If you love wandering through a produce market or browsing a craft fair Capricorn Coast offers a range of options for the market goer. Saturdays Yeppoon Community Markets has been running for forty years, offering a range of produce, products and crafts, and the shifting Sunday markets move every Sunday to another suburb of the Capricorn Coast are worth the wander amongst some gorgeous scenery.
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Yeppoon Community Markets
When: Saturday at 6 am – 10 am
Where: Stevenson Park, Yeppoon Showgrounds.
Here you’ll find a wide selection of “picked yesterday” fruit and veg, herbs, preserves, dry goods and even pickled eggs and locally made salami. There’s almost no limit to what you can find – new and second-hand treasures, fashion, accessories, plants, homewares, art, books, toys and collectibles.
The Yeppoon Community Market has a long history with the community as a charity, supporting countless community organisations and locals for the past forty years. Originally started as a Rotary project by Mr Jim Stephens, a Rotary member and farmer with only 6 stalls, give or take, after a few years the market was handed over and had a name change to the Yeppoon Charity Market, then with another name change to what it’s known today as the Yeppoon Community Market as many of the donations being made were also going to eligible organisations and people and not just charities.
Grown over the years to the wonderful market it is today, it was set up so that people could have stalls, then all the profits from those stall fees could go back into the Community and that integrity hasn’t changed. The Market has donated lots of money over the years, including a whopping $22,000 for half of the first 4 wheel drive ambulance in this area. Big thanks to the dedicated market committee who volunteer their time to run this weekly market. Want to find out what stalls they host? Visit their Facebook page.
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Fig Tree Markets
When: First Sunday of the month
Where: Fig Tree Creek parkland, near Ross Creek roundabout, Yeppoon.
Fig Tree Creek Markets are run by the Keppel Coast Arts organisation that supports their members with various art projects and community events. Filled with arts, crafts, homemade goodies and hobby sewers, woodworkers and restoration enthusiast the market is for locally made wares. You can also grab a coffee and snack from the food vans and relax while the kids have camel rides or turn in the jumping castle.
Emu Park Markets
When: Third Sunday of the month. 8 am-Noon
Where: Bell Park, Emu Park.
These large markets are held in Bell Park right next to the beach. The beautiful atmosphere of the gardens adds to the tranquil market vibe where you’ll find many hobbyists, crafters, local produce, food and drink stalls. Emu Park Lions Club runs the Emu Park Markets and all proceeds go back into the community.
Causeway Lake Markets
When: Fourth Sunday of the month. 10 am – 2 pm
Where: The Esplanade Causeway Lake, Scenic Highway.
The Causeway Lake Markets are held under the large trees in the Causeway parklands. The stalls have a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and other homemade products. The park has a great kids playground and BBQ facilities. Take a picnic, your togs and water gear and make a day of it.
This aerial shot of the Causeway was taken by one of our talented community-driven tourism promotion peeps Glenn Adamus. Do yourself a favour and check out more of Glenn’s incredible images of the Keppel Coast. Time well spent, you won’t be disappointed!