No matter the season, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to markets on the Mornington Peninsula. Whether you’re on the hunt for fresh produce from a local farmers market or handmade gifts and wares at a community craft market, there’s something for everyone on the monthly calendar. Grab your baskets and your gumboots, here are our top picks to shop and support local this weekend.

Emu Plains Market

Located under the stringy barks at Balnarring Racecourse, Emu Plains Market is a local favourite showcasing quality handmade crafts, fresh produce, and gourmet treats. With over 200 stalls, live music and plenty of activities for the kids, it’s a day out the whole family will enjoy. If you find yourself overwhelmed amongst the food stalls, try the giant spring rolls, peanut butter-filled baklava or a lettuce cone of lightly battered calamari. You really can’t go wrong.

When: Third Saturday of the month, 9am-2pm (October to April)

Where: Balnarring Racecourse, Balnarring


Little Beauty Market

Located in the picturesque surrounds of Beauty Park, Little Beauty Market features a curated selection of over 150 stalls. This market offers an impressive variety of local crafts, handmade goods, fresh produce and live music. Plus, it’s dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry pals along.

When: Third Saturday of the month, 9am-2pm (September to March)

Where: Beauty Park, Frankston

Red Hill Community Market

The Red Hill Community Market is an iconic event, showcasing a blend of local produce, crafts, plants and food stalls. Wander through over 300 stalls featuring everything from locally grown organic vegetables to handmade jewellery and clothing. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely Saturday morning stroll.

When: First Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm (September to May)

Where: Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill


Mornington Main Street Market

Each week, The Mornington Main Street Market takes over the main shopping strip with a bunch of local produce stalls, handmade goods and street food. You can weave amongst the stalls to stock up on fresh flowers and veg, all while ducking into local shops and cafes along the way.

When: Every Wednesday, 9am-3pm

Where: Main Street, Mornington


Boneo Community Market

The Boneo Community Market is a treasure trove for produce, plants and locally made crafts. Set on school grounds amongst rural farmland, it has a relaxed community vibe and an animal farm that’ll keep the kids happy, too.

When: Third Saturday of the month, 8am-12pm

Where: Boneo Primary School, Boneo


Dromana Community Market

This small community market provides a selection of produce, plants, and artisanal crafts from local makers and growers. Located in the heart of Dromana, it’s the perfect pit stop en route to Enchanted Adventure or Arthurs Seat National Park.

When: Third Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm

Where: Dromana Community Hall, Dromana


Point Nepean Portsea Market

Set in the historic groups of the Quarantine Station, the Portsea Market is a must-visit for the scenery alone. With a wide variety of stalls offering fresh produce, gourmet food, and goods, it’s a perfect Sunday outing for families and foodies, with the option to hit the myriad of walking trails post-market.

When: Fourth Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm (September to May)

Where: Point Nepean Quarantine Station, Portsea


Mornington Racecourse Market

One of the Mornington Peninsula’s largest and most popular markets, the Mornington Racecourse Market features over 300 stalls. From fresh produce and gourmet food stalls to handmade crafts and homewares, expect to find something for everyone here.

When: Second Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm

Where: Mornington Racecourse, Mornington


Shoreham Community Market

Located amongst the trees in Shoreham, the Shoreham Community Market is run by a collective of artists showcasing local growers, bakers, makers and musicians. Wander amongst the stalls, enjoy a coffee, soak in the village atmosphere, and chuck your name in the hat for the chicken raffle.

When: Third Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (September to May)

Where: Byrnes Road, Shoreham


Rye Community Market

Overlooking Rye Foreshore, this community market offers a range of local produce, plants, baked goods and craft stalls. Here, you can chat with local growers, fill your basket with eggs and honey, and soak in the scenic bay views.

When: First Saturday of the month, 8am-12pm

Where: Rowley Reserve, Rye

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