Welcome To Faversham Market

Mentioned in the Domesday book and located in the heart of Faversham’s historic town centre, with its stilted Guildhall, town pump and medieval buildings as a backdrop, we are very proud of our market and its status as the oldest market in Kent.

Faversham’s Charter Market runs on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week, selling a range of local produce, household items, plants, collectibles and other interesting bits and pieces. We also have two monthly markets – Best of Faversham Arts, Crafts and Food Market on the first and third Saturday of the month in Preston Street and Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market is held in the Market Place and Court Street on the first Sunday of every month, except January and September.


9th until 11th December

Throughout the weekend, the town centre will be packed with stalls selling fresh produce, gifts and Christmas decorations.

On Friday there will the usual Charter Market with additional stalls for Christmas.  Saturday will see a  special Christmas Best of Faversham Market in Preston Street selling locally produced artisan items as well as the usual Charter Market in the Market Place.

On Sunday, the town centre will host a Christmas market with stalls from across all three of Faversham’s regular markets including a selection of vintage and antique stalls.

During the weekend there will be live festive music and a visit from the very popular Happy Endings donkeys.

Check out our Christmas stalls

For the latest information on which stalls will be attending our Faversham Christmas Market Weekend – taking place from 9th until the 11th December – check out the link below. We will be regularly updating this with details of those stalls attending.

There promises to be a fab selection of traders selling food, drink, plants and flowers, local crafts, vintage items, Christmas decorations, artwork and much more!

Christmas Market Directory

Faversham Charter Market

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

The market varies during the three days with a variety of stalls offering household essentials, clothes, trinkets, fresh plants and flowers, fruit and vegetables, with many local food producers in evidence particularly on Saturdays.

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Best Of Faversham Market

First & Third Saturday of the month

Faversham is renowned for the range and quality of its food and drink products and boasts a growing industry of locally made arts and crafts. Now you can enjoy a selection of them all in one place at the Best of Faversham Market. Come and discover traditional, local shopping at its best.

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Faversham Antique Market

First Sunday of every month

Faversham is becoming renowned for a centre for antiques and vintage. Faversham Antiques & Vintage Market is held in Market Place and Court Street. It is held on the first Sunday of every month except September when our Hop Festival is on.

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Faversham Market Events 2022

Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade

Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade

Date: 29th October 2022 at 12.30pm

Join in the fun by dressing up your dog and taking part in Faversham’s first ever Howl-O-Ween dog parade around the town centre on Saturday 29th October.

Paws on parade at 11am outside Ollie Bongo’s in Market Place – the Mayor and Mayoress of Faversham will then lead the parade around town accompanied by Fang, our very own life size scary hound!

Prizes for:
Scariest dog
Scariest family
Best dressed shop window display.

Make it a family event and dress up the kids and canines – you won’t want to miss this one!

Contact: 01795 503286

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Faversham Christmas Lights Switch On and Market

Faversham Christmas Lights Switch On and Market

Date: 26th November 2022

The ancient town of Faversham, known as the "Market Town of Kings", with its wonderful overhanging buildings, spectacular Market place and ancient Guildhall, all take on a completely different look at Christmas time.

From the last Saturday in November until 6th January each festive season the streets are zigzagged with several miles of cables carrying thousand's of brightly coloured bulbs, shop fronts are adorned with seasonal features and illuminated Christmas trees. The centrepiece each year is the market place with a huge tree dominating the square and strings of lights reaching from it in every direction.

The extremely popular Lights Switch On will include a visit from Santa as well as some fabulous local food and drink stalls.

Kicking off at 5pm.

Organised by Faversham Town Council ahd Faversham Christmas Lights Committee.

Contact: favershamchristmaslights@gmail.com

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Christmas Markets Weekend

Christmas Markets Weekend

Date: 9th, 10th and 11th December 2022

These markets will feature a selection of stalls from Faversham Charter Market, Best of Faversham Market and Faversham Antiques & Vintage Market. A lovely day out and also the perfect opportunity to pick up some unusual, vintage or hand-crafted gifts. There will also be local producers and growers selling festive food, plants and drinks.

Message for stallholders: bookings for stalls will start in September. If you're interested in trading, please email Corinne Goodman
on corinnegoodman@hotmail.co.uk with details of what your stall would be selling.

Contact: office@favershammarket.org

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