Local Markets

In Medieval times the merchants of Banbury prospered from the wool trade, however, over time the ideal location of the town contributed to the growth into a prosperous market town.  

Local markets are still held in the town every week on Thursdays and Saturdays in the Market Place, as well as a farmers’ market on the first Friday of every month.

Banbury Charter Market

Banbury Charter Market takes place weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Charter Market has been trading for several centuries since the town was established back in the 17th Century. Today it hosts approximately 30 stalls offering a range of products, including fruit and vegetables, clothing, footwear, tools, cards and garden plants.

There are additional antiques’ stalls on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Banbury Farmers Market

Banbury Farmer’s Market takes place on the first Friday of every month from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

This popular, friendly North Oxfordshire farmers’ market features plenty of fresh, quality produce including varieties of meat, fish and cheeses, delicious seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as locally sourced pies, bread, cakes, plants and flowers. It also provides an opportunity to meet some of your local farmers and growers.

The market is operated by Cherwell District Council.

All traders are required to register. Further information for stallholders can be found here.