THERE'S always a market on somewhere in central Victoria, full of the fresh produce and great gifts you're looking for.
Whether you prefer smaller local markets or the biggest Victorian markets, you are bound to find what you are looking for at these events.
One of Bendigo's most-loved markets is back this weekend with their first autumn event for the year.
The Moonlight Market hosts an array of creators, showcasing their handmade works.
There will be food stalls with delicacies from all over the world, boutique stalls featuring plants, clothing, jewellery, art, craft items, decorative items and more; live music and a licensed bar.
This market is a perfect event for bringing together the local community.
Bring your friends, family and your dogs to this evening event.
Where: Hargreaves Mall, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, March 7, 5pm to 9pm.
The ever-popular Showgrounds Market is held every Sunday and showcases the community spirit of central Victoria.
This market has free admission, free parking and a great family atmosphere.
There are various stalls which include hot and cold foods, coffee, plants, tools, soaps, electronics, clothing, gifts, hardware, homewares, cosmetics, toys and much more.
Where: The Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, March 8, 8.30am to 2pm.
Join in with the Kangaroo Flat community and celebrate local artisans and crafters at the Kangaroo Flat Handmade Market.
This market has something for everyone with local talents showcasing their goods.
Stalls are located both outside and inside.
Where: Rotary Gateway Park, Kangaroo Flat.
When: Saturday, March 7, 9am to 2pm.
DUNOLLY COMMUNITY MARKET
Stroll along the scenic Broadway in Dunolly and view a range of stalls at this community market.
This market will include baked goods, local produce, second-hand goods, plants, giftware and craft items.
This market event will be sure to have something for everyone.
Where: Broadway, Dunolly.
When: Sunday, March 8, 8am to 1pm.
LONG WEEKEND MARKET
Celebrate Maldon and all it has to offer with this handmade and homegrown market.
The stalls will feature various artisan goods and local foods and wine.
Spend your Sunday strolling around an older, beautiful town setting.
Where: Fountain Street, Maldon.
When: Sunday, March 8, 9am to 1.30pm.
This weekly market has you covered for all your coffee, gardening, giftware and food needs.
The Wesley Hill Market is open every Saturday no matter the weather, with free admission and parking.
Standard stall fee is $20 and must be booked beforehand, for more information, phone 0418 117 953.
Where: Corner Duke and Van Heurck Street, Castlemaine (opposite Albion Hotel), Castlemaine.
When: Saturday, March 7, 9am to 1pm.
The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has some of the region's best produce, readily available.
There are plenty of farmers and producers showcasing their best foods, delicacies and much more at this market.
There will be meats, cheeses, homemade cakes, jams, preserves, chocolates, wine, beer, plants and much more.
For more information, email: email@example.com or phone 0490 366 243.
Where: 33 Forest Street, Castlemaine.
When: Sunday, March 8, from 9am.
This Castlemaine markets boasts more than 60 artists and designers in one central location.
There will be ceramics, clothing, photography works, leather goods, unique one-offs, prints and much more.
This market is held on the first Sunday of the month.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Western Reserve, 56 Forest Street, Castlemaine.
When: Sunday, March 8, from 9am. Artist Market
Hosted by Echuca Farmers Market committee, this event showcases all the fresh produce in Echuca.
This VFMA, pet friendly market has a cooked breakfast available, coffee and lots of produce for all those special meals.
Where: Hare Street, Echuca.
When: Saturday, March 7, from 8am.
The annual Wedderburn Country Market will be held on Saturday, coinciding with the Detector Jamboree.
This small market will include live music from Michaela McNeil, food stalls, homemade relish's, plants and much more.
For more information, email: email@example.com or phone 5494 3489.
Where: Soldiers Memorial Park, High Street, Wedderburn.
Where: Saturday, March 7, from 9am.
One of Victoria's favourite creative markets, The Creators Market, will return to Bendigo next weekend at a new location.
The market features 40 stalls, showcasing the best handmade and homemade crafters, artists and more.
The event celebrates locally made products and includes homewares, clothing, children's toys, beauty products, jewellery, sweets, savouries and more.
As always, The Creators Market has free entry with plenty of free parking.
For more information, click here.
Where: Bendigo Trades Hall, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, March 14, from 9am.
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