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ShowMe’s Guide to Markets in and around Paarl

Markets are a great outing for families as they offer a combination of shopping, food, drinks, kiddies entertainment and fresh goods on offer.
They are also a great place to support local business!
Paarl and the Winelands has a great selection of markets all year round.


Freedom Market

Where? Freedom Village, 301, Wemmershoek Road, Paarl

When? Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 – 15:00.

Slow down and soak it up at Freedom Village, situated in the heart of the beautiful Winelands between Paarl and Franschhoek on R301.

Freedom Weekend Market is the bustling place to be for foodies and lovers of all things nice to meet over weekends. Bring the kids and your friends and family for an awesome day out!


Windmeul Cellar Farmers’ Market

Where? Windmeul Winery on the R44

When? 08:00 – 12:00 on the first Saturday of the month

The Windmeul Cellar Farmers Market is a family-friendly foodie event hosted at the winery once a month. The market offers visitors a feast of produce and delicious deli treats, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a kid-friendly outing while soaking up country living at its tastiest.

The market offers visitors a feast of produce and delicious deli treats, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a kid-friendly outing while soaking up country living at its tastiest.

All of the vendors are proudly local and have been hand-selected for the passion that they display for their craft.


Franschhoek Village Market

Where? 29 Hugenot Road, Franschhoek

When? Saturday’s from 9am – 3pm

village-market-200x133The Franschhoek Village Market is a family friendly food and craft market set in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Trading every Saturday, It is a food and craft market found under the shade of oak trees next to the historic NG Kerk Church. The market originally started out as a simple fresh-produce farmers’ market, but has since grown rapidly to include a wide selection of home-made treats.

It offers locals and visitors alike a vast array of high-quality, fresh, organic produce, delectable deli goods, craft items and local artwork. Handmade breads, home-made ginger beer, smoked cheese, local olive oils, craft beers, springrolls, and much, much more are available to taste and purchase. In terms of crafts, look out of delicate wire sculptures, gorgeous silver jewellery, African curios and artwork, antique collectables and second-hand books – to name a few.

Pure Boland Groenstoor Market

Where? The Greenshed, Brandwacht, Worcester

When? 08:00 – 13:00 on the first Saturday of the month

pure bolandThis is a market you certainly want to attend. From wine, to craft beer to roosterkoek, there is something here for everyone.

Various local producers display and sell their products at the market. You will find a variety of the following at this unique market: fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from the area, delicious jams, preserves, olives, wines, pastries, biscuits, koeksisters, cakes, pestos, quiche, cupcakes, hertzoggies, pies, locally roasted coffee, artisan wood fired oven breads, croissants, sundried fruit, arts & crafts and much more.

Kiddies entertainment includes Sand Art and face painting.

If you do not feel comfortable venturing our yet, then they will bring the market experience to you with one of their market boxes!

Nederburg Slow Market – Coming Soon

Where? Nederburg Wines, Paarl

When? Saturdays and Sundays

The Nederburg Slow Market will be a joint venture between the Distell Group and the Slow Market group combining an unparalleled venue and wine expertise with the Slow Market Group’s 13 years experience as a  leading market maker and operator.

The Nederburg Slow Market is envisioned to become a leading tourist and local destination in the Boland.

Entertainment, musical bands and a dedicated kid’s area will contribute to a festive and exciting experience for visitors.


Root44 Market – Currently closed for renovations

Where? Audacia Farm, R44, Stellenbosch

When? Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 – 16:00

Root44_750_469_s_c1Good food, delicious drinks, lively tunes and brilliant company is what the Root44 Market is all about. Come rain or shine, this market caters for all tastes. From gorgeous clothing and antiques, to delicious food, wine and craft beer there is something for everyone.

For the little people there is non-stop entertainment in the natural wood play park and lawn area. While the kids play enjoy a glass of local wine or ice-cold soft drink at the vibrant Blue Moon Bar. Pets are welcome.


Blaauklippen Family Market

Where? Blaauklippen Vineyards, Stellenbosch

When? 10:00 –15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays

blaauwklippen-family-market-1The popular Blaauwklippen Family Market is open on weekends with a seasonal focus and a strong emphasis on local, organic and sustainable food, produce and good.

Visit the carriage museum for seasonal fresh produce, cheese, homemade pies, olives, baked treats and much more. Interesting lifestyle products is on offer beneath the shade of the beautiful wild fig trees.

Make a note of tasting the excellent wine that Blaauwklippen has to offer. Enjoy a delicious cocktail or a chilled craft beer while enjoying some live music.


To see what else is happening in Paarl and the Winelands view our Events and Entertainment page.

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