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. 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.

The Market Place is available for use by 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. 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 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 quality produce and goods available weekly.  It 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. We are in the process of updating this section of the website so that  all the stalls which are...
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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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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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Abingdon's outdoor Craft Fair at Christmas
The Abingdon-on-Thames Craft Market takes place at Abingdon Market Place in the summer and at Christmas,  Dates looking ahead are Saturdays 28th July and 8th December 2018. Local craftmakers showcase and sell their high-quality, handmade crafts, including jewellery, woodturned items, textiles, leather goods, preserves, cakes, photography, and glass items. There are also craft stalls at the...
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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. Look out for the sign in town on West St Helen Street alongside the Salvation Army coffee shop and hall. This is opposite the Co op and Post Office. For sale and to order are homemade cakes, preserves, bread, eggs, plants and flowers (in...
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