Market Days in North Yorkshire – Days and Locations

We Brits love a bit of retail therapy – and the market days in North Yorkshire do not disappoint. Whether you’re mixing up a trip to the coast with a stroll around the shops, or hitting your credit card inland, you can’t go wrong in North Yorkshire.

You’ll find everything from fashion to craft markets in Yorkshire. Plus, if you’re feeling a little peckish, make sure you don’t miss out on the best homemade cuisine the county has to offer. From food stalls to all-out festivals, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Ready to shop ‘til you drop? Check out our list of the best markets days in North Yorkshire…

Malton Food Market

When? The second Saturday of every month.

Malton Food Market

Some might say that Malton is the culinary capital of the county, so it’s not surprising to see that Malton offers one of the most diverse food markets in Yorkshire. Located a stone’s throw away from the seaside town of Scarborough, Malton hosts a market in its town square.

You can swing by on the second Saturday of every month. Indulge in a selection of cakes, pastries and sausage rolls, all washed down with a tipple from local producers. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also live music, so get your groove on once you’ve filled up. Malton is also home to a range of cocktail bars and restaurants, so you’ll certainly make a day of it.

Pickering Market

When? Every Monday.

Pickering might be famous for being the home of the North Yorkshire Steam Railway, but there’s so much more to this North Yorkshire market town. Head over to the marketplace every Monday to have your pick of food and wines.

Feel like getting creative? Craft markets in North Yorkshire don’t come any better than Pickering, which hosts artisan stalls together with farmers’ markets every Thursday. When you’re done shopping, make your way over to Pickering Castle or the Beck Isle Museum. Or take it further afield and jump on the aforementioned steam railway all the way up to Whitby.

Scarborough Market Hall

When? Monday to Saturday (8am – 5pm).

Scarborough Market, North Yorkshire

The seaside town of Scarborough has its own market hall, so you’re never short of opportunities to fill up your home with goodies. The town’s market hall has undergone an incredible £2.7 million redevelopment, offering a huge variety of more than 40 traders.

Hungry? Sample the best Scarborough has to offer from baked goods to preserves and street food stalls. Glam up with jewellery stands and fashion traders. You can even spruce your home up a little with party decorations, furniture and flooring. Plus, there are seasonal pop-up stalls, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

You can pop along Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm. This huge redevelopment is part of the reason why we’ve named Scarborough one of the best places to stay in Yorkshire. Bring a bucket, spade and your wallet!

Whitby Open Market

When? Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The birthplace of Dracula, a renowned fishing spot and a British seaside favourite, Whitby has it all. But did you know that there are also markets in Whitby? This coastal spot is the ideal choice for weekend markets in Yorkshire, open on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Once you’re done buying your wares, be sure to make a stop at The Endeavour pub. We’re such huge fans of this one, we’ve named it one of our best pubs in North Yorkshire. It’s dog-friendly, features a huge fireplace, and even lets you bring along your own fish and chips.

Filey Food and Drink Festival

When? October 15th and 16th 2022.

Seaside holidays in Yorkshire aren’t just for the summer! Venture up to Filey in October to get a glimpse of the Filey Food and Drink Festival. Sample the finest local produce, from freshly caught crab to world-famous Yorkshire puddings. You can even enjoy a few international bites with hot food stands including exotic Korean treats.

Filey Market

When? Fridays between Easter and Christmas.

When the festival’s not on, head to Filey market every Friday between Easter and Christmas – one of our favourite market days in North Yorkshire.

Bridlington Market

When? Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Vegetables being sold at a Yorkshire Market

After an afternoon sinking your toes into the sandy shores at Bridlington, be sure to visit King Street, where you’ll find twice-weekly markets. You can get your hands on fashions, crafts and food from local producers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visiting in summer? Bridlington offers one of the most diverse weekend markets in North Yorkshire, with additional days on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Saltburn Farmers’ Market

When? The second Saturday of every month.

With an incredible local following including 8,000 Facebook fans, Saltburn Farmers’ Market does not disappoint. Perhaps it’s because it features more than 100 stalls to choose from, including local food and drink, wines, microbrewery beers, arts and crafts, and much more. Visit in July if you can and sample a hog roast at the local food festival. When you’re done, take a coastal walk or head out to Runswick Bay for even more awe-inspiring sights. You can catch the Saltburn Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of every month.

Guisborough Farmers Market

When? Every Thursday and Saturday.

As a market town, there’s no shortage of retail therapy in Guisborough. Visit the 600-year-old market every Thursday and Saturday to explore the wares from local makers and food producers. You’ll also find a farmers’ market on the second Saturday of every month, featuring yummy treats including preserves, pies, cheeses, organic vegetables, handicrafts and much more.

If you want to go a little further inland…

North Yorkshire markets don’t just stop at the coast. While you’re visiting the county, feel free to go inland and explore the historic city of York or the spa town of Harrogate.

Market at York Shambles

York Shambles Market

The renowned York Shambles is famous for its many film settings and cobbled streets – but there’s also a vast market dating back to the 50s. Explore more than 70 stalls from gifts to fresh flowers and delicious Yorkshire treats.

Harrogate Farmers’ Market

On the second Thursday of every month, you’ll find Harrogate Farmers’ Market on Cambridge Street. Naturally, there will be lots of Yorkshire produce, but you can also tuck into international delights such as gourmet lasagne. Save some room if you’re heading off to Betty’s Tea Rooms afterwards!

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