Weekend and Flea Markets in Perth and suburbs
West Australians love their markets and you'll find throngs of people, both locals and tourists at these places during the weekend. There are many types - for example, weekend, flea, community, festival and farmers markets - just to name a few.
Fremantle Markets, the most famous one, has more than 100 years of history as it was opened in 1897. It has over 150 stalls selling almost everything from seafood to souvenirs. It's also famous for its fresh local produce and many tourists buy boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables to take back home.Other markets that are definitely worth visiting include: E Shed Markets, Canning Vale Markets, Wanneroo Market, Old Perth Road Markets, Subiaco Farmers Market, Hilarys Market and Kalamunda Markets. You'll find that each one has its own character. Items that are often sold include home made jams, preserves and chutneys, gourmet food products, freshly baked cakes and biscuits, newly harvested fruits and vegetables, organic products, hand made arts and crafts, clothing, jewelery, toys, accessories, houseware and plants. You'll also find many unique items that aren't sold in major retail department stores and chain stores.LOCAL TIP: Many markets open and close early. Do check their opening hours.