Local Markets

Newark Market

The bustling general markets in Newark are extremely popular with both locals and visitors. Hot food and refreshments are available and the Saturday market, in particular, is a vibrant focus for this historic market town.

‌Regular stall holders include fruit and vegetables, cut flowers and garden plants, clothes, shoes and leather goods, bread and cakes, local fish and dairy goods, soft furnishings, bedding, carpets and rugs, fabrics, sewing and haberdashery, make-up, hair accessories and jewellery. 

Markets are held on:

  • Monday (except bank hols) - collectors / antique market
  • Wednesday - general retail market
  • Thursday - collectors / antique market
  • Friday - general retail market
  • Saturday - general retail market 

Newark market is owned and managed by Newark Town Council

Special Newark Royal Market events 2020 

Farmers Market 
Saturday 7 March, 9am to 3.30pm

Artisan Craft 
Sunday 29 March, 10am to 4pm

Farmers Market
Saturday 4 April, 9am to 3.30pm

Artisan Craft 
Sunday 26 April, 10am to 4pm

Farmers Market and Eco Worriers Clothes Swap
Saturday 2 May, 9am to 3.30pm

Food and Craft Carnival 
Saturday 30 May, 9am to 3.30pm

Food and Craft Carnival 
Sunday 31 May, 10am to 4pm

Farmers Market 
Saturday 6 June, 9am to 3.30pm

Community Volunteers and One Planet Fayre
Sunday 7 June, 10am to 2.30pm

Newark Armed Forces Day and Artisan Craft Market 
Sunday 21 June, 10am to 4pm

Farmers Market
Saturday 4 July, 9am to 3.30pm

Newark Book Festival
Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 July, 10am to 3.30pm

Traditions Festival and Artisan Craft Market 
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July, 10am to 3.30pm

Farmers Market 
Saturday 1 August, 9am to 3.30pm

Newark Models and Cosplay Spectacular
Sunday 9 August, 10am to 4pm

Newark Festival Market
Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August, 10am to 3.30pm

Farmers Market 
Saturday 5 September, 9am to 3.30pm

Artisan Craft 
Sunday 25 October, 10am to 4pm

Halloween Pumpkins
Saturday 31 October, 10am to 3.30pm

Farmers Market 
Saturday 7 November, 9am to 3.30pm

Xmas Lights Turn On 
Sunday 29 November, 10am to 5pm

Christmas Markets 
Sunday 6 December, 10am to 4pm

Farmers’ markets

Newark Farmer's market

The best place to find excellent food is at a farmer’s market. This is where growers, bakers and all kinds of food and drink makers sell their produce direct to you.

And the good news is the NEW Newark Farmer’s Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

Visit the avenues outside the Town Hall between 9.30am and 3.30pm for the best seasonal produce that the region has to offer.

Products on offer will include locally sourced meats, sausages and bacons, award winning pastries and pies, renowned cheeses from Cropwell Bishop Creamery and Lincolnshire Poacher, delicious brownies and confectionary, international food, specialist coffees and locally grown chillies.

Southwell Country Market

There is a Country Market in Southwell each Saturday at 8.30am to 11.30am in the WI Hall. The indoor market sells local seasonal fruit, vegetables and plants, honey and homemade jams and chutney, cakes and bakes and crafts. Refreshments are available.

Newark Livestock Market

Statement from Newark and Sherwood District Council - Friday 6 March 2020

Newark and Sherwood District Council has taken steps to terminate its lease with Newark Cattle Market due to substantial rent arrears.

The Council owns the Cattle Market site and has been pursuing the leaseholder for non-payment of rent. Despite having made numerous attempts to work with the leaseholder and provide assistance and flexibility where possible around the rent arrears, the leaseholder has continually failed to meet the agreed schedule of payments and the Council has been left with no alternative than to terminate the lease.

Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It’s extremely disappointing that we’ve been forced to take this action but it would be unfair on every other business and resident in Newark and Sherwood who pays their taxes if we simply ignored the Cattle Market’s substantial and longstanding arrears. We’ve provided the Cattle Market leaseholder plenty of time and every opportunity to settle their significant rent arrears. Terminating the lease of the Cattle Market is not a decision that we’ve taken lightly and we’re obviously concerned about the impact on our local farming community. The reality though is that we have lost trust and confidence in the current leaseholder and have exhausted every informal avenue to secure repayment of monies owed to the Council. Regrettably, we have been left with no option but to terminate the lease with them.”

It is likely that the Cattle Market may close this weekend. The Council is mindful of the importance of the Cattle Market to the local rural community. We are considering alternative arrangements for the market to continue over the short term on its current site, and, for the long term on an alternative site, if a viable or sustainable solution can be achieved.

Southwell Market

With 16 stalls on Saturdays, there is lots of choice for all your weekly requirements.

Stalls currently offer fresh fish, fresh meat, deli foods, bread, biscuits, cakes, plants, pet food, greetings cards, cycle store, toiletries, jewellery, books, soft furnishings, sweets, cut flowers and of course, fruit and veg.

The stall holders are helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is lovely.

Southwell Market is owned and managed by Southwell Town Council. 

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    Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

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    Castle House
    Great North Road
    NG24 1BY

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