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20 reasons to visit the Original Eumundi Markets

There’s no denying Queensland’s 50 shades of blue will take your breathe away, but in between the beaches, reefs and islands is a unique experience with 50 plus shades of colour.

Here’s 20 reasons to visit the Original Eumundi Markets, pronto.

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1. It’s one of the biggest markets in Queensland.
When three marketeers set up an artisan and farmers market in 1979 with a grand total of eight visitors and a humble $30 turnaround, little did they know it would spark an annual visitation of 1.6 million people a year to explore more than 600 stalls. Remaining true to its ‘locally made’ values, the organic growth of the Original Eumundi Markets has put this historic hinterland town on the map.

2. The kids will love it.
There’s face painting, balloon animals and kid-friendly stalls to keep the little ones entertained. It’s safe to say, you’ll have a sleepy household after a colourful day spent at the Original Eumundi Markets. You’re welcome.

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3. It’s basically exercise.
Shopping is a form of cardio, right?

4. The food is delicious.
Market food. Case closed. P.s. You earned it.

5. You wont find this stuff anywhere else in the world.
Each and every stall holder must pass the ‘make it, bake it, sew it, grow it’ test to gain a spot at these prestigious markets. Meaning? Everything is homegrown or handcrafted to one-of-a-kind perfection.

6. It’s good for the soul.
A dose of the Original Eumundi Markets is the best medicine. Think warming aromas, live music, buzzing alleyways, authentic smiles and there’s always a few hippies getting around. How can this not make you smile?

7. They’re pet friendly.
Puppies. Enough said.

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8. You’ll meet some inspiring people.
Meet the talented people behind the products. Each stall holder has a story. Follow Humans of Eumundi to get an insight of the people who make the Original Eumundi Markets so colourful and full of life.

9. It’s the best kind of retail therapy.
It’s outside, the crowd is buzzing and the stallholders are happy. If all else fails, there’s always coffee.

10. Yes, there’s coffee.
And lots of it.

11. It beats a day at the beach.
Ok, this one may be debatable… but have you seen Bondi Rescue? The only danger at the Original Eumundi Markets is walking past Donut Kitchen.

12. Did we mention there are donuts?
And crepes, mini pancakes, potato slinkies, homemade cookies…. Excuse the drool.

13. Don’t worry, there’s healthy options too!
Vegan burgers, superfood smoothies and organic salads will keep the health nuts happy.

14. It will inspire you.
Whatever #inspo you’re after, the Original Eumundi Markets is like walking through a virtual Pinterest board.

15. There’s always something new.
It doesn’t matter how many times you visit, there’s an ever-evolving range of artisan treasures to discover.

16. The show goes on rain, hail or shine.
Miserable weather forecast? Never fear, the Original Eumundi Markets are the rainbow to rainy day blues. They’re too colourful to be rained out.

17. It’s a bucket-list item.
Have you even visited the Sunshine Coast if you haven’t been to Australia Zoo, climbed Mt Coolum and checked out the Original Eumundi Markets?

18. There’s live music.
Because finding a babysitter to catch a licensed gig is all too hard, and expensive.

19. Spent your money on something better.
Like something special for your home, pet, kids, wardrobe or loved one. Oh, and don’t forget yourself!

20. Because you won’t regret it.
You only regret the market you didn’t see.

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