When is Bakewell Farmers Market?


Bakewell Farmers Markets – Saturdays 9am – 2pm

Get there early, as stalls sell out due to popular demand!

Visitors and locals alike, are to be found mingling together around the 70 + stalls packed with superb local produce and crafts at Bakewell Farmers Markets.

Being one of the larger towns with in the peak district Bakewell is always a bustling hub of activity. The Farmers Markets are some of the best in the whole country. If you want to attend one of these vibrant markets they are generally held on the last Saturday of every month.

According to Derbyshire Dales District Council, The Bakewell Farmers’ Market now regularly attracts more than 5,000 visitors and it’s common to find that the stall holders often sell out before closing time .  The Derbyshire Times also reported that the Farmers Markets are so popular that there is a waiting list of more than 50 traders.

If you want to visit Bakewell farmers Market, they are held at the District Council’s Agricultural Business Centre (ABC). What’s more Endmoor Farm Holiday Cottages are situated just a few miles away in nearby Monyash.

“The ABC is now not only widely recognised as home to one of the UK’s top five livestock markets – it has the second largest farmers’ market in the country, with only Winchester boasting a larger number of stall holders.”

Derbyshire Dales District Council Website

It is widely reported that the lure of the Farmers markets is also having a very positive effect on local business.With local cafe’s and pubs having to employ extra staff on Market days. The Farmers’ Market is dedicated to encouraging sustainable environmental practice, so most stallholders come from within a 30 mile radius of Bakewell, though some speciality producers trading in foods such as smoked mackerel are allowed to attend from up to 100 miles away.

The Majority of the stalls are dedicated to food and drink, with old favourites like real ales, wines, mushrooms, vegetable stalls, rare breeders selling  pork, buffalo meat.  There are ice cream, bread, jams and preserve traders to look out for too.  As if all this wasn’t enough, there is granola and locally milled flour, fresh trout and other fish, locally grown chilli products, Turkish food, sweet and savoury muffins, soups and goat’s meat.

Parking is available at the ABC in Bakewell. Download DDDC’s  2016 Farmers Market brochure [PDF 1.2MB].

Bakewell Farmers Markets – Times and Dates

Date Time
30 January 0900 – 1400
27 February 0900 – 1400
26 March 0900 – 1400
30 April 0900 – 1400
28 May 0900 – 1400
25 June 0900 – 1400
23 July 0900 – 1400
27 August 0900 – 1400
24 September 0900 – 1400
29 October 0900 – 1400
26 November 0900 – 1400
17 December* 0900 – 1400