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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published September 9th 2012
The creative claim Cotton Tree as their own on market day
Cotton Tree is already my favourite place on the Sunshine Coast, so it's pretty hard to make it even more appealing to me. That was until I stopped by recently on Sunday - market day.
Creativity comes to Cotton Tree
Creativity comes to Cotton Tree

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.
The markets seemed a bit quiet when I arrived
The markets seemed a bit quiet when I arrived

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.
One of my favourites - the mini replica guitars
One of my favourites - the mini replica guitars

The other stall that caught my eye was the one selling animals made out of metals. They were quite extraordinary, but very dear. Nevertheless they would look stunning in any garden.
The sign says it all
The sign says it all

If you're not looking for anything creative, you'll also find some other Sunday market staples such as fresh baked goods, second hand books, live music and something for the garden.
Lots of lovely hand made goodies here
Lots of lovely hand made goodies here

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.
A barrel of bracelets
A barrel of bracelets

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.
Hand made products galore
Hand made products galore

Cotton Tree always has and probably always will be my favourite places to visit on the Sunshine Coast - and the Sunday markets are just another incentive to come down as often as I possibly can.
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Why? To visit a small but popular market in one of the best locations available on the Sunshine Coast
When: Sundays, 7am-12noon
Where: King Street, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Cost: As much or as little as you need (there is an ATM on site if need be)
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Could I please have a contact to book a stall at Cotton Tree Markets for 12 and 19 January 2013 to sell Licorice. Many thanks Lynette Marsh
0403 344 827.
by lynm (score: 0|2) 2031 days ago
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