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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. 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.

Farmers' Market 21st December for local, good quality produce followed by Monday Market Day for Christmas Eve fruit, vegetables, flowers, produce, clothes and gifts. There will be no market on New Year's Eve so 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January launch the new year with the third Friday Farmers' Market on 18th January.

The Market Place is available for use by local community groups to give out information, who have charitable purposes or who operate on a not-for-profit basis. In order to use the Market Place for an event you need to make a booking with the Town Council well in advance. All the forms are here, or please call in between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm including Saturday. The organiser of any event has to carry proof that the event has a licence to trade and take money in aid of a legitimate cause.

Saturdays are popular and many are booked well ahead.

For further information on how to make a booking please click here.

flower stall at the market
By Royal Charter, Monday is the town's traditional market day with a wide variety of good quality produce and goods available weekly.  This is one of the oldest markets in England and one of the busiest.  This market takes place every Monday* from 8.00am to 3.00pm in the Market Place, whatever the weather.  Note this year 2018 there will not be a market on New Year's Eve. We are in the process of...
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Thames Valley Farmers Market
Christmas Farmers' Market Friday 21st December, 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...
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colourful vegetables on a market stall
Saturday 30th March 2019 Local Excellence produce and gift items from the region This is a market at which 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...
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Abingdon's outdoor Craft Fair at Christmas
The Abingdon-on-Thames Craft Market takes place at Abingdon Market Place in the Summer with the next one planned for Saturday 27th July 2019.  This will followed by a market focusing on Christmas, to be held on 7th December one week after the Christmas lights main switch on and celebration. Local craftmakers showcase and sell their high-quality, handmade crafts, including jewellery, woodturned...
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The Abingdon Country Market is an indoor market which is very popular for excellent home made produce. 10.00 am to 12.30 pm on second Saturday in each month. Note the dedicated cooks and producers need a break in January so the next events are 9th February and 9th March. Look out for the sign in town on West St Helen Street alongside the Salvation Army coffee shop and hall. This is opposite the...
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