Local Markets

When supporting local markets, everyone wins - the growers, the makers, the bakers, and the customers. It's hard to beat fresh fruit and veggies, artisan goods and handcrafted homewares, particularly when buying direct from the producers who have put hours of love into perfecting their offerings.

When visiting Awenydd Bed & Breakfast you'll become an honorary local!  Below are a number of local markets within a short drive to tempt you.  Hopefully one of them will coincide with you stays, particularly if you are joining us for a weekend break.

Cambridge Farmers' Markets

Cambridge Farmers' Market

When:  Every Saturday between 8am-noon
Where:  ‘The Square’, corner of Victoria & Alpha Streets, Cambridge

The Square is a grassy reserve opposite the town clock, packed with fresh in-season fruit and veggies, artisan pastries, preserves…to name a few. Meat, fish, eggs, local honey, coffee, chocolate and take-away treats will delight.  This is a true farmers’ market – so expect food and plenty of it.

There's an Eftpos/cash-out tent within the open-air market you can utilise if you need it.

Distance: 23 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Cambridge ‘Trash n Treasure’ Market

When:  Second Sunday of the month between 8am-1pm
Where:  Victoria Street, Cambridge

Cambridge main street comes alive hundreds of stalls spread throughout the town centre. This street market is organised by the Lions Club of Cambridge.  Stallholders come from miles around to sell a variety of handmade items, plants, produce, recycled goods and collectibles. Be serenaded by buskers, find pre-loved and new, bargains, books, clothing -- just about everything! It’s like a treasure trove for unique gifts too.

Distance: 22 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Trash 'n Treasure Market
Tamahere Country Market

Tamahere Country Market

When:  Third Saturday of the month, 8.30am-1.30pm
Where:  St Stephens Church grounds, 12 Tamahere Lane, Tamahere

This is a busy open-air market, focusing on every New Zealand made, grown and created.  There is always a great country atmosphere with more than 100 stalls, buskers to entertain, woodcraft and handcraft, and local product galore. In the church hall there’s a Devonshire Tea area, so any weather there’s a place to rest your feet and have a cuppa.

Distance: 17 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Ohaupo Market

When: First Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm

Where: 17 Forket Road, Ohaupo

You can’t get more local than this! Local produce, crafts, plants, food, book, and brick-a-brack can be found here. It is a young market and still getting established, but rock on up and support our local.

Distance: 6 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Te Awamutu Twilight Farmers’ Market

When:  Thursdays 3.30pm-6pm (summer months only)
Where: Selwyn Park, Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu

This is a great all-rounder and perfect to while away a Thursday evening in the summer sunshine. Stalls feature freshly baked breads and pastries, fresh fruit and veggies, meat, salmon, flowers, trees and seedlings. Growers and producers will be happy to talk to you about where your food has come from or how best to prepare, cook or store it.

Distance: 14 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Te Awamutu Saturday Market

When:  Saturdays 8am-midday
Where: Council Car Park, Roache Street, Te Awamutu

A regular little 'flea market' organised by the Citizen's Advice Bureau, profits from the stalls are donated to local charities. Expect anything and everything: homewares, sewing craft, plants, woodcraft, preserves and brick-a-brack to name a few. The market itself is in the car park, so park in a neighbouring street and head on over to show your support.

Distance: 14 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Pirongia Market

Pirongia Market

When:  last Sunday of each month, 9am-2pm
Where: Pirongia Memorial Hall, Franklin Street, Pirongia

A small country market with an array of locally made/sourced goods...(perfect for present shopping). Plants, homewares, handcraft, free range eggs, preserves, artwork, woodwork, wooden toys, clothing, nick-nacks and so much more!

Distance: 9 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Hamilton Farmers' Market

When:  every Sunday, 8am-12pm
Where: Gate 3, Brooklyn Road, Claudelands, Hamilton

Start your day trip to Hamilton with a delicious hot coffee then meander around this well-known Sunday market. You'll find a wide range of fare including fresh local fruits and vegetables, hand-crafted breads and pastries, artisan butchers and fish mongers, honey, condiments and even gourmet dog-treats!

Distance: 26 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Hamilton Night Market

When:  every Saturday, 5pm-11pm
Where: K-mart car park, Bryce Street, Hamilton

When retail trading has finished, the central city K-mart carpark turns into the Hamilton Night Market.  More than 100 stalls are set up for a great nights shopping with fashion, hand-made jewellery and food from around the world.

Live music and entertainment is a feature too. Make an evening of it and try the international cuisine available.

Distance: 24 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

Hamilton East River Market

When:  every Sunday, 8am-1pm
Where: Sonning car park, 203 River Road, Hamilton

Held every Sunday morning the Hamilton East River Market (found on the opposite side of the Waikato River to the main Victoria Street) offers fresh and local produce of all kinds. Expect delicious offerings such as free range eggs, baking, smoked salmon, avocado and more.  Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month the market also hosts craft stalls.

Distance: 24 mins drive from Awenydd B&B

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