Mentioned in the Domesday book and located in the heart of Faversham’s historic town centre, with it’s stilted Guildhall, town pump and medieval buildings as a backdrop, we are very proud of our market and it’s 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. Before the pandemic, we also operated 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 in the Market Place and Court Street on the first Sunday of every month, except September.
Latest update from Faversham Market
23 July 2021
It’s been a difficult time for Faversham Market, although fortunately it has been able to continue in a reduced form during the latest lockdown selling food, drink, plants and household essentials. It has been a vital source of local, outdoor shopping for the people of Faversham during recent months.
However, now measures are easing, the market is gradually finding its feet again and welcoming back traders selling a broader range of goods including clothing, records and gifts.
The market will still need to facilitate social distancing and queuing within the town centre, which will continue to have an impact on the number of stalls and where they are located. However, slowly but surely, Faversham Market will be back to its former glory whilst ensuring shoppers, visitors and stallholders stay safe.
Looking ahead, we can confirm tentative start dates for the very popular fortnightly Best of Faversham artisan market which should be running again from mid-August. The town centre monthly Antiques & Vintage Market is also hoping to start again from the beginning of August.
However, these dates depend on current infection rates and advice from Swale Borough Council. But fingers firmly crossed Faversham Markets will be back to their former glory this summer.
We kindly ask our customers:
– not to visit the market if you are unwell or have any Covid19 symptoms
– to please follow the queue signs and maintain a 2m distance
– to use contactless credit cards where possible (although some traders still currently only take cash)
– to respect the Market’s rules which will be on display
– to return to the market at a later time if its busy when you arrive.
Our priority is, of course, to take great care of the safety of our staff, traders and customers. Keep well and stay safe.
Please keep an eye on our social media for updates. Click here for Faversham Market’s Facebook page.
Stay safe and keep well.