Aritisan Markets


Garden City Market

Location: 55 Buchanans Road, Sockburn

When: 9am-3pm (winter hours) and 9am-4pm (spring and summer), every Saturday and Sunday

Contact Phone: 03 352 2435 (Ginny) or 03 382 1347 (Judy)


Email Contact:

Info: Garden City Market is under new management. They are looking for new stallholders that have good quality items, including handcrafted items and supplies.

“Whether it’s pickles, jams, cakes, breads, toys, baby clothes, soft furnishings, fabrics, wooden items, jewellery, cards, model trains etc, garden tools or veggies, we would love you to sell it at our market.”


Restart Market (formally The Cathedral Square Market – Now relocated)

Location: 124 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

When: Varies, sign up for the Free Weekly Events Email or check out eventfinder

Info: Restart Market, formally Cathedral Square Market returns to Christchurch City and is now situated on The Strip. Come visit some of your favourite stall holders from the Square and Arts Centre Markets.


The Riccarton Market

Location: Riccarton Racecourse, Riccarton Park, 146 Racecourse Road

When: Every Sunday (except Easter Sunday, then open Easter Monday) 9am-2pm (wet or fine)


Contact: or by phoning (03) 339 0011 office hours 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday (or mobile 027 226 4229 after hours and Sunday)

Info: “The Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market is the biggest market of its kind in New Zealand – and is a great place to shop! Each week over 300 vendors are there selling a wide variety of goods, from fresh fruits and vegetables to second hand goods, furniture, clothing, art, plants and trees, food and beverages you name it – the market will have it.  Join in the fun and fellowship with upwards of 10,000 others whom make their shopping fun at the market.  Relax in our new outdoors area and have your lunch with friends and family while listening to music from some local artist. There are plenty of attractions for the Children. Handy to the Food Court Large bouncy Castle, Train Rides, Large rolling Plastic Ball for the kids to ride inside,   Roving Buskers , and Balloon men,  and  a painting stall for Children.”


Sunday Artisan Market

Location: Riccarton House and Bush Grounds – 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

When: Every Sunday, 11am – 3pm


Email Contact:

Info: “Ready to eat food stalls, art and crafts, live music and the fully licensed Riccarton House Bistro Beer Garden, all located in the beautiful grounds of Riccarton House and Bush.”


Lyttelton’s Grassy Market

Location: Oxford Street, Lyttelton

When: Saturday 10-1pm

Info: A collection of old, new, crafts and antiques and weather permitting live dj’s.

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