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The Ultimate Guide To Markets in the Hills Shire 17-Feb-2019


If you are looking for fun things to do in Castle Hill or for what’s on in the Hills district in Sydney, browsing through the Hills markets is a great activity to add to your Castle Hill holiday itinerary when staying at the Hills Lodge.Stroll through the markets with a hot brew in hand, as you are tempted by delicious treats and freshly baked goods - perfect for an afternoon picnic - can be a great way to unwind and escape the hustle of the city and the business of day to day life.It is also a great opportunity to get your hands on fresh local produce, delicious artisan goods and unique clothing or jewelry from talented emerging designers that you won’t find elsewhere.

The Hills Shire and surrounding regions are home to some incredible markets, and we have put together the ultimate guide to markets in and around the Hills Shire for you to explore.

HILLS SHIRE SEASONAL MARKETS

 MY KIDS MARKET NSW – KELLYVILLE

My Kids Market NSW is one of the best markets on offer in NSW for families.The market offers the largest variety of high quality pre-loved kids and baby items and is the place to be if you are looking to pick up an incredible bargain!

Held in Kellyville 3 times per year, My Kids Market is always filled to the brim with stall holders selling their good quality baby and kids clothing, toys, prams, bikes, highchairs and other items they no longer need. Set in the school grounds, the pet friendly markets offer plenty of free activities for the entire family to enjoy and an award-winning playground, along with great Christmas Gift ideas and entertainment.Among the stalls you will find locally made products including handmade jewelry, woodwork, and homewares, along with vintage clothing and fresh locally grown produce, gourmet food and drinks. 

When: 3 times per year, 2019 Market dates to be confirmed

Where:Bernie Mullane Sports Complex.Marella Avenue, Kellyville NSW 2155

Distance:10-minute drive from The Hills Lodge

ARCADIA MARKETS

Established in 2009 and held twice a year in May and November, the Arcadia Markets are the major fundraiser for Arcadia Public School and are well timed to ensure you have a unique gift on offer for Mother’s Day and Christmas day.

Set in the school grounds, the pet friendly markets offer plenty of free activities for the entire family to enjoy and an award-winning playground, along with great Christmas Gift ideas and entertainment.Among the stalls you will find locally made products including handmade jewelry, woodwork, and homewares, along with vintage clothing and fresh locally grown produce, gourmet food and drinks. 

When: Saturday 17th November 2018 AND Saturday 04th May 2019, 8am – 3pm

Where:140 Arcadia Road, Arcadia NSW 2159

Distance:29-minute drive from The Hills Lodge

HILLS SHIRE MARKETS (WEEKLY)

PARKLEA MARKETS 

Open Friday to Sunday the undercover Parklea markets is a bargain central where you will find a treasure trove of delicious international food, fashion, artesian goods, fresh produce, flowers, toys, camping goods, jewelry, tools, camping gear and more!You will be certain to find a bargain here at the numerous Parklea Market stalls and it’s a great Hills wet weather option.

When: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am-4:30pm Where:601 Sunnyholt Road, Parklea, NSW 2151

Distance:9-minute drive from The Hills Lodge

NORTH ROCKS MARKET

Run by members Rotary Club of Carlington since 1983, North Rocks Markets is a weekly community event located at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, located directly opposite the North Rocks Shopping Centre.The markets have a relaxed vibe where locals and visitors come to browse through the broad selection of stalls selling bric-a-brac, antiques, books, plants (and more!) and to purchase fresh local produce and artisan goods.

A gold coin entry is required on arrival and the funds raised are donated to the many charities which the Rotary Club support.

When: Every Sunday, 7am – 1pm Where:Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, 365 North Rocks Road, NSW 2151

Distance:15-minute drive from The Hills Lodge

ROUSE HILL ORGANIC FOOD & FARMERS MARKET

Partnering with the Rouse Hill Town centre, the Organic Food Markets deliver a weekly Organic Food and Farmers every Saturday.Operating for over 15 years the market features over 30 stalls specialising in certified organic, free range and conventional fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range grass-fed farm meat, gluten free goodies, bread, cakes, eggs, dry goods, flowers, plants, homewares and handicrafts and more. There is also live entertainment and performers along with pony rides and a jumping castle to keep smiles on the faces of the kids.

When: Every Saturday, 9am – 4pm 

Where:Market Square, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill NSW2154

Distance:20-minute drive from Hills Lodge

HILLS SHIRE REGION MARKETS (TWICE MONTHLY)

CASTLE HILL FARMERS’ & FINE FOOD MARKETS 

The Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Markets is a must visit addition to every Castle Hills itinerary offering a friendly and relaxed country vibe, plenty of fresh local and regional produce and is one of the few markets which are endorsed by the Harvest Trails and Marketsas offering Genuine Grower, Genuine Producer and Reseller stalls of local or regional produce.

Along with the abundance of produce, comes an abundance of variety with the 50-60 stalls also selling fresh meat and seafood along with artisan breads and pastries, melt in your mouth local cheeses, honeys, condiments, oils, spices, eggs, freshly cut flowers, aromatic brewed coffee and one of the best bacon and egg rolls around.During the Christmas season there are also Christmas Trees for sale and it’s also pet friendly so if you are heading up for the day your fur-family are welcome. Once you have loaded up on all the goodies, the only challenge will be working out what to cook!

When: Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 8am – 12pm 

Where:Castle Hill Showgrounds, 131Z Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW2154

Distance:4-minute drive from Hills Lodge

HILLS SHIRE REGION MARKETS (MONTHLY)

CASTLE HILL AUSSIE NIGHT MARKET 

Launching in Castle Hill on the 2nd February 2019, the Castle Hill Aussie Night Market is the place to be on Saturday night.A vibrant night market built off the success of the Blacktown Night Market which opened in 2016, here you can tempt your taste buds with a dining mecca of international cuisine, browse the large array of artisan stalls and when you are done shopping you can lay the picnic blanket on the ground as you enjoy a shared buffet listen to local music and enjoying the ambience, smells and sounds.This is an event to gather the friends for.

When: The 1st Saturday of the month, 5pm – 9:30pm

Where:Castle Hill Showgrounds, Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW2154

Distance:10-minute drive from Hills Lodge 

THE HILLS UP MARKET

Held on the last Sunday of the month, the Hills Upmarket is a boutique family friendly market in the Hills Shire.You will be spoilt for choice as you explore over 80 quality stores selling an abundance of fresh local produce, fresh meat, artisan breads, cakes and baked goods, oils, condiments, cured meats, delicious cheeses, fresh flowers, free range eggs, homewares, art work, handmade jewelry, craft, skin care products and even locally brewed cider and wine and so much more!

Here you can meet up with your friends and family (including your fur-family) and catch up over brew and grab a delicious bite to eat at one of the many food stalls.Or simply relax back on a picnic blanket in the picturesque setting of the Pony Club grounds as you enjoy the freshly prepared goodies and the live music that the Hills UP Market has to offer.

When: The 4th Sunday of the month (excluding Dec and Jan), with 2 special Christmas

events in the first 2 weeks of December (02nd & 9th Dec 2018), 9am – 3pm

Where:Castle Hill Showgrounds, Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW2154

Distance:10-minute drive from Hills Lodge

BELLA VISTA FARM LIFESTYLE MARKETS 

Held on the 1st Sunday of the month the Bella Vista Farm Lifestyle Markets offer a great opportunity to wander the grounds, tour the homestead, view the historic buildings and to browse through the large array of stalls selling clothing, craft products, art, plants, homewares, candles, uniquely designed jewelry, natural skincare, along with mouthwatering cakes and biscuits, jams, preserves and delicious food to enjoy.

When: The 1st Sunday of the month, 9am – 2pm
Where:2 Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153

Distance:12-minute drive from Hills Lodge

SYDNEY BOUTIQUE MARKETS

Looking for an affordable uniquely designer outfit you won’t find hanging in a store or a Christmas gift idea for the person who has everything?The Sydney boutique markets is one of our favourite boutique markets and will be sure to provide the inspo you need.Normally held on the 1st Sunday of the month, the popular event will be extending their trading in December with a 2-day Christmas Market weekend on the 1st and 2nd of December – just in time to buy the ultimate Christmas gift for the person who has everything!

The markets have over 80 stalls each month in a pop-up retail environment designed to allow emerging designers, pop up retailers, artists and craft making enthusiasts the opportunity to gain exposure for their unique products and designs.Here you can purchase a tasty snack and a decent brew as you browse for fashion, jewelry, homewares and more from some of Sydney’s best emerging designers!

When: The 1st Sunday of the month, 10am – 4pm 

Where:Main Street, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill NSW2154

Distance:20-minute drive from Hills Lodge

GLENORIE GROWERS MARKET

Located a short 25-minute drive from The Hills Lodge, the Glenorie Growers market, held on the 4th Sunday of the month is a family focused event and a great addition to a day out in the Hills Shire.The market has been running since 2010 and has a strong focus on providing a large variety of stalls offering the freshest of local Hills Shire produce, refreshing beverages and mouthwatering food stalls to satisfy your taste buds.There are also plenty of quality artisan goods, Belgian chocolates, Blue Mountains honey, locally made wines, arts and crafts, homewares and good old-fashioned car boot sales for you to rummage through.There is also plenty of parking available at the newly appointed location at the Les Shore Oval.

The kids will be kept occupied with a super fun jumping castle on offer guaranteed to keep them smiling, along with live entertainment and a health and wellness schedule in the pavilion for the Adults.Fur family are welcome too with a dog wash available onsite with Pampered Pets Mobile Grooming which see them feeling pampered and smelling sweet on the ride back.

When: The 4th Sunday of the month, 8am – 1pm
Where:Les Shore Oval Glenorie.2658 Old Northern Road, Glenorie NSW 2157

Distance:25-minute drive from Hills Lodge

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