Browse Phillip Island markets for the best of local handcrafts and gourmet produce.
|Phillip Island Markets||What||When||Where|
|Churchill Island||Fresh produce, specialty goods, wine etc||1st Saturday each month||Churchill Island Visitors Centre|
|Island Foreshore Market||Food, wine, produce, music||Various dates||Cowes Jetty Triangle/Erehwon Point|
|Cowes - Market on Church||Fresh produce, craft, books, plants etc||4th Saturday each month||St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Avenue, Cowes|
|Cowes - Island Craft Market||Fresh produce, clothing, craft, plants etc||2nd Saturday each month||St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Avenue, Cowes|
|Rhyll Twilight Market||Fresh produce, clothing, craft, hot food etc||Various dates||Rhyll Park, Lock Road, Rhyll|
|Newhaven Market||Local and seasonal produce, specialty items||3rd Saturday each month||School Avenue, Newhaven|
The most popular of Phillip Island markets is the Churchill Island Farmers Market held on the first Saturday of the month.
Overlooking Westernport Bay and the hills of the mainland, the picturesque setting must be one of the best ever!
Look for fresh produce and gourmet goodies from Phillip island, surrounding areas and further afield in Victoria.
There is a huge range of products ranging from fruit and vegetables, bakery, eggs, honey, olive oils, smallgoods and more.
In the summer the market is my go-to for summer fruits - cherries, strawberries and stone fruits. And all year round apples are available.
From Mildura, come avocados and citrus fruits. I love the cara cara oranges, a hybrid of navel and blood oranges, which are available in winter.
Those with a sweet tooth are not forgotten with cakes and biscuits usually on sale, including gluten free Italian biscuits.
For your barbeque, check out the wine and beer from regional wineries and breweries.
Choose from different varieties of honey from David of Phillip Island Honey.
After shopping, sit back and relax to live music with a coffee from the market kiosk or visitor centre cafe.
Open 8.00am to 1.00pm
Market on Church, held on the fourth Saturday of the month, has lots of stalls with plants, second-hand books, fruit and vegetables, herbs, handmade products, collectables and more.
Sometimes pick through a car boot sale of miscellaneous items.
Not just local wares are sold but also imported, so this makes for great variety.
Olive oil from Kite Haven Olive Oil, Rhyll, is a must. My favourite is the wild lime infused oil - delicious in salads or drizzled over breakfast eggs.
Another stop is the soap stall, where I stock up on big bars of fragrant soaps.
Apart from the stalls outside, there are lots inside the hall selling arts and crafts.
And usually there is a sausage sizzle tempting the taste buds!
Watch for extra markets in December and January.
Open 8.00am to 1.00pm
St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Avenue, Cowes
The Island Craft Market is a great place to buy presents. Birthday coming up? Head on down and check out the crafts inside the hall.
There is a terrific display of knitted goods such as beanies - and I am the proud owner of a beaded beanie knitted by a local lady.
As well as crafts, there are outside stalls selling fresh produce, clothing, plants, olive oil, preserves and more.
Hot food is available for those feeling a bit peckish.
Open 9.00am to 2.00pm
St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Avenue, Cowes, on the second Saturday of the month.
The Island Foreshore Market is held on selected days during the year such as long weekends and school holidays. The market takes over The Esplanade, Cowes, between the jetty triangle and Erehwon Point and attracts a big crowd of locals and holiday makers.
Products range from handcrafted goods including clothes, decorative homewares and jewellery - all incorporating unique designs.
Consider a piece of art for your wall.
Wine and gourmet foods from the region are a feature.
Enjoy food from the food stalls and relax to live music in the warm summer air.
Open 3.00pm - 10.00pm
Jetty Triangle/Erehwon Point, The Esplanade, Cowes
Overlooking picturesque Swan Bay, the Rhyll Twilight Market is held over the summer months.
On offer is lots of stalls selling local produce including cheeses, wines, fruit and vegetables, herbs and cakes.
There is also an assortment of clothing, jewellery, crafts and soaps, plus much more.
Along the foreshore there is live music for your enjoyment. A delightful way to spend the evening as the sun sets!
Food vans will be on site to cater to all sorts of taste buds.
For children there are activities.
From 4.00pm on various dates during the year.
The Newhaven Primary School Farmers Market is a major fundraiser for the school.
Held the 3rd Saturday of the month, plus every Saturday in January, the market offers local and seasonal produce and a range of specialty items.
The market is held at the school grounds in School Avenue, Newhaven.
8.00am to 1.00pm.
Steptoe's Emporium is open on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm.
This Phillip Island market is a treasure trove of all sorts of goods.
This is a great place to browse, with loads of second hand furniture, household goods, and general bric a brac.
For the handyman, there is used timber, new tiles, tapware and anything you need for that renovation.
There is definitely something for everyone!
Find it in Dunsmore Road, Cowes.
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