No weekend in the Fredericton Capital Region is complete without a trip to one (or more) of the local markets. With a vast selection of produce, meat, cheese, sweets, crafts and more, you can find everything you need for an unforgettable Capital Region weekend!
A weekend institution in the Fredericton Capital Region, described as a “time-honored, local tradition”, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market was founded in 1951 and is the city’s original and largest farmers’ market. It has even been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 10 Community Markets! Open Saturdays from 7am-1pm, you’ll find a great selection of local meats, cheeses, fresh produce, gifts as well as a variety of food vendors to satisfy every craving. Get a head start by having a yummy hot breakfast on site at Jenna’s Nut Free Kitchen, then browse the indoor and outdoor vendors, a great first stop on your market trail!
Known as Fredericton’s Vendor Owned Market, The Northside Creators Market is found at 170 Main Street. Follow your nose and you’ll find vendors such as Freddy Bean Roasters, British delicacies by The Wooly Pig Pie, Mom’s Goodie Jar and Yummy Samosas. If you look around, you will also find unique gift ideas from the Bath Shack, Art by Jim Middleton, Janine’s Stained Glass and so much more!
The Gagetown Farmers Market showcases the best of Gagetown and Arcadia, with a selection of local artisans, farmers, and food vendors against the backdrop of the beautiful Wolastoq/Saint John River. This outdoor market takes place on Sundays from 11 AM- 3PM, opening in the spring and running through the fall, as weather permits. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for opening dates, market updates, and special off-season events held in the area, such as their mid-winter Pre-Valentine’s Market!
The New Maryland Market is a monthly market that hosts dozens of indoor and outdoor vendors from across the Capital Region. Browse a selection of home décor, crafts, delicious baked goods, indulgent self-care products, artisan sauces and preserves, and more! The New Maryland Market Facebook page lists upcoming market dates and vendors.
The Market at Mactaquac offers yet another reason to visit the Provincial Park! With food and produce vendors from around the province, the weekly market also regularly hosts live music, and other special guests including pop-up petting zoos! Held seasonally on Sundays from 2-5PM, see their Facebook page for opening dates and entertainment details.
Looking for a quick and delicious meal? The Food Market at the Ex is your destination! Located on the grounds of the Capital Exhibit Centre, individual vendors are set up in their own “hut”, serving up all sorts of cuisines including vegetarian, BBQ, traditional Iraqi, and Jamaican! You can also find fan favourites like country fried wontons, and a selection of soups and sandwiches!
Located in the heart of Downtown Fredericton on Carleton Street, the Garrison Night Market activates in the Historic Garrison District on Thursday nights during the summer months. This outdoor market has 100+ vendors featuring food trucks, local handmade products, art, textiles, locally-grown farm products, a local craft beer garden, buskers and more! Expect a different experience every week.
But wait….there’s more! Check out the Fredericton Capital Region’s local farm stands for your fresh produce fix throughout the week! Stock up on fruit and veggies at places such as Moxon’s Country Pumpkin, Hoyt’s Farm Stand, Silver Valley Farms, The Happy Farm, and the Ville Cooperative Veggie Stand. Most of these stands run seasonally, so consult their websites or Facebook pages for opening dates and hours.
This concludes your market journey!