Dayboro Markets are every first Sunday of the month (apart from January) Dayboro wakes up from its Yesteryear sleep. The town buzzes from activity between 8 am and noon. Folks from all over the district come to Dayboro to meet-up and purchase fresh produce from the markets.
It has been a long time coming, but finally, the Dayboro Markets are on again. The markets, cancelled during the CoVid-19 pandemic, are back in full swing. We want you to come to Dayboro, visit the markets, grab a cuppa in one of our coffee shops and for the sweet tooths there is the Life’s Sweet Dayboro. Life’s Sweet Dayboro has the most extensive range of ice cream in Dayboro.
When did the Dayboro Markets start?
The first market held was on 5th November 2006 being originally named The Dayboro Craft and Mini Market and was run by the Dayboro District Progress Assoc Inc (DDPAI).
The first market was about 13 stalls, and it since grew and today has approximately thirty stalls. There is pretty much something for everybody at the markets.
Not knowing where it started, but records show that a new venue was required. The Dayboro Market grew too big for the original location for that reason it is now held at corner of Heathwood and Williams Streets. Which is an excellent spot for it, it is in the “center” of town.
The owner of that “grass patch” is kind enough to allow the DDPAI to run the markets there on every First Sunday of the month.
What to expect?
As previously mentioned, the Dayboro Markets have a wide variety of stalls, ranging from local produce through to crafts. The markets start at 8 am and finish around noon. That is no reason to leave, and you still can meander through Dayboro visit the local shops, sit down for a coffee or a lunch.
For example, you can grab some fish and chips from the Dayboro Cafe. Go and have a relaxed sit down in one of our parks, Henry Bradley Park or Tullamore Park. If you bring the bikes, then the kids can enjoy the kids’ bike trail in Tullamore Park.
Dayboro also has several parts and playgrounds where kids can play, wear them out, so to speak before you travel back to the “big smoke.” One can is, for example, the Roderick A. Cruice Park which sits between the Dayboro Swimming pool and the tennis courts. There is also a skate park which is always buzzing with activity.
How to get to there.
Travelling to dayboro is a pleasure on it’s own, the moment you leave Petrie you are surrounded by a “little bit of outback” before the outback. Dayboro Road leads into the village, it gently rolls into town, being a market day do expect traffic in the town center. Parking can be tricky in the center of town, yet there are enough spaces behind the bakery and up railway street.
You can also come from Samford when you drive down from there you will be greeted with a change of scenery. You will the water storage for the district on the right-hand side and pass the spot of the Dayboro Railway Disaster, which led to the closure of the railway line between Ferny Grove and Dayboro.
Lots of Motorbike riders and cyclist use dayboro as rest place to grab a coffee or as the place to turn back, the halfway point so to speak.
It is possibly best to check the event page on this site, get the travel directions and use your GPS to find the place. You will not be disappointed.
See you there.