Ipswich Showplace Markets
About The Markets
The Ipswich Showplace Markets are an open-air market held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds with over 80 stalls.
Run by the Ipswich Show Society (a not-for-profit organisation), all proceeds support maintaining and upgrading the markets and Ipswich Showgrounds.
Stallholder currently sell a range of goods including: Fresh Produce, Food & Beverages, Baked Goods, Sweets, Jams, Health Goods, Craft/Handmade Goods, Plants, Services, Information, Collectables and more.
We’re open rain or shine.
Sundays 6:30am – 11:30am
Gold Coin – All proceeds go to the Ipswich Show Society to assist with maintaining and upgrading the showgrounds and market.
81 Warwick Rd, Ipswich
Free onsite and street parking. Parking can be found near the Front and Back Market gates, with the main showgrounds car park located at top of hill.
Smoking is NOT permitted within the market area.
Drive with care at a walking pace within the markets.
Bikes / Scooters / Segway
Dogs are now permitted inside the market area under the following conditions:
- Dogs must be enclosed/leashed at all times
- Dogs must be dog & people friendly/tolerant
- Bring your own poop bags
- Bring your own water bowl
- If you dog poops … you scoop
- Your dog … your responsibility
- No dogs in toilets
- Dogs must be kept clear of food/drink stalls
Please thoroughly consider if your dog is suitable to bring to the markets. We are not a training ground/facility. Bad behavior by dogs or owners will not be tolerated.
We do thank dog owners who participated in our 2020 trial for your cooperation and for making it a success.
Upcoming Market Dates
November 22nd 6:30am-11:30am
November 29th 6:30am-11:30am
December 6th 6:30am-11:30am
December 13th 6:00am-11:30am (Christmas Extravaganza Market)
Upcoming Events and Information
Please read our Stallholder Information below and our Terms and Conditions before booking a site.
WEEKLY STALLHOLDER BOOKING/PAYMENT
For Casual/Weekly Bookings.
PERMANENT STALLHOLDER BOOKING/PAYMENT
For Current Permanent Stallholders Only.
4:30am till 6am
(From November 1st 4:30am – 6am)
6:30am till 11:30am
(From November 1st 6:30am – 11:30am)
(From November 1st 11:45am)
Stall Enquires and Bookings
Booking and prepayment are required to hold a stall. Bookings can be made through our online booking form, phone or at the Show Office in person.
Show Office (M-F, 8:30am–4:30pm): 07 3281 1577
Market Coordinator (Matthew): 0420 651 531
Bookings close each week by Friday 12noon and are subject receiving payment.
Acceptable stall types include (not limited to): Fresh Produce, Food & Beverages, Breads & Baked Goods, Butcher/Deli, Seafood, Nuts/Sweets/Jams, Health Goods, Artisan Stock, Craft/Handmade Goods, Plants, Service, Information, Antiques, Collectables, and other Specialty stalls. For secondhand goods, please see below.
Goods must be of an acceptable quality and cleanliness. Sites must be setup neatly, ideally with all goods on tables. Bulky items or shallow containers are permitted on tarps. Clothes must be folded or hung.
Casual/Weekly stallholders are welcome. Whether it’s once off or regularly. Booking and prepayment are required. No turn-ups accepted.
Permanent Stallholders have the benefit of having the same site each Sunday and don’t need to queue before entering for setup.
Stallholder Costs and Conditions
Outside Site: (3m Frontage x 4-5m Depth) – $20
Undercover Site: (2.3m x 0.9m Table) – $25
Food/Beverage Site: (3m Frontage x 4-5m Depth) – $30
Additional Sites: (Per 1 Site) – $10
Power: (Included, subject to availability)
Public Liability Insurance: (Subject to exclusions. See Terms and Conditions)
Trading Hours/Bump In/Bump Out
Bump In – 4:30am – 6:00am (From November 1st 4:30am – 6am)
Enter via Main Showgrounds Gate off roundabout, and queue along market metal fence on left. Stop at markers near gatway. Do not block gateway. See map below.
Trading Hours – 6:30am – 11:30am (From November 1st 6:30am – 11:30am)
Stalls must continue to trade until 12pm, unless sold out or markets closing early. No vehicle movement is permitted, during the markets.
Bump Out – 11:45pm (From November 1st 11:45am)
Vehicles must remain on-site until gates open. Please be courteous to fellow stallholders.
Stallholder Bump In Map
Red Line: Casual/Weekly Stallholders (Enter via Front Market Gate Only)
Blue Line: Permanent Stallholders