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Swaffham Town Council

Swaffham Market

Swaffham is a centuries old market town and this is celebrated with a range of markets suited to a variety of discerning tastes.

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 attracts locals and tourists together to create a delightful buzz with the sounds, smells and colour in an atmosphere brimming with activity. This vibrant and bustling weekly event upholds a tradition that date back to 1215, the first written record of a market in the town, and ever since people have come from far and wide to purchase the wares from this wonderful market.

Fridays, 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.

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.

2016 events on the Market Place include: the Breckland Food Festival on 18th & 19th September 2016, Christmas Lights events on Friday 25th November 2016. Further information about upcoming events are regularly advertised locally.

There is a dedicated Market 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.