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Enjoy the Marketplace

Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of town life. The Market Place is central, easily reached, and is the scene of important occasions and music festivals but also of weekly and monthly markets, fairs and community events. On any day of the week it's a lovely place to drink tea or a cappuccino in the sunshine, catch up with friends or plan a day out in the town and surrounding area.

To find out more about the many markets and which days they are on follow this link

There are activities in the early part of the year including a major rowing challenge during February. A Young Enterprise Trade Fair on 3rd March has lots of teen aged students from local schools competing and using their business skills. 10th a Science Market and 17th March Technology Showcase the ATOM the Festival of Science and Technology has the area in support of its superb festival week which has speakers including Chris Lintott from the Sky at Night and mathematician Marcus de Sautoy.

The next Local Excellence Market is 24th March.

After Craft Fairs, the town fair and music festivals such as Yeah Baby in July the Christmas Extravaganza, organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce is on Saturday 1st December 2018. Information on the parade late morning, special shopping deals and a few surprises will be announced on 

Local clubs and societies are encouraged to use the area to promote their groups and to obtain a licence to fundraise. Click here  for further details on how to book the Market Place for your event.

Please plan in advance and call in at Guildhall for more information or to check dates.

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