From weekly markets to monthly markets, there is always somewhere to go in Cornwall.
Throughout the year, there are plenty of places to visit in the county where you can shop till you drop. Markets are the perfect place to buy everything from local, field-fresh produce to antiques and household items. Cornwall has an abundance of markets to choose from, some which operate weekly and others which occur less frequently.
Here’s everything you need to know about Cornwall’s markets.
1. Bude Farmer’s and Craft Market
When: Every Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (normally from Good Friday, until the end of September)
Where: 41 Kings Hill, Bude EX23 8LG
What to pay attention to: Sausages, pies, scones, chutneys, pickles, jewelry, ceramics, photography and soap.
2. Callington Country Market
When: Every Wednesday, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Callington Town Hall, New Road Callington, PL17 7BD
What to pay attention to: Chutneys, preservatives, honey, juice, fish, works of art, postcards and jewelry.
3. Camborne Produce Market
When: Every Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Commercial Square, Trelowarren Street, Camborne, TR14 8AT
What to pay attention to: Artisanal breads, jams, chutneys, pâtés, pies, eggs, vegetables, sausages and cakes.
4. Carnon Downs Market
When: The last Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Carnon Downs Village Hotel, Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6GH
What to pay attention to: Fresh local produce, homemade bread, pies and pastries, gluten-free cakes, Cornish cheeses, smoked meats and fish.
5. Falmouth Farmers Market
When: Every Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3QA
What to pay attention to: Crafts and local products, meats, fish, cheeses, honey, bread, pastries and crafts.
6. Helston Farmers Market
When: First Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Old Cattle Market, Porthleven Road, Helston, TR13 0SR
What to pay attention to: Jams, pesto, Cornish beer, pies, olives, eggs, chocolate, fresh crabs and homemade bread.
7. Liskeard Country Market
When: Every Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Liskeard Public Hall, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW
What to pay attention to: Cakes, breads, cookies, pies and homemade gifts.
8. Lostwithiel Farmers Market
When: The fourth Sunday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Scout Hut, Lostwithiel, PL22 0HE
What to pay attention to: Fresh fish, meat, vegetables, homemade pastries, beers and apple juice.
9. Mousehole Farmers Market
When: The second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, Duck St, Mousehole, Penzance, TR19 6QW
What to pay attention to: Meat, fish, pickles, pâté, vegan food, bread, pies, fruits and vegetables, flowers.
10. Par Market & Food Hall
When: Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (market), Wednesday to Sunday (gourmet hall), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Stadium Retail Park, Par Moor Rd, Saint Austell, PL25 3RP
What to pay attention to: Grocery, clothing, tools, household items, gifts, stationery, books, toys and confectionery.
11. Penzance Farmers Market
When: Every Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: St John’s Hall, Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 2QR
What to pay attention to: Traditional bread, jams, cheeses, pastries, meats, fish and flowers.
12. Plymouth Market
When: Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays)
Where: Cornwall Street, Plymouth, PL1 1PS
What to pay attention to: Fresh produce, clothing, shoes, household items, gifts, toys, jewelry, confectionery and international street food.
13. St Ives Farmers Market
When: Every Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives, TR26 2DS
What to pay attention to: Local products, meats, seafood, vegetables, pastries, jams and preservatives
14. Truro Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Lemon Quay, Truro, TR1 2PU
What to pay attention to: Homemade bread, smoked fish, meat, duck eggs, cakes and olives.
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