Weekly and monthly markets in Cornwall

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Markets are the perfect place to spend an afternoon
– Credit: Peter Wendt

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fresh fruits at the market in summer

Sample fresh, local produce from across Cornwall
– Credit: Jakub Kapusnak, Unsplash

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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