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Swaffham Town Council

Swaffham Market

Hailed as Norfolk’s Market Town, there has been a market in Swaffham for over 800 Years.

Our family of Markets offer a wide range of goods and are a popular attraction for residents and visitors.

Saturdays - there is an outdoor market and auction with over 30 stalls including fresh meat, fruit & vegetables, cheeses & eggs, housewares, confectionary, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and plants. The choice of goods is extensive and attracts locals and tourists together to create a delightful buzz with the sounds, smells and colour in an atmosphere brimming with activity. 

The Auction Bell rings at 11am for the general sale held on the stones outside the Greyhound Pub. If you would like to trade on our market please find below an application form.

Friday - at the Assembly Rooms there is an indoor market offering mouth-watering homemade cakes, jams and pickles alongside vintage jewellery and a plethora of other temptations. On a number of occasions during the year this market rolls over to Saturday.

Poultry Auctionevery Saturday a poultry auction is held at the Raceway on the outskirts of Swaffham. This attracts visitors from far and wide.

N.B  The Saturday Poultry Auction at 11.30a.m and the Friday Indoor Market are licensed by the Council to independent businesses.

Events - organised in Swaffham are often centred on the market as it is such a great way to engage the whole town and visitors, promote the town and increase community engagement.

Annual events on the Market Place include:

  • Whitsun - Swaffham Sheep Fair - Sat 26th May 2019
  • Norfolk Day - Sat 227th July 2019
  • Dad's Army Day - Sat 3rd Aug
  • Christmas Lights event - Sun 1st December

Further information about upcoming events are regularly advertised locally.

There is a dedicated Committee chaired by the Town Council and Market Traders who are passionate about the market and work tirelessly to ensure the Market remains a key focal point of Swaffham, enhancing local businesses and promoting the town.

If you are interested in becoming a trader on the Saturday market please contact the office - 01760 722 922.