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 each third Friday in the diary for local, good quality produce followed by Monday Market Day every week. At a time when we all need to think about where our food is grown, food miles, quantity of packaging markets and local traders are an asset to be supported. Many of the producers have an on line or delivery option. These markets continue with more space between stalls and a respectful request that people keep a distance and wear a clean mask while shopping.
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, it is not possible to call in at the Information Office at present. 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 with a programme of events so many dates are booked well ahead.
28th November Christmas shopping with the Christmas tree. For this and 5th December there may not be the same amount of music and entertainment, there will be a good atmosphere.
The first Local Excellence Market of 2021 is planned by the Chamber of Commerce on 30th January.
For further information on how to make a booking please click here.
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