Nelson Saturday Market
Nelson Saturday Market
4.5
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The Nelson Market is famous for its longevity and high quality of its stalls. For almost 40 years, market owner Nita Knight has worked hard to create a showcase of the best that the Nelson region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce. The market is enhanced these days with a wide variety of food carts, making it a wonderful place to meet friends and share brunch or lunch while checking out the array of goods on offer at this truly iconic market.
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,394 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Plenty of people happy to stop and chat here. They spin a good yarn, verbally and artistically! Good variety of stalls, including real food and artisans. BNZ ATM nearby if you need more cash. Definitely worth spending a couple of hours here. 8am - 2pm of a Saturday.
Written June 21, 2020
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Stephanie M
Sechelt, Canada419 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visiting a local market in a place is always such a lovely window into the vibe of a place. Nelson market was humming with activity, great variety of stalls with local produce, local eats, crafts and just full of interesting people. We enjoyed sampling Maori fry bread butties, Middle Eastern food and got some wonderful black garlic (a very slow roasted garlic). I really appreciated the stalls that were concerned with social justice issues. It made for a fun morning getting a glimpse of the people of Nelson and what is important to them. We loved it. Great place for photos too.
Written February 3, 2024
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01MelB68
Whanganui, New Zealand39 contributions
Jun 2021
It was a bit damp the day we visited so the locals advised there were normally more stalls. Having said that there were still a few stalls, including some great food/coffee. A good range of stuff and definitely worth going to take a look at even in winter. Lots of fresh veges, cheeses, bread and other specialty local produce. Would definitely visit again on a return trip and would go regularly if we lived locally.
Written June 20, 2021
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey690 contributions
Aug 2022
We like to visit markets when on vacation. The timing worked out where we would be in Nelson on Saturday morning so we made sure to come here. It was quite rainy on the day we came (unusual from what I hear), so the number of vendors was less than usual. Nonetheless, there were a wide variety of stalls, mostly on the high end. It is certainly not a flea market. On a sunny day, I can see this as being a great place to spend a Saturday morning.
Written August 22, 2022
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kinx81
Vancouver Island, Canada810 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Excellent variety of art, clothing, plants, teas, etc. Very good Egyptian street food vendor, totally unique! We spent about 1.5 hrs wandering around checking everything out. Bought black garlic, loose leaf teas, and tried a few different foods. The danish donut cart was good too! Loved that they use real mugs to serve your coffee or tea and you just bring back when you’re done.
Public bathrooms on site in the middle.
Written December 26, 2020
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BCD
Cambridge, New Zealand129 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Where the locals do local well... grown and produced in Nelson, a variety of fresh and delicious products to sample and purchase along with an array of art and crafts to give any market a run for their money. You cannot miss this if you are in Nelson in a Saturday morning.
Written March 6, 2020
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Great to get that feedback - thanks. Nita.
Written March 9, 2020
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Murray P
Porirua, New Zealand460 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice way to spend a saturday morning. We had no trouble spending a good amount. We ended up walking away from a few stalls because owners seemed too keen to have a general chat to a friend rather than serve us. Bought from engaged sellers.
Written July 31, 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Oct 2019
Artisan market with vibe and panache. Really boho finds. Eclectic everything to be sourced or discovered. Great food mix
Written January 11, 2020
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Ken A
Anchorage, AK131 contributions
Nov 2018
Something for everyone. Fresh fruit, veggies and many choices for local prepared foods. Lots of arts and crafts from local artisans. Had a good time walking through in the rain!
Written February 11, 2019
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DeRiz
Chicago, IL173 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
The market opens early - 8 am. They have produce, flowers, honeys and jams, candy, olive oils, bakery items (we had a lovely berry and cheese croissant), jewelery, clothes, knitting, hats, and art and crafts galore, with a few buskers thrown in. It was big and took us 2 hours to walk around leisurely. I'd recommend getting a coffee at one of the many cafes close by as there were only 3 choices of coffee in the market and the lines were longest for coffees. We highly recommend this market.
Written January 3, 2015
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