Markets in Dorset

Visiting a Dorset market and chatting to the friendly stall holders about their wares will always be a memorable experience and a great way to get to know some local Dorset characters.

In a time when shoppers want to know the provenance of their food, it’s also a chance to find out where the produce has come from or how they were made.

A Dorset market for everyday of the week

Enjoy the hustle and bustle and colourful stalls of a typical English market. With an assortment of locally produced food, clothing, hand crafted jewellery, antiques, crafts, flowers and plants, materials, vintage and collectables, there will always be a bargain to be found. Visit a Dorset market somewhere in the county on any day of the week.

Market Days

Bournemouth (Boscombe): Thursdays & Saturdays

Blandford Forum: Thursdays & Saturdays

Bridport: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Christchurch: Mondays

Dorchester: Wednesdays

Poole: Thursdays and Saturdays

Shaftesbury: Thursdays

Sherborne: Thursdays & Saturdays

Swanage: Fridays

Verwood: Fridays

Wareham: Saturdays

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets can also be found around the county - pick up local fresh fish, free range eggs, dairy products and poultry, sausages and meats for your BBQ, fresh bread and pastries as well as vegetables. Seek out some of the best Dorset produce to sample and try before you buy.

Specialist Markets

If you enjoy browsing vintage and collectable markets, head for Bridport Vintage Market on the last Sunday of each month or Wimborne flea market every weekend.

Look out for Christmas and seasonal markets across Dorset on our What’s On events calendar.

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