Brookfield Markets

Brookfield

Held on the first and third Saturday of the month, the laid-back Brookfield Markets are a popular weekend market,  away from the hustle and bustle of some of its city counterparts.

The drive out to Brookfield is only about 35 mins from Brisbane CBD, and the smell of the country air when you hop out of the car is sure to put a smile on your face.

Much-loved by families, these markets usually have more than 40 stalls and offer a great range of provisions and wares.

A wander around and you’ll meet a mix of local farmers, artists and artisan crafters who are happy to chat and share their story with you. The variety includes organic food & skincare, handmade clothing, earrings & jewellery, handcrafted leatherwork, and a wide range of arts & crafts in general.

You’ll be able to stock up for the week ahead, with freshly harvested fruit and vegies, meat, fish and poultry, plus cakes & bakery items, as well as pantry staples such as flavoured oils, jams, pickles and relishes, local hive honey and more.

The beauty of markets this size is that you get to know the regulars – many of them are small, family businesses who are very connected to and passionate about their products. This, coupled with a number of seasonal stall holders who pop-in when they can, and it guarantees the markets deliver something different each time you visit.

Avid gardeners will enjoy grabbing new leafy additions for the home and garden from local plant nursery stalls, with everything from seedlings, succulents, natives and other water-hardy plants to more established pot plants and fruit trees.

When hunger strikes, there’s heaps of foodie options to appease all ages and appetites.

With the markets open from early, the range is varied – from barista-made coffee, scrumptious pastries, artisan sourdough and healthy juices, to more substantial dishes to enjoy either on the spot or as take-home options for an easy & chill weekend meal. 

A special treat for the kids that you don’t get to do at many other weekend markets is the chance to enjoy a pony ride. And, it’s not uncommon to see kids’ entertainers set up for the littlies to help to make it a fun morning out for the entire family.

Apart from the chorus of birdsong and the neigh of horses frolicking at the nearby pony club, the air is filled with music performed by talented musicians, adding to the gaiety of the atmosphere.

Nice to know – You can take your four-legged bestie with you as these are dog-friendly markets, just keep them on a lead. The markets sport stalls specialising in pet products, so you'll be able to pick up dog and cat food, and cute and fun pet-friendly toys and treats to take home, too.

Need to know – The markets are set-up in an upper, grassy field of the Brookfield Showgrounds, so if its been raining in the lead-up, be prepared for a little moisture under foot.

By Danella Perrins

Brookfield Markets

Top level

Brookfield Showgrounds

1st & 3rd Sat

More info & hours

0421 487 935

Map

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

this year you can enjoy the QAGOMA Christmas Design Market all weekend
Let this be your new Haunt!
When was the last time you took your teddy bear to the theatre?
A blissfully unique and social way of ‘wining’
Celebrate the 10th birthday of the iconic Asian restaurant
Enjoy some joyful live entertainment in Queen Street Mall this silly season!
Brisbane's iconic City Hall is set to be swathed in a vibrant visual and audio display
Join Brisbane's top entertainers and personalities for a Christmas music extravaganza
Jimeoin LIVE is the ultimate comedy show
EDITOR'S PICK

Christmas in Brisbane

Get into the Christmas spirit this year with these 8 must-do festive events and activities for all ages across Brisbane City
Christmas in Brisbane
MUST DO

Christmas at South Bank

From big stage shows, roving performers and high-energy singalongs, to live music and festive films
Christmas at South Bank
HOT TICKET

Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

The two-hour spectacle of song and celebration at Brisbane Riverstage showcases some of Australia’s best & brightest stars
Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
THIS WEEKEND

Top Things to do Dec 2-4

From Christmas shows and markets and free art exhibitions to new wine and gin bars, some top things to do in Brisbane this weekend:
This Weekend Dec 2-4
COMING UP

What's on in December in & Around Brisbane

From concerts, Christmas shows and markets to festive dining and Christmas hampers, what's on in December 2022 in and around Brisbane
What's On in December 2022 around Brisbane
EDITOR'S PICK FOR KIDS

The Gruffalo's Child

The captivating sequel to much-loved children’s tale The Gruffalo, comes to life on stage in a magical, musical adaptation
The Gruffalo's Child
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

December Guide

Looking for fun things to do with the kids this December? From Christmas Putt Putt and pantomimes to fantastic kids shows & activities
December School Holiday Guide 2022
NEW YEAR'S EVE

Brisbane NYE 2022 Guide

The best parties, events, cruises, concerts in Brisbane to end 2022 with a bang
New Year's Eve 2022
Mary Poppins now playing at QPAC!
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT