A multitude of markets take place throughout Dorset.
Whether you’re a bargain hunter, a foodie, someone who loves crafts, or just likes to browse a range of products, there’s a market for almost everyone.
Here’s our roundup of what’s happening where and when.
South Coast Designers Market – Bournemouth
The South Coast Markers Market is Bournemouth’s only independent, organized market and ‘champions of craft and sustainable businesses’.
It will host a two-week pop-up Easter market at Bobby’s department store in Bournemouth.
The pop-up will take place from April 2 to 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Jewelry, banners, candles and macrame will be just a few of the items on sale.
A special retro night with DJs will take place on Saturday April 9, with the market remaining open until 8 p.m.
Admission is free and the event will welcome dogs.
Great British Street Market – Bournemouth
A ‘Great British Street Market’ takes place in Bournemouth town center every Sunday between 10am and 4pm.
The market extends from Beale Place to nearby McDonalds.
It offers independent retailers and street food.
Stalls include leather belts, hat stalls, artisan bakeries and homemade fudge. Street food will be all over the world, from Brazil to Thailand, from Greece to Malaysia.
South Market Traders – Ferndown and Christchurch
Southern Market Traders hold a number of markets in the south including Christchurch and Ferndown.
Christchurch Market is held in the High Street (which is closed to traffic) on Mondays between 9am and 3pm.
Ferndown Market is new and is held at Pennys Walk on Fridays between 9am and 2.30pm and has a variety of stalls including cheese, chocolate and leather.
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Westbourne Farmers and Makers Market
Westbourne Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month, with the next on April 2.
It is held at Landseer Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shoppers can buy eggs, cheese, milk, meat, canned food, ready meals and fresh vegetables.
Boscombe Market is held every Thursday and Saturday within the Christchurch Road precinct.
It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Visitors will be able to purchase fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and meat, clothing, plants and more.
There is also a range of street food.
Shaftesbury has been a market town for centuries and now hosts a regular market on Thursdays.
Visitors can also enjoy a farmer’s market on the first Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Additionally, there are also occasional book fairs, flea markets and French markets, as well as an annual food festival.
A weekly market is held in the beautiful setting of Wareham Quay every Saturday from 8am.
Stalls include flowers, vegetables, fresh fish, barbecue meats, cheeses, preserves, collectibles and more.