Cotton Tree Markets remain open for business

Bloomhill’s Cotton Tree Markets will continue to run every Sunday as usual, despite road closures for two scheduled Marathons in the area.

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, held on 25 August and the Ironman 70.3 Marathon on 15 September will see multiple main road closures throughout Cotton Tree, but access to the Markets will still be available via Second, Third or Fourth Avenue.

Bloomhill General Manager, Mervat Thompson said the marathon would make for a great day out, followed by a stroll through the markets.

“It’s a great opportunity for locals and visitors to witness an amazing sporting event and pick up some local hand-made treasures at our King Street markets,” Mervat said.

“The Sunshine Coast Marathon will be hosting their own set of markets on Alexandra Parade too, in which Bloomhill will also be apart of,” Mervat said.

The Markets, managed by Bloomhill Cancer Help, are held every Sunday at King Street, Cotton Tree from 7am to 12noon. As one of the Coast’s favourite artisan markets, you’ll enjoy local fashion, homewares, toys, sculptures, skin care, jewellery, art and crafts, live music, plus plenty more.

Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help to more than 900 clients.

Receiving no on-going government funding, Bloomhill relies on community support and funds raised through the markets and its Op Shops to provide its services.

Revenue from stallholder site fees is placed back into the community through Bloomhill’s services and programs, enabling Bloomhill to provide support to a greater number of people during their time of need.

“By shopping at the Cotton Tree Markets you’re helping to support those with cancer on the Coast,” Mervat said.

For more information about the Cotton Tree Markets, please visit or email You can also keep up to date with what’s happening at the markets by following our Facebook page,

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