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.

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Millennium Market in Faversham

Faversham Millennium Market

Faversham is home to one of the country’s oldest markets and was even mentioned in the Domesday book! To celebrate a thousand years of fabulous history, we are holding a Millennium Market on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th May.

The town centre will be packed with a wide variety of stalls along with plenty of entertainment and activities celebrating Faversham’s rich history.  Many local businesses and organisations are getting involved and we’d love to hear from more.

If you’re a Faversham business and would like to find out how you could get involved, check out the news page on our website here.

Check out our gorgeous Faversham bags and mugs 

Market tote bags

These gorgeous canvas tote bags feature our lovely market illustration.  The bags have a gusset and are large and sturdy – so there’s plenty of room for all your shopping.

This is a small print run to get things started, so grab them while you can!  They cost £10 and are available from the Visitor Information Centre, open seven days a week.

Faversham mugs

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves Faversham, then take a look at our Faversham Market mugs. Featuring our lovely illustration of Faversham Market Place they cost £12 each and are also available from the Visitor Information Centre.



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 Antiques Market

First Sunday of the month

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

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Faversham Town Centre Events

Faversham Festival of Transport

Faversham Festival of Transport

Date: 18-19 May 2024

Travel through time with Faversham’s Festival of Transport 2024, showcasing an incredible array of vehicles from motorbikes, classics and sports Cars to veteran/vintage vehicles and even buses and steam engines.

SATURDAY 18th May 10-4pm – is all about FREE vintage bus rides around the area and local villages, together with a display of commercial vehicles in the town centre. Have a browse around The Faversham Markets, Charter Market, Court Street & Market Place, The Best Of Faversham, Preston Street and Eventissima Market at The Alexander Centre 10-3pm

SUNDAY 19th May 10-4pm – is the main car and motorcycle show including a fine selection of vintage steam engines exhibiting outside Shepherd Neame.

Food and Drink stalls at The Pitt Stop located in Central Car Park along with face painting, live music and much more.

Organised by Faversham Town Council.

Contact: claire.elliott@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Faversham Millennium Market

Faversham Millennium Market

Date: Sunday 26th May 2024 - 10am until 4pm

Celebrating 1,000 years of Faversham Market with a day of entertainment, activities and over 50 local stalls.

Visit the picturesque medieval market town of Faversham for the day to enjoy:
- Morris dancing and music
- Produce stalls
- Historical activities
- Magical entertainment
- Local livestock
- Crafts demonstrations
- Plans and flowers

Organised by Faversham Market with funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Contact: info@favershammarket.org

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Eventissima Pride Event

Eventissima Pride Event

Date: Saturday 1st June 2024

Best of Faversham Market is delighted to support Eventissima's Pride Event at The Alexander Centre, Preston Street on 1st June. The event will be celebrating the acceptance and equality of LGBTQ+ people.

Eventissima’s traders will all be LGBTQ+ally stallholders and there will be rainbow-themed Pride flags and bunting on display outside the Alexander Centre.

The Mayor of Faversham will be attending and cuttiing a ribbon set across Preston Street to officially open the event.

Best of Faversham will be taking part in the celebrations by decorating stalls with Pride bunting and making products or creating displays especially for the event.

This promises to be a lovely day in Preston Street.

Contact: eventissima@outlook.com

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Faversham in the 40s

Faversham in the 40s

Date: 9th June 10am - 4pm

Step back in time with us to the 1940s War Time!!

Celebrating 80 years since the D Day Landings of World War II, Join us in Market Place and Court Street for a celebration of Music, Dancing, Military & Emergency Vehicles, and Vintage Cars, War time Re-enactors, Children’s entertainment, Face painting, Themed food and drink and a Vintage Craft Fair.

Book an Afternoon Tea in The Guildhall with The Faversham Gunpowder WI (more details to follow soon)

Wear your best Attire and bring the 1940s era back to Faversham to celebrate!!!

Visit the colourful World War II bunting display in 12 Market Place from 3rd -16th June. Created by local residents to mark the VE Day 75th Anniversary in 2020.

Explore the Faversham shops and businesses and vote for your favourite Window Display

Organised by Faversham Town Council.

Contact: claire.elliott@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Midsummer Night's Feast

Midsummer Night's Feast

Date: 22nd June - 6-9pm

In celebration of both the summer solstice and Faversham’s historical connections with William Shakespeare, visit Faversham for an evening of entertainment inspired by 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' accompanied by delicious food and drink.

Get you face painted and wear your flower crowns whilst indulging in some delicious treats from the night food market.

Organised by Faversham Town Council.

Contact: claire.elliott@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk

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