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Shepton Mallet Market scheduled for Friday 31 May has been cancelled due to the bank holiday, school holidays, and planned trader holiday. The market will return as normal on Friday 7 June.

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A diverse and varied selection of markets take place throughout the year across the towns in Somerset. Markets showcase the best in local produce, and you can find a huge offering of fresh foods, seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally brewed beers, a fantastic range of regional cheeses, crafts and so much more.  Here is a list of some of the markets that take place across Somerset.


Axbridge Farmers Market

The monthly farmers market takes place on the first Saturday of every month, between 9am and 1pm in Axbridge Town Square.
Somerset Farmers Markets | Facebook


Bridgwater Cornhill Indoor Market

The Cornhill is the historic centre of the medieval town. Originally there was an octagonal market cross on the site. The Cornhill market cross was erected in the late 14th century when the Cornhill was known as Cornchepyng. On market days, fish, fowl, vegetables, and other fair were traded at the Cornhill.

The Market is open Monday 9am until 12 noon, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm. It is closed all day Sunday.
Please note that each unit may operate more varied opening hours within the above constraints.
Bridgwater Cornhill Market

Bridgwater Castle Market

The monthly farmers market in Bridgwater was becoming so successful that it is now weekly. The newly renamed Bridgwater Castle Market takes place every Friday between 9am and 2pm in Fore Street. Those market traders interested in taking space need to contact Steve Griffiths of GPR Traders on 07764 156621.
Bridgwater Castle Market | Bridgwater | Facebook


Burnham-on-Sea Farmers Market

The monthly farmers market takes place on the last Friday of every month, between 9:00am and 1pm in the High Street.


Frome Market

Frome Market is well-known as a bustling and creative market town. The market operates Wednesday and Saturdays 9am to 3pm.
Frome Market | Facebook

Frome Independent Market

The Frome Independent Market is a curated destination street market with a difference. Operating monthly to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, and food producers.  This market runs on the first Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm.
The Frome Independent ~ Visit


Glastonbury Market

Every Tuesday 9am to 3pm.
Glastonbury Market | Facebook

Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet Market

Every Friday 9am to 2pm.
Shepton Mallet Market | Facebook


Street Market

Every Thursday 9am to 3pm.
Street Thursday Market | Street | Facebook


Taunton Farmers’ Market

A selection of the finest food producers in Somerset available to buy every Thursday.
Taunton Farmers Market | Taunton | Facebook

Taunton Independent Market

The Taunton Independent Market is an unmissable destination street market launched in March 2020. It showcases over 65 of the South West’s best artisan traders of food and drink, crafts, gifts, homewares, beauty, fashion, and more.
Taunton Independent Market (

Taunton’s High Street Market

Every Friday and Saturday in Taunton’s High Street 10am to 3pm.


Wells Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 3pm
Wells Market | Facebook


Yeovil Market

Yeovil market has 800 years of history dating back to 1205 when King John granted the Market Charter. You will be able to find a variety of goods from local businesses.  The market operates every Friday in Lower Middle Street with nearby public parking.

New market traders

Market trader information and guidance on how to trade at a Somerset market is available on our New market traders page.

Further information

If you would like any further information on the above markets, email  and please include the town in the subject field.

Many other towns across Somerset host regular weekly or monthly markets. More information about these markets can be found on local towns’ social media and websites.

Last reviewed: May 29, 2024 by Adam

Next review due: November 29, 2024

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