HomeArticles > Popular foodie festivals and markets
A woman in a demin jacket buying fresh radishes.

Popular foodie festivals and markets

Updated 11 Oct 2023

Get a taste of the region at our foodie festivals throughout the year including annual truffle and wine festivals. In addition to fresh produce markets in Fyshwick and Belconnen, you can visit farmers markets each weekend and meet the growers and makers.

A visitor to the markets basks in the sun with a box full of various market goodies.

Canberra Region Farmers Market

Held each Saturday morning, this is the largest farmers market held in the Southern Tablelands. More than 100 stallholders selling everything from honey to vegetables and nitrate free bacon converge at Exhibition Park in Mitchell. A great spot for breakfast, too. 

Haig park village market at Braddon

Haig Park Markets

Canberra’s newest produce market, this convenient city location in Braddon pulls in the crowds each Sunday. Shop for fresh market produce along with flowers, coffee and other great food options.

Zucchini, spring onion, carrots and beetroot.

Southside Farmers Market

Locals south of the lake flock to Canberra College in Phillip where producers from the region sell their goods on a Sunday morning at this village market. Grab a coffee and bite to eat while you’re there.

Woman buying a necklace from a market stall outside.
Couple buying pizza from market stall.

Old Bus Depot Markets

The iconic Old Bus Depot Markets, held each Sunday, showcase the best local produce, artisan baked goods, and beautiful handmade items. Grab breakfast or lunch at the market before heading next door to the Canberra Glassworks.

The Little Burley Market 

The Little Burley Market is a new Saturday market by the waterside. This beautifully curated gourmet food and artisan market will have you enjoying the magnificent views and relaxing by the water's edge whilst you delve into something tantalising.

A wine taster dipping a glass into a large vat of red wine.

Canberra District Wine events

With more than 40 cellar doors surrounding the city, you’re guaranteed to find a wine event to suit you. From dinners paired with local wine to cabaret shows, art classes and moving feasts, be sure to check out what’s happening on the Canberra District Wine Industry Association’s website.

A truffle being shaved onto a a crisp white plate.

The Truffle Festival

Held annually from June through August, the Truffle Festival celebrates the Black Perigord Truffles grown in the region. Truffle 
hunts, degustation dinners, tastings and cooking demonstrations take place over the truffle season.

An overhead view of a colourful scene at the Multicultural Festival.

National Multicultural Festival 

The ‘Multi Culti’ as it’s known by locals is a three day food and cultural extravaganza celebrating diversity that is held each February. Stallholders sell their national dishes and specialities, with multicultural groups putting on a range of performances throughout the festival.

Upcoming markets

The hustle and bustle of visitors of stallholders at the Old Bus Depot Markets

Old Bus Depot Markets

Market day with stalls and attendees
2 Jul – 31 Dec 2023

Haig Park Village Markets

Next on 10 Dec 2023
Stalls at the markets
2 Sep 2023 – 7 Sep 2024

The Little Burley Market

Next on 9 Dec 2023

Still hungry?

People dining at Inka


Molto Spritz

Molto Italian

Eightysix bar


Otis Interior

OTIS Dining Hall

Black Rice Pudding w/ coconut cream, poached apple, lychee sorbet & butterscotch


Eat and drink experience guide cover

Uncover more dining options

Each meal will be more delicious than the last with this guide to everything from the best brunch spots and hatted restaurants through to popular pub grub and vegetarian eats. 

Download the guide

Accommodation deals

Special Offer

Spring into Summer Package - Two Bedroom Apartment @ Abode Belconnen

From $302 (inc. GST)
Book Now
Special Offer

Couple's Package - One Bedroom Apartment @ Deco Hotel Canberra

From $493.70 (inc. GST)
Book Now
Special Offer

Spring into Summer Package - Family Studio @ Abode Narrabundah

From $259 (inc. GST)
Book Now