Retford Big Market Days

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Retford Big Market Days happen on the third Saturday of every month, when Retford adds its famous Farmers Market and Craft Market to its traditional Saturday Market. From July to December 2022, every Retford Big Market Day will be supported by street entertainment.

On Saturday 16th July, there was stilt-walking, balloon-modelling amusement for all of the family. On Saturday 20th August, there will be a Vegetable Critters workshop where children and adults can learn how to make amazing ‘animals’ from vegetables, and Bonkers the Clown will provide the fun. On Saturday September 17th, Professor Paul Temple’s Punch & Judy Show will entertain young and old. There will be even more in October, November and December!

The Farmers Market provides a variety of local produce, including: jams, meat, honey, cheese, pies, bread, plants, and flour. The Craft Market, held in the Retford Town Hall Buttermarket, has traders selling a variety of gifts, including jewellery, greetings cards, books, bags, and bath time items. More is being planned – keep watching!

Retford Big Market Days are arranged by Retford Business Forum, in partnership with North Notts BID and Bassetlaw District Council.
Traditional markets are held every Thursday and Saturday, with something for everybody – from household goods, clothing and flowers to fresh fruit and veg, and quality fish and meats. On Fridays, bargain hunters can find great deals at the Antique and Collectors Market.
Over three hundred Retford Town Centre shops, services, pubs, cafes and restaurants complete the offer to visitors, who come from miles around.

Retford’s markets are open to the public from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm. Please support your markets – keep Retford Town Centre alive!