Feel free to browse and look forward to the full re-opening of our markets and give the local businesses the support they need right now.

The dates are as they were before lockdown, so please don’t take them as a definite, just a guide to what is in your area.

Our South Wales Market Guide will be ever changing and expanding. As we hear about them, or indeed any changes, we’ll update this page as soon as we can. Maybe you could bookmark this if you’re a fan of local produce, markets and supporting your local area. Make sure you come back on a regular basis.

As with a lot of our markets, the produce has been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stall holder. It’s these people who really know their stuff as they’re made up of farmers, growers and producers who travel to their local area selling their produce in person. It’s not just about what you buy but being able to talk to the people who had a hand in bringing it to market.

So, whether you’re looking for all your supplies – meat and poultry, vegetarian and specialists products, eggs, cheese and dairy, bread and baking, fish, honey, chutneys and preserves, fruit and vegetables, drinks and plants and herbs. Or, you just like a browse and sample the great bargains you can pick up and see what is going on, here is the SOUTH WALES LIFE guide to some of our amazing markets.

If you want to look through the whole page you may well find a little gem of a market. If you want somewhere specific, just click on the name below.

If you want to look through the whole page you may well find a little gem of a market. If you want somewhere specific, just click on the name below.

Cowbridge Farmers Market

You can pretty much get everything you need at the Cowbridge Farmers Market which is usually held every Saturday.

Formerly the Vale of Glamorgan Farmers’ Market, Cowbridge Farmers’ Market  is made up of a thriving group of producers holding weekly markets at Cowbridge. The markets have steadily grown since being established in June 2001 and offer shoppers a wide range of quality local produce.

Cowbridge Farmers Market

All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the Stall Holder. Ask them about their products they will be proud to tell you about them.

There’s a unique kind of assurance that comes from looking a farmer in the eye at farmers’ market. 

Cowbridge Market is open every Saturday – 9am to 1pm (currently with Covid restrictions in place). It’s run by a volunteer committee made up of producers and is totally self supporting.

Cowbridge Farmers Market can be found at Arthur John’s Car Park on the High Street. For more details just go here COWBRIDGE.

Porthcawl Farmers Market

The Porthcawl Farmers Market meets on the fourth Saturday of the month with fresh local produce, arts and crafts.

The dates for the rest of the year are……..

  • Dates to be Confirmed

The Porthcawl market is held Griffin Park Community Centre on New Road. There’s very little information on their Facebook page, other than what we’ve told you but it’s still worth a peek. Go along to the market though, you’ll have a great time.

Penarth Farmers Market

The Vale of Glamorgan Farmers market at Penarth is usually held on the fourth Saturday of the month. Everything you would imagine and so much more. There’s – Tea By The Sea, The Artisan Baker, Flapjack Fairy and so much more.

This is a sample of the producers who get along to the market…….

  • Picketston Meats
  • Madgetts Poultry & Game
  • Pwllywrach Farm
  • Drwytho
  • Tregwilym Produce
  • Little Mill Produce
  • Pembrokeshire Goats
  • Flapjack Fairy

The Penarth market is held at Westbourne School on Hickman Road on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 5pm.

St Fagans Real Food Market

When they are running, they really are something special. St Fagans welcome award winning producers for their monthly pop-up food market. It’s a chance to support local food producers, pick up something delicious to take home and enjoy a visit to the Museum, which is always worth doing. You can get everything from honey, soap, macarons and of course, Welsh Cakes.

The St Fagans Real Food Market is usually held in the small grass car park area in front of the main entrance building. Normal car parking charges apply for this event – entry to the Museum is free.

Although the market isn’t running for now, the museum has in fact reopened, with social distancing restrictions in place.

The Museum remains free to enter. However, to keep you and their staff safe, they have had to reduce the number of people they can welcome on site at any one time. To manage this, all visitors entering the site will need to have booked a ticket in advance. Sadly, if you don’t book and present a valid ticket, you’ll be turned away. They can make no exceptions.

Tickets are usually released on a weekly basis every Wednesday for visits on the following Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Nothing planned as yet but you can take a look at the museum site for more. ST FAGANS

St Fagans Makers Market

The MAKERS MARKET are a great opportunity to meet the Makers, watch them demonstrate their handmade crafts, have a go workshops and find that special gift .

The next event runs from the 17th to 29th August, 13 days of market fun between 10am and 5pm. For more details, head to their Facebook page HERE.

Swansea Vintage & Makers Market

At the National Waterfront Museum you get an exciting mix of vintage delights and artisan creations. 

With goodies from the 1930’s to 1980’s, along with a selection of crafts by local makers , it’s the perfect place to find those one-off items to treasure

In partnership with Cow & Ghost Vintage.

The market gets to the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. Nothing in the diary as yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear.

Mumbles Local Produce Market

Mumbles Local Produce Market has an enticing range of stalls that offer a broad range of locally produced goodies. Ranging from meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, pies, cakes and more, some stalls offer foods prepared or cooked on site that can be enjoyed while leisurely strolling around the market and taking in the scenery. Mumbles Local Produce Market is not to be missed!

Mumbles Market has a whole host of fresh produce, handmade craft and hot food. As you’d expect they need our help to maintain a safe environment for all customers, traders and staff by following the points below:


Mumbles Local Produce Market can be found at the Dairy Car Park on Mumbles Road. For details, go here. MUMBLES Next event is on Saturday 9th July.

Abergavenny Market

Abergavenny is famous for many things, right up near the top is the market. What’s particularly nice about Abergavenny is you get a bit of everything. From the full, outdoor experience (if the weather is ok), to the craft, bric-a-brac and street food markets. Located right in the heart of town, Abergavenny Market truly is the life and soul of this historic town.

  • GENERAL MARKET (full outdoor market if weather okay)
  • Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9am – 5pm.
  • BRIC-a-BRAC / FLEA MARKET (arts and crafts in the Market Hall)
  • Wednesday between 6am – 5pm.
  • Second Saturday of every month.
  • Third Sunday of the month between 9am – 4pm.
  • ARTISAN (Lots of locally sourced products & art)
  • Fourth Thursday of the month between 9am – 2.30pm.
  • Every 4 – 6 weeks

The Craft Market is held every second Saturday of the month. There’s a really great selection of products available, alongside the general market. Certainly worth checking them out.

Abergavenny Market is right in the heart of town, so really easy to find. They’re at Market Hall on Cross Street. It does get particularly on Tuesday market day, especially if the weather is good. You may need to give yourself extra time to park. For more details go here. ABERGAVENNY.

Blackwood Open Air Market

Blackwood Open Air Market has going for a while now, over 70 years in the heart of the town to be precise. They have so much on offer and the holders are friendly and maybe open to a chat and haggle – always worth a try isn’t it? Based near Blackwood Shopping Centre shoppers have a wide choice of independent retailers interspersed with familiar household names.

At the market look out for………..

  • Rob on the plants.
  • Tim on the Butchers Van.
  • Andy on the rugs.
  • The Williams boys on the Fruit and Veg.
  • Jeff on the cakes.
  • Dal on the ladies fashion stall.
  • And so much more.
TUESDAY: 8:00am to 4:00 PM
FRIDAY: 8:00am to 4:00 PM
SATURDAY: 8:00am to 4:00 PM

Blackwood Open Air Market is at the Market Square between the Market Place Shopping Centre and the Bus Station. For more details go here. BLACKWOOD.

Newport Market

Newport Market offers award-winning butchers, fresh fruit and vegetables, bakeries, clothing, gifts, cards and more and has been central to Newport life for nearly 150 years. With this history behind it you really do get a sense of community when you wander around the market.

A multi-million pound regeneration scheme is planned for Newport Market.

As well as giving the market a brighter and more sustainable future, the scheme will complement the existing offer in the High Street area, as well as the wider city centre, and act as a catalyst for further regeneration.

Newport Market is open every day, apart from Sunday……..

Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm.

The market is five minutes walk from the railway station and buses. Parking costs from £2 for three hours in council-owned car parks

You should be aware that individual traders and stalls operate different hours so please check if you are looking for a particular stall. Newport Market is a Traditional Market situated on the High Street in Newport City Centre. For more information go here. NEWPORT.


Cotyledon have a pop-up market in the stunning surroundings of Belle Vue Park in Newport. Following a couple of successful pilot markets at the end of 2016 they now hold regular monthly food and craft markets alongside the Belle Vue Tearooms.

These food and craft market are held on the first Sunday of every month in Belle Vue Park on Waterloo Road in Newport.


This is a great market in the stunning grounds of Tredegar House. Enjoy a range of local craft and food stalls in the Brewhouse Courtyard. Not much to tell you about this one other than show you some pictures so you can get a feel for what goes on.

These markets are held at Tredegar House, Duffryn in Newport.

Pontypool Indoor Market

Pontypool Indoor Market is located in the centre of the town in a Grade II listed building that dates back to around 1893. The building itself is stunning and has undergone an extensive £2.5 million refurbishment over the last few years.

They have so many events going on through the year it’s always worth checking what they have coming, particularly if you want to keep the kids amused. Pontypool Indoor Market is open 6 days a week with the following times……..

  • Monday: 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Pontypool indoor market is in the town centre and accessed from Market Street, Crane Street and Commercial Street. If you want to find out more, go here. PONTYPOOL.

Chepstow Flea Market & Classic Car Show

The flea market is held at Chepstow Racecourse and has been running for a long while now. It’s one of those places where you never know what you might find. They have stalls selling antiques, collectables, vintage and retro. If you are looking for something a little different, Chepstow Racecourse is the place to go.

Chepstow Racecourse Classic Car Show and Auto Jumble is outside on the racecourse and is open between 10am and 3pm. Admission is £5 for adults. If you’d like more information, or to have a pitch, just go here. CHEPSTOW FLEA

Cardiff Markets


Grangetown World Market is relatively new and very much about supporting the whole community and lots of independent businesses.

It’s a community, volunteer-led, not-for-profit market, as part of the LoveGrangetown local business project. It is supported by Cardiff University’s Community Gateway programme and under the umbrella of Grangetown Community Action.

They will have a lovely mix of designers, crafts-people, gift-makers and food stalls.

There’s a whole range of diverse stands, with plenty to browse and buy.

  • Rhian Kate Designs Our favourite local jewellery designer is back with us RHIAN
  • Anna Palamar Designs Cardiff print-maker and designer – a wonderful mix of cards, clothing and gifts ANNA
  • Upcycled Home Goods with Jo Upcycled gifts
  • Daisy & Belle ice cream with full Welsh cream and the wow factor! DAISY
  • Heavy Hand Bakers giant cookie cakes for all – and who can resist?
  • Lush Blooms – flowers and floral arrangements from Anita LUSH
  • Panda’s Pockets – re-fashioning, making something beautiful, jazzy or useful out of something old – there will be a great range of bags PANDA’S
  • Felt crafts and Tropic skincare – a totally natural and vegan friendly skincare and makeup range
  • Closet Queens – vintage and pre-loved clothing stall .
  • Wild Thing – a big welcome back to Grangetown to everyone’s favourite vegan food business, hopefully on a permanent basis soon! WILD
  • Modest Trends – Rifhat brings her elegant modest clothing designs
  • Page Illustrations – Lovely to welcome the talented Matilda, who will be bringing her prints, inspired by plants PAGE
  • Little Opus Studio – More classy gift ideas, with prints by Mercy OPUS
  • Jonathan’s window-boxes – something for the home
  • Mrs Woolford – vegan-friendly eco wraps providing fully sustainable wrapping for your food like sandwiches/rolls/cake etc
  • Women Connect First – hot, spicy food
  • Honeycomb Toys – pop-up from a local indie toy and children’s book shop, just celebrating its first birthday in Clare Road HONEYCOMB
  • Milltir Sgwar – Llinos with soy eco-candles MILLTIR
  • Crafty Microbe – Denise brings crochet toy gifts, and specialises in amigurumis – a Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. CRAFTY
  • Olla Homeware – affordable and functional ceramics
  • Pepe’s Cactus – whatever space you have in your home, you might want to try to cultivate cactus and succulents
  • Gazel Designs – Gifts from pebbles, driftwood and shells
  • Crochet and knitted decorations and gifts
  • Grangetown Baptist Church – sewing and crafts, gifts
  • Brig Jones – knitwear and decorations
  • The new Hideout Cafe in the Pavilion will be serving coffee/tea – and offering small samples of food.
  • Love Grangetown tote bags will be on sale!
  • Toilet/baby-changing facilities are on-site.

The event is this Saturday and runs between 10am to 2pm, outdoors, with some stalls inside. It’s at the new £1.9m Grange Pavilion in Grange Gardens.

There is no parking and they ask you to be respectful to local residents, so advise you to walk, cycle or use the bus (the No 8 service and No1/2 circle services stop outside Grange Gardens, the No 9 stops at the end of Clive Street and the walk up Holmesdale Street).

If you’d like full details of the market, just go here. GRANGE

For details, email grangetowncardiff@yahoo.co.uk


The Central Market is exactly where you’d think, in the heart of Cardiff city centre. It’s one of the most popular markets in the Cardiff area. It is home to a large number of stalls, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, cheeses, snack food, homewares, books, music, furniture, collectors’ items and general market bric a brac. It’s one of those place you can browse, chat, eat and definitely pick up a bargain or two.

The building itself is a pretty impressive Victorian structure. Under one great glass roof, it’s been trading in one form or another since the 1700s. It has occupied the same site for over 100 years and although you’ll no longer find livestock tethered and penned outside its doors, some of the old features remain to this day. 

Cardiff Central market is really easy to find on St Mary Street, right in the centre of town. Opening times are straight forward too.

  • Monday to Saturday – 8:00am to 5:00pm


This is one of Cardiff’s Hidden Gems. Markets can be great places to find second hand items, curios and antiques. That is what you will find here, by the truck load. If you enjoy hunting through treasure troves and finding bargains, this is the place for you. Amongst other things, you will see loads of stuff that you remember from your childhood. If you aren’t uttering “well look at that” at least a few times, well then you have no nostalgia in your soul! 

So if you are looking for something special for yourself or as a unique gift, come along and have a look. The stalls in the Flea Market are permanent so you can be sure to find plenty of treasures and with new stock every week theres’s always something new to see. 

Cardiff Flea Market is open………..

  • Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm
  • Bank Holiday Mondays: 9am – 5pm

Unusually for a market they also offer a loyalty card which gets you 10% off your shopping. For more details on that and the market itself, go here. CARDIFF INDOOR FLEA.


Jacob’s Market is a little different in type of location and what they sell. You can find them under the railway bridge at the bottom of Cardiff’s St. Mary Street. The market is best known for selling vintage clothing, leather jackets, antique furniture, jewellery, silver, lace, Gothic items and general market collectors’ items. So, if you’re looking for something a little different, Jacob’s is the place to go.

With over 30 stalls under one roof this is the place to visit to while away hours in the heart of the city. Nestled between newly developed buildings, find Jacobs and you find a delicious treat of treasures, trinkets and a collective of eccentric sellers to tickle your funny bones.

The Stalls are spread over three floors and are in all shapes and sizes, accommodating both small stands for trinkets and jewellery and larger for furniture etc.

Jacob’s Market is currently open……

  • Wednesday: 10.30am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am – 5pm – All Floors & Gallery
  • Friday: 9:30am – 5pm – All Floors & Gallery
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 5pm – All Floors & Gallery

You can find them at West Canal Wharf at the end of St Mary’s Street. The other side of the railway bridge. For more details just go here. JACOB’S.

Riverside Market - Cardiff

RIVERSIDE MARKET is put on by Riverside Real Food, the people behind farmers markets in Cardiff, street food events and supporters of local food in the city. They are passionate about supporting and helping small businesses grow by creating a space for them to literally take their products to market, helping get the very best food straight from the farm, to the kitchen, to your plate. 

Riverside Market is the original Cardiff Farmers’ Market and can be found weekly opposite Principality Stadium. The market is widely recognised as one of the key food attractions in the Welsh capital, for local residents and visitors alike. The Market follows the bank of the River Taff – a perfect location for a true local food market.

RIVERSIDE MARKET is held on Sundays 10am – 1:30pm at Fitzhamon Embankment in Cardiff Opposite the Principality Stadium. If you’d like to see the huge range of producers attending, go here. RIVERSIDE

Roath Market - Cardiff

The market opened in early 2008 and since then Roath has become a real foodie hotspot in Cardiff – something that is reflected in the excellent selection of food producers and growers who trade every Saturday at the market. 

The market pops up on the car park of Mackintosh Sports Club on Keppoch Street and has become a real part of the Roath Community. The market hosts both traders from Riverside Market, it’s own unique treats and also acts as a testing ground for new products – so you can be sure to know you were at the origin of a food story when you shop here. 

The market runs alongside Cardiff Craft Market which can also be found inside the Mackintosh Sports Club building on a Saturday between 9:30am and 1pm. Roath Market is positioned perfectly between City Road and Albany Road. 

You can reach it by bus by catching the 8 or 13 bus, you can walk from the city centre (it’s about 20 minutes) or cycle as there is plenty of space for bike parking. If you’d like to check them out, go here. ROATH

Rhiwbina Farmers' Market

After an invitation from the owner of The Butcher’s Arms the organisers set up RHIWBINA FARMERS’ MARKET as a trial in 2010. The market received such strong and enthusiastic support from local residents, they decided to keep it and it has been running there every Friday morning since. 

The market has formed a small community within itself with many of the traders there since the beginning. It’s a perfect little market to stop by for all your essentials (and you can pop into the Butcher’s Arms for lunch and a drink afterwards!

Rhiwbina Farmers’ Market can be found in the car park of The Butcher’s Arm. The pub can be found off the Beulah Road which runs from the high street in Rhiwbina and Morrison’s. It is also a short 10 minute walk from Rhiwbina train station and the high street is served by buses from Cardiff City Centre. The market is open every Friday between 10am and 1pm. For more, go here. RHIWBINA

Cotyledon Markets

Cotyledon food and craft markets have a very particular ethos which is different to a food or craft festival, farmers market or supermarket shopping experience. They aim to promote local produce and local people whilst creating a community hub within a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

They pride themselves on their family friendly feel, affordable produce and are located in accessible, community venues. They also are more than happy to welcome new craft and food producers.

You’ll find the markets at……

The Cotyledon Markets are held on various dates and times. For full details choose the market you want information on and click the name above. To find out more about Cotyledon just go HERE.

Swansea Marina Market

Delicious fresh food and beautiful hand crafted goods the MARINA MARKET takes place in Dylan Thomas Square right next to the Museum.

Brought to you by the same people who organise the successful Uplands Market, it offers a wonderful array of stalls to browse, on a Sunday in a great location. They have regular choirs and Flash Mobs performing too, which really add to the atmosphere.

The Market runs 10am – 3pm the second Sunday of every month (with the odd exception).

The SWANSEA MARINA MARKET National Waterfront Museum every Sunday and entry is FREE. For more details go here. MARINA

Swansea Indoor Market

There’s no two ways about it, SWANSEA INDOOR MARKET is huge. In fact it’s the largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers both tourists and residents a unique shopping experience. 

Now that we are easing our way back to normality, the market is running 6 days a week, with over 100 stalls of fresh, local produce and traditional Welsh Fayre as well as bespoke gifts, beautiful jewellery and accessories, cosmetics, leather goods and much more. There are also cafés and coffee shops for you to recharge your batteries after all that shopping!

What is so great about the market is that all of these specialist traders can be found under one roof! Many have been serving the people of Swansea for generations, upholding a century old tradition of market trading in the heart of the City Centre. This is definitely one to visit and enjoy.

We could tell you what the market has on offer, but it’s easier to tell you it has something for everyone. There are special events held regularly, plenty of live music and so many things to keep you entertained as you browse, eat and enjoy.

You’ll find The Market located in the heart of the City Centre and can be reached via these entrances, all of which are wheelchair accessible:

  1. Oxford St (next to the EE Mobile store)
  2. Union St (next to Blue Banana)
  3. Whitewalls (next to Jenkin’s Bakery)
  4. The Quadrant (next to Candles & Co)

Swansea Market is open 6 days a week, but this is subject to change at festive and busy periods. 

Standard Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 7.30am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Please check their website for regular updates or phone the Market Office on 01792-654 296 for further details. SWANSEA

Port Talbot Market

PORT TALBOT MARKET Takes place between 4 and 8PM on the last THURSDAY of each month at Station Road in Port Talbot.

It’s a monthly evening street market selling fresh Welsh food and beautiful handcrafted goods. It runs 4pm – 8pm the last Thursday of every month (with the odd exception). For more details you check their Facebook page here. PORT

Port Talbot Open Air Market

This is very different to the monthly evening market. It sells everything you would expect from a twice weekly open air market.

It’s on every Tuesday and Saturday between 9am and 4pm.

Pontardawe Market

PONTARDAWE MARKET is a monthly evening street market selling delicious Welsh food and handmade crafts on the first Friday of every month. It’s a lovely market with a fantastic atmosphere. Lots of food, drink and entertainment as well.

It runs between 4 and 8pm the first Friday of every month (with the odd exception). Best to check the Facebook page here for full details. We can’t find any details of new, schedules dates as yet. PONTARDAWE

Merthyr Tydfil Market

Merthyr Farmers & Artisan Market are proud to support local small businesses, they love homemade, handcrafted, homegrown produce, all small businesses, whether independent or in a franchise, are amazing.

At their market they have so many fantastic stall holders, all of whom are more than happy to answer any question you may have about their produce. Which we think is really important. Bring able to talk about what you could be buying makes it more local.

The range they have is amazing. Beautiful Jewellery, Luscious Bath Bombs, Heaven Scent Candle Melts, Scrumptious Cakes, Homemade Waggylicious Dog Treats, Gorgeous Hand Knitted Baby Wear, Free Range & Organic Eggs, Duck Eggs, Caws Cheese, Welsh Butter, Fresh Vegetables, Chilli Jams, Chutneys & Relishes, Handmade Soap, Gorgeous Craft, Stunning Art.

This is what you will find in the High Street on the 1st Friday of every month between 10am and 2pm. They are always looking to add to the products on offer too, so if you live within a 35 mile radius they’d love to hear from you. For more details, head to the Facebook page. MERTHYR They also hold events at Cyfarthfa Castle, so check while you’re at the market for local information.

Splott Market

Whatever the weather, you can wander around Splott Market in the dry as it’s undercover. Always busy and popular you can get a bit of everything at this one. From your fruit & veg to summer outfits. All of Splott Market is now open as normal.

It’s an early start at Splott, the opening times are below…..

  • Thursday – 5:30am to 1:30pm
  • Saturday – 5:30am to 1:30pm
  • Sunday – 6:30am to 3:30pm

Splott Market is at Ocean Park in Cardiff. We hear there are some big deals on toys at the moment, check out their Facebook page here. SPLOTT

Treorchy Market

The markets in Treorchy are always really popular and attract a lot of locals and visitors alike. Twice monthly markets held on the second Saturday (10am to 2pm) and third Thursday (4pm to 8pm) of the month.

They also run the occasional evening market which is great fun and has a fantastic atmosphere. For more details check out their FACEBOOK page.


There is a monthly market, held on the second Saturday of each month to promote and sell local produce and crafts. You can find them at the market ground (opposite the co-op). A variety of items are available from fresh coffee roasted in Treorchy, freshly baked bread, organic meat & vegetables, to cushions and bags. 

The market is held……

  • Second Saturday of Each Month:  9am – 1pm
  • Last Sunday of the Month:  9am – 1pm

Treorchy Craft Market is on Market Ground. You can find out more, here. TREORCHY

Usk Farmers' Market

Uks is a long established Farmers’ Markets where customers can buy an exceptional selection of some of the finest local produce direct from the producers. 

  • The market to provide for local producers to sell their produce direct to the final customer
  • The market to be in common ownership with revenues sufficient for long term sustainability.
  • the fostering of a greater understanding of the source and nature of the produce at the market
  • to minimise the environmental impact of production and distribution.
  • to support the local economy
  • to provide a  social dimension for farmers often operating in isolated circumstances.
  • to contribute to the well being of the local community.

Usk Farmers Market runs every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am – 1pm in the Memorial Hall on Maryport Street in Usk. For more details, head over to their FACEBOOK page.

Barry Markets

HOLTON ROAD MARKET runs every Tuesday. It’s a thriving general market in Barry Town Centre with fresh foods, meats, fruits and vegetables, plants, clothes, shoes and crafts stalls.

This popular weekly market runs from 9am to 4pm.

BARRY ISLAND HANDMADE MARKET is at the Train Station and is open to the public between 11am and 3pm on selected days. They are also letting out tables for stallholders at a cost of £10. All table fees go towards the upkeep and running of the Barry Tourist Railway. When booking a table you will be required to stay for the duration of the market.

The next Market dates have yet to be confirmed, as soon as we hear we’ll let you know. For more details, check out their FACEBOOK page.

Brecon Markets

BRECON FARMERS MARKET prides itself on providing value for money head along and see what they have to offer. It’s held in the market hall which is next to the Nat West bank in the High Street.

There is a vibrant buzz of customers chatting to stallholders about their products, while others sit down and enjoy a cuppa with homemade cakes or a hot snack in the café, with background music from local artistes.

Saturday TBC Indoor Market (Market Hall)

BRECON FARMERS MARKET runs rom 9.30am till 2pm on the second Saturday every month go along to the historic Market Hall in Brecon to find out more. You can have a look at their website here. BRECON

The OUTDOOR MARKET runs from 10am till 1pm on the fourth Saturday of the month from April to November. They are located in the middle of the town, by Peacocks and the Monument. There is a wide variety of stalls, so if you live locally, are on a day trip, or are holidaying in the area, then go along and see for yourself. Same site for details. BRECON

Bridgend Markets

There aren’t too many of these fabulous indoor markets left nowadays. This one has been running since 1836. Bridgend Market has a prime location in Bridgend’s retail area. It is in the Rhiw Shopping Centre adjoining Caroline Street, Nolton Street and Queen Street.

We counted recently and there are well over 30 stalls in there, so plenty to see and buy. If you’re interested, this is the entire list……

StallStall nameBusiness/service
Stall 1.C Kendall and Daughters.Confectionary and tobacco.
Stalls 2 to 3.Peter Woods and Sons.Butchers.
Stall 4.Vacant.
Stall 5.Hair by Michael.Hairdressers and ear piercing.
Stall 6.Vacant.
Stall 7.Phone Xcellence.Mobile phone repairs and accessories.
Stall 8.Vacant.
Stall 9.925 Market Café.Café.
Stalls 10, 11 and 24The Rhiw Teapot Café.Café.
Stall 12.Vacant.
Stall 13.Nips and Tucks.Haberdashery and tailor alterations.
Stall 14.Thai Take Away.Thai takeaway food.
Stall 15.Bakestones.Freshly baked bread and cakes.
Stall 16.Masfina Jewellery.Mexican silver jewellery.
Stalls 17 and 18.The Snack Shack.Takeaway food and drinks.
Stall 19.The Deli on the Corner.Delicatessen.
Stall 20.Salad Bar.Fresh salads, jacket potatoes.
Stall 21.Fruit Fayre.Fruit and vegetables.
Stall 22A.Vacant.
Stall 22B.Vacant.
Stall 22C.Cookmate.Cookware/cake making, home brewing and decoration.
Stall 23.Vacant.
Stall 25.Coach Holiday Shop.Travel agents.
Stall 26.Vacant.
Stall 27.Bridgend Bookshop and Electrical.Second hand books and electrical items.
Stall 28.Vacant.
Stalls 29 and 30.Vacant.
Stall 31.Sandra’s Jewellers.Watches, clocks, repairs, services and gifts.
Stalls 32 and 35.Hellen NailsNail bar.
Stall 33.Vacant. 
Stall 34.Info Tech.Computer hardware and repair service.
Stall 36.Vacant.Under offer.

Opening hours are.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am to 5pm.
  • Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm.

Bridgend Indoor Market is in the Rhiw Shopping Centre on Nolton Street.

BRIDGEND CF31 STREET MARKET isn’t on right now but will be again next year, we’re sure. CF31 is a brand new street market taking place every 3rd Saturday from June to October in Bridgend town centre. A vibrant mix of stalls and entertainment.

CF31 are running events regularly. We’ll update our information when we have it, in the meantime you can check out their site here. CF31

Ebbw Vale Market

It’s a busy market in EBBW VALE with lots of very friendly locals around. When we were there it was welcoming and friendly. You’ll find everything you need from fruit & veg, cakes and sweets, to a fine selection of kitchen and household items sold by Garry.

The market is held every Friday and runs the entire length of the Market Street. What is great about this one is that the regular shops and stores are all there too, making it a real community atmosphere.

Hay on Wye - The Market

I think we are all enjoying finding things to do in this new world of ours. Maybe visiting places locally that we’ve not done for a while, or discovering some of our brilliant shops and markets which really need our support right now. If that’s the case, we can highly recommend a visit to Hay-on-Wye. The Town of Books, as it’s know, has so much more than just that on offer.

They have a few markets running and the first of those has been around for a while, over 700 years in fact. HAY MARKET DAY is a vibrant local market held in the centre of Hay-on-Wye every Thursday.

And what we love about the market is the fact it’s a proper community. Everyone shares family news, births and the like. The fundraising is always fantastic, and the spirit and atmosphere is as good as you’ll find anywhere.

We don’t even know where to begin telling you what’s on offer at the market – maybe a visit is the way to go?

Artisan Bread | Fruit & Veg | Hot Food | Meat & Game | Fishmonger   Organic Produce | Jewellery |  Pies & Savouries | Locally Roasted Coffee | Cards & Gifts | Plants & Cut Flowers  | Cakes, Pastries & Treats | Antiques, Vintage & Flea |  Cheese & Deli | Music & Films

The market takes place every Thursday from 9:00am to 2:30pm. For more details, head over to their website HERE.

Hay on Wye - Mad Hatters Craft Market

There’s also the ever popular MAD HATTERS CRAFT MARKET. It’s a lovely collection of fabulous craft all under one roof, in the most perfect of settings. We always think what is so nice with events like this, is that you get to see, and treat yourself to something very special. You also chat and meet the person who has made and brought it to you.

The ‘Hatters’ are a group of crafty folk who gather from time to time in Hay on Wye, to peddle our wares and share their artistry. Their group includes arts and crafts of all types, ranging from jewellery to children’s clothes, furniture, glass, cards and all kinds of gorgeous gifts.

You’ll find people like – Rustic Reclaimed who are based in Rural West Wales, with their work inspired by the countryside. They use reclaimed timber and architectural ironwork.

Karen is the owner, head chef and product developer at My Pet Treats. They are a family run small business who do exactly what they say on the tin (or packet in this case). They make and bring locally sourced, preservative-free, and environmentally friendly Pet Treats to market.

They have announced dates right through to the end of November – all are held on a Saturday.

  • July – 2nd, 13th, 20th, 23rd, 27th & 30th
  • August – 3rd, 6th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 27th and 31st
  • September – 10th & 14th
  • October – 1st, 22nd & 29th
  • November – 5th & 26th

It’ll be a great day out, with something for everyone at the market. The market is usually open between 10am and 4pm and if you’d like more details, just go here. HATTERS. They have plenty of opportunities throughout the year to catch them and pick up something unique.

Hay itself is well worth a visit anytime, so why not spend time there after visiting the market. It is a Welsh town but right on the border with England, with the Brecon Beacons National Park on the doorstep. It is twinned with Timbuktu and is world famous for its second hand bookstores and its annual literary festival.

The spectacular countryside which surrounds Hay is just a few steps away from wherever you are in town. You can wander along the banks of the River Wye or in the foothills of the Black Mountains and unwind in this tranquil setting.

Hay Butter Market has been around for a long time now. It was erected by a local entrepreneur William Enoch in 1830. It replaced a very old open market in order to provide a covered market area for the use of local traders and farmers on market days which have always been a Thursday. It’s perfectly placed, right in the centre of town by Hay Castle Square.