Markets in Bideford

Bideford is known for its bustling markets where residents and visitors alike can find everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts.

Bideford has always been a market town. The exact date of the first market in Bideford is not known, as records from that period are scarce. However, historical evidence suggests that markets have been held in Bideford since medieval times, making it one of the oldest markets in the region.

The oldest and arguably most popular market in town is the Pannier Market. Located at the top of the town, this indoor market offers a range of local produce and handmade goods. With stalls selling everything from fresh fish to artisanal cheeses, it's an ideal place to stock up on ingredients for a delicious meal or find that unique gift for a loved one.

Let's take a closer look at the markets in Bideford...

Weekly Markets Days

  • Devon Traders Association hosts regular markets in The Pannier Market, commonly on Saturdays, Sundays or Tuesdays 

Monthly Markets

  • On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Bideford Farmers Market takes place. Held ion the Quay, this market is the perfect place to find locally grown and raised produce, as well as handmade crafts and gifts. This market has a real community feel, with friendly vendors and shoppers alike.
  • Torridge Arts and Crafts Group host a monthly market in the Pannier Market. If you are looking for handmade crafts, specialty foods, and unique gifts, these markets offer a great atmosphere and a chance to discover the creative talents of the area

Special Markets

In the summer months, Bideford hosts a series of outdoor Food and Craft Markets on the quayside. Local artisans, artists, and food producers gather to showcase their best work. Bideford has a variety of markets that cater to a range of interests, from foodies to antique collectors.Visit at least one of these markets to experience the vibrant local community and discover unique treasures that can only be found in Bideford.

  • Eat Festival
  • Continental Food Market
  • Christmas Markets
  • BIdeFood Fest