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Published June 14th 2021
Wonderful Market West of Ipswich
Wooden toy maker, John Haycock shows off one of his creations.
What do you get when you combine the best of a local artisanal market with a farmers' market? You get something a whole lot like the Walloon 'My Local Market'. On the first Sunday of every month, the Walloon State School grounds is the location for all the best locally grown, produced and handmade products west of Ipswich.
The market has Over 50 Stalls Including...
Plants and succulents Jams and pickles Fresh seasonal fruit and veggies Handmade children's clothing Arts and crafts
Jewellery Home décor Dog treats and accessories
Food and Refreshments
Chicken feeders and hutches
Wooden toys and timber products
& Much more
Did we mention Imbibis Gin? Made locally at Marburg.
City Chic, Country Charm
You'll love the atmosphere at Walloon Markets. There's a great mix of country charm and city chic among the stalls and customers. The surroundings are quite beautiful, so even if you're not a keen shopper, it's a delightful way to get some quality family time as you stroll under the trees where the lorikeets and corellas love to sing.
The locals are very friendly and up for a chat if you like to socialise. You can also just relax with a hot coffee and snack or play some fun giant lane games with the kids. It's hard to pass up the great bargains and superb fresh produce, arts, crafts and unique gifts from local artisans and farmers. Plus, you know your shopping dollars are going straight back to the people who source, make and grow everything on offer.
Turn up early for the community breakfast stall. Each month the stall is run for and by local community groups, sports teams, and charities to raise much-needed funds.
There's also free faceprinting for the kids to enjoy.
Dog Friendly Markets
No need to leave the good boys and good girls at home! You are welcome to bring them for a Sunday drive to the Walloon markets too. You'll need to keep your dog on a short leash and bring your own poop bags and wipes if your pup has a bathroom break. It should go without saying but you'll need to clean up after your dog.
Remember to Check in
You'll need to check in with the Covid Safe app on arrival at the market. If you don't have a smartphone, you can use the sign up sheet at the gate.
Where the City and Country Mingle
My Local Market
Walloon State School
First Sunday of the Month
7am – 11am
The Walloon Markets take place at the Walloon State School, just 15 minutes drive west of Ipswich and 45 minutes from Brisbane. Take the Warrego Highway for a great Sunday drive with family and friends and a weekend market with the perfect mix of city cool and country charm. You'll find the entry via the parent's carpark gate on Haigslea and Amberley Road.
Bonus Jumble Market!
Jumble Flea Market events are held four times a year. You'll find new, used, made, and recycled items for sale at these events.
March, May, August, November
Become a Market Stall Holder
If you're interested in becoming a stallholder for either the Jumble market or the monthly market, check out www.mylocalmarket.net.au or text Chantel Jackson, Market Organiser on 0422 167 152.