MTP_4044Stowmarket has a rich history of being a market town.  Edward III granted the town a market charter in July 1347 and the market continues to serve local people every Thursday and Saturday in the Market Place. This popular traditional market is supplemented with monthly Farmers’ Markets and occasional continental and specialist markets.

Come and discover our twice-weekly street market – the market features a wide range of stalls selling quality goods at competitive prices including meat, fish, fruit & vegetables, greetings cards, flowers, eggs – and even vacuum cleaners! The vibrant market takes place in the town centre throughout the day every Thursday and Saturday and is full of local hustle and bustle.

Why not view our latest flyer by clicking on the link below.

Stow-Market Flyer

Introductory offer for new traders
The Council is always on the lookout for new traders at our twice-weekly street market. Traders who have not previously traded on the market can enjoy a reduced rate of just £1 per foot for the first four weeks trading. For more information, please contact our Market Warden, Jerry Humphreys.

 Farmers’ Market

The first Friday of the month boasts a local Farmers’ Market in the Market Place which features speciality traders selling products sourced from within 30 miles of Stowmarket.

Farmers’ Market – traders needed
The Town Council is keen to attract new traders to the Farmers’ Market which usually takes place on the first Friday of every month in the Market Place. The current charge is just £10 per stall to trade on the market. Please contact our Market Warden, Jerry Humphreys on 07713 087991 for further information.

Christmas Market

The Stowmarket Christmas Lights Switch-On is the highlight of the year for many of the residents of Stowmarket and has a long tradition of being one of the busiest events in the calendar with a bustling market, live entertainment and events happening across the town centre. This year the event will take place on Friday, 22nd November, 2019. The annual Christmas market will take place on the same day and attracts lots of interest from traders and locals like due to the success of previous years event which have seen the busiest market days we have ever hosted.

If you sell Christmas decorations, merchandise, food or gifts, this event provides an excellent platform to you in terms of trade, publicity and the opportunity to enter into the Christmas festivities of this busy market town. If you would like a market stall at this years Christmas Market, please download an application form here.

For any queries relating to this years Christmas Market, please contact Lauren Bunce on