Markets & Market Rights

Mendip District Council operates and runs its own stall market service.

COVID-19 update: 

Mendip District Council fully recognises the importance of its outdoor markets, and the ability for communities to shop in these open-air environments.

There has been an expected decrease in trader numbers and footfall over recent weeks and months, as such we are adjusting our market opening times slightly - but will remain open daily.

All weekday markets will run as normal, but with slightly reduced hours 9am-12 noon. There will be no markets on Saturdays.

  • Tuesday: Glastonbury Market 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday: Wells Market  9am-12pm
  • Wednesday: Frome Market 9am-12pm
  • Thursday: Street Market 9am-12pm
  • Friday: Shepton Mallet Market 9am-12pm
  • Saturday: No markets at Wells or Frome

To help support Mendip's market traders during Covid-19 restrictions, some of our regular traders are able to offer an online service:

Frome Market Online Trading

Glastonbury Market Online Trading

Shepton Mallet Market Online Trading

Street Market Online Trading

Wells Market Online Trading

Mendip's Stall Markets 

We operate and manage seven weekly stall markets in the Mendip towns. These markets sell Somerset produce, food and drink, crafts and a range of general items. Mendip Markets logo In addition, a Christmas market takes place in Wells leading up to the festive season.  

New Market Traders

Please visit our New Market Traders if you would like to register your interest in having a stall at one of our markets.

Market Rights

Mendip District Council have the sole right to hold a market within the district. We do allow other markets to take place and ask that you contact the Events Team to find out if you need to apply for permission to hold a market. 

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Market Rights Factsheet: Icon for pdf Market Rights [140.28KB]

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We are always looking out for new traders who can offer something different at our markets.
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The Wells Christmas Market has been cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We are looking to resume the Christmas market in 2021, and further information will follow in April 2021.
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Frome Market - every Wednesday and Saturday, 9am till 2pm
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Glastonbury Market - every Tuesday, 9am till 2pm
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Shepton Mallet market - every Friday, 9am till 2pm
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Street Market - every Thursday, 9am till 2pm
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Wells market - every Wednesday and Saturday, 9am till 2pm