Penneshaw Market Day

Including KI Farmers and KI Community Markets 

Return ferry fares from $42 per adult*

When: 1st Sunday of every month, with additional markets in the summer months, Easter Sunday and for cruise ship visits. See the table below for market dates.

Where: Penneshaw - Refer below dates for locations.  

Location: From October to April the market operates from the Penneshaw Oval. From May to September the market operates from Lloyd Collins Reserve.

Market Times: *General Penneshaw Market Days 9am - 1pm ^ Cruise Ship Visit Days 10am - 2pm

Market Day Ferry Fares:  Return ferry fares from just $42 per adult, ex Cape Jervis. Conditions apply.

To Book: Call 13 13 01


Download the KI Farmers Market Flyer

Join a selection of Kangaroo Island food producers at the Penneshaw Markets where the KI Farmer’s Market and KI Community Market combine to offer regional food direct from the producer, together with artisan crafts, arts and bric-a-brac.

Meet the very people who grow, farm or make Kangaroo Island award winning regional foods - taste the olive oils, wines, honey and learn why and how it is produced. 

Island chefs offer ready to eat Island produce and home baked snacks and biscuits.  Tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer.

Stay for the day and enjoy lunch at one of Penneshaw’s cafes or the Penneshaw Hotel. Laze on the beach, meander along one of the nearby walking trails around Penneshaw, fish off the jetty or beach, take a thrilling ocean safari ride with KI Ocean Safari or explore the Dudley Peninsula with KI Wildlife Safari.

The Penneshaw Markets are only a few minutes' walk from the ferry terminal and SeaLink offer special same day return Market Day ferry fares.


Note: During the winter months the number of producers and market stalls may decline compared to long weekends, school holiday periods and the warmer spring and summer months. Whilst SeaLink supports the market day with special ferry fares, we cannot take any responsibility for the number of stalls present on the day.

Adelaide Fringe Is Coming To Kangaroo Island Tuesday 20th February 2018

Join us in Penneshaw for the VERY FIRST Kangaroo Island Fringe on Tuesday 20th February 2018!

Country Arts SA is bringing the fun, fantastical Fringe to Penneshaw for one day only. There will be FREE live entertainment, roving performers, food trucks, market stalls and fun for the kids from 10am - 2pm and again from 5pm - 9pm.

Featuring curated performances from local artists alongside nationally touring shows such as Mother's Ruin, a cabaret about gin (fittingly!) and Charolais, a comedy about one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer.

Take advantage of our special $42 return Market Day Special Offer, when travelling on selected Ferry services on this day.  An additional 8:00 AM service is available departing Cape Jervis.

An outdoor stage will feature a selection of the finest international, interstate and local performers including: Circus performer Banjo, Americana singer-songwriter W. Boone Law, Angus Guild, original jazz/folk musician Madava, magician/musician Tristan Simon, band Ewe-Calyptus and John Bancan and Sherilee Binsted from the Kangaroo Island Dance School.

Activities for the kids include a Dance Jungle Gym where children and adults alike are invited to learn their own contemporary dance moves in this interactive dance maze. Kondoli - a magnificent inflatable storytelling space in the shape of a whale, catering for up to 50 children at a time.

Combined with the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship arriving and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay, it is going to be a HUGE day in Penneshaw and on Kangaroo Island!

Book Your Fringe Show

Why not make a day of it with one of our Penneshaw Market Day tours?

Come along and enjoy the Penneshaw Farmers Market and then jump on board the bus for the Dudley Peninsula Scenic and Wine Safari. Enjoy a 3.5 hour tour around the wineries and local landscapes of the magnificent Dudley Peninsula. 

Find out more


Browse the Penneshaw Market and see coastal wildlife. Take your time wandering the market, chatting, tasting or buying, and then take a 75 minute Coastal Safari. See Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins, Long-nosed Fur Seals and Australian sea lions and other inhabitants of the coast that surrounds Kangaroo Island.

Find out more

Market Dates

  • Penneshaw Oval
    • Thurs 15th February 2018 (Norwegian Jewel)^
    • Fri 16th February 2018 (Amsterdam)^
    • Mon 19th February 2018 (Europa)^
    • Tues 20th February 2018 (Queen Mary 2)^ Kangaroo Island Fringe & 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens's Baton Relay Celebration
      Additional 8:00am Ferry Service departing Cape Jervis available on the 20th February 2018.
    • Mon 26th February 2018 (Astor)^
    • Tues 27th February 2018 (Pacific Jewel)^
    • Sun 4th March 2018 (Pacific Eden)^
    • Thurs 22nd March 2018 (Pacific Eden)^
    • Thurs 29th March 2018 (Pacific Eden)^
  • ​Lloyd Collins Reserve (Penneshaw)
    • ​Sun 6th May 2018
    • Sun 3rd June 2018
    • Sun 1st July 2018
    • Sun 5th August 2018
    • Sun 2nd September 2018
  • Penneshaw Oval
    • Sun 7th October 2018
    • Sun 4th November 2018
    • Sun 2nd December 2018
    • Sun 6th January 2019
    • Sun 3rd February 2019
    • Sun 3rd March 2019

      ^Cruise Ship Visit Dates. Please note cruise ship visits are dependent on weather and may be cancelled at the late notice. SeaLink cannot take any responsibility for a ship's visit or the markets being cancelled. 

Special Return Ferry Fares

To make it easier to enjoy the Market, we have specially discounted single day return fares*;

  Price (AUD$)
Adult $42pp
Student $32pp
Child (3-14 years) $32pp
Concession $32pp
Standard Vehicle $196pp

Terms and Conditions Apply. Above fares are valid for travel 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, for other dates, please enquire. Must travel on days listed above (market dates) to obtain Special Market Day fares. Travel is available leaving Cape Jervis from 10.00 AM (excludes 9.00 AM ferry) and returning from Penneshaw on or before the 5.30 PM ferry departure. If the return journey is not completed on or before the 5.30 PM ferry departure, full fares will be charged for the full journey. Passengers can take a car and pay full fare for the car providing it is the same day return travel and in accordance with the same day return travel passenger fares. No other discounts are applicable or available. No refunds are applicable if booking is cancelled prior to travel. Bookings can be pre-booked or booked on the day of travel. Payments are as per SeaLink payment conditions. On the 20th February 2018 an 8:00 AM Ferry service is available with the Special Market Fares departing Cape Jervis.


Call 13 13 01 to book.