Maitland Community Markets

When: First Sunday of every month from February to December (9am – 1pm). No market in January.

Maitland Community Markets are held on the first Sunday of every month, except January at the Maitland Showground located at Blomfield Street, South Maitland.

Maitland Community Markets are run by Hunter River Agricultural & Horticultural Association on the showgrounds.

HRA & HA is a not- for-profit community based organisation. All market fees are used for running the markets and upkeep of the showground.

2024 Market Dates 9am – 1pm at Maitland Showground

Sunday, 7th July

Sunday, 4th August

Sunday, 1st September

Sunday, 6th October

Sunday, 3rd November

Sunday, 1st December


The Showground is easily accessible by road for intrastate visitors, connected by the Pacific Highway and Sydney freeway from the south and north, and the New England and Golden Highways from the west.

Newcastle and Hunter Valley visitors can travel to the site by both car and train. The 84 acres of showground site provide the perfect location for markets. With indoor and outdoor stalls, entertainment areas and quiet spaces, the markets provide a unique and often welcome alternative to retail malls and enclosed centers.


We welcome a wide range of stallholders, something new, something old and lots in between, plus food and local produce from local farmers and backyard gardeners. We encourage local home-based businesses to use the markets to promote their products. This is a great opportunity to promote your products and services.

For Food Vendors please send the following documents to

  • Certificate of Currency – if necessary
  • Food Vendor Council Registration
  • Food Safety Certificate

Insurance Certificates

If you are a registered business, are running your stall as a business or have a revenue of $20,000 per year or more we require you to hold insurance and email an up to date Certificate of Currency to us prior to the markets.

If you are a Hobbyist and do not run as a business or earn less than $20,000 per year please fill out a Hobbyist Declaration form. From July 2022 there is a $20 per annum Admin fee for using a Hobbyist Declaration form. This is not available to businesses with ABNs, running as a business or earning more than $20,000 per annum. You will need to complete Hobbyist form before applying to be a stallholder. A screenshot of your confirmation email can be uploaded into the insurance section.

To book and pay for a stall select the stall location below and complete the application. We will confirm the acceptance of your application by email and we will advise you of your site number and any other relevant information.

Market Maps can be viewed here.

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Stall Fees

Bookings strictly close the Wednesday prior to the markets. Confirmation emails including your site location, entry time and which gate to enter will be emailed Thursday prior to the markets. We do not take on the day bookings or cash.

Site Fees 3m x 3m 6m x 3m 9m x 3m
Outdoor sites $35 $55 $80
Indoor sites $45 $65 $90
Food sites $70 $100 $125

Tables are available for hire for $10 each and chairs are available for hire for $2 each.

Maitland Community Markets Terms & Conditions

Click here to access the Stallholder Terms & Conditions

Book a Stall

All our markets bookings are through our booking system.

Booking Deadline: All stallholders must ensure they book and pay for their sites fees by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend market.

Step 1: Setup a new account with Maitland Community Markets. After the office has approved your application (3-5 business days) you will be able to book for upcoming markets. If applying on a device i.e. ipad or iphone your photo uploads may not work due to heic photo type. If you are unable to upload the photo please complete the application without the photos and email us separately to If you encounter any errors please screenshot and send to us to investigate.

Please note you need to upload your insurance certificate or Hobbyist Stallholder form during the application process. Please see above for more information.

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