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Exciting local markets

On the Gold Coast and in throughout Northern NSW, there are so many markets nowadays to choose from. There are arts and craft markets, food markets and bric-a-brac markets; we are spoilt! They are a great place to support your local business, soak up the atmosphere and buy some quality and health supplies for the week. Here are a few markets that have caught the attention of Stepping Out Mag lately.

The Social Markets

Take your pick from three amazing markets, Food Truck Friday and Social Sunday at Jack Evans Boat Harbour, and Eats, Beats & Bowls at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club and Robina Bowls Club.

Food Truck Friday is right next door to Twin Towns from 4pm to 9pm on the second Friday of the Month and has food trucks galore, a good array of market stalls and plenty to do for the kids!

Social Sunday is also right next door to Twin Towns- to the left hand side. With everything you would expect at a good market to offer, including live music, arts and crafts and entertainment for the kids. The market is on the third Sunday of the month from 7pm to 11pm.

Eats, Beats & Bowls markets are situated on the beach, at Mermaid Bowls Club from 4pm to 9pm on the last Saturday of the month and from the same time, 4pm to 9pm at the Robina Bowls Club on the first Saturday of every second month. Visit http://www.thesocialmarkets.com.au/ for the info.

Piggabeen Valley Markets

It’s earthy, fun and local.

Where: Piggabeen Hall, Piggabeen, NSW

When: MONTHLY 3RD SAT (Mar-Nov) 9am-2pm

More info: https://www.facebook.com/PiggabeenValleyMarket

Miami Marketta

Such a ‘hot spot’ of culture, regular special events and concerts Miami Marketta, it’s a place to keep your eye on. With Street Food markets held on Friday and Saturday nights, and Tapas Nights on every Wednesday, there truly is so much to do and see.

When: WEEKLY WED, FRI, SAT Evenings

Where: Hillcrest Parade Miami, QLD

More info: http://www.miamimarketta.com

Mudgeeraba Sunset Markets

Yummy food, a small town vibe and nice and just a short trip up the highway. The Mudgeeraba Markets are located within the local shopping centre and offer a warm and friendly environment. It feels good to support the local farmers and it is a nice and casual vibe.

When: WEEKLY FRI 5pm-8pm.

Where: Swan Lane Mudgeeraba, QLD

More info: www.mudgeerabasunsetmarket.com

(If you miss the night market, there is also a great market every Saturday from in 6am-11am

Mudgeeraba at the show grounds).

Murwillumbah Markets

Fabulous farmers market, perfect for the local foodie who is looking for the best in fresh local produce. Visit http://murwillumbahfarmersmarket.com.au/ and meet the famers direct.

Kingscliff Lantern Markets

The foreshore along Kingscliff on twilight is heavenly. You can smell the salt in the air and the food from the local restaurants. Along the beachfront the markets are a groovy place to meander through and check out the local businesses wares. There is also food, arts, crafts, music and children's activities on offer.

When: MONTHLY 1ST FRI 5.30pm-9.30pm

Where: Lions Park, Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW

More info: http://kingscliffevents.com.au/events/kingscliff-night-markets/

Currumbin Sanctuary Markets

Another market with a great and casual vibe and food from around the world.

This night market is enjoyable for all the family.

When: WEEKLY FRI 4pm-9pm

Where:The Village Green, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, QLD

More info: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarymarkets/