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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 10:00 – 16:00.

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!


Jankan Plaasmark

Where? Windmeul Winery on the R44

When? First Saturday of the month

Kom plaas toe en kuier saam ons by Jankan en geniet die plaasmark.

Ons het heerlik vars vrugte en groente, plaas brood, kinder vermaak en soveel meer!

Kom geniet die dag saam jou familie en Jankan!


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 Farmers Market

Where? The Greenshed, Brandwacht, Worcester

When? 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!

Plaas Mark at Oude Wellington

Where? Bainskloof Pass Road, Oude Wellington Estate, Wellington

When? One weekend per month

Expect a relaxed atmosphere in a stunning farm style setting where you can still hear the birds singing.

Kick off your shoes, switch off your phone and enjoy every moment of fresh farm air. Take a walk on the farm, hold hands and make some memories.

The focus is on farm, organic, green, artisanal, craft, local and lekker!

You will also meet talented locals and their beautiful hand-crafted products while you mingle with people who are passionate about art, animals, the environment, nature, and of course, great food and music… even the live music is home-grown!


Stellenbosch Slow Market

Where? Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch

When? Saturdays from 09:00 – 14:00

slow-produce-market_002The Stellenbosch Slowmarket is an authentic Slow Food market that sells products that have been grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved, handmade or transformed by the producers themselves.

The market features specialty food and wine producers, food artisans, local farmers, natural an organic merchants, clothing, jewelry, seasonal goods and designer ware.


Root44 Market

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? Sundays from 10:00 – 15:00

blaauwklippen-family-market-1The perfect place to relax on a Sunday and do some shopping for the week ahead. A delicious range of prepared food is on offer to tickle the taste buds.

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.


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