ALTON CRAFT MARKET – BETTER BY FAR
Alton, in Hampshire, is a traditional English country market town with a history of street markets reaching back to early Saxon times. Altons regular market was established more than one thousand years ago and is recorded as the most valuable market in the Domesday Book written in the reign of William the Conqueror.
In 1673 it was written about Alton 'market on Saturdays, which is very great for provisions, where also are sold good store of living cattle'. Although livestock are no longer bought and sold in Alton the thriving Makers’ Market provides unique and high-quality arts and crafts. The tradition of an outdoor market is maintained and meets in rain and shine throughout the year from March to December.
Alton Craft Market is well established and highly respected as all the stallholders are makers – a genuine Makers’ Market. Beautifully hand-crafted gifts and accessories as well as stunning original artwork, cards, ceramics, textiles and woodwork are on display. Customers comment on how much they enjoy talking with the designers and creators of the items on sale.
The Market is organised by Alton Lions Club (CIO) and ‘Adaliza’ (one of the Crafters) with pitch fees and hire charges being used to support local charitable needs.
Market days are always busy as the Farmers Market is also on the same day and provides for an integrated event that significantly increases the retail offering in town. Markets are usually held on the second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 3 pm.
Please check the Market Dates page as there can be anomalies throughout the year as well as some extra opportunities to Meet the Makers – at Regency Week and the Yuletide Festival. The market is held between the High Street and Cross and Pillory Lane.
New Stallholder applications are welcomed, and the key criteria is that products must be ‘Made by You’. Please see the Stallholders Information for terms and conditions and to complete an application form, if you would like to join us.
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