Market stalls packed with colourful local crafts and food

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A Market Town that still loves its Markets

Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still enjoys the unique atmosphere of a lively market and our town centre boasts one of the most fit-for-purpose Market Places in the country, run by the Town Council. As well as the many community events and stalls that pop up here on a regular basis, there are markets, farmers' markets and craft fairs on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual cycle.

colourful vegetables on a market stall
This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods in Abingdon Market Place. The Local Excellence Market gives Abingdon shoppers the chance to sample foods, beers and crafts from Oxfordshire and the nearest counties. The market starts at 9am and packs up at 2pm. Held on a Saturday, it is very popular with people who are at work all week and miss out...
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Thames Valley Farmers Market
The Thames Valley Farmers’ Market visits Abingdon Market Place on the third Friday of each month. This friendly market gives shoppers the opportunity to sample and buy fresh produce from the local area while meeting local farmers, growers and producers. TVFM is a co-operative, run for and by traders who feel passionately about bringing quality local produce to local markets. Shoppers enjoy the...
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flower stall at the market
Monday is the town's traditional market day with a wide variety of quality produce and goods available weekly, including fresh fruit and vegetables, outdoor plants, clothing, greeting cards, picture frames, dairy and meat products, eggs and pet supplies. This market takes place from 8.30am to 3.30pm in the Market Place.
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The Abingdon Country Market is an indoor market which takes place in The Roysse Room in The Guildhall, (just across the road from the Market Place) every Friday from 9.30am until 11am. For sale and to order are homemade cakes, preserves, bread, crafts, eggs, plants and flowers and vegetables.
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Abingdon's outdoor Craft Fair at Christmas
This twice-yearly Craft Fair takes place on Abingdon Market Place in the summer and at Christmas. This is a different event to the Craft Fair running for several days which takes place in the Abbey Buildings in October. Local craftmakers showcase and sell their high-quality, handmade crafts, including jewellery, woodturned items, textiles, leather goods, preserves, cakes, photography, and glass...
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council hosts two continental markets per year on the Market Place, and this year welcomed Italia in Piazza Italian Market for their first visit to the Market Place in April. Simon Faro, owner of Italia in Piazza says, “The market offers my customers a truly Italian experience. All the quality produce you expect to find from Italy is brought to your doorstep by...
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