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Markets and Events

​ If you prefer to shop in the real world, and not the virtual one,then pop along to one of our regular Farmers Markets across Kent. We love to talk about all our products and attend regular monthly Markets in Bearsted, Bexleyheath, Cliftonville, Rochester, Staplehurst and Tonbridge We also pop up at summer fairs and Christmas Markets and other events throughout the year to keep up to date, follow our socials @hopsandhampers or check back here regularly. Full list of events below. ​ If you would like to reserve or pre-order any items and collect from us in person at a market just get in touch.

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Farmers Markets And Events

Dates For 2024

Ashford Makers Market

High St, Ashford TN24 8SA

 First Saturday of the Month

10am - 4pm

March 2nd - April 6th - May 4th - June 1st - July 6th - August 3rd - September 7th - October 5th

Each Month along Ashford Highstreet there will be a range of different stalls, showcasing fantastic creations made by local people,some who also sell in the lovely Made In Ashford’s store on Pall Mall. You will find all sorts – from delicately crafted items from the hands of the maker to the printed visualisations of the artist’s mind to bake at home cookie mixes and local tipples to all the other delights & curiosities in between!

Faversham Charter Market 

Dates TBC

Find stalls around 

 Market Place (ME13 7AG) and along Court Street (ME13 7AL

The market varies every week with a variety of stalls offering household essentials,

clothes, trinkets, fresh plants and flowers, fruit and vegetables, and many local food producers.

Bearsted Market On the Green

The Village Green, Bearsted ME14 4DL

First Sunday Of The Month

9:30am - 1:30pm

February 4th - March 3rd - April 7th - May 5th June 2nd 

July - 7th - August - 4th - September 1st - October 6th November 3rd

Fast becoming one of Kent's biggest Local Craft & Produce Market.

Tonbridge Farmers' Market

Sovereign Way
Tonbridge
TN9 1RG

Second Sunday of the Month

9:30am - 1:30pm

February 11th - March 10th - April 14th - May 12th - June 9th - July 14th

 August 11th - September 8th - October 13th - November 10th December 8th

Bexleyheath High Street Market

The Broadway Bexleyeath DA6 7JJ

10am - 5:30pm 

The Third Saturday of the Month 

 March 16th - April 20th - May - 18th -  June 15th - July 20th - August 17th - *September 14th*- October 19th

Find us along Bexleyheath High Street on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Staplehurst Food and Craft Market 

Staplehurst Village Centre TN12 0BJ 

Third Sunday of the Month Except *

10am - 1pm 

March 17th - April 21st - May 19th - *June 9th* - July 21st -

 *No August Market*

September 15th - October 20th - November 17th - December 15th

 

Rochester Farmers Market

Blue Boar Lane Carpark

ME1 1PD

Third Sunday of the Month

9am -1pm

February 18th - March 17th - April 21st - May -19th June 16th

July 21st - August 18th - September 15th - October 20th - November 17th - December 15th

Cliftonville Farmers Market 

Warpole Bay Lawns CT9 3AB

Last Sunday of the Month Except *

10am - 1pm

January 28th - February 25th - March 31st - April 28th - May 26th - June 30th - July 28th -

August 25th - September 29th - October 27th - November 24th - *December 22nd*  

Cliftonville farmers market is run by members of the community.

You will be spoilt for choice at Cliftonville Farmers' Market, there is something for everybody!

with between 35 - 40 stalls attending each month.

The community (plus dogs) are brought together to meet up and give support to the artisans and small businesses 

Special Events 

Saturday 23rd March 

The Beckenham Saturday Market

St Dunstans Lane, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 3SS

The Beckenham Saturday Market is the perfect place to discover local farm-fresh produce, homemade treats and handcrafted masterpieces,

Nestled in the heart of Park Langley, Beckenham, the market provides a central hub for locals to discover and support small producers and businesses . with a community-driven event that fosters connections, promotes local businesses, and celebrates the incredible talents in our midst.  Bring the whole family for a day of fun, food, and fantastic finds!

Sunday 24th March

Forster Memorial Park

Easter Market 

Whitefoot Lane BR15SD

10am- 3pm

Easter Egg Hunt between 12-1pm. Music, Food and Drink Handmade and small businesses market supporting the Friends of Forster Memorial Park

Monday 1st April

Easter Arts & Crafts Fair and Easter Egg Hunt at Whitstable Castle 

11am - 4pm

Join us at Whitstable Castle for the annual Easter Arts and Craft Fair on Easter Monday in the beautiful castle gardens, with stalls selling crafts,gifts food and drinks. There will be an Easter Egg Trail 12-3pm and Easter craft activities.

Monday 6th May

May Day

Whitstable Castle Tower Hill Tankerton
Celebrations will start at 11am and Finish at 5.00pm.

The Whitstable Herne Bay,Canterbury Lions Club
49th May Day Celebration in Whitstable Castle Gardens .A traditional May Day celebration with
Morris Sides and the Jack in the Green to entertain you, stalls of all types, plus other entertainment
including Crazze Hazzee with his Circus Skill and Punch and Judy for the children.

Saturday 25th May

Kingsnorth Country Fayre

Kingsnorth Playing Fields, Church Hill, Kingsnorth, Ashford, TN23 3EF.

12pm - 6pm

Family fun day with fairground rides (Waltzer, Dodgems, Go Gator) and inflatables.

Falconry Displays

Axe Throwing 

Performances / Displays from local groups

Food Vendors 

Variety of stalls.

Saturday 22nd June

A Midsummer Nights Feast - Faversham Street Food Market & Entertainment

Market Place, Faversham, Kent
ME13 7A

6pm - 9pm

Come along and enjoy the street food, entertainment and music in Faversham Market Place and Court Street, as this popular event returns to the town.

Saturday 29th June

Bearsted and Thurnham Carnival and Fayre

Held on The Green Bearsted

1pm - 5pm

The theme of the fayre this year is 'At the Circus' 

Saturday 6th July

The Port of Dover Regatta

10am - 6pm

The Annual Port of Dover Regatta is back on the 6th of July 2024 with another action-packed programme, with further details to be released in the spring!

For more information and updates on upcoming events go to www.portofdover.com

Saturday 7th July

Faversham's Pirate Festival

The Quay, Conduit Street, Faversham, Kent
ME13 7DF

10am - 6pm

A day of nautical displays, children's entertainment, music,food market and more at the Town Quay

Saturday 13th July

Medieval Fayre at Brook Rural Museum

Brook Rural Museum, The Street, Brook, Kent TN25 5PF

You will find loads of hands-on activities including wheat weaving, calligraphy, stone carving and art prints, plus demos of blacksmithing, medieval food and wood crafts, tours of the14th century barn and performances from medieval dancers!

 

Sunday July 14th

Paddock Wood Carnival

St Andrews Field, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge TN12 6HT

!2 - 4pm

 The Paddock Wood & District

Lions Club are holding the 2024 Paddock Wood Carnival at St Andrews Field.There
will be exciting attractions on the field, a parade and a host of stallholders making the most of Paddock
Wood’s largest annual event.

Saturday 3rd August 

Tonbridge Pride 

Tonbridge Castle and High Street

March through the high street at 12pm

Celebrate at the castle from 1pm to 11pm

Family friendly entertainment ends at 7pm.

 from 7pm until 11pm it’s ‘anything goes’.

Tonbridge Pride is back again in 2024 for its third year! As an inclusive, diverse celebration of the history of pride, Tonbridge Pride offers a variety of fun activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to join us for an unforgettable experience!

Kids activities, face painting, stalls, charities, singing, dancing, drag queens, glitter hair and make up, Photo Booth, DJs, bands, children’s story time, food, drink, fashion, games, prizes and SO MUCH MORE!

Sunday 4th August

The Lydd Food Festival

!0am - 4pm

The Rype Paine Avenue Romney Marsh TN25 NH9

Tasty Food and Family Fun and Live Music throughout the day

Monday 26th August

Summer Fair At Whitstable Castle
10.00am – 4.00pm

On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August, join us at the annual ‘Summer Fair’
at Whitstable Castle you will find local food and drink stalls,along with a selection of 
craft and gift stalls plus live music throughout the day

Saturday 16th November

Sittingbourne Christmas lights Switch on

11am - 6pm

Sittingbourne Christmas Lights Switch On and All Day Christmas Market with a Funfair & Live Entertainment, held all along Sittingbourne High Street,

 

Sunday !st December

Westgate On Sea Christmas Lights Switch On 

11am -5pm

With funfair rides, festive  stalls, live music and entertainment all day and Father Christmas.

Saturday 7th December

Wrotham Christmas Fayre

1pm - 5pm

The Wrotham Christmas Fayre is on the first Saturday of every December. With funfairs, various stalls, The Grinch and Father Christmas.

 

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