5 markets to visit on Phillip Island

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/16/2024

Reading time: 2 mins

Treasure is always found at one of the local Phillip Island markets.

Phillip Island has all different kinds of markets to check out from tasty food to arts, clothing, and many more. There is always something for everyone to see and explore at the market, with some markets having beautiful views across the water.

1. Churchill Island farmer’s market

On the first Saturday of each month from 8 AM to 1 PM, Churchill Island farmer’s markets are one of the best Saturday markets. During spring and summer, extra dates are running.

The markets have different business stalls that sell produce that is grown and made in Phillip Island and the Gippsland area.

With over 40 stalls to check out, you can go for a walk along the grassy area and pick up some seasonal food, wines, and other food products.

2. Cowes Sunday Market

The Cowes Sunday Market is at the Cowes Jetty and sells a range of produce, sweets, clothing, and coffee to keep you going for the day. Most Sundays throughout November and May you can visit the local market to pick up a new plant, a gift for a family member, and some delicious snacks.

3. Island Foreshore Market

Between October to June, the Island Foreshore Market sells local produce, handmade crafts, and more! Don’t forget to check out the local entertainment and grab some food from the food trucks.

You can easily enjoy an afternoon or an evening at the markets that are held by Cowes Foreshore. The markets happen on a few Saturdays each month between 2 PM to 9 PM.

4. Newhaven Market

Held at Newhaven Primary School, the Newhaven Market is a way to spend a morning shopping. With a great range of stalls for food and shopping, you can spend around two hours browsing.

Come down on the third Saturday of each month between 9 AM to 2 PM to buy some local produce, delicious homemade cakes, and handmade craftwork.

5. Cowes Island Craft Market

Every month, the Cowes Island Craft Market has the theme of Make, Bake and Grow. At this market, you’ll find heaps of stalls that sell crafts, clothing, produce, plants, and homemade food.

Make sure you visit this craft market at St Phillips Parish Hall between 9 AM to 2 PM on the second Saturday of each month.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.