Get to know us

The Market Folk is a Brisbane Market featuring a carefully curated line up of Creative Businesses as well as a popular pre-loved rack sale. At our markets you will find people who love to support local handmade talent, shop second hand, all while enjoying good coffee, food and getting to know their local community. 


You may have previously known us as Metre Market! Our markets were founded in 2015, our original name came about from our early events featuring a large rack sale - all the racks were a metre long so the Metre Market was born. Over the years our creative community has grown which is the markets everyone has come to know and love today. We shop, we create, we support - we are all The Market Folk. 

The Market Folk was founded by Sarah a local Brisbanite, creative and advocate of small businesses. The Market Folk has grown from being a side project to a full-time managed business! 

We partner with some of Brisbane's best lifestyle precincts creating exciting collaborations and activating new spaces for communities. We are very proud of the community of talented and like-minded businesses we have created in partnership with these venues. Find us at Coorparoo Square on the 1st Sunday of each month, Pop-Ups with The Lanes Fortitude Valley & Gasworks Plaza for a weekend of Christmas Shopping.

The Market Folk values sustainable shopping and provides an opportunity for the Brisbane community to come together and play their part in helping the environment. By recycling your belongings or shopping handmade you are helping to save energy, water and non renewable resources that are used to make bulk new goods.

Brenda & Mel, This & That

As a stallholder, we have found the The Market Folk to be one of the best markets for us for in Brisbane. The excellent location of the Cooparoo Markets, the cost, great promotion of markets and easiness of stall setup ticks all of our boxes. And to top it off we have found Sarah an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you Sarah and Team

Emily, Emily McDuff

I always have the best time as a stallholder at The Market Folk. Before my first market I was nervous about putting myself out there and not really knowing anyone but honestly - I've met so many lovely people and the community Metre Market has created is so friendly and welcoming and supportive. I would 100% recommend getting involved in The Market Folk as a stallholder or a visitor!

Linda, Pheebs & Co

The Market Folk is an absolute pleasure to be a part of. Highly organised, efficient and a delight to deal with. The information we receive prior to setting up is extremely helpful. As a stallholder, they are the best markets we have ever attended! All stallholders are friendly and there is a nice community vibe. Sarah promotes the markets and our business extremely well on social media and has great promotional activities.

The Market Folk would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land in which our events take place on - The Turrbal and Yugara people. On behalf of our community of small businesses we want to pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging.

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