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Award-winning markets in Somerset

Award-winning markets in Somerset

Love the atmosphere and buzz of a market? Then you must visit one of the numerous markets in Somerset. There are lots of great Somerset markets to choose from, so plan ahead if you fancy taking full advantage of these gatherings which celebrate and promote local produce, crafts and goods. I’ve highlighted a few of my favourite Somerset markets below.


In 2024, Somerset Farmers Markets celebrates its 25th anniversary. It was launched to help local, small-scale producers sell their wares to local people. The philosophy hasn’t changed over the years with the aim of providing Somerset communities the opportunity to buy fantastic local produce. The producers pay a fixed pitch fee and receive every penny from a sale.

Monthly Somerset Farmers Markets take place in Axbridge, Crewkerne, Frome (two), Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Nailsea. You can also catch a farmers market at other Somerset venues which leads me nicely on to…


The Farmers’ market is held every Wednesday and Saturday in the historical market place at the top of the High Street. Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace provide a magnificent backdrop to this long-established market.

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The moated Bishop’s Palace

At Wells market there are usually over 50 stalls selling an amazing array of merchandise. The diverse mix of high quality food stalls enabled the market to win a Gold Award in the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards. The market has also been judged ‘Best South West Farmers’ Market’.

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Most of the stalls are up and running by 9am and some, such as Harts Natural Seafood, will be serving way before that. Well worth a visit.

markets in somerset – frome

This Somerset town has a fantastic range of shops. Many of the independent retailers can be found on St. Catherine’s Hill, a narrow cobbled street with artisan shops on either side. 

The town hosts a general market every Wednesday and Saturday in the Cattle Market Car Park. It starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm. A Flea and Antique Market is held in the Cheese & Grain every Wednesday. The Frome Independent runs a very popular market on the first Sunday of the month (March to December).

frome independent market 

The market runs from 10am – 3pm and takes place on the first Sunday of the month in March through to December.

You’ll find stalls containing contemporary designs, vintage fashion, drinks, furniture and other collectibles. And if you get peckish there are always plenty of culinary delights on offer. With over 200 stalls, it’s now the biggest street market in Somerset. (It recently featured on the Channel 5 programme, Somerset: Wonder of the West Country.) The emphasis is on local. Stall holders are based within 40 miles of the town.  

This Somerset market is incredibly popular, so it can pay to get here early. St. Catherine’s Hill can get quite crowded with browsers. It is also steep and cobbled, so take care!

markets in somerset – bath

Over 70 stalls can usually be found at the Bath Artisan Market. Established in 2012, this market is home to artists, designers, vintage sellers and local food producers. The emphasis is on local, ethical, and original goods. It usually takes place on the first Saturday of the month (April to December) from 10am to 4pm.

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Visit a market in Bath as well as the shops!

Markets are also held at Green Park station (next to Sainsbury’s and less than a 10 minute walk from Bath Spa railway station and the Bus station). In addition to the weekday market, there is also a Saturday Farmers’ market, a Vintage & Antiques market (on the last Sunday of the month) and a Flea market (on the first Sunday of the month).


Barrington Producers Market – the 4th Saturday of the month in the Village Hall. 10am – 12 noon

Bridgwater Independent Market takes place on the last Sunday each month. Bridgwater town centre

Castle Cary Street Market is in the Market Place on a Tuesday. 8.30am – 1.30pm. There is lots of free parking

Chard outdoor market takes place in Fore Street from 9am – 1pm every Saturday

Cheddar Market – In the village hall. Tuesday 10.00 – 11.30

Chew Valley Country Market – takes place in the lower Old School Room in Chew Magna every Friday 9.30 – 11.30am.

Crewkerne Farmers’ Market runs on the third Saturday each month outside the Town Hall in Market Square

Dulverton Farmers Market takes place in the heart of the town in Lion Stables Car Park. Catch it on the last Saturday of the month April – September 10am to 2.30pm. 

Glastonbury Market is held at St Dunstan’s Car Park on a Tuesday. 9am – 2.00pm

Glastonbury Country Market is in the Town Hall on a Tuesday morning. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Many of the items are locally made, grown and/or created. Arts and crafts, home baking, seasonal fruit and veg, plants and flowers for sale. 

Ilminster Town Market – in the Market House on a Thursday. 9am – 3pm.

Langport Country Market takes place every Friday, under the clock from 9am – 12pm. Langport Vintage Market is near the entrance to Cocklemoor Car Park on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 10am – 4pm.

Martock Farmers’ Market has around a dozen stalls. It takes place on the second Saturday of the month at the Moorlands Precinct 10am – 1pm

North Curry Produce Market is in the Village Hall on the first Saturday of each month. 9.30am – 11.30am

Shepton Mallet Market is held every Friday from 9am – 2pm. This historic market dates back to 1318!

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Shepton Mallet

Street market is in the High Street on a Thursday from 9am – 3pm.

Taunton Farmers’ Market is an award winner. The market takes place in the High Street on Thursdays. 9am – 3pm.

Wessex Country Market in Somerton takes place every Saturday. 9am – 12 noon. Stall are located in the Unicorn Function Room.

Catch Yeovil Outdoor Market in Lower Middle Street on Tuesdays and Fridays. 8am – 3pm.

So come and shop ’til you drop at one of the fabulous markets in Somerset. (And if you need somewhere to rest up after all that shopping I know just the place…) 

Love eating delicious, fresh produce? Find out more about Wells Food Festival.

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