Ipswich's location on the edge of South East Queensland's 'food bowl' means there is some amazing produce for sale at their markets. And that's not all - artists, craftspeople, makers and bakers bring an array of top quality artisan and handmade wares and fare to market too.
From daytime to twilight, here is a list of the many great markets which take place on a regular basis in and around the Ipswich region.
Stop by The Workshops Rail Museum for their bi-monthly Twilight Markets, when the food trucks, handmade goodies, live music, craft workshops and a bar roll in, making a great night out for all the family...more
Join over 50 food trucks for some edible fun in Ipswich Mall for the CBD Food Square Fair, held on the last Saturday of each month from 4pm - 10pm. There is live entertainment to accompany the array of international food available...more
Peak Organics is a certified fruit and vegetable farm, run by volunteers who sell their produce direct to the public every Saturday between 9am and 2pm. Organic produce does not come fresher than this...more
Splash in the lagoon, shop for home wares and enjoy dinner from the international food trucks at Springfield Markets. Held in Robelle Domain, the parklands are the ideal spot to gather on the first Friday of each month, from 3pm -8pm...more
Held at the Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba every third Saturday of the month, these markets celebrate "excellence in making - baking - growing". They showcase high quality vintage, gourmet produce, all handmade by local artists, designers and talented craftspeople.
Ipswich Showplace Markets are held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds (6am - 11.30am). Stallholders sell fruit and vegetables, art, crafts, second hand items, and of course, food and coffee...more
This roving treasure trove of a fair comes to Ipswich once every quarter, setting up in the Ipswich Showgrounds (Mar 25 & Oct 28) and the historic manor estate Woodlands of Marburg (July 1-2)...more
By Lucy Hordern