The Cotton Tree Markets run every Sunday, 7am to 12noon in Kings St. It's quite small by the standard set by some markets such as Eumundi or even Yandina, but I find they've managed to put the best on display down here.
I noticed there were plenty of handmade goods for sale here - from arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing, hoola hoops, children's toys and even herbal salts. The most impressive to me were the miniature guitars made to resemble those belonging to the most famous guitarists in history, such as Hendrix and Johnny Cash. Don't even think about strumming them - they're strictly for display only but I imagine any music lover would want to add a couple to their collection.
The other thing I noticed about these markets was just how quiet it was. Perhaps it was because I arrived closer to closing time but it seemed very quiet. I actually liked this - it didn't feel crowded like other markets where I might be constantly walking into others.
When you're done shopping you'll be happy to see a majority of the usual stores on Kings St still open for business. The Coffee Club, Raw Energy and Moko's Smooth Juicy Cafe and Nude Delicafe were all doing great business, as was the newsagency, chemist, bottle shop and fish and chip shop.