About our Markets
What’s for sale?
We are a craft market, with our stallholders selling a wide range of unusual and interesting hand-made goods, gifts and wares. These include ceramics, woodwork, paintings and frames, clothes and jewellery, unique furniture, gorgeous knick-knacks and trinkets, lovingly made soaps and body products, toys for the littlies, and a whole lot more. There is always something perfect for that special gift, important occasion, or just to spoil yourself, friends or family. We also sell a selection of gourmet fresh, baked, and carefully prepared foods and produce. There are flowers, plants and seedlings as well.
We are a volunteer market, run and organised solely by a committee of volunteers since 1982 when the markets began. Our aim is to provide a great local market as a service to our community. All funds raised are returned to needy organisations and people in the local and Sydney area.
A delightful country atmosphere!
The market is in the grounds of Cobbitty Public School, with lovely shade trees, some covered walkways, and the delightful country atmosphere of Cobbitty town. Off-street parking is available behind the market, and there is local and professional entertainment.
Foods available include a BBQ, vegetarian fare, turkish foods, Devonshire coffee and tea, cappuccino, fresh fruit frozen yoghurt, ice cream and lots of delicious home-made snacks and treats.
Come with friends or family for a great day out!
Want to know more about the history of Cobbitty Markets?
Cobbitty Markets started in May 1982 with about 10 stallholders serving customers in the grounds of St Paul’s Anglican Church. In 1987 the market moved to Cobbitty school. Over that time 12 stallholders have continued to serve the markets for over 25 years with 5 of those serving for 30 years! At a special 30 Year Anniversary afternoon tea in May 2012 the Committee presented these stallholders with a certificate of appreciation and memento for such dedicated service to Cobbitty Markets.
Over the years many service groups have continued to offer their services to the market including 1st Cobbitty Scouts (Devonshire tea & rubbish disposal), St John’s Ambulance (first aid assistance), Macarthur Lions Club (parking & BBQ every 2nd month), Cobbitty Public School Hot Food Committee (BBQ every other month) and Narellan Rural Fire Brigade (parking). Each of these service groups were also acknowledged at our recent celebrations.
The market has always been run by volunteers and is a not for-profit organisation. There is an on-going commitment to provide a place for people to sell their own high quality crafts, goods and produce as well as providing a place where the community can come and enjoy a great day out relaxing with a cuppa or being entertained. There is truly a great vibe at the market and so many people, stallholders and customers alike, comment on how much they enjoy the market and appreciate its commitment to high quality goods over so many years.
In addition, Cobbitty Markets has continued its original goal of community fund-raising, with almost $700,000 raised over the 30 years! This money has been distributed to a variety of worthy causes, including:
- large organisations such as Guide Dogs, Telstra Childflight, Careflight, MS
- local families in need due to illness, death, or financial hardship
- local community groups such as schools, fire brigades, retirement homes, and a variety of other groups.