There are several areas of opportunity to sell within your community or state.
Below we have listed a few ideas that can get you started towards making that first sale. It is important to search through local community websites, social media and local markets so that you can keep up to date with any new selling potentials.
- Farmers Markets
- Organic Markets
- Craft Fairs
- Saturday and Sunday Markets
- Night Markets
- Community Markets
- Flea Markets
- Pop up Markets
We have researched some useful links to guide you to finding markets, fairs in your local area or state.
A great site promoting markets and events across Australia – www.marketandfairs.com.au
Extensive list of Australian markets – www.whitehat.com.au/australia/markets-and-fairs/markets-in-australia.aspx
List of markets that are taking place around the nation, with links to websites and social media sites detailing registration and regularly updated – www.marketandcommunity.com.au
A great all around source but not always updated – www.marketguide.com.au
List of markets in Australia – www.marketsonline.com.au
Farmers markets around Australia with contact details for each – www.farmersmarkets.org.au
List of major vegan events in Australia – www.veganaustralia.org.au/vegan_festivals_markets_and_conferences
Displaying upcoming events – www.eventfinda.com.au/markets-fairs/events/australia
Comprehensive guide to the many community based special events – www.fetesfairsandfestivals.com.au
Listing of night markets mainly in Sydney but others may be found here too – www.aussienightmarkets.com.au
Where the Kids hang out
A guide of the top craft, design and kids markets in your state and around Australia – www.childsmags.com.au
Melbourne’s largest baby and kids markets – www.allforkidsmarket.com.au
Australia’s biggest independent children’s style market – www.swaggerchildmarket.com.au
Listing of baby/kids/children markets – https://www.marketsandfairs.com.au/Markets/Baby-and-Kids-Children
Community School fairs and fetes are another great place to sell
When doing your research and applying, a great tip is to make sure you sign up to updates, newsletters so that you do not miss out on any new markets in the area.
Do not leave applying to the last minute as markets do get full, if it is a popular market be sure to think about applying for the following market should you feel it was the right place for you before the market ends.
Another idea is to share a stall should you not want to be out there on your own, save money or just have a friend by your side.
Research your local communities websites, facebook pages and shops letting them know that you would like to be contacted should a market pop up or be added to the listing.