Town Markets & other regular events



Regular Weekly Markets


Downham Friday Market

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Regular Weekly Markets


Downham Market has a regular, popular and thriving outdoor market held every Friday and Saturday on the Town Hall car park, next to the imposing Town Hall. The market is open between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.


The market benefits from a wide selection of goods and wares varying from fresh locally reared meats, fishmonger, fruits and vegetables, bakery and dairy products, household goods, to clothing, garden, carpets, books, fancy goods and products to aid independent living.


One of the reasons the market attracts a high level of footfall is the Town Council’s insistence that only one trader can be licensed to sell particular goods. This ensures choice and variety as well as contributing to the overall vibrancy of the market.


Occasionally, should a pitch be available, Casual Traders are permitted to trade on the regular market. This is currently at a charge of £1.88 per foot frontage.


The Town Council is keen to promote the market to the widest possible audience. New trader enquiries are welcomed and a wide range of support is available from the likes of our friendly Market Officer, the opportunity of hiring market stalls, to our fees being very competitively priced including a loyalty discount bonus for regular traders in the winter months. Should you be interested in trading on the market please complete the attached Market Trader Enquiry Form.

Market Trader Enquiry Form

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Town Square Trading


Craft Market

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Town Square Trading


The Town Centre Community Open Space to sell/advertise/promote/perform”


The Town Square is situated in the very heart of the town and is the square inhabited by the iconic Town Clock. Town Square Trading is aimed to maximise the square’s potential encompassing a range of activities from individual stalls, craft stalls, hosting public information roadshows/campaigns, advertising opportunities, product launches to a performance arena showcasing local talent.


Indeed, some of our current regular market traders progressed from starting trading in this manner. Town Square Trading offers a low-risk option of commencing trading informally with ready erected stalls and very competitively priced fees of just £10.50 and offers an ideal opportunity of ‘testing the market’. Flexibility allows for trading to be on a one off occasion, to monthly or even weekly trading.


Regular organised events are held on the Town Square including the Chinese New Year celebrations, the St George’s Day celebrations, Halloween festivities, the Christmas Lights Switch On and local schools’ choirs carol singing.


Town Square Trading is routinely offered on Fridays and Saturdays to compliment the regular market but is also available other times by negotiation with the Town Council.


Should you be interested in the opportunity to Town Square Trade please find additional useful details here.


Town Square Trading explanation


Market Rules for Casual Traders and Protocols for Town Square Traders


Should you have any queries please contact the Town Council  on 01366 387770 or by email to




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Information Compiled by Downham Market Town Council


Please note that the Downham Market Town Council publishes the information supplied to it in good faith but cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of these details

Weekly Events:


Situated in The Old Fire Station, Priory Road



Downham Market Country Market
(formerly the Women's Institute Market)
8.30am-1.30pm every Saturday on the Market Place
Home Produce/Cakes & Savouries/Jams, Pickles & Preserves
Plants, Fruit & Vegetables/Craft Work


Downham Market Silver Threads Club

Downham Market Town Hall - 2.00pm-4.00pm - first 3 Thursdays of the Month - 60p per meeting


West Norfolk Astronomy Society meets every 2nd Monday in the month, with extra dates scheduled throughout the year.
Although Downham based, the Society meets at Tottenhill because lighting in the town is detrimental to their pursuits.

Contact  Lawrence Peters on 01366 383109 for info


Downham Market Singers – Downham Market Methodist Church – 7.30pm every Tuesday

For Details of Regular Religious Services see Bottom of List


DADS Youth Drama Group meets Fridays at the Community Centre, Howdale Road – from 6.15pm

For Youngsters aged 8-14 years - £2.00 per session – Contact Jan on 01366 383233


Religious Services:

Bexwell Church (contact 01366 388322)
1st Sunday of every month - Evensong - 6.30pm; 2nd Sunday - Compline - 8.00pm;3rd Sunday Holy Communion - (Book of Common Prayer) - 8.00am;5th Sunday (if relevant) - joint service with Ryston, Denver & West Dereham (alternating venue)St Edmunds Church
Every Sunday 9.30am Parish Eucharist; 1st Sunday of the month - Said Eucharist - 8.00am;2nd Sunday - Family Service- 11.15am; 5th Sunday - 10.30 Group Eucharist (alternating venues); Last Sunday - Evening Prayer (BCP with Plainsong) and Benediction - 6.00pm during British Summer Time and 3.30pm during Greenwich Mean Time);Weekday Eucharist - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9.30am, Wednesday - 6.00pm (with Vespers)
Mothers' Union - 1st Wednesday of the month - 2.30pm.Bell Ringing Practice - Tuesdays - 7.30pm (beginners - 7.00pm-7.30pm)


Downham Market Methodist Church
Sundays 10.00am & 6.30pm; Communion first Sunday of the month - 8.00am.


St Dominic's Church

Masstimes : Sunday: First mass Sat 6.00pm; M 9:30pm
Holy Days: 9.30am and 7.00pm
penance Sat 10.00-10.30


Christian Fellowship
Sunday mornings - 8.30am-9.30am - Early Morning Prayer
10.30am-11.45am Sunday Service, with Family Service first Sunday of the month
Tuesday evenings - 7.30pm-9.00pm 'Sovereign Centre School of Ministry'


Salvation Army
Sunday Gospel Service - 3.00pm-4.00pm - All ages;
Prayer Meeting - Tuesdays 10.00am-11.00am - All ages;
CAMEO Club (over 50s) This is a friendship club - Mondays 2.00pm-3.00pm (CAMEO stands for Come And Meet Each Other)


St Michael's Ryston
Holy Communion (BCP), first Sunday of each month 8.30am


Please note that the Downham Market Town Council publishes the information supplied to it in good faith but cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of these details



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