Saxmundham has over 750 years’ proud heritage as a market town.  A bustling market day is important to the town’s identity andis something that benefits, residents, visitors and local business owners alike. As such Saxmundham Town Council is dedicated to continuing this vital strand of the town’s rich history and, in recent years has invested heavily in it rejuvenation and improvement.  We now hold a weekly market on Wednesdays in the traditional Market Place, a monthly Saturday artisan market across 3 locations, as well as a Victorian Christmas Spectacular which draws visitors from far afield.

Whether you’re visiting for a day of shopping or looking to trade at one of our popular markets, you’ll find everything you need to know on this page.

Weekly Wednesday Markets

Saxmundham’s weekly markets take place in the traditional Market Place, which is closed to traffic every Wednesday morning.  Here your can buy your essentials for the week, as well as browsing the varied shops nearby.

The Wednesday market operates from 

A pitch is currently free of charge for market traders on a Wednesday as part of our town development plan.  To enquire about a pitch please contact

Artisan Saturday Markets

Saturday markets are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month (March – November) and attract a wide variety of stallholders and visitors.  Each month has a loose theme to encourage new traders to attend, though the themes are not prohibitive and we still enjoy seeing our regulars each month.

The monthly markets are held across 3 locations around the town; The Market Hall, Fromus Square and The Market Place, depending on numbers. 

  A full list of planned markets for this year can be found on our ‘events’ page.

How to trade at Saxmundham Market

We currently host a richly varied array of traders, from those who turn up week in, week out, to those who come once or twice a year.  Our market goers appreciate their regular favourites, as well as seeing new stalls often.

There is no long-term commitment to trade at Saxmundham Market and we warmly welcome new businesses.  In fact, our monthly artisan markets are themed in order to offer a variety of opportunities for different traders to come along throughout the year. 

Currently, as part of our initiative to rejuvenate the Wednesday Market, pitches for the weekly market are free of charge.  To book your spot, or to make an enquiry please contact Michael.

Pitches for Saturday Markets start at just £15 ad can be booked via our Eventbrite page.  Indoor and outdoor pitches are available. We have a dedicated team available on Market Day to assist and direct you.

In order to trade at any of our markets or events you will need public liability insurance, food hygiene certification where relevant and we ask you to read and complete our market traders’ pack which can be downloaded below.  We also have an in-house marketer who can assist with dual-branding your promotional materials – contact Jess.

Saxmundham Victorian Christmas Fayre

Saxmundham’s Victorian-themed Christmas Fayre is one of the busiest evening’s in our calendar!  This incredibly popular event draws people from far and wide to enjoy a traditional evening of festive fun.  

The Fayre comprises a street market (in various locations around the town), late night shopping, street food, travelling entertainers and 2 stages for performances.


This year’s Christmas Fayre will be held on Friday 1st December from 4-8pm. There will be road closures in effect from Midday.

Click here to book your spot as a trader.  To enquire about performing, please contact