Held every Thursday from 2 until 6 PM, the Wanaka Farmers Market is one of only a handful of markets in New Zealand that runs year-round. The Wanaka Artisan Market also runs alongside the Arts & Crafts market during select Sundays in the summer months.
During the summer (Labour Weekend through to Easter) the market is perfectly located beside Lake Wanaka and the popular playground, the Dinosaur Park, and during the cooler months (After Easter to late October) the market is held between the Wanaka Speights Ale House and Bullock Creek. Visitors can enjoy seasonal artisan produce and regionally produced delights including locally-made arts and crafts, pastries, bread, fabric gifts, hand crafted wooden bowls, local wine, foraged nuts and much more.
Food & Produce Vendors
A Celebration of Local Food Culture
As a small town, Wanaka punches well above its weight in terms of quality and award-winning artisan producers with an array of locally made and grown goodies available all year round. From summer berries in February to cherries and stone fruits in December and warm nuts in autumn and winter, there’s something available for every season. Year-round local bakers, butchers, growers and foragers display their produce and every week offers something different, reflecting the seasons of the region.
Arts & Craft Vendors
Creating wonderfully homemade products, the Wanaka Artisan market also boasts an array of fabulous arts and craft stalls. Homemade wooden bowls and feature pieces, sit alongside beautifully smelling soaps, natural skincare products, fabric toys unique to Wanaka and much more