The Daylesford Sunday Markets are held every Sunday on the grounds of the Daylesford Railway Station. Just off Ragland Street, it is right between Cliffy’s Emporium and The Farmers Arms Hotel.
About 100 odd stalls are available every Sunday from 8am and starts winding down around 1pm. At the top of the market, directly next to the Railway Station, browse the different types of local produce that are on offer. The Farmers Market side offers anything from dogs treats, to fruit, vegetables, local cider, spirits or even beautifully put together hampers. Alternatively, enjoy some of the stunning food from one of the food trucks like stunning bratwursts from the Daylesford Bratwurst Company. For the little ones there is often a petting zoo or a bouncy castle.
At the bottom of the hill, after you’ve gone down the stairs, the markets become like a flea market. Walk through the stalls selling pre-owned treasures, plants and clothes.
Parking is available either at the railway station, at the other side of the tracks (access via Ragland Street, just right of Cliffy’s) or via East Street, just beyond The Farmers Arms.
The markets are super dog friendly, so feel free to bring your pouch during your visit. It obviously goes without saying that you need to keep your dog on the lead during your visit. On the corner of Ragland Street, there is an amazing local dog treats stall – which your dog will just love. Note that this still only accepts cash payments.
The Daylesford Spa Country Railway
The Daylesford Sunday Markets are operated by volunteers of the Daylesford Spa Country Railway, which also operates on Sundays from the Railway Station. This cute heritage railways operates between Daylesford, Musk, Passing Clouds Winery and Bullarto as a tourist attraction on Sundays.
Friday Food Truck Twilight
During Summer, the Railway station is also host to the Friday Food Truck Twilight. As it says in the name, a great vibe with delicious local food. The food truck twilight only happens in Summer, so best check the markets Instagram page.