to the Alton Craft Market web
Alton (Hampshire) has had a long tradition of markets, The first recorded market in
Alton was in 1232, and
Alton has had a market of some form or other since.
In 1673 it was written Alton -
'market on Saturdays, which is very great for provisions, where
also are sold good store of living cattle'.
We no longer buy and sell livestock but we still have a thriving
market selling hand made crafts.
Alton Craft Market is well established. All goods on sale are made by
the stall holders and there is a wide range of produce on offer,
including cards, pottery, soft furnishings, glass, original photography,
wood work, – to name
a few. See our links page
for more information on who exhibits at the Alton Craft Market.
If your looking for a unique, quirky, handmade gift come and see us.
The Craft Market is held on the second
Saturday of each month from March to December 10am to 3pm, excepting
when the first of the month occurs on a Sunday, then it is held on the
first Saturday (Please see our event dates below for details).
The craft market is run in conjunction with the Alton Lions Alton Lions
with all the stall hire profits donated to local charities. The market
venue starts from the Alton High Street end of Cross and Pillory Lane
and extends into the traditional Market Square. The Craft Market
is always on at the same time as the Farmers' Market is in town.
Extra Craft Markets are held
periodically to coincide with other events in Alton Town Centre, for
example, the Jane Austin Week and the Yuletide Festival. All the dates are listed on the events list below.
New events will be updated regularly so check back.
The Alton Craft Market is an
outdoor event and therefore subject to the weather!
Click here to join the Alton
Craft Market Facebook page and join in the conversation.
If you are a crafter and are
interested in selling at the
Alton Craft Market 2016 please look at our
booking form and terms and conditions,
or contact us by email –
for further information.
Come and see us - Alton
Craft Market - Market Square - Alton - Hampshire.