Markets are a must-see when visiting Frome. The town is well-known as a bustling and creative market town, as it has been throughout its history. Hence there is a wide variety of diverse weekly and monthly markets to browse. To get the best Frome experience, plan your visit around these and see what our local tradesmen have to offer.
The markets allow Frome’s local farmers, food producers, craftsmen and other independent businesses to show what they have to offer. You can also find a great selection of interesting food, crafts, clothing and other products from the many independent shops in Frome.
Weekly Market Days
- There are general markets every Wednesday and Saturday, with stalls in the Cattle Market Car Park by the Cheese and Grain and at the bottom of Cheap Street.
- The Frome Country Market, full of local produce, plants, crafts and art, happens every Thursday in the Cheese and Grain.
- The Frome Collectors and Flea Market, every Wednesday, sells quality second hand goods, antiques and collectibles.
- The Cattle Market at Standerwick (4 miles from Frome) also happens every Wednesday. In addition to livestock there are general auctions of goods and chattels.
- The Frome Independent is fast becoming one of the most popular destination markets in the country. It brings together independent food and drink producers, contemporary designers & makers, vintage fashion, collectibles and furniture. First Sunday of the month, March – December. Visit their website for more information or read their November newsletter.
- One of the largest stand-alone farmers’ markets in the South West, the award-winning Frome Farmer’s Market, is held on the second Saturday of every month. An established and popular range of farmers and food makers hold stalls here, selling vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads and innovative new food businesses. You can also stop by the friendly cafe at the Cheese and Grain for snacks and live music. Learn more about traders on the Somerset Farmer’s Market website.
- The Makers’ Market, on the 4th Saturday of every month, is full of crafts from local makers and artisans.
- Contemporary and Vintage items, gifts and jewellery can be found at the Magpie Market on the first Sunday of the month March to December
- The Car Boot Sale is on the last Sunday of every month in the Cattle Market Car Park, open to anyone.
Aside from the many markets on regularly in Frome, you’ll also find others throughout the year. These often feature specialised sellers and products. Some staples include the popular Vintage Bazaar or the Christmas Extravaganza market. Markets in autumn 2017 include:
- Frome Camera Fair: The fair provides a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts to buy, sell and exchange, cameras and other equipment and is always well attended by both traders and buyers.
- Christmas Charity Fair 2017: Opportunity for local charities and not for profit organisations to raise those all-important funds
- Frome Chocolate Festival: Now in its 8th year, the Frome Chocolate Festival offers a fabulous collection of chocolatiers, artisan cake makers, raw chocolate experts, confectioners and sweet makers. Expect chocolate bars and truffles galore, plus unusual chocolate gifts and seasonal delights
- Little Pickles’ Market: A family event with nearly new tables for hire to sell baby/children’s items. Prams, maternity items, clothes, shoes, toys, books, highchairs and so much more
- Christmas Extravaganza Market: A part of the festivities taking over the town as Frome turns on its Christmas lights, this market is a great chance to pick up top quality crafts, gifts and produce. With live entertainment and festive food and drink in the bar area
- Frome Record Fair: A new event at the Cheese and Grain, it will feature a whole shopping mall of viny records plus CD’s, posters, books, DVD’s etc from expert sellers
- Christmas Farmers’ Market: A huge variety of stalls with local produce, just in time to pick up all the essentials and luxury items for the festive season, supporting local farmers and suppliers.