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Local Markets, Fairs, Farm Stalls

Markets: Ad-hoc / Seasonal  »  (12)

Hartenbos Gift Market
Hart & Bosch Village, Hartenbos   (c. 98 km)
Saturday 25th November 2023 - Sunday 7th January 2024   09:00 - 18:00
072 042 4255 WWW
Hartenbos Gift Market is a proudly local run Arts & Crafts Market situated in the heart of the Garden Route. Here you will find the largest range of high quality gifts, clothing for men, women, children and babies, jewelery, delicious deli produckts, toys, arts and crafts in the garden route. All under one roof in our BIG WHITE TENT. Combine that all with our special venue where there is entertainment for young and old. Train rides for children, jumping castles, merry go round, quad bikes, restaurant, something to drink. This is an outing for the whole family... Even your 4 legged friend is welcome.
Friends of the Library Christmas Fair
Cearn Hall, Leisure Isle   (c. 6 km)
Friday 8th December 2023   09:00 - 13:00
Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with something delicious to eat and browse for Christmas Gifts at a variety of stalls and look through the books for sale.
Outeniqua Christmas Market
Dutch Reformed Mother Church Hall, George   (c. 61 km)
Friday 8th - Friday 22nd December 2023   09:00 - 17:00
Christmas market in safe environment - free parking and childrens play ground. Tea garden and take away meals, Exhibitors from all over South Africa with wide variety of different artworks and handmade products. Easy payments with card facilities or cash. Lovely home made jams, cookies and rusks. Meet the artists , Live music between 10am and 2 pm.
Sunshine Market
Wilderness Station   (c. 47 km)
Wednesday 13th December 2023 - Saturday 13th January 2024   10:00 - 17:00
082 334 7251
The Wilderness Train Station is being renovated and a free-flowing market space is being created to support local business during the holidays. It's a Sunshine Market because we only trade when the weather is good for an outdoor market. If it rains, we won't be out.
Shari D's Anuual Christmas Market
Barrington's, Plettenberg Bay   (c. 34 km)
Friday 15th December 2023   16:00 - 21:00
Saturday 16th December 2023   09:00 - 16:00
20 fabulous exhibitors, just in time to get your Christmas shopping done. Carefully curated, handpicked vendors offering gorgeous gifting, clothing, art & more.
The Market @ Transnet Transport Museum
Outeniqua Transport Museum, George   (c. 59 km)
Friday 15th December 2023 - Saturday 6th January 2024   09:00 - 18:00
Come and be part of the only market inside a historical museum... The whole market is under roof, safe and offers free entry to the Outeniqua Transnet Transport Museum. Over 250 stalls, kids’ corner, food court and much more.
(8th) Boerevintage Gift Market
Redberry Farm, George   (c. 75 km)
Friday 15th December 2023 - Tuesday 2nd January 2024   09:00 - 16:00
One of the biggest Gift Markets in South Africa with 185 vendors from all over the country. The market occupies a tented area of approximately 1500 square metres to accommodate all its vendors and visitors. Boerevintage Gift Market supports the local community by using George service providers for nearly 90% of services needed to host the market.
Pre-Christmas Market
The Farm, Old Cape Road   (c. 5 km)
Sunday 17th December 2023   09:00 - 14:00
082 962 4116
Get your festive season shopping done and enjoy a day of family fun, delicious food, and entertainment by our violinist Minx
Wednesday Before Christmas Market
Old Nick Village, Plettenberg Bay   (c. 34 km)
Wednesday 20th December 2023   09:00 - 16:00
079 739 7321 WWW
Find unique and local presents for friends & family, grab a coffee or a bite to eat, pick up some beautiful festive decorations or something amazing to take home with you! A fun day out for the whole family; live music, games for the kids, lots of seating and beautiful gardens to explore.
(2nd) Christmas Market
Phyl Martin Park, Nature's Valley   (c. 64 km)
Thursday 21st December 2023   08:00 - 16:00
Lots of lovely local vendors. One of a kind Christmas Gifts. Festive eats and treats. Jewellery, clothing, secondhand books, preloved clothing and much much more!
Christmas Market
Garden Route Botanical Garden, George   (c. 62 km)
Friday 22nd December 2023   18:00 - 21:00
The Farm, Old Cape Road   (c. 5 km)
Sunday 7th January 2024   09:00 - 14:00
082 962 4116
It's the New Year!

Markets: Daily  »  (3)

Main Street Market
Main Road, Knysna   (< 1 km)
18 stalls featuring unique and Knysna-made handmade quality merchandise, and tourist related goods and services.
Market Off Main
Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay   (c. 33 km)
Opeining October 2023
083 784 1400
Valley Market Plett
Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay   (c. 34 km)
079 742 2075
Permanent Market space in Plettenberg Bay. Food stalls, coffee, cocktail and wine bar and different stalls.

Markets: Weekly  »  (14)

The Friday Market
Montessori School, Welbedacht   (c. 4 km)
Friday   16:00 - 20:00
044 382 5316
The Market is open from the First Friday in September to the second-last school Friday in June, every week from 4 – 8 pm out of season and to 8:30pm in Season (School holidays). The Market is situated alongside the Knysna Montessori School in Narnia Lane, Welbedacht. The Friday Market provides an advertised trading place which is locally, nationally and internationally supported for its ambient family atmosphere. It includes supervised parking, seating and shelter, bonfires and live music, a quality craft selection, a bar and an amazing choice of locally produced food which may be enjoyed on the premises or at home.
Harkerville Saturday Market
Harkerville   (c. 21 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 12:00
084 510 9939 WWW
Naturally FOOD........and what a variety! The emphasis is on natural and organic products: fresh breads, organic vegetables, home-cooked meals. “Healthy options” is our motto - the best locally produced cheeses, fresh mushrooms, delicious pies, fresh meats, bottled products...… and much much more. Enjoy a lazy breakfast under the mighty oak, then load up your basket with fresh wares for the week-end. Then, CRAFTERS & ARTISTS ............this area has a wealth of crafters not found anywhere else in South Africa. We have so much variety, from barbie doll clothes, to ethnic art, to decoupage, to woodwork, to jewellery, to clothing ~ and many well known artists. And on to SPECIALITIES which make up all the rest and include Books, Music, Plants, Flowers, Shells, Gems and much more !!
Totties Country Market
Totties Farm Kitchen, Rheenendal   (c. 21 km)
Sunday   10:00 - 14:00
Wonderful selection of Organic Produce, Arts & Crafts, Local Entrepreneurs, Live Music, Food Stalls, Jams & Preserves, Knysna Model Trains, Fully Licensed, Playground & Trampolines.
Saturday Craft Market
Scarab Village, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 13:00
044 343 2455 WWW
The contributing factor to the success of this market is that the majority of the stall holders have crafted their own products, which makes it entirely unique and original. You will find original art, handmade clothing, metal work, wooden products, hand spun wool, ceramics and many more. You will also have the opportunity to meet the real people who have used their creative talents to produce the most unusual array of merchandise. There is also a country market atmosphere because it’s the place to meet your friends, listen to live music, share your news and experience the spirit of the garden route.
Mosaic Food Fare
Jan van Riebeeck Road / Paul Kruger Street, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Wednesday   16:00 - 20:00
083 442 2213
Enjoy an incredible selection of food stalls, live music, and drinks including coffee, wine, and beer. Kids can also enjoy various entertainment. Come with your family and friends and have a great time! Taste a world of flavours, from Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Greek, Dutch, German, to other market favorites.
Mosaic Outdoor Market
Jan van Riebeeck Road / Paul Kruger Street, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 14:00
083 442 2213
We offer a wide variety of Food, Craft, Art, Books, Music as well as a play area for the Kids. There is ample parking and space to relax in the food court and catch up with friends. Open every Saturday from 8 – 2. Come for Breakfast, stay for lunch.
Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market
Jan van Riebeeck Road / Paul Kruger Street, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
Saturday   08:00 (07:30 in Summer) - 12:00
082 376 5020 WWW
EVERY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR (from 7:30-11:30 summer; 8:00-11:30 winter) COME RAIN OR SHINE, this authentic producers market is brimming with the choicest locally-produced foods, both the take-home and breakfast variety. Including free-range meats, chicken, lamb, dairy and cheese, the market also specializes in fresh-from-the-field veg, freshly baked and bottled goods, as well as a wide variety of fresh-off-the-coals breakfasts. The market also proudly offers the many plants and flowers of the unique Southern Cape Floral Kingdom, propogated by local plant specialists.
Old Nick MidWeek Market
Old Nick Village, Plettenberg Bay (c. 34 km)
Wednesday   10:00 - 14:00
082 508 5557 WWW
This is a market for locals by locals. We endeavor to supply food which is fresh, healthy, and homemade. The MidWeek Market is a New concept to the Garden Route, a fresh outdoor ‘supermarket’ filled with naturally grown vegetables and fruit, ethically farmed and harvested meat and dairy products and yummy homemade foods, as well as household items like handmade soap and environmentally friendly home cleaning products. We do it all, as long as it's local, natural, or made with love!
Rondevlei Farmstall
Rondevlei, Wilderness (c. 38 km)
Wednesday   08:30 - 15:00
082 464 9338
Fresh, natural & local ... somethig for everyone. Support local - shop local - enjoy local.
Moss & Maple Sunday Market
The Crags (c. 44 km)
Sunday   10:00 - 14:00
081 466 8574
Farmers Market with a variety of goods on display, Food stalls, Arts, Crafts, Home bakes, Clothing, Jewellery and more.
Night Market
Milkwood Village, Wilderness   (c. 47 km)
Friday   17:00 - 20:00
Food - crafts - art - live music
Sunday Funday Market
Milkwood Village, Wilderness   (c. 47 km)
Sunday   10:00 - 15:00
Every Sunday we have our Sunday Funday Market with some live music to entertain and craft markets to take a little bit of us with you.
Fairy Knowe Market
Wilderness   (c. 48 km)
Sunday (1st, 2nd + last of each month)   09:00 - 15:00
082 321 9044
Come and enjoy a day out for the entire family at a wonderful venue. This is a pet friendly venue!! Lots of things for the kiddies to do as well. Meet like minded people. We will have music, food on offer - sit down or walk around - unique arts & crafts, clothing - upcycled & new, soft & hard furnishings, yoga wear, incense, crystals, jewellery, reflexology / massage treatments, beautiful soaps & bath bombs and so much more!
Outeniqua Family Market
N2, George   (c. 55 km)
Saturday   08:00 - 14:00
071 367 0572 WWW
With more than 150 food and craft stalls, we can guarantee you that there is something for everyone! We also offer live entertainment, lots of undercover seating, excellent ablution facilities and tons of secure parking. And for the kids, there’s a Boere train ride, pedal cars, ponycyle rides, face painting, bunnies, sandart and a massive play park! So if it’s farm fresh fruit and veggies, international cuisine, sweet treats or gifts and decor that you are after, then Outeniqua Family Market is the place for you!

Markets: Monthly  »  (4)

Outdoor Art Fair
Scarab Village, Sedgefield   (c. 28 km)
1st Sunday of the month. 11:00 - 15:00
083 442 2213
Come and browse among the many artists, potters and sculptors who will be filling our stalls. While the emphasis will be on art, there will be other stalls operting, including a great variety of artianal foods, velvety coffee, sweet treats and goodies to stock up on and take home.
Gardeners and Art Market
Sedgefield Station   (c. 26 km)
1st Sunday of every month 08:00 - 12:00
072 487 0395
The vendors at this relaxing little market offer a wide variety of plants at reasonable prices, fynbos, succulents, herbs, and everything in between. In addition, you will find great organic veggies, fertilizers, bird feeders and plant boxes. Relax over a delicious breakfast or coffee and pancakes from Joe and Louisa’s Whistle Stop Cafe.
Steam Whistle Stop Car Boot Sale
Steam Whistle Stop, Sedgefield   (c. 26 km)
2nd Sunday of every month 08:00 - 12:00
072 487 0395
The cost is R50 per vehicle. 50% of all proceeds are donated to local charities. If the weather is bad it will be postponed to the following Sunday. The station will be open so you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a nice breakfast!
Knysna Deli - Market
Knysna Deli, Main Road   (c. 1 km)
Last Friday of every month   09:00 - 15:00
With artisan Breads and bakes, unique crafts, locally grown vegetables, children activities, preserves and jams, clothing and knits, locally made cigars, shweshwe goods, Chillies, Kimchies, Pomagranate goods, pestos and sooooooo much more!!!

Farm Stalls / Padstals / Other  »  (10)

Portland Mini Market
Rheenendal   (c. 17 km)
044 388 4880
The shop has been under new ownership since March 2017 and although the orginal concept of a convenience store is still applicable the new owners (Alton & Julaine Bunge) are moving towards a countrylike Farmstall with an abundance of new products from toys to plants to home decor items. The Chameleon Nursery is now also sharing premises with Portland Mini Market.
Elephant Walk Farm Stall
N2 (near Harkerville)   (c. 20 km)
044 532 7833
The Potter
N2 (near Harkerville)   (c. 23 km)
044 532 7735 WWW
This exciting studio shop has a distinct Mediterranean flavour and also sells olives, olive paste and olive oil together with olive serving dishes and amazing olive spoons. It is certainly a delight to visit this creative hive, always adding new items to their quality ware. This is a working studio where the visitor can view the decorating and making of the clayware.
Shabby Fufu Lifestyle Farm
N2 (near Harkerville)   (c. 24 km)
082 375 3245
Shabby Fufu is a family oriented restaurant and glorified farm stall. We have a fully kitted kids play area and an animal sanctuary where you can pet donkeys, horses and other animals. Our restaurant overlooks a gorgeous dam and offers a scenic view of indigenous fauna & flora . During winter we provide a cozy, warm atmosphere with fireplaces and old fashioned paraffin heaters. At our retail outlet, you will find old and new gift items, fresh vegetables, and flowers grown on the farm.
Koffiehoek Padstal
Airport Road, Plettenberg Bay   (c. 25 km)
073 865 0925
The Original Cheeseman
The Heath Complex, N2 (Harkerville)   (c. 26 km)
082 491 0102 WWW
Paul Page, owner of the original Cheeseman, began selling cheese from the white bridge trading station on the Knysna lagoon road in the early nineties. Pop round to the Cheeseman’s farm-style stall and enjoy a glass of wine with your selection of Dutch Gouda and Cheddar, Brie and Camembert or creamy Gorgonzola. The Cheeseman offers a wonderful selection of delicious organic farm house cheeses, fresh biltong and an assortment of home-made jams, preserves and relishes.
The Heath Complex
N2 (Harkerville)   (c. 26 km)
082 491 0102 WWW
Conveniently situated off the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, The Heath is a popular Garden Route destination which offers an experience for the whole family. Enjoy a meal over looking our community nursery and children’s play area, visit the bird of prey sanctuary or browse our collection of beautiful artisanal craft and furniture stores.
Nostalgia Farm Stall
Karatara Road, Sedgefield   (c. 27 km)
072 231 9301
Nostalgia Farm Stall is unique. Come and experience the ambience of good old days gone by. We restore and sell Antiques and old wood burning stoves. Refreshments available. Local fresh produce.
Timberlake Farm Village & Organic Food
N2 (near Wilderness)   (c. 37 km)
Specialist Food, Art & Craft village of small independent businesses. Timberlake supports Local and the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean and Fair. Your salads are picked fresh from our onsite organic gardens. Extensive kids facilities.
Nature's Way Farm Stall
R102 (near The Crags)   (c. 55 km)
Natures Way is a traditional, family-run Farm Stall situated on our working dairy farm. We specialise in homemade, local and imported cheeses. Enjoy fresh breads, croissants and treats daily from our bakery, along with a wide variety of preserves, home bakes, jams, honey, fruit & veg. We supply our very own Free-range eggs as well as PROPER Free-range chicken meat. And for those who love a souvenir, visit Craft Shop for treats, spoils and gifts.
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