Ipswich Showplace Markets
About The Markets
The Ipswich Showplace Markets are an open-air market held every Sunday and The Ipswich Showgrounds Twilight Markets are held on the last Saturday of every Month.
Run by the Ipswich Show Society (a not-for-profit organisation), all proceeds support the maintenance and upgrading of 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.
Ipswich Showplace Markets – Sundays
Gold Coin Entry Per Person / Under 10s and Over 100’s Free!
Ipswich Showgrounds Twilight Markets
$3 Entry Per Person / Under 10s and Over 100’s Free!
* Markets not held on public holidays.
SUMMER (OCT – APRIL)
Sundays 6am – 11am
WINTER (MAY- SEPT)
Sundays 7am – 12pm
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 your 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.
Market Stallholder Booking/Payment
Please read our Stallholder Information below and our Terms and Conditions before booking a site.
3:30am – 5:30am
4:30am – 6:30am
Food Vans fro 12:30pm all other vendors from 1:30pm
Food Vans from 11:30am all other vehicles from 12:30pm.
Summer | Oct – April
Winter | May – Sept
6am till 11am
7am – 12pm
Saturday Twilight Market
4pm till 9pm
3pm – 8pm
Summer from 11:15am
Winter from 12:15pm
Saturday Twilight Market
Summer from 9:15pm
Winter from 8:15pm
Stall Inquiries 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.
For general stall market inquiries please call the Ipswich Show Society office:
Show Office (M-F, 8:30am–4:30pm): 07 3281 1577
For stallholder inquiries please contact:
Market Manager (Kelly): 0402 519 953
For stallholders who have booked a site and need to speak with a Ipswich Show Society Staff Member on the day please call:
Market Mobile: (Saturday / Sunday): 0420 651 531
Bookings close each week by Thursday 12 noon and are subject to receiving payment.
A late fee may apply for bookings made after this time.
No bookings and payment will be accepted on the day.
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. If you are attending the Car Boot Section of the Market please ensure all goods are neatly set-out and easily accessible.
All Stallholders are welcome. Whether it’s once off or regularly.
Booking and prepayment are required. No turn-ups accepted.
Stallholder Costs and Conditions
Outside Site: (3m Frontage x 4-5m Depth) – $30
Undercover Site: (2.3m x 0.9m Table) – $20 (please check availability before booking)
Food/Beverage Site: (3m Frontage x 4-5m Depth) – $40
Additional Sites: (Per 1 Site) – $10
Car Boot Sites: (Gazebo allowed – no larger than 3x3m) – $20
Power: (Included, subject to availability)
Public Liability Insurance: (Subject to exclusions. See Terms and Conditions)
Enter via Main Showgrounds Gate off roundabout, and queue along market metal fence on left. Stop at markers near gateway. Do not block gateway. See map below.
Stalls must continue to trade until close of trading hours or market closes early.
No vehicle movement is permitted, during the market trading hours.
Please be courteous to fellow stallholders.