This has for a long time been one of my favoured things to do in Canberra, and for a decades it’s been one of the more consistently popular things to do on a Sunday morning. The Markets are hosted by the good folk at the Rotary club, which means the entry fee you provide goes to a great community organisation. If you’re into second hand shopping or just getting great produce at a great price this is the place (Well…. places as there’s a few locations). The various trash and treasure markets around the place are a must-visit. These markets offer a awesome bargains, from vintage clothing and collectibles to fresh produce and handmade crafts and street food!
The biggest of the markets is located in Jamison in Belconnen. Though there are others operating in Gungahlin and Woden. I’ve conistently found the Jamison Markets to be the best but found some great stuff in all of them. The markets are usually spread out over a large carpark area, with dozens of stalls selling everything from clothing and accessories to furniture, homewares, toys, and more. One of the unique features of the Canberra Trash and Treasure Markets is the range of second-hand goods available.
For those looking for a unique gift or a one-of-a-kind piece, the market’s handmade crafts section is a must-visit. Local artisans and crafters sell a variety of handmade items, including jewellery, ceramics, artwork, and home décor. Visitors can meet the makers and learn about the inspiration behind their creations.
The markets also have a dedicated fresh produce sections, where visitors can stock up on locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as artisanal cheeses, bread, and pastries. The produce section is a popular destination for foodies and those looking for fresh, seasonal produce.
Apart from the shopping experience, the Canberra Trash and Treasure Markets also offer a fun morning out for the whole family. The market has a range of food stalls selling a variety of tasty treats, from hot dogs, doughnuts, burgers to Thai curries and gourmet pies.
One of the highlights of the market is the opportunity to discover unique and valuable treasures. Collectors and antique enthusiasts can browse the stalls for rare and vintage items, including coins, stamps, and antique furniture. The markets are a great place to hunt for bargains, personally I’ve scored some great bargains there over the years as an avid movie and music collector.
I’ve always found the Canberra Trash and Treasure Markets to be a friendly and welcoming experience. The vendors are passionate about their products and are always happy to chat and share their knowledge with customers. The market is also a great way to support local businesses and the community, with many of the vendors being small, independent sellers.
Definitely a must do if you’re a Canberra local or a visitor!
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