Updated: Jan 17
Mudgee is well known as being an award winning wine region, but did you know that we have very talented people in the region who produce a variety of craft, food, art, jewellery, candles, gifts and more?
Every weekend there is a market on in Mudgee or its surrounding towns. Next time you visit be sure to take some time to wander through and take something home from our talented artisans and producers.
Church Markets - Held on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm, the Church Markets are held in the grounds of the Anglican Church on the corner of Market and Church streets. You will find locally grown produce, freshly made loaves of bread and cheeses, olive oil, handmade textiles, arts and crafts, jewellery, pre-loved books, clothes, knick-knacks and more.
Lawson Park Markets - You will find these markets on the banks of the Cudgegong River in Lawson Park in Short Street. These markets are run by the Mudgee Lions Club on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Stalls loaded with local produce line the park along with ice cream, coffee and bread. If you are looking for that perfect gift there are handmade crafts, clothes, jewellery and textiles.
Rylstone Artisan & Produce Markets - Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Rylstone Memorial Hall, 73 Louee Street Rylstone. Their opening hours are from 9am to 2pm and you will find beautiful olive oils, home grown garlic, hand knitted baby wear, soap, jams, pickles, pottery and more. Don't forget to pick up home baked apple pie!
Mudgee Farmers Market - You will find this market in Robertson Park which is at 97A Market Street in Mudgee. The market operates from 8:30am - 12:30pm and you can enjoy delicious coffee with a bacon and egg roll while you listen to local musicians play. The stallholders are the producers of the products they are selling and are happy to have a chat about the products they have grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed.
Rylstone Sunday Morning Community Markets - Take a drive via Rylstone when heading back to Sydney on the 3rd Sunday of the month and visit the community markets. Held in the gardens of the Globe Hotel from 9am to 1pm you will find all kinds of treasures. Wander down main street of this historical town and visit the shops, cafes and bakery or lunch at the famous 29 nine 99 restaurant and enjoy the local Yum Cha.
Gulgong Markets - Just 20 kilometres down the Castlereagh Highway from Mudgee is the historic town of Gulgong. Wander through the Henry Lawson Museum, go gold panning or visit the monthly market which is held on the 4th Saturday between 8:30am- 1pm. Peruse the stalls of olive oil, honey, jam, pickles, native plants, lavender or Indian food. The children can have their face painted or their hair braided while adults can watch demonstrations of pottery or wool spinning.
Mudgee Makers Market - This market is held four times a year, Easter, June long weekend, October long weekend and the 1st Saturday in December. The Maker’s Market is a combination of all the best producers of food, wine and art in the region. Jewellers, bakers, clothing designers, olive growers, silk painters and lamb farmers – the list goes on. If it is handcrafted, baked, bottled or grown, you will find it at the Makers Market.