of the month, September through April
This iconic market is nestled amongst the majestic trees overlooking Zeally Bay on the Torquay Foreshore. Offering a friendly atmosphere with two stages featuring local music and entertainment. Specialises in quality local art, craft, jewellery, vintage, plants and fresh produce. A great meeting place and never disappoints.
Torquay Common, Surf Beach Drive, Torquay
Every Thursday in January
The Nightjar Festival is a night market and music festival with fabulous food and wine mixed in with quality art stalls, street performers and ice sculpting. It's a unique event enjoying a growing reputation with the locals and visitors alike. Not to be missed, something for everyone and family friendly!