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Newmarket Market

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The market town of Newmarket has a weekly Charter Market which originated during medieval times. A medieval market was not only a source of income for the lord of the manor, but also a centre to which people from the neighbouring villages could come to sell their produce and buy what they needed, craftsmen could sell their wares and merchants could obtain raw materials like timber, salt and iron.

Situated on the Market Square to the rear of the Guineas Shopping Centre (near to Marks and Spencer’s) you will find a range of stalls including fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, ladies wear, plants, flowers and much more.

Events for 2014 include:

Easter Family Fun Day

Saturday 19th April

Come and see the baby animals on the children’s mini farm and decorate your own egg to take home.

10am – 3pm


40th Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 31st May

To help the Guineas Shopping Centre celebrate their 40th birthday there will be a Teddy Bear’s picnic in the Market Square. Along with decorating your own Teddy’s birthday cake you can also take your teddy to the Teddy Bear’s Hospital for a check up. Look out for the clowns, jugglers and stiltwalkers.

10am – 3pm


The Guineas Food and Drink Festival

Thursday 28th until Saturday 30th August

This 3 day Food and Drink festival set in the Guineas will expand outside onto the Market Square. Lots of authentic street food, street music and entertainment – come along and join in the fun.

10am – 4pm


Market days are Tuesday and Saturday from 8am until 3pm

Watch out for other events to be added during the year.


For further details on these events and trading opportunities at the market contact:

Sharon Fairweather

Market Development Officer

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01284 757093

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Retailer Association

Download the Retailers' Association 'Welcome to Newmarket' Leaflet here and a map of Newmarket.

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