11 Best Daylesford Markets: Your Complete Guide In 2024

By Audrey Chalmers

Visitors browsing various stalls at Daylesford Markets under a canopy of lush trees, with a mix of handmade goods and local produce on display.

Looking for the best Daylesford Markets? You’re in the right place! In this guide, we review the best markets in Daylesford and the surrounding area.

To make things super easy for you we’ve included each market’s operating days and times, where they’re located, and a handy map with their exact location.

Known for the quality of their wares, these markets are a treasure trove of fresh local produce, artisan crafts, and unique finds.

Goods sold range from organic fruits and vegetables to handmade jewellery, baked treats, and vintage clothing.

The products are sold directly by the growers and makers, allowing you to have a chat and learn more about the origins of their goods.

These passionate growers and producers make the markets more than just a place to buy things. It’s a whole community focused on creating local, seasonal, and delicious food, and crafts.

Ready to discover the best Daylesford Markets? Let’s get to it!

The Daylesford Markets

Visiting the markets is a popular thing to do in Daylesford, here are the best ones.

1) Daylesford Sunday Market

People browsing the stalls under big beautiful trees at the Daylesford Sunday Market.

The Daylesford Sunday Market has been going for over 40 years and is run by the Daylesford Spa Country Railway – a not-for-profit organisation that supports the town through fun events and visitor donations.

There are around 130 stalls every week and it’s a bit of a local institution; attracting visitors from around the state.

Visit the Railway Farmers Market section to find fresh produce from local farms, or rummage through the second-hand goods stalls in the Paddock area.

There’s always a good selection of treasures to find at the market like antiques, clothing, local crafts, and even plants.

Don’t leave without trying some hot food like delicious bratwursts from one of the food trucks, or a specialty coffee from a barista van.

You may also want to ride the heritage trains while you’re here. A one-hour round trip costs $22 for adults, $18 for concessions, and children under 16.

There’s also free accessible parking and the market is dog-friendly too.

  • Visiting times for Daylesford Market; open on Sundays, every week throughout the year, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (starts winding down around 1:00 pm).
  • You can visit the Daylesford Sunday Market by heading to Daylesford Railway Station (18 Raglan Street Daylesford), between Cliffy’s Emporium and The Farmers Arms Hotel.

Daylesford Sunday Market

Where: 18 Raglan Street, Daylesford 3460

When: Every Sunday

Times: 8.00 a.m – 3.00 p.m (Weather dependent)

Entry: Gold coin donation

2) Daylesford Farmers’ Market

Visitors browsing stalls at the Daylesford Farmer's Market on a sunny day, with blue skies above and a variety of vendor tents showcasing local produce and goods.

Another great day to visit Daylesford market, Saturday sees the place come alive with fresh fruit and veg, and other produce from local farms.

You can get your hands on family-recipe chutneys, pick freshly cut flowers, and sample some award-winning wine, spirits, and liquors from the best farm gates and cellar doors in the region.

Don’t worry if you’re not in town on the fourth Saturday of the month, as the market travels around the local area each Saturday.

  • The market is organised by volunteers from the Daylesford Rotary Club; so its official name is the Rotary Daylesford Farmers’ Market. It can be found at the Daylesford Primary School on Vincent Street.
  • The Daylesford Farmers Market is held every fourth Saturday of the month. It opens at 9:00 am and continues until around 1:00 pm, but make sure to get there early to pick up the best produce.

Daylesford Farmers’ Market

Where: Daylesford Primary School, 102 Vincent Street, Daylesford 3460

When: Fourth Saturday of the month

Time: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

3) The Mill Markets Daylesford

Shopper browsing at the Mill Markets in Daylesford. There is a large wall mural on a red background at the end of the aisle.

The Mill Markets, Daylesford, are jam-packed with stalls from collectors, hobbyists, and artists.

You can find just about anything at the huge site from vintage furniture, antiques, records, and clothing, to books, homewares, and memorabilia.

You might also encounter rare collectables from the 1850’s or modern Australian poetry.

The Daylesford Mill Market Cafe offers a great chance to have a refreshing coffee and piece of cake before getting back to shopping.

They also have a sister market in Geelong, but each is totally unique with so many stalls to get lost among. If you can, try to visit them both.

  • The market is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Daylesford Cafe is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.
  • Head over to 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford 3460, or visit the Mill Market Daylesford website to see the other locations.

Mill Markets Daylesford

Where: 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford 3460

When: Open every day except Christmas Day.

Times: 10.00 a.m – 6.00 p.m

4) Glenlyon Village Market

A vendor stands beside a rustic outdoor stall at the Glenlyon Village Market, with a display of fresh produce including carrots, tomatoes, and wombok. Chalkboard signs detail items like kale, parsley, and pumpkin with prices, set against a backdrop of colorful autumn leaves on trees lining the street.

Another one of the best travelling markets Daylesford has to offer, Glenlyon Village Market is held in a pretty little village, located between Daylesford and Kyneton.

Come and mingle with the locals as you select the tastiest produce, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee from one of the food trucks.

Although not as big as some of the other markets, there’s a little bit of everything at Glenlyon Market. From handmade crafts to vintage goods you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir to take home.

  • The market is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • It’s an all-weather event as the market is held within the historic Shire Hall, a beautiful building that’s been restored to its original glory. The address is Glenlyon Shire Hall, Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon VIC 3461.

Glenlyon Village Market

Where: Glenlyon Shire Hall Daylesford-Malmsbury Road, Gleynlyon 3461

When: Third Saturday of the month

Times: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

5) Ballan Farmers’ Market

Visitors engaging with a vendor at Ballan Farmers Market, under a red and blue canopy beside a historic stone building. Fresh bread is displayed on a table, with vibrant potted flowers for sale, creating a lively local shopping atmosphere.

Held on the grounds of an old church the Ballan Farmers Market has a lovely community atmosphere with live music and a great playground for the kids.

The community-based (and volunteer-run) market is a not-for-profit, so the money you spend goes directly into supporting the local community.

Shop for organic fruit and veg, homemade jams and preserves, and some spectacular local wines from the region.

There are some lovely cafes and wine bars to relax at, and when you have finished exploring the market there are plenty of independent shops to explore in town too.

There’s even a cellar door to help you pass the time. Other facilities include a car park, cafe, picnic area, and public toilets. The market is family and dog-friendly and accessible too.

  • The market takes place on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • You can find the Ballan Market at 96 Inglis Street, Ballan, Victoria, 3342.

Ballan Farmers’ Market

Where: St. Paul’s Uniting Church, 73 Inglis Street, Ballan 3342

When: Second Saturday of the month

Time: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

6) Trentham Market

Bustling atmosphere at the Trentham Farmers Market on a clear day, with patrons browsing various stalls surrounded by vibrant greenery and blooming flowers. The market scene is set against a brilliant blue sky, with the foliage of tall trees beginning to thin, signaling the change of seasons.

The Trentham Farmers Market is one of the smaller ones on this list. It’s centrally located in Trentham Town Square and is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

There are usually no more than 20 stall holders, so it’s a good option if you prefer less crowds and more room to see everything.

Expect the usual locally grown fruit and vegetables, bakery and cakes, and plants and seedlings. There is also live poultry.

  • Trentham market is held on the third Saturday of the month, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • You can find it at Trentham Town Square, 27 High Street, Trentham, VIC 3458.

Trentham Farmers’ Market

Where: Trentham Town Square, High Street, Trentham 3458

When: Third Saturday of the month

Time: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

7) Kyneton Farmers Market

The Kyneton Farmers Market has over 50 stalls, mostly selling fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally sourced lamb and pork, free-range eggs, and fish.

There are also local handicrafts to have a look at.

The Farmers Market, Kyneton, supports sustainable farming practices and promotes the local production and distribution of food that is in season rather than importing from abroad.

Buying local food is great for the environment and puts us more in touch with the processes involved in the food we’re eating.

The market believes that by buying direct from the grower or farmer you are cutting down on food miles. Small scale family run farms have a much smaller impact on the environment too.

  • The market is on every second Saturday of the month from 8.30 am to 1:00 pm.
  • You can find the Kyenton Market at St Paul’s Park, Piper Street, Kyneton VIC, Australia.
  • Find out more on the Kyneton Market Facebook page.

Kyneton Farmers’ Market

Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church, 33 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444

When: Second Saturday of the month

Time: 8.30 a.m – 1.00 p.m

8) Woodend Market

Visitors browse various stalls at the Woodend Farmers Market on a sunny autumn day. Colorful trees in shades of yellow and red enhance the lively atmosphere, with tents and tables displaying local produce and goods.

Produce doesn’t get much fresher than at the Woodend Market.

You can find free-range eggs, vegetables & fruit, beef, pork, cheese, and bakery items like fresh organic sourdough bread straight from the local producers that lovingly made them.

Other treats like olive oils, local honey, aromatic herbs, and homemade preserves are excellent options for gifts to take home as they travel well.

Woodend Market is also great for kids as there are plenty of fun activities like face painting and organised games.

For adults, there’s live music and a whole array of other community events depending on the season.

An unusual feature of this market is the home produce swap table for local growers and the Woodend Repair Cafe – encouraging people to repair and reuse broken items. It’s become a real central hub of the community and a great place to visit.

There are around 80 regular and seasonal stallholders, and you’re asked to bring your own bags to help with the goal of being a plastic bag-free market.

  • The Woodend Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of the month, between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • You can visit by heading to the Community Centre grounds on the corner of High & Forest Streets (High Street, Woodend, VIC 3442).

Woodend Farmers’ Market

Where: The Community Centre, Cnr High and Forest Streets, Woodend 3442

When: First Saturday of the month

Time: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

9) Malmsbury Farmers & Artist Market

Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market hasn’t been around that long, but it has already become a regular meeting spot for the locals.

Accredited by the Victorian Farmers Markets Association, the market holds around 40 stalls providing an authentic farmers market experience without the hustle and bustle of bigger markets.

It’s another one of the markets on the Macedon Ranges Farmers Market circuit, the largest cooperative farmers’ market group in the state travelling to Woodend, Kyneton, Riddells Creek, Lancefield, and Macedon.

Some of the best regular stall holders include; Taste of the Orient yum cha, Polly’s Kitchen baked treats, The Good Life Farm Co pastured eggs & pasta, Dreaming Goat Cheese, and Cornell Apiaries honey.

  • You can visit Malmsbury Farmers Market on the 3rd Sunday of every month, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • You can find the market at Malmsbury Village Green, Mollison Street, Malmsbury (the address is Mollison St, Malmsbury, VIC 3370).

Malmsbury Farmers & Artist Market

Where: Summer: The Village Green on Mollison Street, Winter: Malmsbury Recreation Reserve at Ellesmere Place

When: Third Sunday of the month

Times: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

10) Clunes Market

The Clunes Farmers’ Market proudly showcases local food and produce exclusively grown in Victoria. Clunes is a historic gold mining town within the Victorian Central Goldfields region about 25 minutes from Ballarat.

At the market, you can expect to find live entertainment throughout the day and the popular ‘Wood Raffle’.

Formed in 2015, they are not as well established as other Daylesford Markets. However, the organisers are working hard to secure their spot on the list of the best markets to visit in Victoria.

They are also an accredited Victorian Farmers’ Market Association market.

  • The Clunes Market runs on the second Sunday of every month, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Visit the Clunes Farmers Market at Collins Place & Fraser Street, Clunes VIC 3370.

Clunes Market

Where: Collins Place & Fraser Street, Clunes 3370

When: Second Sunday of the month

Times: 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m

11) Leonards Farmers Market

Around 10 kilometres away from Daylesford is the Leonard’s Hill Country Market.

This friendly community country market offers visitors Devonshire teas, a variety of plants, rare collectibles, fresh local produce, pre-loved goods, and locally-made artisan products.

The market is held in the Leonards Hill Hall, a public icon built in 1884 that has long stood as a community meeting point.

  • The Leonards Farmers Market is held quarterly on various Saturdays throughout the year between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • You can find it by heading to 2095 Ballan-Daylesford Rd, Leonards Hill VIC, 3461.
  • Have a look at their Facebook page for the latest news and events.

Leonards Hill Farmers’ Market

When: Held quarterly on various Saturdays throughout the year.

Where: Leonards Hill Hall 2095 Ballan-Daylesford Road, Leonards Hill 3461

Times: 9.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m

Map Of Daylesford Markets

Final Word

Spending a morning at the Daylesford markets is a highlight of visiting this delightful town.

They not only offer a taste of the local culture and cuisine but also support the community’s artisans and farmers.

Held regularly, these markets are a perfect opportunity to sample regional specialties, engage with local artisans, and soak in the lively community atmosphere.


By Audrey Chalmers

Audrey grew up in Victoria and travelled the world but she always called Victoria home. She loves nothing more than exploring her home state and sharing it here.